CCMC Names Nicole Engelmann Vice President, Corporate Communications

Nicole Engelmann newCCMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Nicole Engelmann to vice president of corporate communications. “I am incredibly grateful to be a member of the CCMC family,” she explains. “It is extremely rewarding to contribute to a company that puts people first and values innovative ideas that can transform our industry.”

Originally from New Mexico, Nicole earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona. In 2000, she joined CCMC as lifestyle director for the Grayhawk Community Association in Scottsdale. Six years later, she was named CCMC’s first corporate lifestyle director and served in that role through 2013. Under her leadership, CCMC designed unique pre-development lifestyle consulting services that remain unmatched in our industry while recruiting, training and connecting our national lifestyle teams. Prior to joining CCMC, Nicole served as community relations manager for Barnes & Noble in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In 2014, Nicole was named our first communications director. As leader of our communications efforts, Nicole is responsible for corporate-wide client and employee communications, marketing support, media relations, and support of community-level communications. Nicole also developed the training class Dealing with Difficult People several years ago and continues to lead this class today in various markets. “Since 2014 Nicole has taken our communications to a new level,” says CEO D. J. Cole “She expertly captures CCMC’s unique culture and purpose in messaging to our employees, clients and prospects.” Most recently, Nicole has led projects to assess and enhance the branding and communications of several long-standing clients including Celebration, Florida, Mountain’s Edge, Nevada, Estrella, Arizona and Johnson Ranch, Arizona. The CCMC Communications Department also plays a key role in the design of websites and materials for many new clients when they become CCMC partners.

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Beyond the Paper Business

The following article was recently published on page 6 of the 2016 Summer Issue of Community Resource magazine.

By Lisa Capriotti, Corporate Lifestyle Director, CCMC

Lisa Capriotti newUntil most recently, community management companies have been hired to protect the value of homes mainly through covenant enforcement, design review, landscape maintenance and balanced budgeting. While investment protection was the original purpose of Homeowners Associations, today’s marketplace recognizes that there is an opportunity for an increased return on investment when we allocate resources creating strong connections both inside and outside of our communities.

This is accomplished in communities that band together to enter a national holiday lights contest or when a group of homeowners coordinate a fundraiser to assist a neighbor struggling with loss or when friends gather together to do yardwork for an elderly neighbor.

The most progressive industry professionals look beyond managing the tasks of the job to investing in relationships within and around the greater community. There are several layers to the process of enhancing connectivity among community members. As an association manager, have you ever considered how you can enhance the quality of life of your residents?

Neighbor to Neighbor

The neighbor to neighbor connection is the most fundamental component to creating a sense of community. These opportunities are typically resident-driven and present themselves as block parties, small gatherings of like-minded individuals, and various types of clubs. The purpose is to create an environment where people can get to know one another on a much deeper level and are conducive to forming lasting relationships.

Community to Greater Community

Once neighbors feel connected to one another, a further connection needs to be made with the community beyond the association’s borders. This is accomplished by getting to know your local police and fire officials, school principals and local business owners, and participating in charitable endeavors that support local and national causes.

In addition to managing the tangibles in your community, it is important to manage the intangibles, as well. Building relationships and investing in the greater community will bring significant value to your residents and enhance their quality of life.

CCMC Named Management Company for The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo, AZ

shutterstock_86431777.compressedFor the past 18 months, CCMC has been providing pre-development consulting services to Statesman USA for their new project in Chandler named The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo. “I am very pleased to announce that we have now successfully transitioned this community from consulting to management,” says western division president Delores Ferguson. “This transition is the result of our long-standing and successful relationship with Statesman.” Our management services will begin immediately. CCMC first started doing business with Statesman USA in 2006, when we were hired to manage Toscana of Desert Ridge.

Situated within the Ocotillo master association, The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo will consist of 278 mid-rise condominiums overlooking Ocotillo Lake, a 27-hole Championship Troon Golf Course, lush greenery, pedestrian walkways and spacious park areas. Community amenities include underground parking, a resort-style pool and spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Serving as builder-developer for nearly 50 years, The Statesman Corporation has built and served more than 6,000 residents. One of Alberta’s largest and most respected names in residential housing, this Canadian company has earned numerous local, regional and national awards for its unparalleled craftsmanship and design.

CCMC Named Management Company for Babcock Ranch, FL

3_girl.compressedAfter nearly a year, CCMC has transitioned Babcock Ranch from pre-development consulting to management. Our three management agreements, beginning August 1, 2016, will include Babcock Residential, Babcock Commercial and Babcock Ranch Community Independent Special District. The first neighborhood is on track to have models ready by early next year. “The uniqueness of this community and its alignment with the CCMC purpose, makes Babcock Ranch a wonderful community partner for CCMC,” explains central division president Todd Davidson.

