CCMC has been selected to provide community management services to Fulton Ranch. Named one of the 10 wealthiest communities in Phoenix’s Southeast Valley, Fulton Ranch is a premium, upscale community in Chandler, Arizona. Located just minutes from Chandler Fashion Center, this community is fully integrated with upscale shopping, a fine foods grocery store, restaurants and more. Fulton Ranch will ultimately grow to 995 homes. Our contract will begin on February 1, 2016. Fulton Ranch features multi-million dollar custom homes, single-family homes, townhomes and three retail centers, all situated within this 520-acre master-planned community. A beautiful 28-acre lake system with flowing streams and waterfalls, lushly landscaped walking paths, and covered ramadas are located throughout the community. Please join us in welcoming Fulton Ranch to CCMC.
CCMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Lisa Lundskow. In her new role as vice president for the western division, Lisa will be responsible for establishing solid client relationships, training and mentoring several Phoenix-area teams, and the daily coaching of managers on applying the art of community management that differentiates CCMC. “Lisa understands that connecting people is the purpose behind our service product,” says division president Delores Ferguson. “Her ability to establish long-term, trusting relationships – and to teach others to do the same – has set her apart. She knows that, working together, our teams and communities can achieve more than they ever imagined possible.”
Lisa joined CCMC in 2008 as the community manager for Vistancia. She currently serves as the community manager for Estrella, where her talent for connecting people has been proven. While her team’s list of achievements is long, one of its greatest impacts has been in building a cohesive and symbiotic partnership among the City of Goodyear, Newland Communities, Estrella residents and the CCMC team. By doing so, the team was able to gather the funds and volunteers necessary to bring the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall Memorial to Estrella. This was the first time in history this 24/7 monument was hosted by a community instead of a municipality. Lisa’s extraordinary leadership as a community manager has led directly to her promotion.
Lisa brings more than three decades of professional management to her new position. Before joining CCMC, she worked as the community manager for community associations for Anthem Country Club. She is a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) and holds the Association Management Specialist (AMS) and Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designations from Community Associations Institute. She is also a Certified Arizona Association Manager (CAAM) through the Arizona Association of Community Managers, where she serves on the education committee. She is well-equipped to train and develop the next generation of CCMC community managers.
Creating experiences that connect people – that’s CCMC! So it’s no surprise that two CCMC-managed neighborhoods recently went head-to-head on The Great Christmas Light Fight! First up was Celebration, Florida’s Jeater Bend. This display featured 11 decorated homes, lit up and synchronized with music, fire, water and projection. Next up was Morrison Ranch, Arizona’s Christmas on Comstock. Here, 13 homes were masterfully decorated with D.I.Y. masterpieces. The entire display was synchronized with Christmas music, accompanied by a neighborhood flash mob, and topped off by a snow storm finale. In the end, Christmas on Comstock was awarded the grand prize of $50,000. Best of all, Santa brought each of the winning households an official The Great Christmas Light Fight trophy. Congratulations to all, and to all a good night ;-). To watch the entire episode, click here.
CCMC has been selected by Toll Brothers-Colorado to provide community management services to McKay Shores and its sub-association. This private enclave of home sites is surrounded by beautiful mountain views and filled with small-town warmth. “We are delighted to be working with Toll Brothers on a second Colorado community,” says division president Delores Ferguson. “With a reputation for quality and service, this like-minded partner shares our values and passion for exceeding our residents’ expectations.” CCMC began working with Toll Brothers-Colorado nearly two years ago, during the pre-development consulting phase of Kechter Farm.
Surrounded by nine acres of community open space, scenic walking/biking trails, and plenty of intimate gathering places, McKay Shores will be a place of comfort and connectivity. Surprisingly, this community will also offer fantastic walkability, with shopping, dining and parks all within close proximity. Our management services to McKay Shores will begin on January 1, 2016.
Known for innovative and luxurious designs, Toll Brothers Colorado is building new homes in the state’s most desirable locations, including Anthem Ranch and BackCountry. Toll Brothers offers a long list of personalization opportunities that have become the company’s hallmark.
CCMC has been selected to provide community management services to The Villages at Aviano, a gated condominium neighborhood located within the Aviano community, currently managed by CCMC. Our services begin December 1, 2015 to this Toll Brothers development.
