CCMC has recently entered into an agreement with Lackland Holdings, LLC to provide pre-development consulting services for its new master-planned community named Morningstar. “It’s always exciting to bring a new client into the CCMC family,” explains division president Todd Davidson. “This is our opportunity to show Lackland how we are different — and how our expertise can increase the success of their current and future projects.” Located in Fort Worth, Morningstar will be situated on 738 acres and eventually grow to 2,100 homes. Homes sales will begin in January 2016. The community will feature an amenity center, open space, future school site, and commercial space.
Since its inception in 1991, Lackland Holdings, LLC and its affiliates have completed over 120 real estate developments or acquisitions. Currently, the company owns properties or notes in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico and Missouri.
After 18 months, CCMC has successfully completed pre-development consulting services for Bryson, a new master-planned community by Crescent Communities. Located in the Austin suburb of Leander, Bryson will be the fifth Crescent community managed by CCMC. “Everyone at CCMC should be recognized for this opportunity,” says central division president, Todd Davidson. “Our client fulfillment and shared service teams have done a tremendous job of building a strong relationship with Crescent Communities through our efforts at Belterra, Oakland Park, The Groves, Wildridge — and now Bryson.”
Situated near the San Gabriel River, on 490 acres of beautiful Hill Country terrain, Bryson will eventually include 1,200 quality homes and a community amenity center, scheduled to open in the summer of 2016. Access to downtown Austin is quick and easy, thanks to a convenient Leander Metro Rail station. Designed as a live, work, play community, Bryson is close to great shopping destinations, such as 1890 Ranch, featuring more than 80 shopping, dining, service, and entertainment venues.
For over half a century, Crescent Communities has helped define moments that matter for all those who live, work and play in their neighborhoods. Their mission is to create residential, commercial and land developments that cultivate communities with lasting legacies. The company is based in Charlotte, North Carolina and their projects span across the southern United States. Crescent Communities currently owns 70,000 acres of land, with assets exceeding $1 billion. Their focus is on developing the most innovative, sustainable places for the modern market.
Once again, the communities in our care are taking home awards! Here is the latest from Caldwell Communities, that was recently awarded highest honors in seven categories, more than any other developer, at the Greater Houston Builder’s Association 2014 PRISM awards, which recognizes the industry’s top performers in people, product and promotion. Of special note, Caldwell Communities won the GHBA’s “Houston’s Best PRISM Grand Award –Developer” along with the PRISM for “Humanitarian of the Year” for its support of numerous events and causes benefiting Cy-Fair ISD, the school district that serves two of its master-planned communities. Three of Caldwell Communities’ master-planned communities, Rock Creek, Willowcreek Ranch, and Towne Lake, took highest honors in five categories. Rock Creek, a 345-acre resort-style Texas Hill Country themed community in Cypress, Texas won a PRISM award for “Community of the Year.” Designed for upscale living, the quantity and quality of amenities offered in Rock Creek are unparalleled for a community its size. Willowcreek Ranch, a 700-acre equestrian-themed estate community in Northwest Houston, won a PRISM award for “Community Landscape Design of the Year.” Presenting the rare opportunity to live an elegant “Life Unbridled,” Willowcreek Ranch offers an unmatched lifestyle for those seeking acreage living in the Houston-area. Towne Lake, a 2,400-acre, master-planned community in Cypress, Texas centered around the Houston area’s largest private recreational lake, won PRISM awards for “Sales Center of the Year,” “Interactive Point of Sale Experience of the Year,” and “Landscape Design of the Year.” Towne Lake’s 300-acre lake, the fourth largest in Houston and the centerpiece of this community “Connected by Water,” encourages residents to ski, sail, fish, tube, float and visit neighbors by boat. Congratulations Caldwell Companies! We love your CCMC style.
In celebration of Earth Day, 100,000 ladybugs 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 CCMC 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 3TV.
It’s funny how things evolve. Ten years ago, community association management companies did not have to have expertise in things like lifestyle amenities and community agriculture. But in today’s competitive environment, such knowledge is critical to our client’s success. Take, for example, the latest article by Chris Crawford, President of RVi Planning and Landscape Architecture entitled The Evolution of Community Design, which includes contributions from CCMC Division President, Todd Davidson, and Corporate Lifestyle Director, Debra Wyatte. Insights such as these are the reason developers across the country trust CCMC to transform their vision for new communities into sustainable realities. CCMC. Now this feels like home.
CCMC has recently entered into an agreement with Newport Pacific Land Development to provide pre-development consulting services for its new active adult community in Las Vegas named Latitude. “It’s exciting to introduce a brand new client to CCMC,” explains Tony Ledvina. “Newport Pacific Land Development shares our commitment to quality and results, and we look forward to becoming a trusted partner of the firm.”
Located within the Summerlin master plan, Latitude will include 371 households and up to 14,000 square feet of community and fitness amenities. The community emphasizes high-end design and services in a walkable environment. Owners will be able to select from four different types of homes, offering views of both the Las Vegas strip and the mountains.
Newport Pacific Land Company (NPLC) is both an asset management and land development firm. The company manages land investments for institutional investors and owners, and also acts as a land development firm with principal investments. As a land development company, NPLC acquires property in strategic locations throughout the United States and then adds value by entitling and/or developing high-quality communities. These dual business lines give NPLC the flexibility to structure transactions that fit the asset.
CCMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Brandon Exline to vice president for the western division. “Over the past six months, Brandon has proven his leadership abilities as director of client fulfillment,” says division president Delores Ferguson. “His smart ideas, and ability to implement them, have connected him to our team members and clients alike,” explains Delores. “He is now ready for a higher level of responsibility.”
Since joining the CCMC executive team, Brandon has assisted with a number of pre-development consulting projects, while providing exceptional guidance and coaching to several CCMC teams in the Phoenix area, and serving as interim community manager for Terravita from January-March 2015. Furthermore, he has established himself as a leader in our industry by earning his PCAM® designation from Community Associations Institute (CAI) and his CAAM® certification from Arizona Association of Community Managers, where he will serve on the Education Committee and act as a valued instructor. He is also recognized as a CMCA® by Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) and holds the AMS® from CAI. He was accepted to ULI-Arizona’s Young Leaders Group Partnership Forum in June 2014.
Originally from Colorado, Brandon joined CCMC shortly after earning his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2006. He was named director of client fulfillment in 2014, while serving as the community manager for Providence in Las Vegas, Nevada. Under his leadership, the CCMC team at Providence has received several awards, including “Southern Nevada Outstanding Master Association of the Year” from Community Associations Institute’s (CAI) Nevada Board of Directors. Previously, he was the development coordinator for SouthShore at Lake Las Vegas, assistant community manager at SouthShore, and community manager at V at Lake Las Vegas. “Brandon’s career with CCMC is a wonderful example of the opportunity our company holds,” explains Delores. “His intelligence, drive, and ability to implement creative solutions have always set him apart.”
At CCMC, we love it when our communities shine! So, we were particularly pleased to see the list of Ranking Arizona’s 2015 Best Master-Planned Communities. In fact, the public opinion poll lists five communities in our care among Arizona’s top six master-planned communities. That’s right… five of the top six master-planned communities are managed by CCMC! Coincidence? We’ll let you be the judge. In the meantime, we’d like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to all our top-ranked communities. We truly admire your CCMC style.
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.