Craig Ranch has done it again! Located in the Dallas suburb of McKinney, this mixed-use project has been named Master-Planned Community of the Year (200 acres or more) by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Dallas Builders Association’s McSAM Awards. Envisioned to become a place where neighbors have access to community-based support for leading an active, healthy lifestyle; Craig Ranch offers a top-rated golf course, open green spaces, creeks, parks, trails, popular playing fields and a robust community lifestyle program. “Imagine a place where people of all ages can live, work and play in an environment designed for healthy, conscious living. That place is Craig Ranch,” explains division president Todd Davidson. “And CCMC is privileged to provide our community management and lifestyle services to such a recognized and respected project.” Congratulations Craig Ranch!
Established in 1944, the Dallas Builders Association is a trade association for all segments of the residential building industry in the Dallas metropolitan area. It’s mission is to enhance its members’ ability to provide safe affordable, quality housing to the citizens of the local community. The Sales and Marketing Council connects people and builds careers through information, education, recognition and networking. The Council awarded its first McSAM Award in 1979 for significant and creative contributions in residential marketing through specific achievements. CLICK HERE to see a complete list of this year’s winners.
After fourteen months, CCMC has successfully completed pre-development consulting services for The Groves, a new 993-acre mixed-use, master-planned community in northeast Houston being developed by Crescent Communities. Our consulting services included building and reviewing all community documents and lifestyle amenity and programming recommendations. “I am very pleased to announce that our consulting work at The Groves has resulted in a management contract,” says division president Todd Davidson. “This is the second time this year Crescent Communities has chosen CCMC to be their community management solution. The first was 45 days ago for Belterra. The dedication of Jeff Girardeau, our CCMC community manager at Belterra, has led directly to this new opportunity.” CCMC will begin managing the community in May 2014. A CCMC lifestyle director will be hired in November 2014, just as the first homeowners are expected to arrive.
The Groves will eventually include up to 2,259 single-family homes, 540 apartment homes, 50 acres of retail and commercial space, 40-acre school campus and family-friendly amenities, designed for modern living. Just one mile from Lake Houston, the property is ten miles east of George Bush International Airport and twenty five miles northeast of the city’s central business district. Read more
Last week, 100,000 lady bugs moved into Vistancia, Arizona. It was (of course) the annual Ladybug Release, organized by CCMC. Students from Vistancia Elementary School pitched in to spread the little critters over turf, plants and flowers. But do you know how this tradition came to be? The idea started back in 2003, when aphids were invading Power Ranch, Arizona. Then lifestyle director, Kathy Clark, collaborated with her community manager to turn the problem into an opportunity to partner with the local elementary school and release thousands of ladybugs into the air. The ladybugs were a natural way to combat the aphids. Now, more than a decade later, this annual tradition is treasured across the country by many CCMC-managed communities. Now, that’s an innovative solution! CLICK HERE to see the video coverage from the local Fox affiliate originally broadcast on April 8, 2014.
What do the master-planned communities of Providence and Mountain’s Edge have in common? Both are located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both are being developed by Focus Property Group. Both are managed by CCMC. And both are among the nation’s fastest selling neighborhoods, according to the annual surveys recently published by two real estate research and consulting firms, John Burns Real Estate Consulting LLC and RCLCO. READ MORE …
CCMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Jenna Perkins to vice president for the western division. “For the past nine months, Jenna has proven her abilities as director of client fulfillment,” says division president Delores Ferguson. “She has led our team members to achieve more than they knew they were capable of, while simultaneously strengthening our bonds with clients. She has demonstrated her leadership capabilities and is now ready to assume a higher level of executive responsibility. Her new title will come with added responsibilities, including the addition of several new communities to her portfolio.” Jenna’s promotion will be effective on April 1, 2014.
Jenna first joined CCMC in 2001 as Parks & Recreation Manager at Celebration, Florida. During her tenure there, she developed a comprehensive strategic lifestyle plan for her department. Five years later, she would earn her Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Central Florida, while working as a recreation superintendent for the City of St. Cloud. She would go on to serve as Parks & Leisure Services Director for the City of Oakland Park, overseeing more than 100 employees and leading the department through a national accreditation process. In that role, she completed a year-long comprehensive master plan for her department. She returned to CCMC in 2012 to complete many special projects for various communities. She has also been instrumental in developing several new internal training programs and providing pre-development consulting services to new clients.
Jenna holds her Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) accreditation from Community Associations Institute and Certified Arizona Association Manager (CAAM) certification from the Arizona Association of Community Managers. Her past leadership service includes conference committee member, southeast region board member, director’s committee chair and southeast region director elect for the Florida Recreation and Parks Association. She has also been an examiner for the Florida Sterling Council, certified with extensive training on performance excellence.