Developed by Kitson & Partners, Babcock Ranch is a new eco-centric town embedded in nature and powered by the sun, innovation and the great outdoors. It will be a place to live with purpose, passion, energy and inspiration. The 18,000-acre project will eventually include 19,500 households, 6,000,000 square feet of commercial space, plus a 75 mega-watt solar facility and smart grid technology to ensure that Babcock Ranch generates more clean and renewable energy than it consumes, ensuring that is will become the leading voice in community-based sustainable energy. Destined to become America’s most walkable, hikeable and bikeable town, Babcock Ranch will feature a network of neighborhoods and public resources linked by trails, parks and greenways. Fifty percent of the land will be dedicated to greenways, parks and lakes. The development team envisions a place where children can bike to school, adults can walk to work, and families can shop within an easy stroll from their homes. Outdoor recreation and gathering places will abound. A wide spectrum of housing products and commercial opportunities, all featuring environmentally-friendly designs and technology, will be available. Adjacent to the 73,000-acre Babcock Preserve, this property is just 20 minutes northeast of Fort Myers, with easy access to the airport, beaches and cultural attractions.

With roots dating back to 1992, Kitson & Partners is a private real estate development company focused on creating vibrant, engaging places that spur economic growth and deliver enduring value. Over the past two decades, Kitson & Partners has established a set of guiding principles based on the development and management of sustainable master-planned communities and retail centers across the State of Florida, enabling the company to reduce environmental impacts and improve quality of life.

CCMC Expands Relationship with Shea Homes Colorado

canyons-landing-hero“It is very rewarding to announce that our relationship with Shea Homes Colorado has resulted in a new consulting project for our company,” explains western division president Delores Ferguson. “Our work with The Canyons in Castle Pines, Colorado will begin immediately.”

The Canyons is a 3,300-acre community that will eventually grow to 2,000 households. It will be a place designed for active living, outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship. More than half of the land will be dedicated to parks and open space. Public school sites, civic uses, retail environments and business space will make the neighborhood complete. Residential infrastructure work will begin later this year. Homes are expected to be ready for sale in 2018. When complete, this project will nearly double the size of city of Castle Pines.

Since 2008, CCMC has provided lifestyle and community management services to BackCountry, Shea’s exclusive neighborhood within Highlands Ranch, Colorado. This has allowed us to build an extremely strong partnership with Shea that will now extended beyond BackCountry.

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.

Congratulations to our Best Active Adult Communities for Singles!

55PlacesBestforSingelsOver 55 and single? Then why not come home to Hill Country Retreat (San Antonio, TX) or Heritage Todd Creek (Thornton, CO)? Both were rated among the best active adult community for singles by 55 Place. Both are managed by CCMC. With prime locations and beautiful amenities, these fantastic active adult communities also offer housing products and social clubs designed with singles in mind.

CCMC Vice President Andy Babbitt Selected as National Council Member for ULI

Andy BabbittCCMC is proud to announce that vice president Andy Babbitt has been selected to serve on the newly-formed Lifestyle Residential Development Council-55 for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a multidiscipline real estate forum dedicated to creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide through the responsible use of land. With more than 30,000 members, ULI is recognized as one of the world’s most respected sources of information regarding urban planning, growth and development. As a national council member, Andy will join an elite network of developers, land planners, and other professionals who, like CCMC, have a specific expertise in active adult lifestyle communities and are recognized as industry leaders who offer innovative application in their respective fields. “It is quite an honor for me to represent CCMC among national leaders in the active adult world,” says Andy.

About ULI: Today, ULI has more than 25 U.S. Product Councils, each with its own narrow focus. These councils offer industry leaders various opportunities to exchange information and share best practices. Council members play a critical role in building communities, developing neighborhoods, bringing residential and recreation spaces to life, and designing facilities that are sustainable environments. Each member has a high level of commitment and responsibility to his or her council. This may include presenting, advising, publishing, educating, researching and serving.


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CCMC Named Community Management Company for Morningstar, Texas

MorningstarOne year ago, CCMC began providing pre-development consulting to FG Aledo Development LLC for Morningstar. Today, we announce that we have successfully transitioned our consulting agreement into a management contract. Our services began on June 1, 2016.

Located in Fort Worth, Morningstar will be situated on 738 acres and eventually grow to 2,100 homes. Community amenities will include acres of open green space, filled with native wildflowers, manmade lakes and streams that run throughout the community, clubhouse, resort-style pools, play yard, lakeside amphitheater and two-and-a-half miles of hiking and biking trails that wind along creeks lined with mature shade trees and natural landscape. Homes sales are expected to begin in September of this year.

FG Aledo Development LLC was formed as a partnership between Lackland Holdings and Sable Development. Lackland Holdings, LLC and its affiliates have completed over 120 real estate developments or acquisitions since inception in 1991. Currently, the company owns properties or notes in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico and Missouri. With a customer base of national and regional homebuilders, Sable Development specializes in development of single-family communities in high growth areas around the DFW Metroplex.