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
CCMC has entered into an agreement with W. L. of Nevada, Inc. to provide development consulting services for Ascaya, an exclusive hillside community near Las Vegas, Nevada. Our consulting products will include a full-cycle budget, governance review and lifestyle and amenity recommendations.
Situated nearly 1,000 feet above the valley floor, this guard-gated, 664-acre development will boast the area’s most distinctive collection of private estates. The highest point will be 150 feet above the Stratosphere. The view from the top will feature Las Vegas and the Strip to the north, Black Mountain to the east, McCullough Mountains to the south and Mount Charleston to the west. Ribbons of ascending rock walls will wind through 313 choreographed estate sites. Many will feature 180-degree vistas. A few will bask in 360-degree panoramas. The community will embrace architectural inspiration, sustainability and a reverence for nature. “It is a privilege to be involved with such a significant landmark project,” explains division president Tony Ledvina. “Our client expects only the best for their community and we are honored they chose CCMC.”
CCMC is pleased to announce that we are now providing pre-development consulting services to Statesman USA for their new project in Chandler. Located within the Ocotillo master association, The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo will consist of 278 mid-rise condominiums overlooking Ocotillo Lake. Community amenities will include underground parking, resort-style pool, spa, state-of-the-art fitness center and an on-site CCMC community manager. Pre-sales have already begun. The first residents are expected in July 2015.
CCMC first started doing business with Statesman USA in 2006, when we were hired to manage Toscana of Desert Ridge. “Under the leadership of vice president Wendy Mueller, CCMC has earned an exceptionally high level of trust with our client,” explains division president Delores Ferguson. “This new business is a direct result of the outstanding service and consultation we have provided at Toscana.”
Serving as builder-developer for 25 years, The Statesman Corporation has built and served over 6,000 residents. One of Alberta’s largest and most respected names in residential housing, this Canadian company has earned numerous awards for its unparalleled craftsmanship and design.
CCMC is pleased to announce that we will be providing management and pre-development consulting services to Mattamy Homes for two new Phoenix-area neighborhoods. “We are delighted to provide such comprehensive service to this new client. Our goal is to exceed their expectations and become the go-to community management solution for all future Mattamy Homes projects,” explains division president Delores Ferguson.
Crosspointe is a gated community of 160 single-family homes, greenbelts, parks, an open-air pavilion, basketball court, picnic areas and barbecue stations. Located just northwest of Phoenix, Peoria is known for being a family-friendly suburb. Crosspointe features fresh new home designs and neighborhood amenities that make it easy to enjoy the company of family and friends close to home. After four months, CCMC has now completed its pre-development consulting services for this project. This led directly to a management agreement, which will begin on April 1, 2014.
Located on the southwest side of Phoenix, Palm Valley North will feature greenbelts and three community parks equipped with play structures, grills, ramadas and picnic areas in the city of Goodyear. It will grow to include 218 households. CCMC will begin providing pre-development consulting services on this project, which will include a review of all community documents and the development of a full-cycle budget.
Formed in 1978, Mattamy Homes is Canada’s largest new home builder. Operating across the United States and Canada, it has built more than 60,000 homes in 150 different communities. Universally recognized for its commitment to customer satisfaction, Mattamy Homes consistently ranks at the top of most homeowner satisfaction surveys.
The results are in and CCMC manages six of the 2013 top 50 best-selling residential developments in the nation! That’s according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting of Irvine, California that recently released its annual survey results and rankings. Each year, about 100 of the country’s largest neighborhoods disclose their total net sales to this firm, which then ranks them accordingly.
Mountain’s Edge (Las Vegas, Nevada), Providence (Las Vegas, Nevada), Alamo Ranch (San Antonio, Texas), Daybreak (South Jordan, Utah), Vistancia (Peoria, Arizona) and Estrella (Goodyear, Arizona) all made the 2013 list. In fact, these six CCMC-managed communities accounted for 3,038 of the 23,463 new homes sold by the top 50. That’s nearly 13%. The survey also showed overall net sales in the top-selling master plans had increased by 12% over 2013. So, here are the numbers:
- No. 4: Mountain’s Edge sold 841 new homes (and moved up one spot from 2012!)
- No. 7: Providence sold 726 new homes
- No. 10: Alamo Ranch sold 600 new homes (100 more than last year!)
- No. 23: Daybreak sold 353 new homes (and moved up three spots from 2012!)
- No. 31: Vistancia sold 266 new homes
- No. 35: Estrella sold 252 new homes (and moved up 13 spots from 2013!)
Congratulations to all of our best-selling neighborhoods! We can’t help but admire your CCMC style.
To learn more about this ranking and view the complete list, visit www.realestateconsulting.com/blog/ken-perlman/5-capture-rate-top-50-master-planned-communities.
January 2014 marks a new chapter in the CCMC story as D. J. Cole, who joined the firm in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer and President of Shared Services, begins a new role as Chief Executive Officer. Just as it has for the past 40 years, CCMC will continue to provide community association management services that put people first, by creating the lifestyle experiences we have become known for under the leadership of Bart Park III. We look forward to D. J. leading us in our continued commitment to exceptional service, industry innovation, and unmatched client satisfaction. Bart will remain integrally involved as the Chairman of the Board.
Originally established in 1973, CCMC was founded by Ed Boudreau with a commitment to providing clients with outstanding community association management and unparalleled service. Ed’s integrity and dedication established our reputation of excellence. Ed continues to provide guidance to the firm as Chairman Emeritus. In 2004, Bart succeeded Ed as CEO. Under his direction, the firm experienced significant growth and established itself as an industry leader. “Since joining our firm more than six years ago, D. J. has played a critical role on our strategic leadership team,” explains Bart. “He has the history and knowledge to move our firm forward, while preserving our unique culture and brand.” Read more
After one year, CCMC has successfully completed pre-development consulting services for Windsong Ranch, an environmentally-responsible, master-planned community for growing families in the Dallas suburb of Prosper. These services included building a full-cycle budget, reviewing all community documents, plus lifestyle amenity and programming recommendations. “Once again, our comprehensive consulting services have led to a management contract,” explains division president Todd Davidson. CCMC will begin managing the community on March 1, 2014. A CCMC lifestyle director will be hired one month later. The first homeowners are expected to arrive in May.
Developed by Terra Verde Group, Windsong Ranch is 2,030 acres and will eventually include 3,100 single-family homes, 300 apartments, 300 townhomes, 200 acres of commercial space, 600 acres of open space, trails, three schools, neighborhood café, full-scale amenity center and outdoor classrooms where children can learn from nature.
“Historic and charming, Prosper is a place where life slows down and families come together,” explains Todd. “It is the ideal location for people who believe in preserving natural amenities, enjoying simple pleasures and pursuing a healthy lifestyle. These are the guiding principles behind Windsong Ranch. CCMC is thrilled to have the opportunity to help TVG turn this vision into a reality.”