Garrett Roberts, Kathryn Pangus Receive Awards from CAI

Two CCMC team members at Providence in Las Vegas recently received top awards from the Nevada Chapter of the Community Associations Institute. Garrett Roberts, facilities director, was recognized as the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) of the year, while assistant community manager Kathryn Pangus was named Association Management Specialist (AMS) of the Year.

Kathryn joined the Providence team in October 2012, while Garrett came on board in February 2014.

“Having two team members recognized with such a notable achievement is remarkable,” said division president Tony Ledvina. “Both Kathryn and Garrett exemplify the level of service CCMC provides to communities such as Providence, and these awards are much-deserved for each of them.”

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Stillwater Ranch Named San Antonio Community of the Year

For the second year in a row, two CCMC communities received Community of the Year recognition by the San Antonio chapter of the Community Association Institute. Stillwater Ranch earned top honors, while Hill Country Retreat was named runner-up. Last year, the two communities finished in the opposite spots, with Hill Country Retreat edging out the victory.

“Having two of our communities recognized as the top in the San Antonio area two years in a row is a remarkable feat and a testament to the work of the team members to create experiences that connect people,” said vice president Andy Babbitt. “The fact the two communities switched places in the voting this year also creates a friendly competition among our team to see who will find themselves on top next year.” 

Under the leadership of community manager Brenda Tate, Stillwater Ranch has earned a reputation as a top community in San Antonio. The community offers an array of amenities suited to residents and families of all ages, as well as a vibrant lifestyle program.

Hill Country Retreat offers luxury lifestyle for an active-adult audience. Community manager Neil Bresnahan and his team provide an abundance of opportunities to residents in the community, with more than 100 clubs meeting regularly.

In addition to Stillwater Ranch and Hill Country Retreat, two other CCMC communities – Valley Ranch San Antonio and Alamo Ranch – were also finalists for Community of the Year.

Click here to congratulate Stillwater Ranch on being named Community of the Year.

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CCMC Named ‘Company to Watch’ in 2018

AZRE, a branch of the AZ Big Media organization, recently released its list of the “40 Companies to Watch in 2018,” and we’re honored they chose to highlight CCMC.

“2017 proved to be a strong year for our company, our team and our clients,” said CEO D. J. Cole. “Our steadfast focus on our vision of providing the highest-quality service to the communities we serve, coupled with the passionate pursuit of our purpose to create experiences that connect people, has yielded positive results. We look forward to the opportunities the coming year will bring.”

Residents in more than 200 communities across 11 states enjoyed CCMC’s signature lifestyle programming and management services and our team grew to more than 800 employees last year.

Here’s what AZRE had to say:

“From pre-development consulting to full-service community management, CCMC’s steadfast commitment to creating experiences that connect people has produced remarkable results. The company has grown to more than 800 employees, who serve more than 200 of the nation’s most successful master-planned communities including Desert Mountain, Grayhawk and Power Ranch. Indeed, half of Ranking Arizona’s top ten master-planned communities are managed by CCMC.”

View the full list of “40 Companies to Watch in 2018.”

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CCMC Providing Pre-Development Consulting to Toll Brothers’ Montane

Our relationship with Toll Brothers, established over the past several years, continues to grow as CCMC will provide pre-development consulting to Montane in Castle Rock, Colorado. CCMC currently provides management services to the following Toll Brothers communities in Colorado: Kechter Farm, McKay Shores and The Preserve at McKay Shores; plus these Arizona communities: Aviano and The Villages at Aviano. Additionally, in 2016, we also began providing pre-development consulting services for Toll’s Prasada project, which is located in Surprise, Arizona.

Montane is envisioned as a mixed-demographic community, with one half designated as active adult and the other targeted to families. The neighborhood will grow to 1,200 units on 700 acres and feature two clubhouses, pools and walking trails. The community is expected to come online in fall 2019.

