Combine Austin’s urban culture with the Hill Country’s wide open spaces and you’ll discover Belterra by Crescent Communities. Designed to offer residents the best of both worlds, this neighborhood is unlike any other. No wonder Belterra was named Master-Planned Community of the Year at the Austin Business Journal’s 2015 Residential Real Estate Awards luncheon on Friday, February 27.
Designed to showcase the pristine Texas countryside, just miles from downtown, Belterra offers 400 acres of open space, creeks, and beautiful outdoor spaces that attract an abundance of wildlife. Intelligently maintained, the natural topography serves as a natural filtration system for water conservation. Established and thriving, Belterra will eventually grow to 2,000 households. Known for its vast open space and fantastic parks and trail system, this neighborhood also includes a community center, fitness center, aquatics area, and lifestyle programs. CCMC has been providing community management and lifestyle services to Belterra since March 2014. Congratulations Belterra. This award is certainly well-deserved.
CCMC has been selected by Freehold Communities to provide pre-development consulting services for NorTex, a new community in the San Antonio suburb of Shertz/Cibolo. This agreement represents our firm’s fourth opportunity to consult with Freehold. CCMC has also provided consulting for Durham Farms (Hendersonville, Tennessee), Headwaters and Highland Meadows (Austin, Texas).
NorTex is one of Freehold’s Vital Communities™, emphasizing healthy living, engagement, connectivity, stewardship, and design. Master-planned on 434 acres, this community will include 1,471 households with front porches, playgrounds, neighborhood parks, walking trails, and a community swimming pool – all arranged to connect families and friends.
Freehold Communities is currently developing approximately 9,000 residential lots in Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts; Freehold also has offices in St. Augustine, Florida and Austin, Texas.
(l to r): Gary McClain, Caitlyn Cole, Bob Ruszcyzk, Ry Hargraves, Mike Anderson, Marlina Short, Shani Fazzi, Chris DeLong, Melissa Wirthlin, Tony Ledvina, Mark Leon, Melissa Bott, Vicky Parris, Glen Proctor, Ken Nozaki, Jeremy McClain, Sharon Bolinger
At CCMC, we invest in people. This includes empowering our team members to make a meaningful impact on our industry. So it was quite an honor to be named 2014 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, February 21, 2015. This is the third time CCMC has been named Management Company of the Year by CAI-NV. “It was extremely rewarding to see the dedication of our management 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.”
Educating homeowners. Successful problem solving. Overcoming adversity. Contributing to the local community. Community management excellence. That’s what CCMC is all about! Just ask the CCMC team at Red Rock Country Club HOA. They represent these values in everything they do. No wonder their community was named Southern Nevada Outstanding Large Association of the Year by the Nevada Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI) at the annual CAI Nevada Chapter Gala Awards, held Saturday, February 21, 2015. This is the second time Red Rock Country Club HOA has received this award.
“Our CCMC management team at Red Rock Country Club HOA, led by community manager Sharon Bolinger, is dedicated to providing only the very best service to their members,” explains CCMC division president Tony Ledvina, “Day after day, they operate with meticulous care and a personal touch that consistently sets their community apart.” Congratulations to Sharon and her entire team, including Marlina Short, Mike Dickinson, Shani Fazzi, Larry LaGrange, Jay Yamasaki, and Jeff Jumper. “The success of our Red Rock Country Cub HOA team would not be possible without the dedicated community leaders who serve on our community committees and board of directors,” adds Tony. “It is our privilege to be involved with this exceptional community.”
CCMC has been named community management company for Wildridge, a new community in Dallas suburb of Oak Point, along the shores of Lake Lewisville. Developed by Crescent Communities and Taylor-Duncan Interests, LLC (TDI), Wildridge offers wide-open spaces, rolling hills and shady trees. Nothing contrived. Nothing manufactured. This is 385-acres of nature at its very best. Neighbors will enjoy a community center, swimming pool, winding trails, stocked pond, inviting waterfronts, passive parks, and other amenities designed to connect people to the outdoors. Wildridge will open this summer and eventually grow to 1,300 single-family households. CCMC currently manages 3 other Crescent communities, including Belterra, Oakland Park and The Groves, and is providing pre-development consulting on another Crescent community in Austin, Texas. Our services at Wildridge will begin on April 1, 2015.
About Crescent Communities - Founded in 1969 in Charlotte, NC, Crescent Communities is a diversified real estate investment, development and operating company dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people through sustainable multifamily, residential and commercial communities and responsible land management. Crescent’s portfolio today includes 22 master-planned communities, including its signature Palmetto Bluff, as well as 15 multifamily projects with 4,295 units under construction or in planning. The company owns and manages approximately 42,118 acres, including 800 acres zoned for commercial use.
