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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Todd Davidson Begins New Role as Chief Operating Officer of Client Fulfillment

Today, Todd Davidson will begin his new role as Chief Operating Officer of Client Fulfillment. “I look forward to collaborating with our division presidents to enhance our service product delivery across all markets and elevating our approach to team development.”

“Over the past few years, the alignment among our divisions has continued to increase,” explains CEO D. J. Cole. “We are confident this new structure will allow us to capitalize on the existing strengths of our teams and evolve our organization for sustained success in serving our clients and our team members. The strength of our brand depends upon the consistency of our service delivery and I believe centralizing the leadership of Client Fulfillment will enhance consistency of the customer experience, both in the management and consulting phases. Todd lives and breathes our vision, mission and purpose and we are very excited to have him leading this charge.” Read more

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Celebrating 45 Years: 45 Reasons We Chose CCMC

On June 10, 1973, the legacy of Capital Consultants Management Corporation began in Dallas, Texas. At the time, the company managed a small portfolio of apartment complexes; no one could imagine that four and a half decades later, it would serve more than 200 communities in 12 states across the country. In celebration of this milestone anniversary, we’ve asked team members and clients to share the story of why they chose CCMC – and we challenged them to do so in 45 words or less. 

Check back each weekday until June 30 for a new entry. Thank you for being part of the CCMC family and for making the past 45 years possible. We look forward to continuing a bright future with you by our side. 

Donald Smith | Lifestyle Director
Spectrum at Val Vista | Gilbert, Arizona
Joined CCMC in 2017

CCMC is not only is a company with a great vision and personal-approached mission statement; it’s a company whose purpose statement is not just a quote mounted on a wall. CCMC is an embedded cultural standard for team members and the communities we serve.  

Nancy Morris | Accounts Payable Manager
Corporate Office | Scottsdale, Arizona
Joined CCMC in 2008

Who said you can choose your friends but not your family? I chose both when I chose CCMC 10 years ago. I’ve built long-lasting relationships and memories I will cherish forever. Heart and home, family and friendships, community and caring. That’s CCMC.  

Marsha Hove | Community Manager
Craig Ranch | McKinney, Texas
Joined CCMC in 2009

Attending industry events, I learned of CCMC’s reputation as a sought-after management company – for both clients and industry professionals. CCMC’s core values, mission statement and business goals so closely aligned with my own that I knew it was the right company for me.

Dan O’Brien | Board Member
Belterra | Austin, Texas
CCMC Client Since 2014

We had little reserves, insufficient revenue, capital improvements needing repair and limited engagement with the developer. CCMC instituted a financial plan, oversaw capital projects, implemented saving measures, improved recordkeeping and communication and overhauled resident services. CCMC continues to provide ideal servant leadership for us.

Katie Tamanini | Lifestyle Director
Oakland Park | Winter Park, Florida
Joined CCMC in 2004

I initially chose CCMC to put smiles on kids’ faces as a camp counselor. I continue to choose CCMC because of our dedication to providing the utmost level of care to residents and employees, and, of course, to still to put smiles on residents’ faces!

Michael Slack | Vice President, Land Resources
Taylor Morrison | Austin, Texas
CCMC Client Since 2014

CCMC manages two of Taylor Morrison’s more complicated communities. CCMC employees are professional, understanding, knowledgeable and helpful. The community managers establish and maintain a wonderful rapport with the residents while ensuring the interests of Taylor Morrison are upheld. It’s a pleasure to work with CCMC!

Lance Anderson | Compliance/Design Review Coordinator
WaterColor | Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Re-joined CCMC in 2017

I am fortunate in that I’ve been hired twice by CCMC. I am very grateful for the opportunities. The company’s leadership is very supportive and helpful. I work with people that I enjoy and respect. This is why I chose CCMC.

Tod Bean | Community Manager
SunCrest | Draper, Utah
Joined CCMC in 2007

CCMC truly values their employees. The culture allows us to communicate with peers and supervisors about new ideas or problems without fear of retribution. Employees are enabled to make decisions. When it comes down to it, the principles of CCMC entail doing the right thing.

