Publisher AZ Big Media recently released the results of the 2020 Ranking Arizona Survey, which recognizes the top Arizona businesses in a variety of industries. We’re proud to announce a total of 12 communities we serve placed among the best Master-Planned Communities.
Vistancia in Peoria maintained its place atop the list of Master-Planned Communities (2,300 Homes or More), which it has held for several years. The announcement read, “Set among the a stunning backdrop of mountain ranges with views of the natural Sonoran Desert, Vistancia offers some of the best in new home options and community living.”
Here is the full list of communities served by CCMC placing in this category’s top 10:
- No. 1 | Vistancia | Peoria
- No. 2 | Morrison Ranch | Gilbert
- No. 3 | Las Sendas | Mesa
- No. 4 | Estrella | Goodyear
- No. 5 | Grayhawk | Scottsdale
- No. 9 | Desert Mountain | Scottsdale
- No. 10 | Power Ranch | Gilbert
Mountain Bridge in Mesa climbed from No. 4 in 2019 to claim the top spot in the Master-Planned Communities (2,299 Homes or Fewer) category. “In addition to a robust calendar of community events, classes and activities, this neighborhood also features several impressive amenities,” the announcement reads.
Here is the full list of communities served by CCMC placing in this category’s top 10:
- No. 1 | Mountain Bridge | Mesa
- No. 4 | Fulton Ranch | Chandler
- No. 5 | Ironwood Crossing | Queen Creek
- No. 6 | Blackstone at Vistancia
- No. 9 | Aviano | Phoenix
“Seeing the annual Ranking Arizona results is always a highlight,” said Western Division president Delores Ferguson. “Our teams work year-round to provide the highest-quality of service to their residents, and this is a chance for them to be recognized for their hard work. Congratulations to all the communities on the list; thank you for helping make these communities feel like home.”
“Our communities continue to rise to the top of Ranking Arizona, and we’re proud and grateful to see homeowners take pride in where they live,” said COO and president Todd Davidson. “While CCMC continues to rank among the top HOA management companies, our greatest sense of pride comes from seeing 12 communities represented. This is a testament to our teams, boards, residents and the sense of community they’ve built. Thank you to everyone who continues to partner with CCMC and the communities we serve. These amazing results speak for themselves.”
The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Community Associations Institute hosted its annual awards ceremony Saturday, and we’re proud to announce CCMC communities and team members earned several top honors.
Award recipients include:
- Tara Spivey | Lifestyle Director, Canyon Falls | Lifestyle Director of the Year
- Beth DiRenzo | Executive Assistant, Central Division Office | Supporting Staff Member of the Year
- Heartland | Large-Scale Community of the Year
- Devonshire | Spirit Award
“Congratulation to Tara, Beth and the teams at Heartland and Devonshire,” said Central Division president Andy Babbitt. “This recognition is much deserved and a testament to your commitment to serving our clients, as well as our fellow team members. I’m proud of all of you and grate to CAI for recognizing your talent and contributions.”
Shearwater’s Dylan Reed has been named Lifestyle Director of the Year by the Northeast Florida Builders Association. Dylan, who was recently promoted from lifestyle director to assistant community manager, was recognized at the NEFBA’s Laurel Awards last week.
“Dylan has become a true leader in the Shearwater community,” said vice president Jenna Perkins. “As a lifestyle director, he worked tirelessly to build awareness around community news and events and to develop relationships with and among the community. This award is much deserved and a great capstone to his time as a lifestyle director, as he settles into his new role.”
Shearwater and its developer, Freehold Communities, earned a number of other Laurel Awards, as well, including:
- Best Customer Promotional Event
- Best Brochure
- Best Overall Advertising Campaign
- Best Print Campaign
- Best Realtor Promotional Event
- Best Radio Commercial/Campaign
- Best Community Amenity
“These community awards are a testament to the leadership of community director Jill Flores, her team and our partners at Freehold Communities,” Jenna said. “We’re grateful to see this top-tier community and the people responsible for making it feel like home recognized with such a diverse set of awards.”
South Florida’s first agri-hood added a few more accomplishments to its record, as Arden took home several honors during the National Association of Home Builder’s Nationals Awards earlier this week in Las Vegas.
Arden, developed by Freehold Communities, earned:
- Gold Award | Best Community Amenity
- Silver Award | Best Masterplanned Community
- Gold Award | Best Website for a Community
- Gold Award | Best Realtor/Broker Program
Shearwater in St. Augustine, Florida, also developed by Freehold Communities, earned the Silver Award for Best Realtor/Broker Program.
“We’re extremely proud of the recognition Arden and Shearwater received at The Nationals,” said vice president Jenna Perkins. “The teams at these communities have worked hard to bring community programs to life and to engage homeowners, businesses and local realtors, and they should be proud of these accomplishments.”
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The San Antonio chapter of the Community Associations Institute hosted its annual awards gala Saturday, and we’re pleased to announce CCMC communities and team members earned several top honors.
Award recipients include:
- Valley Ranch San Antonio | Large Community of the Year
- Stillwater Ranch | Award of Distinction
- Monika Montoto | Community Manager, Alamo Ranch | Rising Star Award
- Austin Denson | Lifestyle Director, Valley Ranch San Antonio | President’s Award
Additionally, Stillwater Ranch finished as runner-up in the Mega Community of the Year category.
