Nearly two decades ago, CCMC began its relationship with Sunbelt Holdings at Power Ranch in Gilbert, Arizona. Since then, a thriving community has grown where a single construction trailer and a handful of family farmhouses once stood. “For the past four years, I have worked directly with the members of our CCMC team,” explains Power Ranch Community Association Board President Matt Dominy. “Their 19-year history with our community and their personal connectivity to our members is invaluable. Over the years they have continually acted with integrity, demonstrating a desire to do the right thing, at all times, for all our residents. That customer experience has been a constant, regardless of which specific team member we were working with. This continued standard of service is the reason we have requested and signed an unprecedented five-year agreement with CCMC. This was the Board’s way of assuring our continued partnership and enduring sense of community for Power Ranch.”
CCMC has managed Power Ranch since inception and has nurtured the community as it has grown from zero to 5,106 households. Years ago, in preparation for the inevitable transition, Sunbelt Holdings partnered with CCMC to form the Power Ranch Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC). The NAC proved so beneficial that it is now a standard step towards transition in all CCMC-managed communities. In 2009, the community transitioned to homeowner control. Since then, CCMC has continued to partner with the Board to maintain the appeal and preserve the history of Power Ranch. Together, we have completed more than $2,000,000 in new, improved and re-purposed amenity projects that align with the long-term vision of the community membership and outlined within the current Board’s strategic plan. This has created a neighborhood where residents know their neighbors and seek daily engagement for the purpose of creating the intangible asset we call “community.” These projects include the installation of solar ramadas and shade structures over all the play equipment, the enlargement of the splash pad, the construction of two new bocce ball courts, the improvement of lighting, sound and audio visual systems in the Barn, plus the purchase and transformation of the former sales center into the Ranch and Carriage House tween center, event patio, staff offices, teaching kitchen, work out facilities and intimate event space.
“We could not be more proud of our work at Power Ranch,” explains CCMC division president Delores Ferguson. “We are extremely grateful to work with its like-minded leaders and support their continued vision to preserve the spirit of family and community that sets Power Ranch apart.”
CCMC grows its business by building relationships with like-minded clients. “It is very rewarding to announce that our relationship with Shea Homes Colorado has resulted in a new consulting project for our company,” explains division president Delores Ferguson. “Our work with Solstice in Littleton, Colorado, will begin immediately.” This will be our third project with Shea Homes Colorado; others include BackCountry and The Canyons.
Formerly named Plum Creek, this community is situated along the Chatfield Reservoir and will feature extensive lake views. Solstice will eventually grow to 1,100 households. The community center, currently in the design phase, will be one of the many amenities available to residents. This multi-generational community will also feature approximately 600 age-targeted ranch homes. Sales will begin next year, with the first closings anticipated for the end of 2018.
Shea Homes is an independent member of the Shea family of companies. As the oldest and largest family-owned homebuilder in the United States, the company builds new homes in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas and Washington.
Nearly two decades ago, CCMC began its relationship with Sunbelt Holdings at Power Ranch. Later, Vistancia, Sonoran Foothills, Blackstone, Johnson Ranch and La Estancia were added to our portfolio. Two years ago, CCMC began providing pre-development consulting services for a new Sunbelt project named Windrose at Zanjero Trails. Now, CCMC has transitioned this community to a management contract, effective September 1, 2017.
Windrose at Zanjero Trails is a new 680-acre, mixed-use, native desert community at the intersection of Perryville and Camelback Road in Maricopa County. Developed in partnership with the Maricopa Water district, the community will ultimately become a mix of commercial space and approximately 1,700 residential households.
Sunbelt Holdings has been a recognized leader in real estate development, management and investment throughout the Southwest for more than 30 years. The firm has been actively involved in many of the Valley’s most sought-after communities.
Sunbelt Holdings has selected CCMC to manage Portland on the Park, one of Downtown Phoenix’s newest high-rise communities. “Over the years, we have worked closely with Sunbelt Holdings to guide several of their projects through transition,” explains division president Delores Ferguson. “Our thoughtful approach to this significant event has brought long-term stability and success to Power Ranch, Johnson Ranch and Sonoran Foothills. Now, this developer has asked CCMC to apply our methodology at Portland on the Park, as this community will transition to homeowner control by the end of this year.”
Upon completion, Portland on the Park will house 160 condominium units. Offering residents an energized, metropolitan standard of living, this community is located in the Central Arts District of Phoenix. Neighborly connections are encouraged by community and social spaces, such as a resort-style pool, a state-of-the-art fitness facility and an open-air gathering spot (complete with spectacular views, BBQ and fire pit facilities) atop the 14-story tower. Ample bike storage, accommodations for electric car charging stations and an impressive IT infrastructure allow residents to fully embrace green initiatives and convenience technology.
