The mid-year list of top-selling master-planned communities was recently released by RCLCO. According to the real estate consulting firm, “community connectedness” was cited by sales agents as one of the most common attributes of the top 50 sellers.
“CCMC knows that when thoughtful planning meets neighborhood engagement efforts, people feel more connected and at home,” explains CEO D. J. Cole. “As a partner to many national developers, we view community amenities as the stage on which we can create experiences that connect people and turn neighbors into friends. This builds a strong sense of community comfort and pride in the master plans we serve, which can often translate into a palpable value for homeowners. This perspective lies at the very core of our vision, mission and purpose, so we are particularly pleased to see six of the communities in our care on the top-selling list.”
Inspirada (Las Vegas), Vistancia (Phoenix), Daybreak (Salt Lake), Cadence (Las Vegas), Estrella (Phoenix) and Viridian (Dallas) all made the list. In fact, these six CCMC-managed communities accounted for more than 10% of the 16,841 new homes sold by the top 50. Sales at Inspirada and Vistancia increased by more than 30% since May of last year. 30%!
Congratulations to all of our best-selling neighborhoods! We are pleased to be your partner in creating places that feel like home.
Connecting people. Investing in education. Overcoming adversity. Giving back. Community management excellence. These corporate values shape our culture, define our purpose and empower our team members to make a meaningful impact on our industry. So it was quite an honor to be named 2016 Large Management Company of the Year by the Nevada Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI-NV). The award, which recognizes an outstanding management company with at least 15,001 households within the State of Nevada that exemplifies the ethics of CAI, fosters education, and provides exceptional support for its team members, was presented at the annual CAI Nevada Chapter Gala, held Saturday, June 17, 2017. This is the fourth time CCMC has been named Management Company of the Year by CAI-NV. “It was extremely rewarding to see the dedication of our Nevada team recognized in this way,” explains division president Tony Ledvina. “They are truly the best and the brightest in our business, and continue to be the leading voice of professionalism in our industry.”
“This year, we were particularly honored to see our communities, board members and team members decorated as well,” Tony continues. Congratulations to Mountain’s Edge Master Association (MEMA) for being named Southern Nevada Large Association of the Year Award. The dedication of MEMA Board President Mark Leon earned him the titles of Southern Nevada Board Member of the Year and Designated Community Association Leader (DCAL) of the Year. CCMC community manager for Red Rock Country Club, Sharon Bolinger, won Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) of the Year. “What a great night for the entire CCMC family,” says Tony. “These awards are the direct result of the commitment, hard work and caring hearts of our people and our clients.”
Community Associations Institute (CAI) is a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, competent, harmonious community associations. For more than 40 years, CAI has been the leader in providing education and resources to the volunteer homeowners who govern community associations and the professionals who support them. The Nevada Chapter of CAI is one of the largest and most active of the 59 chapters in the nation.
After 18 months of pre-development consulting, CCMC has been selected by Raydient Places + Properties to provide community management services for its latest project called Wildlight. This community will ultimately include 3,200 households and 11 million square feet of commercial space.
“Nearly a dozen years ago, CCMC vice president Pat Wasson worked with Raydient vice president Charles Adams at Celebration,” explains division president Todd Davidson. “In 2015, Charles reached out to Pat to see how CCMC could help with this new project. This is an amazing example of how strong relationships can create lasting positive impressions of our company and the services we provide.”
Wildlight will embody Florida lowcountry living at its best. Half of this community’s 2,900 acres will be preserved for conservation and open community space. Homes will feature front porches where families can take in the natural surrounding and enjoy the gracious character of the neighborhood. Walking and bike trails, ball fields and sidewalks will weave connectivity into Wildlight, while home and business owners will be able to compute at one gigabit per second – 100 times faster than the average internet connection!
Raydient Places + Properties is a professional real estate services subsidiary of Rayonier Inc., a leading timberland real estate investment trust with 2.7 million acres of assets throughout the South, the Pacific Northwest, and New Zealand. Dedicated to showcasing outdoor recreation and rural living, Raydient offers and creates place that engage people and the landscape in an inspired way.
CCMC is pleased to announce that its relationship with Harvard Investments is expanding to the Land of Enchantment. “We are delighted to begin working with Harvard Investments in New Mexico,” says division president Delores Ferguson. “The service this client has received from our Arizona and Texas teams has been exceptional. This has paved the way for our new partnership in the Albuquerque area.” This will be our third project and our first management contract with Harvard Investments. We are currently providing pre-development consulting for Cadence at Gateway in Mesa, Arizona and Gregg Ranch in Marble Falls, Texas. Our management services at Mariposa will begin on July 1, 2017.
Nestled among the foothills of Rio Rancho, Mariposa is a beautiful, 6500-acre master-planned community. Situated just north of Albuquerque, this community is surrounded by thousands of acres of preserved and protected lands, offering residents the perfect balance of wide open spaces and connected living. Mariposa currently has 300 homes and will grow to 2,500. Neighborhood amenities include a Silver LEED-certified community center featuring indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, movement studio, community kitchen and social area. The community park includes sport courts, playground, ramadas, picnic areas and renowned monumental sculpture art.
Harvard Investments is a 100-year-old real estate investment and development company with holdings throughout Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. Combining experience, integrity and financial stability, Harvard is known for creating high-quality, environmentally-sensitive communities, featuring thoughtfully-designed settings that promote community connections. Its planning philosophy emphasizes character of design and legacy building for all future residents. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Harvard Investments is the United States investment and development arm of the Hill Companies – the oldest land development company in Canada.
