CCMC Named Management Company for Nexton, SC

Nexton, SCCCMC has been selected to provide community management services for Nexton, an 8,000-lot, mixed-use community in the Charleston suburb of Summerville. “A true ‘live, work, play’ community, Nexton will offer a surprisingly unique mix of high technology and Low Country living,” explains central division president Todd Davidson. “Our pre-development consulting on this project began back in 2011. After four years, we are thrilled to be returning to the South Carolina market.” Lot sales will begin this quarter.

Nexton will include homes, apartments, businesses, shops, restaurants, hotels, a new elementary school, and natural amenities – all connected by parks, trails, and technology. South Carolina’s first GigaFi community, Nexton is a place where every business, school and home can access the internet at speeds of one gigabit per second.

A new model for town-building, Nexton is being developed by MeadWestvaco (MWV). This Fortune 500 company is a leading global packaging company and manages an extensive portfolio of company land holdings. For decades, MWV has cultivated land in the Charleston region for its timber. But the location and scale of this land has made it ideal for development. MWV’s community development group will be headquartered in Nexton’s first corporate building.

CCMC Named Management Company for Easton Park

Easton ParkCCMC has been selected to provide community management services for Easton Park, a new master-planned community in Austin, Texas. Developed by Brookfield Residential, this bike-friendly neighborhood will span 1,500 acres and include pools, parks, picnic destinations, outdoor amphitheater, schools, trails, hammock garden and community center. Located only 12 minutes from downtown, Easton Park is focused on the best of Austin living. Shaped by a fresh view of community, it has been thoughtfully designed for modern families.

Easton Park will feature seven of Austin’s most innovative homebuilders and home designs that are inspired, original, and (definitely) cool. Phase 1 will include two neighborhoods and will open this year. A full-time lifestyle director will be hired immediately. An on-site community manager will be added within the first two years.

With operations in eleven major markets, Brookfield Residential is the fifth largest land developer and homebuilder in North America. Strategic vision in the residential landscape allows the company to realize its commitment to developing the best places to call home. Brookfield entitles and develops land to create master-planned communities and build and sell lots to third-party builders, as well as to its own homebuilding division.

 

CCMC Named Community Management Company for Parkside, TX

Parkside, TXCCMC has been selected to provide community management services for Parkside, a new upscale community in the Dallas suburb of Irving. Developed by Hines Residential, this master-planned community will feature 800 households, nestled among a robust park system. Centrally located, the community is only minutes from the DFW International Airport and is part of the highly-acclaimed Coppell Independent School District. “It is extremely pleasing to know that our current work for Hines at The Bridges at Las Colinas and Campion Hollows has led to this new business,” explains central division president Todd Davidson.

At Parkside, the thoughtfully-designed park system will include playgrounds, play fields, walking trails, ponds, creeks, picnic areas, dog park, waterways and greenbelts. Created for optimal living and working, Parkside offers neighbors all the conveniences of urban life, plus immediate access to nature.

Hines Residential is one of the world’s largest privately held real estate development and management firms. With the financial strength and experience to successfully execute projects of all sizes and complexity, Hines is known for its high standards, attention to detail, and its ability to achieve excellence across continents and cultures. With its vast experience in urban development and its commitment to community enhancement, Hines focuses on the unique environmental, aesthetic and economic needs of each development it operates.

CCMC Named Management Company for Kechter Farm, CO

Kechter FarmCCMC has been selected by Toll Brothers-Colorado to provide management services to Kechter Farm, a new resort community located in Fort Collins, Colorado. “Like CCMC, Toll Brothers has a reputation for quality and customer service,” explains division president Delores Ferguson. “These shared values have become the foundation of our partnership – first as consultants and now as community managers.” Pre-development consulting on this project began in November 2013. Our management services will begin on February 1, 2015.

Kechter Farms will include 400 homes, biking and walking trails, abundant open space, and an active community center. The project is located west of Fossil Lake, east of Westchase and south of Hearthside.

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 Named Management Company for Raintree Office Center

Raintree Office Center

CCMC has been selected to provide management services to the Raintree Office Center, an office condominium development of more than 48,000 square feet in Scottsdale, Arizona. Suites range in size from 1,600 to 12,600 square feet. The project was constructed in 2004 by Colonial Development LLC. Our service began on January 1, 2015.

Formed in 1996, Colonial Development LLC undertakes commercial and industrial development and acquires investments for its own account. The firm’s services include project, construction and asset management.

CCMC Named Management Company for Toscana Vacation Suites

Toscana Vacation SuitesCCMC has been selected to provide management services to Toscana Vacation Suites, by Statesman USA. Believed to be the future of vacation ownership, this condominium association will allow owners to live in their units full-time, or put them into a rental pool for daily, weekly, or monthly lease. Located within the Toscana of Desert Ridge complex, these vacation suites will operate like a full-service resort, including White Glove Concierge™ Services. Resort amenities will include heated pool and spa, media lounge, state-of-the-art fitness center, teen room, business center, children’s play room, private lockers, billiards room, outdoor kitchens, plus a convenient mini market for sundry items. Our service will begin in mid-January.

