Airess Eatmon, Windsong Ranch Named As Nationals Awards Finalists

A CCMC lifestyle director has been recognized as a Silver Award finalist for Lifestyle Director of the Year at the Nationals, the annual awards program presented by the National Sales and Marketing Council, a council of the National Association of Home Builders. 

Airess Eatmon, lifestyle director at Windsong Ranch in Prosper, Texas, is one of five recipients for the prestigious Silver Award. Silver Award winners are the top vote recipients in each category and finalists for the Gold Award. Winners will be announced at The Nationals Gala on Feb. 19 in Las Vegas. Airess joined CCMC in 2015 as lifestyle associate at Windsong Ranch; she was promoted to lifestyle director in November 2017.

In addition to Airess’s nomination, Windsong Ranch also received Silver Awards and will vie for Gold Awards in Best Lifestyle Annual Program and Master-Planned Community of the Year.

“Seeing Airess and the Windsong Ranch team recognized for their outstanding efforts to build community through service and lifestyle programming is amazing,” said Central Division president Andy Babbitt. “No matter what happens at February’s awards ceremony, we’re proud of what Airess and the rest of the team has accomplished and excited to see what comes next.”

Learn more about The Nationals awards program. 

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Neighbors Unite to Raise Funds for Local Cause

By serving communities, we serve the greater community. Our teams empower residents to give back to important causes close to their own hearts. At Power Ranch in Gilbert, Arizona, this manifests itself in the annual Quartermania fundraiser.

A partnership between the community association and the Association of Power Ranch Entrepreneurs (ASPiRE), the Quartermania auction raises funds for a local charity. This year, the event benefited House of Refuge, a faith-based organization in Mesa helping homeless families in crisis by providing transitional housing and supportive services.

Together, ASPiRE, the on-site team and Power Ranch homeowners raised $12,635.97 – exceeding this year’s goal of $11,000. These funds allowed the Power Ranch Community Association to adopt a House of Refuge home for one year. This adoption includes safe housing, utilities, monthly food boxes, community center access, financial literacy programs, comprehensive support services and more.

Last month, members of the Power Ranch Board of Directors, on-site CCMC team and ASPiRE presented a check to House of Refuge. A plaque recognizing the community’s contribution now hangs on one of the organization’s 88 transitional homes. 

“We set a high bar for Quartermania this year, and our community came together to shatter expectations,” said Rebecca Hill, lifestyle director at Power Ranch. “We’re grateful to everyone who helped make this possible and excited to see how our contribution enables House of Refuge to serve those in need in our community.”

Learn more about House of Refuge

CCMC Named Management Company for Del Webb at Union Park

CCMC is pleased to announce that our relationship with PulteGroup continues to grow. “We have recently completed our consulting services for Del Webb at Union Park and will begin providing community management services to this active adult community,” explains central division president Andy Babbitt. “Featuring signature Del Webb amenities and fraternal lifestyle programming, this community is the perfect fit for CCMC.” 

Located in the Dallas suburb of Little Elm and situated within the master-planned community of Union Park, Del Webb at Union Park will grow to approximately 600 homes. It will feature amenities that are designed to encourage an active and engaged lifestyle. Our relationship with this developer began more than a decade ago and this will be our fifth active adult Del Webb project. The others include: The Village at Frisco Lakes (since 2006), Hill Country Retreat (since 2007), Del Webb Sweetgrass (since 2010) and Del Webb The Woodlands (since 2016).

PulteGroup has been delivering the American Dream of homeownership to families for more than 60 years. What started as a single home, built and sold by company founder Bill Pulte, has grown into a multi-brand homebuilding company with the ability to serve customers in all phases of life. Today, PulteGroup operates in approximately 50 markets throughout the country. 

Debra Wyatte Appointed to ULI Health Leaders Network

The Urban Land Institute’s Health Leaders Network empowers real estate and land use professionals to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities. We’re proud to announce the appointment of Debra Wyatte, vice president of lifestyle services for our Central and Eastern divisions, to the program’s second panel.