CCMC has successfully completed pre-development consulting services for Brockdale, a new Dallas-area neighborhood developed by Hillwood Communities. These services included participation in design charrettes and building a full-cycle budget for the project. “Once again, our consulting services have resulted in a management agreement with a nationally-recognized master-plan developer,” explains division president Todd Davidson. “This is great news for CCMC!” We will begin managing Brockdale this month. Paving has already begun and should be completed by the end of April. The first homeowners are expected to arrive in late summer.
Located in the Dallas suburb of Lucas, Brockdale was designed for the modern family. It will eventually grow to 206 half-acre homesites. Brockdale is one of Hillwood’s Live Smart neighborhoods. As such, it has been designed with the guiding principles of environmental stewardship, education and enrichment, technology, healthy living and an endearing sense of community. It is composed of 136 acres in Lucas, Texas and overlooks Lake Lavon. Brockdale children will attend the highly-regarded Lovejoy Independent School District. Brockdale. Home. Joy. Love.
Establish in 1988 by Ross Perot Jr., Hillwood Communities is part of Hillwood Development LLC. Founded upon the core values of character, courage and integrity, the company is ranked among the top ten residential land developers in the country. Hillwood Communities has developed over 23,000 lots in more than 70 master-planned settings across the continental United States, Hawaii and Central America.
Almost 30 CCMC managers, executive team members and community board members met with legislators on February 25 at AACM’s annual Day at the Capitol event. “This is a great opportunity for us to meet and have lunch with legislators from the districts in which we have communities,” said CEO D. J. Cole. “I was thrilled to see so many of our managers and board members in attendance today.”
A member of AACM’s Legislative Action Committee, Western Division President Delores Ferguson is very pleased with the way the pendulum has swung closer to the center in terms of the relationships HOAs have with the Legislature. “Our goal has always been to establish solid and positive relationships with Legislators so they understand how professional homeowner associations are managed,” she explains. “As a result of the relationships we’ve formed over the years, legislators have come to us with questions about bills they are reviewing, and less harmful legislation has passed.” Read more
After eight months, CCMC has successfully completed pre-development consulting services for Trinity Falls, a 1,700-acre mixed-use master-planned community that will eventually include up to 4,500 households, retail space and a 250-acre park along the East Fork of the Trinity River. These services included building a full-cycle budget, reviewing all community documents, plus lifestyle amenity and programming recommendations. “We are very pleased to see yet another consulting contract lead to a management agreement,” says division president Todd Davidson. CCMC will begin managing the community this month. A CCMC lifestyle director will be hired in June 2014. The first homeowners are expected to arrive two months after that.
Developed by Castle Hill Partners (CHP), Trinity Falls is located in the Dallas suburb of McKinney. It will be the third-largest residential development in the area. The plans also include land for two elementary schools, one middle school, hike and bike trails, ball fields, amphitheaters, and small parks scattered throughout. CHP is a private investment firm which invests in financially troubled properties in order to provide opportunities for repositioning and debt resolution. With more than 100 employees, the firm typically funds its projects without financing contingencies and each principal has more than 25 years of experience in his or her respective area of expertise. Collectively, CHP has acquired and developed over 6 million square feet of office and industrial space, over 10,000 units of multifamily housing and more than 25,000 acres of commercial and residential land.
Crescent Communities has selected CCMC to become the community association management firm for Belterra, located in the Austin suburb of Dripping Springs. “CCMC has been consulting on this established project since our client acquired it last year,” explains division president Todd Davidson. “After conducting an impressive lifestyle audit and staying true to our level of service and management philosophy, we have gained the trust of all parties involved with this project.” Our management contract will began on March 1, 2014.
Belterra currently has 1,200 homes and will grow to 2,000. Known for its vast open space and fantastic trail system, this neighborhood also includes a community center, gym, aquatics center and several lifestyle events. “We are excited to raise the bar at Belterra and give the community the tools it will need to realize its full potential of connectivity,” explains corporate lifestyle director Debra Wyatte. Please join us in welcoming Belterra to the CCMC family.
CCMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Pat Wasson. In her new role as vice president for the central division, she will oversee all CCMC-managed communities in Florida; serve as mentor and trainer to all community managers in this region; and ensure our Florida teams are fulfilling the CCMC purpose of creating experiences that connect people in the communities where they live and offices where we work. “No one is more equipped for this role than Pat,” explains division president Todd Davidson. “For the past fifteen years, she has served as our CCMC executive director at Celebration, Florida. One of the most recognized and respected leaders in our industry, she has led her community down a path of tremendous growth and incredible success. Her ability to establish, nurture and grow a vast network of strategic contacts has given Celebration a powerful community voice, while her expert leadership and counsel have allowed this community to continue to be one of the most recognized in the nation.” Pat will assume her new role once a successor has been selected, hired and trained. Read more