Candace Sparks | Community Manager
Valley Ranch San Antonio | San Antonio, Texas
Joined CCMC in 2015

At CCMC, we do not simply manage associations; we build community. This change in perspective, which is refreshing in our industry, is why I initially choose to join the CCMC team and why I continue to build my career with our wonderful company.

Michelle Sever | Executive Assistant
Corporate Office | Scottsdale, Arizona
Joined CCMC in 2002

I walked away from my CCMC interview 16 years ago feeling I had found my new home. Integrity, loyalty, sense of community and encouragement to be your best are qualities I looked for in an employer, and I found them here!

Tracy Regan | Administrative Supervisor
WaterColor | Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Joined CCMC in 2005

CCMC respects and is committed to its people and the communities it serves. This is demonstrated on a daily basis by my on-site coworkers and the entire CCMC team across the country, who help support what we do every day. 

Susan Law | Portfolio Manager
Central Division Office | Plano, Texas
Re-joined CCMC in 2018

I left CCMC in April 2017, thinking the grass would be greener leaving the industry. Not true! CCMC is my family. Now, this truly does feel like home! I feel like I’m appreciated, on a team and part of a culture that believes in providing the client with “Grade-A” customer service.

Sean Walters | Chief Operating Officer
Sunbelt Holdings | Scottsdale, Arizona
CCMC Client Since 2000

We partner with CCMC at many of our Arizona master-planned communities. They are professional, efficient and truly understand our most important customers, our residents. CCMC is at the forefront of managing ever-changing legislation and current industry trends, allowing us to focus on our communities.

Deanna Konrad | Community Manager
Inspirada | Henderson, Nevada
Joined CCMC in 2016

I originally chose CCMC because of their reputation as the best in the industry. I continue to choose CCMC each day because of the support and camaraderie that’s shared throughout all levels of the company. CCMC has felt like home since the moment I arrived!

Chris Collura | Accounts Receivable Supervisor
Corporate Office | Scottsdale, Arizona
Joined CCMC in 2012

People, friendships, laughter, smiles, tears, compassion, teamwork and support are just a few of the reasons why I chose CCMC. The main reasons are family and values. CCMC cares about their employees and clients. I’m proud to be a part of this amazing team.

Sharon Bollinger | Community Manager
Red Rock Country Club | Las Vegas, Nevada
Joined CCMC in 2005

I continue to choose CCMC because our company truly believes and carries out our vision, mission and purpose of serving people – by connecting and bringing them together and providing innovative solutions. CCMC – my company, my choice!

Beth DiRenzo | Executive Assistant
Central Division Office | Plano, Texas
Joined CCMC in 2011

Working at CCMC has been an absolute blessing for me over the past seven years. The company’s culture, along with how they value their team members and the camaraderie amongst team members, makes coming to work a pure joy every day.

Mike Hahaj | Director of Community Operations
Wildlight / Raydient Places & Properties | Yulee, Florida
CCMC Client Since 2017

I’ve enjoyed interacting with CCMC, sculpting from fog the future of or community and implementing community operations at Wildlight. CCMC was chosen for their depth of experience, exposure across the U.S. and, most importantly, the character, integrity and result-driven approach exhibited by each team member.

Jennifer Settoon | Creative Specialist
Corporate Communications | Las Vegas, Nevada
Joined CCMC in 2004

I turned down CCMC’s first offer. They were new to Las Vegas, and I wasn’t sure of the future. Then, they made another offer. Fourteen years later, it really feels like home; the values and leadership are the best of any company I’ve worked for.

Kathy Clark | Community Manager
Ironwood Crossing | Queen Creek, Arizona
Joined CCMC in 2002

The vision, mission and philosophy of CCMC create communities that transcend streets, homes and amenities. They also create community within the teams I’ve served and offer many opportunities for growth. “Now this feels like home” is truly a statement of fact.

Patrick Dume | Customer Solutions Manager
Celebration | Celebration, Florida
Joined CCMC in 2007

Having always been involved in an occupation where the primary goal was to provide quality to customers, working at CCMC allows me to interact with a diverse demographic and still be able to have that personal interaction that is so important.