Over the past 30 years, Sunbelt Holdings has been a recognized leader in real estate development, dedicated to adding value to meaningful projects, including some of Phoenix’s most beloved residential communities.
What do three of the top 50 best-selling active adult communities in the country have in common? Why, CCMC of course! The team at 55Places.com recently compiled their annual list of top 50 best-selling active adult communities, as demonstrated by the number of sales through 55Places.com between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017.
Congratulations to Hill Country Retreat (San Antonio, Texas), Province (Maricopa, AZ) and Frisco Lakes by Dell Webb (Frisco, TX) for making the list. They were ranked as follows:
No. 18: Hill Country Retreat
No. 33: Province
No. 46: Frisco Lakes by Del Webb
Hats off to all of our best-selling active adult communities! We can’t help but notice your CCMC edge. To read the complete list, CLICK HERE.
At CCMC, we love to see our people and our communities shine. So we were thrilled to learn that The Hollows received three distinguished awards from Community Associations Institute (CAI) Austin Chapter. Please join us in congratulating the Board of Directors and our CCMC team on the following honors:
Community of the Year
This honor recognizes the top community association in the greater Austin area that demonstrates overall excellence and innovation. The Community of the Year is awarded for exceptional collaboration between community management and the board of directors for the purposes of preserving property values and protecting community assets. “During my eight years in this industry, I have never experienced such a wonderful balance of support from committee and board members,” explains community manager Karen Waryas. “We act as partners, investing our time in each other and in this community.”
This award acknowledges community associations with board members who proactively participate in their roles in and responsibilities for the association. At The Hollows, this means carefully preparing for all board and annual meetings in a thoughtful and engaged manner.
This award recognizes communities that have made great strides to improve their financial stewardship and overcome financial obstacles to obtain a healthy and balanced budget, along with adequate reserve finding. By renegotiating contracts, the association was able to save $11,000 and has maintained a delinquency rate that is less than 5%.
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.
Oakwood Homes has selected CCMC to provide pre-development consulting services for Daybreak Village 7, an age-qualified sub-association of approximately 450 homes with an 11,000 square foot clubhouse and dedicated lifestyle team. First sales are planned for the spring of 2018.
“Oakwood Homes is a new client for our company with an exciting future,” explains division president Tony Ledvina. “With shared values of integrity and customer satisfaction, we look forward to building a strong relationship with Oakwood over the coming years.”
Currently active in Utah and Colorado, Oakwood Homes was recently purchased by Berkshire Hathaway and is now part of the Clayton Homes operating group. Their mission is to create unmatched luxury homes that are accessible and personalized at every price point for home buyers in every stage of life.
Two years ago, CCMC began its partnership with Utah-based Ivory Homes and began providing community management services to the master-planned community of Ivory Ridge along with five of its sub-associations. Now, Ivory Homes has selected CCMC as its community management provider for Holbrook Farms, Anderson Farms and Overland. All three communities will open for sales this year.
Located in Lehi, Utah Holbrook Farms will eventually grow to nearly 2,000 households. This community is a joint venture with Boyer Development, Oakwood Homes and David Weekley Homes and will feature an assortment of stunning new homes; plus shops, restaurants, parks and trails.
Anderson Farms is situated in the Pleasant Grove area of Lindon, Utah. This charming neighborhood will grow to more than 500 homes.
Situated in the up-and-coming city of Eagle Mountain, Overland will be one of Ivory’s largest master-planned communities, building out at more than 3,000 households. Residents will enjoy beautiful home designs, spacious lots, terrific schools and access to multiple recreation centers.
CCMC was first introduced to Ivory Homes at Daybreak, where they have been building since 2009. With more than a century of combined experience, the Ivory team harbors some of the most prestigious and coveted awards in home style and design. The company is currently building in more than 60 locations across the state of Utah.
CCMC has been selected as the new community management solution for Garden Lakes, a master-planned, waterfront living community in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale. “For the past three months, we have worked closely with the resident board members, answering several rounds of questions for them about our company and our unique approach to community management,” explains division president Delores Ferguson. “We have demonstrated the CCMC difference through our detailed responsiveness. Now, we welcome the opportunity to exceed the expectations of residents and board members, alike.” Our management services will begin on September 1, 2017.
Composed of 2,200 households, Garden Lakes features two lakes, boat ramps and docks. An abundance of trees and lush landscaping make this community a true desert oasis. There are also several expansive parks with open fields and picnic areas for residents to enjoy. We are very pleased to welcome Garden Lakes to the CCMC family.
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.