Debra is one of 26 professionals representing real estate development, planning, design, engineering, finance and health from across the country to serve. Fellow panel members include representatives from the New York University Stern School of Business, Fannie Mae and Tennessee Department of Health, among others.

As part of the program, Debra will attend an introductory forum during ULI’s Fall Meeting in Boston; participate in a series of webinars instructed by leaders in land use in health; work in small groups on issue briefs; and participate in a final forum in spring 2019.

“Debra’s appointment to this national panel is a testament to her hard work and dedication to the communities we serve, as well as the greater community,” said Central Division president Andy Babbitt. “We’re proud to see CCMC recognized alongside leaders in the land use space and even more proud of Debra for taking this initiative to give back in such an honorable way. We look forward to seeing what this group is able to accomplish and what role Debra and CCMC can play in making this vision a reality.”

Learn more about ULI’s Health Leaders Network.

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CCMC Expands Relationship with Harvard Investments

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CCMC is pleased to announce that its relationship with Harvard Investments is expanding, once again. “We are so pleased to watch our partnership with Harvard Investments grow, as we have just signed a consulting services agreement on their latest project, Verde Trails, in Avondale,” explains Western division president Delores Ferguson. The first homes are expected to be built in the fourth quarter of 2020.     

Verde Trails will eventually grow to 865 households. Residents will enjoy a large, central four-acre park, pocket parks and an extensive trail system. This will be our fifth project with Harvard. We have also provided consulting services for Gregg Ranch in Marble Falls, Texas and currently provide management services to Mariposa in Rio Rancho, New Mexico and Cadence at Gateway in Mesa, Arizona. Next month, we will begin managing Rancho El Dorado in Maricopa, Arizona.    

Harvard Investments is a 100-year-old real estate investment and development company with holdings throughout Arizona, Colorado 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. To learn more about Harvard Investments, click here.           

CCMC Expands Relationship with DR Horton-San Antonio

CCMC is pleased to announce our relationship with DR Horton-San Antonio continues to grow. We have successfully transitioned our consulting agreement for Copper Canyon to management. Our services will begin November 1. 

Copper Canyon is located just south of Bulverde, minutes north of 1604 and east of 281.  The community is planned for approximately 1,250 single-family homes. It will have an amenity center, pool, neighborhood parks and miles of trails. You can learn more about Copper Canyon at http://www.drhorton.com/Texas/San-Antonio/San-Antonio/Copper-Canyon.   

This is the third DR Horton-San Antonio community we serve. The other two are Valley Ranch San Antonio (2016) and Whisper Falls (2018). CCMC also serves DR Horton’s Saguaro Bloom community in Marana, Arizona.

Our relationship with DR Horton in San Antonio began two years ago, when we began providing management services to Valley Ranch San Antonio. Under the leadership of community manager Candace Sparks and lifestyle director Austin Denson, Valley Ranch San Antonio has flourished in its early stages. “The work of Candace’s team at Valley Ranch San Antonio has demonstrated the CCMC’s difference to DR Horton in the San Antonio market,” said division president Andy Babbitt. “We’re excited to see the relationship between CCMC and DR Horton continues to grow as we partner with this client to help bring their vision for new communities to life.”

About DR Horton: Over 35 years ago, Donald R. Horton has a vision to offer quality, livable and affordable homes that families would passed down to future generations. Since then, the company has grown from a local to homebuilder, to a regional to homebuilder, to the largest homebuilder in the United States. To learn more, visit www.drhorton.com

CCMC Serves Three of the “10 Best-Selling Active Adult Communities in Texas”

55places.com recently released its ranking of the “10 Best-Selling Active Adult Communities in Texas” and we’re excited to announce three communities we serve made the list, including:

No. 2: Hill Country Retreat | San Antonio, Texas
No. 3: Frisco Lakes | Frisco, Texas
No. 4: Del Webb Sweetgrass | Richmond, Texas

Its mild climate and relaxed lifestyle make the state of Texas a very attractive place to retire. The fabulous amenities, personalized service and fraternal environments of our communities on the list make them irresistible! To read more, visit https://www.55places.com/blog/10-best-selling-communities-in-texas.  

