The Urban Land Institute’s Health Leaders Network empowers real estate and land use professionals to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities. We’re proud to announce the appointment of Debra Wyatte, vice president of lifestyle services for our Central and Eastern divisions, to the program’s second panel.
Debra is one of 26 professionals representing real estate development, planning, design, engineering, finance and health from across the country to serve. Fellow panel members include representatives from the New York University Stern School of Business, Fannie Mae and Tennessee Department of Health, among others.
As part of the program, Debra will attend an introductory forum during ULI’s Fall Meeting in Boston; participate in a series of webinars instructed by leaders in land use in health; work in small groups on issue briefs; and participate in a final forum in spring 2019.
“Debra’s appointment to this national panel is a testament to her hard work and dedication to the communities we serve, as well as the greater community,” said Central Division president Andy Babbitt. “We’re proud to see CCMC recognized alongside leaders in the land use space and even more proud of Debra for taking this initiative to give back in such an honorable way. We look forward to seeing what this group is able to accomplish and what role Debra and CCMC can play in making this vision a reality.”
Learn more about ULI’s Health Leaders Network.
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CCMC is pleased to announce that its relationship with Harvard Investments is expanding, once again. “We are so pleased to watch our partnership with Harvard Investments grow, as we have just signed a consulting services agreement on their latest project, Verde Trails, in Avondale,” explains Western division president Delores Ferguson. The first homes are expected to be built in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Verde Trails will eventually grow to 865 households. Residents will enjoy a large, central four-acre park, pocket parks and an extensive trail system. This will be our fifth project with Harvard. We have also provided consulting services for Gregg Ranch in Marble Falls, Texas and currently provide management services to Mariposa in Rio Rancho, New Mexico and Cadence at Gateway in Mesa, Arizona. Next month, we will begin managing Rancho El Dorado in Maricopa, Arizona.
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. To learn more about Harvard Investments, click here.
CCMC is pleased to announce our relationship with DR Horton-San Antonio continues to grow. We have successfully transitioned our consulting agreement for Copper Canyon to management. Our services will begin November 1.
Copper Canyon is located just south of Bulverde, minutes north of 1604 and east of 281. The community is planned for approximately 1,250 single-family homes. It will have an amenity center, pool, neighborhood parks and miles of trails. You can learn more about Copper Canyon at http://www.drhorton.com/Texas/San-Antonio/San-Antonio/Copper-Canyon.
This is the third DR Horton-San Antonio community we serve. The other two are Valley Ranch San Antonio (2016) and Whisper Falls (2018). CCMC also serves DR Horton’s Saguaro Bloom community in Marana, Arizona.
Our relationship with DR Horton in San Antonio began two years ago, when we began providing management services to Valley Ranch San Antonio. Under the leadership of community manager Candace Sparks and lifestyle director Austin Denson, Valley Ranch San Antonio has flourished in its early stages. “The work of Candace’s team at Valley Ranch San Antonio has demonstrated the CCMC’s difference to DR Horton in the San Antonio market,” said division president Andy Babbitt. “We’re excited to see the relationship between CCMC and DR Horton continues to grow as we partner with this client to help bring their vision for new communities to life.”
About DR Horton: Over 35 years ago, Donald R. Horton has a vision to offer quality, livable and affordable homes that families would passed down to future generations. Since then, the company has grown from a local to homebuilder, to a regional to homebuilder, to the largest homebuilder in the United States. To learn more, visit www.drhorton.com.
55places.com recently released its ranking of the “10 Best-Selling Active Adult Communities in Texas” and we’re excited to announce three communities we serve made the list, including:
No. 2: Hill Country Retreat | San Antonio, Texas
No. 3: Frisco Lakes | Frisco, Texas
No. 4: Del Webb Sweetgrass | Richmond, Texas
Its mild climate and relaxed lifestyle make the state of Texas a very attractive place to retire. The fabulous amenities, personalized service and fraternal environments of our communities on the list make them irresistible! To read more, visit https://www.55places.com/blog/10-best-selling-communities-in-texas.
Congratulations to Hill Country Retreat, Frisco Lakes and Del Webb Sweetgrass!
RCLCO Real Estate Advisors recently released its mid-year update on Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities for 2018, which includes eight communities served by CCMC.
“We’re always proud to see the communities we serve featured on these lists,” said CEO D. J. Cole. “Several of these communities were included on the year-end list for 2017, as well, which indicates continued momentum and growth. Our teams at each site work hard to build community and ensure each of these neighborhoods continues to feel like home for new homeowners.”
RCLCO’s mid-year list includes:
- Inspirada | Las Vegas, NV (No. 8 | No. 8 in 2017)
- Daybreak | South Jordan, UT (No. 11 | No. 19 in 2017)
- Cadence | Las Vegas, NV (No. 12 | No. 22 in 2017)
- Estrella | Goodyear, AZ (No. 19 | No. 30 in 2017)
- Vistancia | Peoria, AZ (No. 19) | No. 20 in 2017)
- Viridian | Arlington, TX (No. 26 | Not ranked in 2017)
- Ironwood Crossing | Queen Creek, AZ (No. 43 | Not ranked in 2017)
- Towne Lake | Cypress, TX (No. 47 | Not ranked in 2017)
“Congratulations to the developers, homebuilders and team members in these top-selling communities,” D. J. said. “We are pleased to be your partner at these top-selling master-planned communities.”