Located in Phoenix, in the heart of Desert Ridge, The Villages at Aviano offer residents several award-winning amenities, including two pools, a clubhouse with fitness center, an outdoor living room, tennis courts, walking trails and a seven-acre park. The neighborhood currently has 280 units, and will grow to 392.
Since 1967, Toll Brothers has been creating luxury communities in the best locations across America. Today, this award-winning home builder is a publicly-owned, Fortune 1000 Company offering a wide variety of housing products including traditional homes, resort communities, urban residences, luxury rentals, active adult neighborhoods, active living communities, and premier student housing. Toll Brothers is currently building new homes in 50 markets across 19 different states.
According to the Tucson Housing Market Report, total home sales volume in and around this Arizona city is up almost 19% over last year. “We have been keeping a close eye on the impressive interest, growth and development taking place in Tucson among both developers and home buyers,” says western division president Delores Ferguson. “We expect this trend to continue and our client base in this area to grow accordingly.”
CCMC is currently providing community management services to both Gladden Farms and Saguaro Bloom in this area, in addition to pre-development consulting services for Sunbelt Holdings’ new project, La Estancia. As a member of the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA), CCMC is in the process of establishing a solid network of contacts and partners in the Tucson area. “Given the notable growth potential in Tucson, we have decided that it is time for CCMC to establish a local presence there,” Delores stated.
Our Tucson office, located at 3005 W. Ina Road, will open for business on November 10, 2015. This office will be home to CCMC’s new regional operation for the greater Tucson area, as well as our CCMC team for Gladden Farms. This will increase our opportunities for team collaboration and our ability to serve this growing area of Arizona with both community management and pre-development consultation.
Meeting needs. Finding solutions. Demonstrating heart. That’s what CCMC is all about. So it comes as no surprise that four CCMC managers have been recognized by the Arizona Association of Community Managers (AACM) at the Guiding Excellence in Management (GEM) Awards ceremony. Designed to highlight the individual efforts of CAAM®-certified community managers, GEM Award winners represent the high standards of both their company and the communities they serve. This year’s winners were selected from a pool of more than 900 nominees throughout the state by a selection committee that included members of the Arizona state legislature. “CCMC is delighted to have our managers recognized in this way,” explains division president Delores Ferguson, “This year’s GEM recipients represent our firm’s commitment to excellence and our dedication to creating experiences that connect people in the communities where they live.”
This year, AACM’s “Manager of the Year” GEM was awarded to Stephanie Fee. Stephanie joined CCMC in 1985 and currently serves as the CCMC community manager for Power Ranch in Gilbert, Arizona. Over the past year, she has worked tirelessly with her team to oversee the complete renovation of two community facilities, all while maintaining seamless daily operations of the association. “I wish every CCMC team member could have been at the awards ceremony to witness the professional, articulate and gracious manner in which our CCMC GEMs accepted their awards,” says CEO D. J. Cole. “Their work is making a real difference. The bar has been set very high for the future, yet I am certain we are up for the challenge.”
Lisa Lundskow received the “Humanitarian, Level II” GEM. Lisa has been a CCMC team member since 2008 and currently serves as the CCMC community manager for Estrella in Goodyear. Nominated for her work in bringing The Moving Wall Vietnam Memorial to her community, Lisa partnered with her residents and team members to make Estrella the first community to host this traveling veteran’s memorial. Previously, only municipal hosts have been able to plan this 90-hour event, which required months of planning, extensive fundraising and the coordination of more than 250 volunteers. “I am so proud to work with such a brilliant, passionate and caring leader,” said CCMC community manger Christal Bromley. “You are truly an ‘out-of-the-box’ thinker with a great heart, dedication and team mentality.”
Monica Hollins took home the “Humanitarian, Level I” GEM for the incredible care and support she provided to her team and residents after the untimely passing of a beloved neighbor at The Plaza Lofts at Kierland Commons. Monica has been a CCMC team member since 2007. “My sincere congratulations on winning this important and meaningful award,” says board member John Berndt. “It is a most appropriate ‘external’ recognition of what we at the Plaza Lofts have been privileged to experience since you became our community manager.”