“Many thanks to vice president Denise Hogenes and her efforts to continually cultivate our relationship with Toll Brothers in this area,” said division president Delores Ferguson. “The vision for Montane exemplifies CCMC’s purpose of creating experiences that connect people; we look forward to working with Toll Brothers to bring their vision to life at this community and making Montane feel like home for its residents.”

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CCMC Communities Featured on RCLCO’s Top 50 List

RCLCO Real Estate Advisors recently released its list of the 2017 Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities, and seven CCMC-managed communities were included.

This news follows a similar list released from John Burns Real Estate Company. John Burns’ list featured six of the communities CCMC serves.

“The RCLCO list affirms that we are privileged to serve some of the country’s most successful communities,” said CEO D. J. Cole. “Appearing on both of these lists is truly an honor and source of pride for these communities, their residents and CCMC.”

RCLCO’s list included:

  • Inspirada | Las Vegas, NV (No. 8)
  • Daybreak | South Jordan, UT (No. 19)
  • Vistancia | Peoria, AZ (No. 20)
  • Cadence | Las Vegas, NV (No. 22)
  • Leyden Rock | Arvada, CO (No. 23)
  • Estrella | Goodyear, AZ | (No. 30)
  • Mountain’s Edge | Las Vegas, NV (No. 40)

“Congratulations to all our top-selling communities and thank you to our teams in these – and all our other – communities, who continue to work tirelessly creating experiences that connect people and ensuring their neighborhoods feel like home for current and potential homeowners,” D. J. added.

CCMC Names Sara Huff Vice President, Central Division

CCMC is pleased to welcome Sara Huff to our leadership team. With more than 15 years of professional experience, Sara brings her extensive knowledge base and stellar reputation to CCMC. In her new role as vice president, she will work closely with Andy Babbitt and Jeff Girardeau to share her talents for community leadership and operational excellence with our growing list of clients and team members throughout the Texas Hill Country. “Sara’s impressive background, coupled with her exceptional reputation in Austin, makes her the perfect fit for CCMC,” explains central division president Todd Davidson. “We are thrilled to welcome her to our leadership team.”

Originally from Houston, Sara earned her bachelor degree from Texas Tech University. Most recently served as general manager for another management company, leading a team of eight portfolio managers. Her ability to streamline process and create efficiencies, all while improving service, set her apart. Her previous roles include director of community development and senior community manager. Sara began her career as a customer service representative for the Houston Symphony and sites this experience as the foundation of her service-orientation. She is recognized as a Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM), Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) and Association Management Specialist (AMS). For the past decade, Sara has been actively involved with the Community Associations Institute, Austin Chapter and will serve as board president this year. Her personal mantra is, “Do good and do not stop.”

“Joining the CCMC team means delivering on our core values of leadership, service and innovation,” says Sara. “I look forward to partnering with Jeff and Andy as we equip and empower our team members to create the CCMC experience for the communities we serve in Central Texas. I look forward to developing strong relationships with each team member and client and discovering how we can help them overcome challenges and achieve their goals.”

Sara has been married for 13 years to her husband Carter, an executive sous chef at the University of Texas. They have one six-year old daughter, Iris, and a houseful of pets. Their family enjoys living in the “Live Music Capital of the World” and attends many concerts and music festivals. They also enjoy traveling to historic sites and museums. In her personal time, Sara loves literature and reads every chance she gets.

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Six CCMC Communities Among Top-Selling of 2017

CCMC communities are well represented on John Burns Real Estate Consulting’s list of the Top 50 Master-Planned Communities of 2017. The annual list is based on number of volume of new home sales.

This year’s list saw strong gains in the Phoenix and Las Vegas areas, both of which are among CCMC’s key markets. Developers and builders in these regions have reported improved demand across the full spectrum of buyer types, according to John Burns.