Read more about RCLCO’s mid-year rankings.
Preparing today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders helps ensure the communities we serve continue to thrive for years to come. The Future Farmers of American of Red Mountain High School have become stalwarts of the Mountain Bridge community in Mesa, Arizona – and their efforts are paying off.
The Red Mountain High school organization received FFA’s 2017-18 Community Service Award in recognition of 3,864 hours of service with the Mountain Bridge Community Association. Throughout the year, students volunteered their time at community events, including The Great Pumpkin Party, Gingerbread Lane and The Bunny Hop.
“The FFA students bring so many skills along with them each time they visit the community,” said Mountain Bridge lifestyle director Lisa Brennan. “They are excellent organizers, problem solvers, hard workers, self-motivated, great at interacting with people and an enormous amount of fun. I can really trust they will put their hearts into everything they do and leave a lasting impression. Our residents love having them here.”
The students weren’t the only ones honored at a recent FFA banquet, either. The organization presented Lisa an Honorary Chapter FFA degree.
55places.com recently released its ranking of the “100 Most Popular Active Adult Communities for 2018,” and we’re excited to announce six communities we serve made the list. 55places.com compiles the list based on a variety of criteria, including unique page views and homebuyers inquiries.
Growing in popularity, active adult communities apply a new approach to aging in place. These communities offer an abundance of amenities, activities and opportunities for residents of a certain age to feel youthful and to establish community with their peers.
Communities on the list served by CCMC include:
- No. 29: Frisco Lakes | Frisco, Texas
- No. 37: Province | Maricopa, Arizona
- No. 48: Hill Country Retreat | San Antonio, Texas
- No. 67: Heritage Todd Creek | Thornton, Colorado
- No. 88: Anthem Ranch | Broomfield, Colorado
- No. 97: Siena | Las Vegas, Nevada
“As the mindset of an aging population continues to evolve, I believe we’re going to see the popularity of active adult communities continue to rise,” said CEO D. J. Cole. “CCMC is privileged to serve six of the most popular communities in the country. These communities personify our purpose of creating experiences that connect people, as homeowners embrace vibrant lifestyle opportunities and build a true sense of community.”
Today, Todd Davidson will begin his new role as Chief Operating Officer of Client Fulfillment. “I look forward to collaborating with our division presidents to enhance our service product delivery across all markets and elevating our approach to team development.”
“Over the past few years, the alignment among our divisions has continued to increase,” explains CEO D. J. Cole. “We are confident this new structure will allow us to capitalize on the existing strengths of our teams and evolve our organization for sustained success in serving our clients and our team members. The strength of our brand depends upon the consistency of our service delivery and I believe centralizing the leadership of Client Fulfillment will enhance consistency of the customer experience, both in the management and consulting phases. Todd lives and breathes our vision, mission and purpose and we are very excited to have him leading this charge.” Read more
Congratulations to Heritage at Vizcaya in Round Rock, Texas, for receiving the Neighborhood of the Year award at the City of Round Rock’s fifth annual Neighborhood Conference.
Heritage at Vizcaya’s nomination focused on the community’s ability to offer a “life full of open-ended possibilities and exciting new adventures around every turn.” The boutique resort-style community, which includes 650 single-family homes in an active-adult environment, is part of the larger master-planned, all-ages community of Vizcaya.
Residents at Heritage at Vizcaya enjoy an abundance of amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, billiards room, aerobics studio, pool, hot tub, sports courts and more. The community’s lifestyle team also creates opportunities for residents to engage and interact through various classes, clubs, events and activities.
“As great as the amenities and events of Heritage at Vizcaya are, it’s really the people who make this community special,” said community manager Amy Atkins. “We’re thankful to share relationships with such a group of amazing individuals; this award is a testament to our efforts to work together to make Heritage at Vizcaya feel like home.”
Congratulations to Wildridge in Oak Point, Texas, and Windsong Ranch in Prosper, Texas. for bringing home awards at this year’s McSAM Awards banquet, hosted by the Dallas Builders Association. Wildridge received honors as Community of the Year (Under 600 Acres), Best Lifestyle Annual Program and Best Broadcast Media Commercial. Windsong Ranch captured the award for Best Community Entry Feature.
The McSAM Awards, created in 1979, recognize sales and marketing experience among builders, developers and associates who have made a significant and creative contribution to the community.
“We’re proud to see two communities we serve honored with these prestigious awards,” said Central Division president Andy Babbitt. “We know all of our nominees were worthy of recognition, but we’re especially proud of Wildridge for receiving both Community of the Year and Best Lifestyle Annual Program. These awards are a testament to the efforts of the effort of Lifestyle Coordinator Jeremy Mayes to build a sense of community and create experiences that connect people.”
Other communities served by CCMC nominated for awards included:
- Lifestyle Director of the Year: Bonita Plested (Heartland) and Jeremy Mayes (Wildridge)
- Best Lifestyle Annual Program: Windsong Ranch, Heartland and Wildridge
- Best Sales Office or Welcome Center: Windsong Ranch
- Best Community Amenity: Windsong Ranch
- Master-Planned Community of the Year: Windsong Ranch and Heartland
- People’s Choice Community of the Year: Windsong Ranch