Karen Angelo was awarded the Certified Arizona Association Support Professional or “CAASP of the Year” GEM for the high level of service and support she has provided to the CCMC executive team and managers since 2013. “The poise and professionalism you displayed today was remarkable,” says CCMC community manager Kevin Pollock. “You showed why CCMC is different.”
Chris Hashisaki was a finalist in the Humanitarian category. Chris joined CCMC in 2007 and currently serves as the community manager for Tortosa in Maricopa. Chris was recognized for consistently demonstrating the importance of giving back – both within Tortosa and beyond its borders – and inspiring her team to continuously build partnerships and plan events that will benefit the greater community of Maricopa.
CCMC has been selected by Terra Causa Capital and GF Properties Group to provide district management services for Cimarron and Vauxmont Metropolitan Districts. Both districts are located within the Candelas development, which currently has 400 homes and will grow to 2,500. With an emphasis on natural beauty and connectivity to Colorado’s outdoor recreation, Candelas offers innovations in green living and best-in-class homebuilders. Transition will start immediately and our management services will begin on October 1, 2015.
At Candelas, district amenities will ultimately include two swim and fitness clubs, 192-acres of open space, a community garden dedicated to producing sustainably-raised, organic produce, 13.5 miles of trails for walking, running, biking or horseback riding, and six major parks. This community has been designed for neighbors to celebrate the land, their lives and each other. “It’s exciting to see our Colorado portfolio grow,” says division president Delores Ferguson. “We are thrilled to welcome two new, innovative districts to the CCMC family.” Read more
CCMC has been selected by Starwood Land Ventures to provide community management services for Terrain. This new family community in Castle Rock, Colorado currently has 570 homes and will eventually grow to 2,500 households which will be situated within unique, intimate enclaves and tucked into a rolling topography. Relaxed and comfortable, Terrain will offer a mix of housing styles that inspire indoor-outdoor living. Our service will begin on October 1, 2015.
Designed to elevate family life, Terrain offers parks, trails, preserved historical sites, and natural open space. In fact, 50 percent of this 1,185-acre project has been set aside for these purposes in order to bring a whole new world of outdoor adventure right to the doorsteps of each home. A Swim Club, named “Best Clubhouse” by the Homebuilders Association of Metro Denver, offers indoor gathering space that opens onto the pool and deck area. No wonder this has become a favorite summer hangout!
Starwood Land Ventures, LLC (SLV) is an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group Global, a leading private equity firm focused on real estate investments. SLV has participated in the development and financing of award-winning master-planned communities all over the country. Dedicated to creating places of enduring value, SLV is willing to make long-term, ongoing investments that result in exceptional placemaking.
CCMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Brett Wiklund. In his new role as director of client fulfillment for the central division, Brett will be responsible for establishing solid client relationships, training and mentoring several Dallas-area teams, and the daily coaching of managers on applying the art of community management that differentiates CCMC. “Brett’s intelligence, passion for people, ethical integrity, and servant leadership have always set him apart,” explains division president Todd Davidson. “His career with CCMC is a wonderful example of the opportunity our company holds.”
Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Brett is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. He joined CCMC in 2006 as the lifestyle director for Power Ranch, Arizona. Later, he would serve as the lifestyle director, assistant community manager, and community manager for Toscana, Arizona. Since January 2014, Brett Wiklund has been the community manager for Hill Country Retreat, an active adult community in San Antonio, Texas. Under his extraordinary leadership, this community has increased association reserves by nearly 20%, reorganized our staffing structure to increase customer service and overall productivity, rewritten the design guidelines to accommodate xeriscaping in accordance with state and local regulations, and prepared for transition to homeowner control by adding two resident directors to the board. His exceptional performance over the years has led to his latest promotion. “I am truly grateful for my CCMC team members and the incredible leaders who have mentored me over the years,” says Brett. “This company is like family to me and I am honored to be asked to represent it in this new capacity.”
Brett is recognized as a CMCA® by Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB). He is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Young Leadership Group Partnership Forum, a highly-respected and fully-integrated group of real estate professionals, all under the age of 35. He currently serves as the Chair of the Membership Committee for the San Antonio Chapter of Community Associations Institute.