Judy Dreis | Community Manager
The Villages at Frisco Lakes | Frisco, Texas
Joined CCMC in 1975

CCMC has been my family for all these years. We’ve all grown old together. CCMC has been the constant in my life. No matter what was going on in my personal life, I always had CCMC.

 

Richard Morgan | Payroll Analyst
Corporate Office | Scottsdale, Arizona
Joined CCMC in 2003

I’m proud to be a part of CCMC, as the company offers a level of customer service that’s second to none in the industry. CCMC has always adapted and continues to evolve in a positive way, and I want to contribute toward its continued success.

Pete Bernasconi | Board Member
Mountain’s Edge | Las Vegas, Nevada
CCMC Client Since 2004

As a Board member and homeowner, I’ve always found CCMC to be extremely supportive and helpful. All of their people are wonderful to work with. I always find it amazing that when you call the office, you actually get a live person answering the phone.

Laura Lantzy | Lifestyle Director
Anthem Ranch | Broomfield, Colorado
Joined CCMC in 2011

I chose CCMC because it provides me the opportunity to serve others in the most creative way. I get to connect, create and cultivate community that creates an extension of their home. I chose CCMC because it provides a place to flourish and thrive.

Matt Dominy | Board President
Power Ranch | Gilbert, Arizona
CCMC Client Since 2000

CCMC has been responsive to changes in community demographics. They have helped the Board build community by creating a robust lifestyle program that brings people together where they live. They have also facilitated necessary updates/enhancements to physical facilities on the property.

Jill Flores | Community Manager
Shearwater | St. Augustine, Florida
Joined CCMC in 2016

CCMC provides a warm and welcoming family atmosphere and genuinely cares for its employees, clients and residents. Our unparalleled training and ongoing support promotes both professional and personal development. CCMC is the place to be!

David Blom | Director of Development
TVG Texas I, LLC | Prosper, Texas
CCMC Client Since 2009

TVG Texas I, LLC, developer of Windsong Ranch, chose CCMC nine years ago because of their professional approach to business. They think like a partner, not a management company. CCMC’s culture is a direct reflection of the real investment they make in qualified, talented people. 

Mindi Zapien | Community Manager
Del Webb The Woodlands | The Woodlands, Texas
Joined CCMC in 2009

I love celebrating the wins with the friends I have gained. Welcoming folks home to a community where they can infuse life with fun. Taking opportunities to grow by wearing many different hats. Building solid relationships with clients, residents, vendors and, most importantly, my teammates.

Jessica Hudson | Talent Acquisition Manager
Corporate Office | Scottsdale, Arizona
Joined CCMC in 2014

I needed CCMC as much as they needed me. CCMC is the family I got to choose. Here’s a few reasons why I did: appreciation, integrity, gratitude, respect. Also: passion, trust, flexibility, innovation, philanthropy, cooperation, leadership, opportunity, happiness. I love this place!

Amy Atkins | Community Manager
Vizcaya | Round Rock, Texas
Joined CCMC in 2016

The positive, high-energy culture is contagious. CCMC believes in its employees and provides a supportive environment of mutual respect promoting opportunity. I am grateful to be a part of the CCMC team; I go to work every day with a smile on my face.

Chris Gamvroulas | President
Ivory Development | Salt Lake City, Utah
CCMC Client Since 2015

The Ivory family of companies, Utah’s largest and most successful land development and home-building company, is proud to partner with the tremendous talent at CCMC. We recognize shared values of our organizations and appreciate the culture in your organization that helps us improve every day.

Chelsea Bayliff | Lifestyle Director
Nexton | Summerville, South Carolina
Joined CCMC in 2016

I wanted to work in a professional atmosphere that still encouraged the “fun factor.” I love being in a role where every day brings something different and allows me to interact with an array of people.

Linda Shaw | Board Member
Grayhawk | Scottsdale, Arizona
CCMC Client Since 1997

Grayhawk Community Association hired CCMC 21 years ago. As a Board member, I’ve worked with CCMC for 11 years. During this time, I’ve found CCMC to have dynamic employees, who are innovative, professional, efficient, competent and very caring with regard to our community.