Serving as builder-developer for 25 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 awards for its unparalleled craftsmanship and design.

 

CCMC to Provide Pre-Development Consulting Services to Pinal Land Holdings LLC

Pinal Land Holdings LLCCCMC has recently entered into an agreement with Pinal Land Holdings LLC to provide pre-development consulting services for a significant new project in Coolidge, Arizona. “With an agricultural heritage, this 11,400-acre property was purchased from the City of Mesa and represents one of the largest land deals in the municipality’s recent history,” explains western division president Delores Ferguson. “Comprised of 86 parcels, this venture signifies a positive shift in the local real estate market.”

Ultimately, this development will include six different areas including residential, commercial, and industrial associations. The industrial corridor will be developed first. Once development is complete, it will vastly expand the Phoenix metropolitan area, spur industrial growth, create new jobs, and become the catalyst for bringing Phoenix and Tucson closer together. Long-range transportation plans include a freeway from Mesa’s Gateway area through central Pinal County, and a commuter rail line between Phoenix and Tucson. Proceeds from the sale will be funneled into an economic development fund established by the City of Mesa to pay for its new spring training facility for the Chicago Cubs. CLICK HERE to read more.

Pinal Land Holdings LLC is a real estate investment company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and formed solely for the purpose of this land holding. The partners have a rich history of investment, development and business throughout the world with a local focus on Arizona and the Southwest USA. Affiliated companies include, and are involved in, long-term land investments, land planning, multi-family, office, industrial, single-family residential, and an agricultural management company.

Scottsdale Mayor Visits CCMC

Scottsdale Mayor Lane Visits CCMC

(l to r) CCMC Division President Delores Ferguson, Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane and CCMC CEO D. J. Cole at CCMC Corporate Headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona

At CCMC, we view local municipalities as strategic partners, community resources and like-minded neighbors. Working together, we can make a bigger, more positive impact on the communities we serve. So we were delighted to host City of Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane recently at our corporate office to discuss our unique approach to community management, as well as how we might work together for the mutual benefit of the City and the local communities that we serve. After all, strong partnerships make strong communities. And at CCMC, that’s what our business is all about.

 

 

 

 

 

CCMC Community Manager Named 2014 “Rising Star”

Cathy LaTona.webGoing further. Shining brighter. Spreading light. At CCMC, we aim to attract only the brightest stars in the business. So we were particularly thrilled when community manager Cathy LaTona was recently awarded the 2014 Shining Star award from the Community Associations Institute’s Central Arizona Chapter. Presented at the organization’s annual meeting and volunteer awards luncheon, the Rising Star award recognizes managers and industry partners who go above and beyond to support CAI’s mission to inspire professionalism, effective leadership, and responsible citizenship as they transform the communities in their care into preferred places to live. Cathy was selected for her time and efforts as the PCAM Committee Chair, hosting educational events for local board members, vendors and managers who have earned the coveted Professional Community association Manager (PCAM) designation. Congratulations Cathy and thank you for creating experiences that connect neighbors and benefit your peers. Now this feels like home.

Engagement Technology: What’s Your Social Strategy?

The following article was recently published on page 6 of the 2014 Fall Issue of Community Resource magazine.

Social SharingBy Delores Ferguson, CCMC Western Division President & Cathy LaTona, CCMC Community Manager

Like every great community, great technology is designed with people in mind. As community managers, we often use technology to connect people, share information, build partnerships and (perhaps) save a few trees. From Facebook to FaceTime, today’s technology trends meet people where they are living – in a Wi-Fi world of convenience technologies and mobile devices. Is this where your community-building technology lives?  If not, it may be time to reconsider your social strategy. But with so many other items on your “to do” list, it is hard to find the time to thoughtfully consider your options.  Getting started is easy when you follow these simple steps.

Know Your Audience

Before you jump in, take some time to research and understand the demographics, interests and communication habits of your residents. Which products and organizations do they currently like and follow? What connections can you help them make? Which social sites do your neighboring communities use? A community in Tucson may, in fact, have very different habits than one in Scottsdale. Doing this research first will help you build your virtual audience faster and keep them engaged longer.

Identify Your Objectives

The second step to building your strategy is to clearly identify SMART objectives that are:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Time-Bound

These may be related to neighborhood engagement, gaining new partnerships, or educating homeowners. Without such objectives, it will be difficult to measure and report your success.

Select Your Tools & Tactics

With your audience and objectives clearly defined, it is time to select your tools and tactics. Whatever your choice, be sure you have also evaluated your resources, and can name exactly who will manage the strategy, as well as the daily administration. You will want to also create a content calendar that is scheduled along with your daily tasks.

Analyze & Adapt (Then Adapt Again!)

With the power of analytics at our fingertips, it is easy to see what is working (and what is not) with our social strategy. Make it a point to review these analytics regularly and use them to improve your results. In the ever-changing world of social media, it is critical to know and understand new tools and trends. Don’t be afraid to adapt and evolve, as your resources permit.

As community managers, we must be constantly looking for new ways to integrate and leverage our communication tools. A social strategy can help us achieve this, as we aim to connect neighbors and add value to the associations in our care. What is your social strategy?

 

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