“Thank you to CAI San Antonio for recognizing the contributions of our team members in building relationships with residents and truly making each community we serve feel like home,” said Central Division president Andy Babbitt. “I’m proud of all our award recipients for rising to the occasion and always living CCMC’s vision, mission and purpose. We’re thankful to have you as part of our family.”
Through 13 years of serving the community, Judy Dreis has given the Villages at Frisco Lakes much to celebrate. The Board of the Frisco, Texas, community returned the favor by proclaiming January as Judy Dreis month, as the veteran community manager prepares for retirement.
“The Villages at Frisco Lakes could not have developed into the preeminent lifestyle community it has become without Judy’s guidance and leadership,” the Board’s proclamation reads. “The residents of Frisco Lakes will be forever grateful for Judy’s ever-present simile, dedication and care.”
CCMC’s longest-tenured team member, Judy joined the company in 1975. She will end her career on Feb. 1 – her 45th anniversary. Judy served in various roles until landing at the Villages at Frisco Lakes upon the community’s inception.
“It’s hard to believe yesterday was my very last Board of Directors meeting after all these years,” Judy said. “My impending retirement at the end of this month suddenly became very real when my wonderful Board president read the proclamation. Frisco Lakes came along at the perfect time in my life and has been such a blessing. The community’s new homeowner board was elected in September 2019, and they have been so helpful, hardworking and supportive. To think that they honored me with this beautiful proclamation is so amazing. They really touched my heart.”
Judy’s impact on the community will be felt for years to come.
“Today, Frisco Lakes is in a fantastic spot,” said Central Division president Andy Babbitt. “The Board recently transitioned to resident control, and our daily operations continue to run smoothly. Most importantly, Judy has grown a dedicated team of knowledgeable, service-oriented employees that will continue to take excellent care of this community and its residents. This will be her legacy.”
RCLCO Real Estate Advisors recently released its list of the Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2019, and we’re proud to serve seven of the listed communities.
“We ended the decade in a positive way, celebrating alongside several of the fastest-growing master-planned communities across the country,” said Chairman and CEO D. J. Cole. “From established communities such as Daybreak, Utah, to new developments like Cadence at Gateway in Mesa, Arizona, we’re proud to help make each of these communities feel like home for its residents.”
RCLCO’s Top-Selling list includes:
- No. 8 | Daybreak | South Jordan, UT (Client since 2004)
- No. 9 | Cadence | Henderson, NV (Client since 2014)
- No. 12 | Inspirada | Las Vegas, NV (Client since 2006)
- No. 28 | Estrella | Goodyear, AZ (Client since 2000)
- No. 30 | Vistancia | Peoria, AZ (Client since 2004)
- No. 41 | Cadence at Gateway | Mesa, AZ (Client since 2018)
- No. 45 | Towne Lake | Cypress, TX (Client since 2012)
RCLCO also recognized the “Best of the Decade,” composed of communities appearing most frequently on the annual best-selling lists of the 2010s. Communities served by CCMC on this list include:
- No. 6 | Mountain’s Edge | Las Vegas, NV (Client since 2004)
- No. 12 (tie) | Inspirada | Las Vegas, NV (Client since 2006)
- No. 12 (tie) | Providence | Las Vegas, NV (Client since 2006)
Each year, the Phoenix Business Journal recognizes Valley-based companies at the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) award ceremony. We’re pleased to announce CCMC ranked No. 31 among 50 privately held businesses, up three spots from 2018’s No. 34 ranking.
For the past 27 years, the ACE awards have highlighted the region’s biggest and best privately held companies with the goal of developing an increased sense of knowledge sharing and community.
“Receiving an ACE Award is great recognition for our company and – more importantly – our team,” said CEO D. J. Cole. “We’ve been very fortunate to see continued corporate success and continually increasing client and team satisfaction scores in recent years. As we continue to focus on fulfilling our vision, mission and purpose, we forge new relationships and partnerships that help drive our selection for awards such as this. Thank you to our clients and team members for representing all CCMC stands for.”
The Arizona Association of Community Managers (AACM) presented its annual Guided Excellence in Management (GEM) Awards at a banquet earlier this month. We’re proud to announce four of our community managers were recognized for their contributions to the industry.
2019 GEM Award winners included:
- Kristina Allen | Gladden Farms | Marana, AZ | Spirit Award
- Holly Aguilar | Windgate Ranch | Scottsdale, AZ | Community Impact Award
- Michael Fee | Grayhawk | Scottsdale, AZ | Outstanding Achievement Award
- Meghann Hill | Plaza Lofts | Scottsdale, AZ | Rising GEM – Condominium
Congratulations also to Desert Mountain community manager Jacob Marshall, who was a finalist for Manager of the Year, and Power Ranch operations manager Jennifer Campbell, who received her CAAM certification.
CCMC is proud to announce that Western Division president Delores Ferguson has been elected to serve on the 2020 Community Association Managers Council for Community Associations Institute (CAI). “Serving in this capacity is a testament to Delores’s commitment to our industry. Her character and professionalism will have an extremely positive effect on this important organization,” says COO and president Todd Davidson.
The Community Association Managers Council represents all CAI community association manager members. The Board consists of twelve members and provides input on policy matters to the CAI Board of Trustees. Additionally, the Council serves as a key resource to staff, as they make recommendations on education curriculum, designations, and best practices, as well as help to identify what is of value to manager members.
Delores will begin her two-year term in January 2020. “It is truly a privilege to serve the community management industry on a national level. I am looking forward to working with my fellow Council Members to help managers across the country become stronger, more well-rounded and more strategic leaders in their communities,” she says.
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