Kathryn Pangus | Assistant Community Manager
Providence | Las Vegas, Nevada
Joined CCMC in 2012

You had me at “Heart.” My new opportunity with CCMC felt like home from the minute I saw the sign on my desk listing the values of service embraced here: “Serving people first.” “Bringing people together.” “Caring.”  I was immediately hooked. And I still am.

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Heritage at Vizcaya Wins Neighborhood of the Year Award

Congratulations to Heritage at Vizcaya in Round Rock, Texas, for receiving the Neighborhood of the Year award at the City of Round Rock’s fifth annual Neighborhood Conference.

Heritage at Vizcaya’s nomination focused on the community’s ability to offer a “life full of open-ended possibilities and exciting new adventures around every turn.” The boutique resort-style community, which includes 650 single-family homes in an active-adult environment, is part of the larger master-planned, all-ages community of Vizcaya.

Residents at Heritage at Vizcaya enjoy an abundance of amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, billiards room, aerobics studio, pool, hot tub, sports courts and more. The community’s lifestyle team also creates opportunities for residents to engage and interact through various classes, clubs, events and activities.

“As great as the amenities and events of Heritage at Vizcaya are, it’s really the people who make this community special,” said community manager Amy Atkins. “We’re thankful to share relationships with such a group of amazing individuals; this award is a testament to our efforts to work together to make Heritage at Vizcaya feel like home.”

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Wildridge, Windsong Ranch Receive McSAM Awards from Dallas Builders Association

Congratulations to Wildridge in Oak Point, Texas, and Windsong Ranch in Prosper, Texas. for bringing home awards at this year’s McSAM Awards banquet, hosted by the Dallas Builders Association. Wildridge received honors as Community of the Year (Under 600 Acres), Best Lifestyle Annual Program and Best Broadcast Media Commercial. Windsong Ranch captured the award for Best Community Entry Feature.

The McSAM Awards, created in 1979, recognize sales and marketing experience among builders, developers and associates who have made a significant and creative contribution to the community.

“We’re proud to see two communities we serve honored with these prestigious awards,” said Central Division president Andy Babbitt. “We know all of our nominees were worthy of recognition, but we’re especially proud of Wildridge for receiving both Community of the Year and Best Lifestyle Annual Program. These awards are a testament to the efforts of the effort of Lifestyle Coordinator Jeremy Mayes to build a sense of community and create experiences that connect people.”

Other communities served by CCMC nominated for awards included:

  • Lifestyle Director of the Year: Bonita Plested (Heartland) and Jeremy Mayes (Wildridge)
  • Best Lifestyle Annual Program: Windsong Ranch, Heartland and Wildridge
  • Best Sales Office or Welcome Center: Windsong Ranch
  • Best Community Amenity: Windsong Ranch
  • Master-Planned Community of the Year: Windsong Ranch and Heartland
  • People’s Choice Community of the Year: Windsong Ranch
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CCMC Community Partner Northwest Landscaping Receives Marana Branding Iron Award

Based on a nomination from the teams at Gladden Farms and Saguaro Bloom, Northwest Landscaping has been named the recipient of the Marana Branding Iron Award.

Each year, the town council of Marana in southern Arizona awards to Branding Iron Awards, one to an individual who has made a significant impact on the community and the other to a business who exemplifies community partnership. We’re proud to see Northwest receive this award for their commitment to serving communities we manage.

“We chose to nominate Northwest Landscaping based on their partnership with Gladden Farms and Saguaro Bloom and their impact on the daily lives of our residents,” said vice president Nick Ferre. “This goes far beyond landscape maintenance. This is everything from Jerry, our irrigation technician, carrying dog treats in his pocket and speaking with every resident walking a dog to Glenn, the owner of the company, who is at nearly every lifestyle event throughout the year, assisting the CCMC team and genuinely becoming part of the community.”

CCMC will be represented as Northwest receives this community award during the Marana State of the Town Address on April 19. We congratulate the Northwest team on this accomplishment and thank them for embodying what it means to be a community partner.