Cole West Home and Village Development have selected CCMC to provide pre-development consulting services for Silver Creek Village, a new mixed-use community located in the town of Snyderville near Park City, Utah. Following Coral Canyon and Brio, this will be our third project with Cole West and our first with Village Development. “We are thrilled to watch our relationship with Cole West expand so quickly,” explains Nevada/Utah division president Tony Ledvina. “This is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate the value of our consulting products in a brand new market.”
Silver Creek Village will be situated on 240 acres and feature 939 multi-family households, 351 single-family homes and 50,000 square feet of neighborhood commercial space in a highly-amenitized village setting that will include 10 community parks, open space, civic hubs and a community garden. A vast network of internal and external trail systems will connect residents to shops, parks and neighboring communities. Sales are expected to begin this summer.
Village Development is a real estate investment company with a focus on new communities throughout the state of Utah.
Cole West Home is a premier developer of master-planned communities in some of the most desirable locations in Utah. Their experienced team of industry leaders are deeply rooted in the state and fully committed to quality, integrity and customer satisfaction. To learn more, click here.
At CCMC, we love it when our communities shine! So, we were particularly pleased to see the list of Ranking Arizona’s 2017 Best Master-Planned Communities. Yet again, the public opinion poll lists six communities in our care among Arizona’s top 10 master-planned communities. That’s right… six of the top 10 master-planned communities are managed by CCMC, as are two of the top five condominium communities! Coincidence? We’ll let you be the judge. In the meantime, we’d like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to all our top-ranked communities. We truly admire your CCMC style.
CCMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Tricia Hill to vice president of human resources. “For the past six years, Tricia has used her talent for building meaningful connections with people to attract and retain the absolute best community management professional for CCMC,” explains CFO and president of shared services, Mary Ann Hopf. “Her attitude, service orientation and extensive knowledge in her field have played an integral role in making CCMC the company it is today. She personifies the CCMC mission and purpose by treating all employees with respect and bringing people together with her leadership and passion for CCMC.”
Tricia brings more than twenty five years of extensive experience in all aspects of her field including strategic planning, hiring, talent development, compensation, employee benefits, education, training, employee relations and HR information systems. Driven by a desire to make CCMC a company where people and careers can flourish, Tricia consistently demonstrates her ability to use existing talent to grow new talent. Straight-talking and business-minded, Tricia previously led human resources functions for three other Arizona firms. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Arizona State University with an emphasis in human resources, and her master’s in business administration from Central Michigan University. Tricia also holds the prestigious Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. She is actively involved with the Kyrene Foundation and volunteers for AYSO Challenge Soccer Club and Feed My Starving Children.
Cole West Home has selected CCMC as the community management solution for Brio, a new master-planned community near St. George that is geared towards mature, active buyers. This 190-acre project will ultimately grow to 700 households. Following Coral Canyon, this will be our second community with Cole West. Our services at Brio will begin on April 1, 2017.
Brio offers residents an extensive package of resort-style amenities, including a 14,500 square-foot community center with gathering space for social events, multipurpose activity rooms, a fitness center and indoor pool. Outdoors, neighbors will enjoy a large collection of recreational facilities including a second pool, eight pickleball courts, two tennis courts, walking trails, a playground area and a dog park. The convenient, yet secluded, location is nearby Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Green springs Golf Course, Zion National Park and Snow Canyon.
Cole West Home is a premier developer of master-planned communities in some of the most desirable locations in Utah. Their experienced team of industry leaders are deeply rooted in the state and fully committed to quality, integrity and customer satisfaction.
CCMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeremy McClain to vice president. “For the past year, Jeremy has proven his abilities as director of client fulfillment for the Nevada division,” says Tony. “He has established excellent working client relationships in Nevada and trained our team members to work as a cohesive force. He has proven himself to be a thoughtful consultant and trusted leader and is now ready for additional responsibilities.”
Originally from Las Vegas, Jeremy joined CCMC in 2010 with a background in project and construction management. He first served as the facilities director for Mountain’s Edge. In August 2013, he was promoted to community manager for Inspirada. He is recognized as a CMCA by Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) and is currently pursuing the coveted PCAM designation through Community Associations Institute (CAI). He currently serves as the co-chair on the CAI Events Committee.
“It is wonderful to play a role in the success of other future CCMC leaders,” says Jeremy. “There is nothing more rewarding than recruiting great people and offering the support and knowledge they need to realize their full potential within our firm.”
CCMC is proud to announce that vice president Andy Babbitt has been selected to serve on the Northern Suburban Member Council for Urban Land Institute (ULI) Austin, a multi-discipline real estate forum dedicated to creating and sustaining thriving communities through the responsible use of land. ULI is recognized as one of the world’s most respected sources of information regarding urban planning, growth and development. On the Northern Suburban Member Council, Andy will work alongside leader from across the fields of real estate and land use policy to exchange best practices and serve community need in Central Texas. “This is quite an honor for Andy and CCMC alike,” explains division president Todd Davidson. “Andy has clearly established the CCMC brand in Austin and continues to demonstrate the value of our service product to our local clients and partners.”
Local Member Councils are a mission-focused way of bringing together ULI members to make a positive impact on our communities and benefit local members. These Councils offer local industry leaders various opportunities to exchange information and share best practices. Council Members play a critical role in building communities, developing neighborhoods, bringing residential and recreation spaces to life, and designing facilities that are sustainable environments. This includes presenting, advising, publishing, educating, researching and serving.