About Taylor-Duncan Interests, LLC - TDI was formed in 1992 by Larry Taylor and Phillip Duncan to focus on residential lot development opportunities to serve the needs of the home building industry. TDI and its related entities have developed thousands of single-family lots and have worked closely with many of the nation’s large private and public homebuilders providing new communities in several markets throughout the country. Taylor-Duncan Interests has developed communities in Texas, Tennessee and California over the past 22 years, and they remain extremely active in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and Nashville markets with many new development projects.
CCMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Kim Wiebelhaus to vice president of financial services. “For the past two years, Kim has proven her value as our director of financial services,” says CFO and president of shared services, Mary Ann Hopf. “Her extensive knowledge and personalized service have earned the trust and respect of our team members and clients, alike. Like no other, Kim understands the financial structure and anomalies of each association in our care.”
Kim joined CCMC in 2004 as a member of our accounts receivable team. Later, she would serve as community accountant and community controller. Previously, she worked in commercial banking. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her ability to effectively communicate complex financial information builds confidence and brings peace of mind to our homeowners and the community board members who serve them.
CCMC has recently entered into an agreement with Harvard Investments to provide pre-development consulting services for a new community in the Phoenix suburb of Queen Creek named The Parks. This community will eventually be home to 463 households and an additional 423 homes could be annexed in the future. A community system of parks and trails will connect seven distinct neighborhoods. Our consulting services will include review of governing documents and construction of a pro forma budget.
Located directly across the street from Banner Ironwood Medical Center, this neighborhood will also be accessible to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, the Gateway employment corridor, and Central Arizona College’s San Tan Campus. Amenities will include walking trails, tot lots, play fields, sports courts, picnic areas, and a large covered ramada for events and gatherings. Models will open within one year.
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.
CCMC has been selected to provide community management services for Nexton, an 8,000-lot, mixed-use community in the Charleston suburb of Summerville. “A true ‘live, work, play’ community, Nexton will offer a surprisingly unique mix of high technology and Low Country living,” explains central division president Todd Davidson. “Our pre-development consulting on this project began back in 2011. After four years, we are thrilled to be returning to the South Carolina market.” Lot sales will begin this quarter.
Nexton will include homes, apartments, businesses, shops, restaurants, hotels, a new elementary school, and natural amenities – all connected by parks, trails, and technology. South Carolina’s first GigaFi community, Nexton is a place where every business, school and home can access the internet at speeds of one gigabit per second.
A new model for town-building, Nexton is being developed by MeadWestvaco (MWV). This Fortune 500 company is a leading global packaging company and manages an extensive portfolio of company land holdings. For decades, MWV has cultivated land in the Charleston region for its timber. But the location and scale of this land has made it ideal for development. MWV’s community development group will be headquartered in Nexton’s first corporate building.
CCMC has been selected to provide community management services for Easton Park, a new master-planned community in Austin, Texas. Developed by Brookfield Residential, this bike-friendly neighborhood will span 1,500 acres and include pools, parks, picnic destinations, outdoor amphitheater, schools, trails, hammock garden and community center. Located only 12 minutes from downtown, Easton Park is focused on the best of Austin living. Shaped by a fresh view of community, it has been thoughtfully designed for modern families.
Easton Park will feature seven of Austin’s most innovative homebuilders and home designs that are inspired, original, and (definitely) cool. Phase 1 will include two neighborhoods and will open this year. A full-time lifestyle director will be hired immediately. An on-site community manager will be added within the first two years.
With operations in eleven major markets, Brookfield Residential is the fifth largest land developer and homebuilder in North America. Strategic vision in the residential landscape allows the company to realize its commitment to developing the best places to call home. Brookfield entitles and develops land to create master-planned communities and build and sell lots to third-party builders, as well as to its own homebuilding division.
CCMC has been selected to provide community management services for Parkside, a new upscale community in the Dallas suburb of Irving. Developed by Hines Residential, this master-planned community will feature 800 households, nestled among a robust park system. Centrally located, the community is only minutes from the DFW International Airport and is part of the highly-acclaimed Coppell Independent School District. “It is extremely pleasing to know that our current work for Hines at The Bridges at Las Colinas and Campion Hollows has led to this new business,” explains central division president Todd Davidson.
At Parkside, the thoughtfully-designed park system will include playgrounds, play fields, walking trails, ponds, creeks, picnic areas, dog park, waterways and greenbelts. Created for optimal living and working, Parkside offers neighbors all the conveniences of urban life, plus immediate access to nature.
Hines Residential is one of the world’s largest privately held real estate development and management firms. With the financial strength and experience to successfully execute projects of all sizes and complexity, Hines is known for its high standards, attention to detail, and its ability to achieve excellence across continents and cultures. With its vast experience in urban development and its commitment to community enhancement, Hines focuses on the unique environmental, aesthetic and economic needs of each development it operates.