Congratulations to Hill Country Retreat, Frisco Lakes and Del Webb Sweetgrass!  

 

 

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RCLCO Releases Mid-Year Top-Selling Master-Planned Community List

RCLCO Real Estate Advisors recently released its mid-year update on Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities for 2018, which includes eight communities served by CCMC.

“We’re always proud to see the communities we serve featured on these lists,” said CEO D. J. Cole. “Several of these communities were included on the year-end list for 2017, as well, which indicates continued momentum and growth. Our teams at each site work hard to build community and ensure each of these neighborhoods continues to feel like home for new homeowners.”

RCLCO’s mid-year list includes:

  • Inspirada | Las Vegas, NV (No. 8 | No. 8 in 2017)
  • Daybreak | South Jordan, UT (No. 11 | No. 19 in 2017)
  • Cadence | Las Vegas, NV (No. 12 | No. 22 in 2017)
  • Estrella | Goodyear, AZ (No. 19 | No. 30 in 2017)
  • Vistancia | Peoria, AZ (No. 19) | No. 20 in 2017)
  • Viridian | Arlington, TX (No. 26 | Not ranked in 2017)
  • Ironwood Crossing | Queen Creek, AZ (No. 43 | Not ranked in 2017)
  • Towne Lake | Cypress, TX (No. 47 | Not ranked in 2017)

“Congratulations to the developers, homebuilders and team members in these top-selling communities,” D. J. said. “We are pleased to be your partner at these top-selling master-planned communities.”

Read more about RCLCO’s mid-year rankings.

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Mesa, Arizona, FFA Chapter Wins Community Service Award

Preparing today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders helps ensure the communities we serve continue to thrive for years to come. The Future Farmers of American of Red Mountain High School have become stalwarts of the Mountain Bridge community in Mesa, Arizona – and their efforts are paying off.

The Red Mountain High school organization received FFA’s 2017-18 Community Service Award in recognition of 3,864 hours of service with the Mountain Bridge Community Association. Throughout the year, students volunteered their time at community events, including The Great Pumpkin Party, Gingerbread Lane and The Bunny Hop.

“The FFA students bring so many skills along with them each time they visit the community,” said Mountain Bridge lifestyle director Lisa Brennan. “They are excellent organizers, problem solvers, hard workers, self-motivated, great at interacting with people and an enormous amount of fun. I can really trust they will put their hearts into everything they do and leave a lasting impression. Our residents love having them here.”

The students weren’t the only ones honored at a recent FFA banquet, either. The organization presented Lisa an Honorary Chapter FFA degree.

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55places.com Releases ‘100 Most Popular Active Adult Communities for 2018’ Rankings

55places.com recently released its ranking of the “100 Most Popular Active Adult Communities for 2018,” and we’re excited to announce six communities we serve made the list. 55places.com compiles the list based on a variety of criteria, including unique page views and homebuyers inquiries.

Growing in popularity, active adult communities apply a new approach to aging in place. These communities offer an abundance of amenities, activities and opportunities for residents of a certain age to feel youthful and to establish community with their peers.

Communities on the list served by CCMC include:

  • No. 29: Frisco Lakes | Frisco, Texas
  • No. 37: Province | Maricopa, Arizona
  • No. 48: Hill Country Retreat | San Antonio, Texas
  • No. 67: Heritage Todd Creek | Thornton, Colorado
  • No. 88: Anthem Ranch | Broomfield, Colorado
  • No. 97: Siena | Las Vegas, Nevada

“As the mindset of an aging population continues to evolve, I believe we’re going to see the popularity of active adult communities continue to rise,” said CEO D. J. Cole. “CCMC is privileged to serve six of the most popular communities in the country. These communities personify our purpose of creating experiences that connect people, as homeowners embrace vibrant lifestyle opportunities and build a true sense of community.”

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