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CEO D. J. Cole Joins ULI Arizona’s Community and Residential Council

Demonstrating CCMC’s commitment to maintaining an active role in our industry and community, CEO D. J. Cole joined the Urban Land Institute Arizona’s Community and Residential Council. This new local council, which hosted its first gathering last month, aims to provide opportunities to connect with peers, study cutting-edge issues in the local and regional housing market, and explore the challenges of Arizona’s housing and community development cycles.

At the kickoff meeting, Mark Boud, senior vice president and chief economist with Metrostudy, presented a national market update with added emphasis on Arizona. “I’m excited to be involved with this new council and initiative,” D. J. said. “This is an incredible opportunity to exchange ideas with other local influencers, as we connect and learn from each other in our local, regional and statewide industries.”

About ULI:  The Urban Land Institute is the preeminent multidisciplinary real estate forum, facilitating an open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among local, national, and international industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating and sustaining thriving communities through thought leadership and responsible land use.

The ULI Arizona District Council was formed in the early 1980s, as a direct response to the need for educational forums and events at a local level.  ULI Arizona has been a statewide convener for dialog among industry leaders, providing an unbiased and non-partisan exchange of ideas relevant to Arizona communities.  ULI Arizona boasts nearly eight hundred members, and has one of the highest member participation rates of any ULI District Council.

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Finalists Announced for Dallas Builders Association’s McSAM Awards

The Dallas Builders Association recently announced finalists for its annual McSAM Awards, which include several nominations for communities served by CCMC, including Heartand, Trinity Fall, Wildridge and Windsong Ranch. The McSAM Awards, created in 1979, recognize sales and marketing experience among builders, developers and associates who have made a significant and creative contribution to the community.

Award winners will be announced at the McSAM Awards Banquet on April 14. CCMC team members and partners named as finalists include:

  • Lifestyle Director of the Year: Bonita Plested (Heartland) and Jeremy Mayes (Wildridge)
  • Best Lifestyle Annual Program: Windsong Ranch, Heartland and Wildridge
  • Best Special Event/Promotion: Trinity Falls
  • And more.

“Recognition as finalists in such a wide and diverse range of categories alone is a great accomplishment for our Dallas-area communities,” said Central Division president Andy Babbitt. “No matter what happens April 14, I’m proud of the efforts of our teams and our partners to provide the highest-quality service and to create experiences that connect people in each community we serve.”

View a complete list of nominees here.

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Hill Country Retreat’s Clay Hadick Named Outstanding Homeowner Leader

Each year, the Community Associations Institute selects Outstanding Community Leaders from a field of more than 2 million homeowner volunteers serving on their community’s Board or committees. We’re proud to announce Clay Hadick, a Board member at Hill Country Retreat in San Antonio, as one of this year’s recipients.

Nominated by their community association peers, colleagues and community managers, award recipients exemplify service to their communities. CAI received more than 150 nominations for this year’s recognition. Clay has served on the Hill Country Retreat Board of Directors, where he serves as vice president, for more than two years and has played an integral part in ensuring the community’s continued success.

During Clay’s time on the Board, the community’s reserve fund increased from $480,000 to $1.2 million and the community received back-to-back honors as recipient and runner-up of the Community of the Year award from the San Antonio Chapter of the Community Associations Institute. In addition to serving on the Board, Clay is also active as a resident in the community, participating in a number of community clubs, including Veterans, Brew Crew, men’s softball and pickleball.

Outside of his role on the Board, Clay co-founded and served as chair of the NW 151 Annexation Group, which advocated for the residents of the Alamo Ranch Property Owners Association to vote to be annexed into the city of San Antonio or to remain as unincorporated Bexar County. This effort ultimately saved homeowners more than $1,000 annually in average city taxes.

“A collaborative spirit and shared vision are critical to developing a successful partnership between CCMC and the Boards we serve,” said Neil Bresnahan, Hill Country Retreat community manager. “Clay represents these values to the highest degree. His commitment to our community and to ensuring we maintain the best quality of life possible for our residents has helped position us for continued success now and in the future. I am grateful for his service to Hill Country Retreat and excited for him to receive much-deserved recognition on a national level.”

Click here to read more about CAI’s Outstanding Homeowner Leader awards.

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