CCMC communities appearing on the 2017 list include:

  • Inspirada | Las Vegas, NV (No. 8)
  • Daybreak | South Jordan, UT (No. 20)
  • Vistancia | Peoria, AZ (No. 21)
  • Cadence | Las Vegas, NV (No. 23)
  • Estrella | Goodyear, AZ | (No. 30)
  • Mountain’s Edge | Las Vegas, NV (No. 41)

“Having the privilege to serve six of the fastest-growing master-planned communities in the country is an honor for CCMC and our local teams,” said CEO D. J. Cole. “I believe it’s also a testament to our ability to build community and create experience that connect people. When considering purchasing a home, buyers are looking at more than location; they’re seeking neighborhood connections, quality amenities, service and pride of ownership. They want to ensure their new community feels like home.”

CCMC to Provide District Management Services to Leyden Rock Metropolitan District

CCMC’s presence in Colorado continues to grow. In 2018, we will begin providing district management services to the Leyden Rock Metropolitan District in Arvada. The Leyden Rock community was created with active families in mind, and more than 60 percent of the community is open space. Amenities include 17 miles of trails, neighborhood parks, a pool and a clubhouse. The community will build out to 1,500 homes.

The Metropolitan District functions similarly to a community association, as a board of directors governs daily operations to manage certain aspects of the community. The state of Colorado permits these organizations as a means to finance community planning and manage critical infrastructure, such as streets and certain utilities.

“We’re excited to expand our services in Colorado with this addition,” said division president Delores Ferguson. “A special thank you to vice president Denise Hogenes, whose work to develop strong relationships with our partners in Colorado led to this recommendation. Denise and the entire Colorado team have gone above and beyond to ensure each of our communities in the region feel like home.”

District management services begin in January. The search for a manager will begin immediately.

Leyden Rock is a project of E5X Management, based in Englewood, Colorado. The company’s portfolio includes projects of varying scopes and sizes. Click here to learn more.

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Anthem Ranch, BackCountry Honored with CAI Awards

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Community Associations Institute recently recognized Anthem Ranch and BackCountry with top awards. Anthem Ranch was named Community of the Year, while BackCountry earned the Outstanding Community Building by an Association prize.

Anthem Ranch captures the essence of Colorado for its active-adult residents. Set in the beautiful mountain landscapes of Broomfield, the community engages residents through a variety of events and programs. The 32,000-square-foot Aspen Lodge, the community’s amenity center, features facilities for swimming, exercising, relaxing and spending quality time with friends and neighbors.

The CCMC team, including 11 full-time and two part-time employees, is led by community manager Sue Santos and work diligently to ensure this community feels like home for each and every resident. Their efforts to connect people have engaged neighbors and transformed residents into a vital force in the association’s governance. Resident committees, clubs and ambassadors are empowered to partner with the team and the board in order to realize their vision for community life. “It’s really this type of teamwork that makes Anthem Ranch such a special community,” explains community manager Sue Santos. “That is why this award is particularly meaningful. It belongs to all the people that make this community tick. This includes our team members, board members and especially all our active resident volunteers.”

BackCountry’s recognition for Outstanding Community Building by an Association also exemplifies the engagement of that community’s on-site team. This award recognizes a community association for outstanding demonstrations of community resourcefulness and enhancement and application of team members’ strengths.

The community’s nomination focused on the BackCountry team’s efforts to bring people together through lifestyle events and activities, engaging with committees and volunteers, and recognizing and partnering with resident entertainers and businesses. The BackCountry team is composed of six full-time and 10 part-time employees, led by community manager Gary Debus.

“To say we’re excited about these honors would be an understatement,” said CCMC vice president Denise Hogenes. “Our team has dedicated themselves to connecting and activating residents. The result of these efforts is a tangible sense of community at both Anthem Ranch and BackCountry. We couldn’t be more proud and thankful to CAI for this recognition.”

CCMC Providing Pre-Development Consulting to Waterwheel

Through the past four years, CCMC has developed a relationship with Lennar Homes. We’re pleased to announce a new chapter in that partnership for 2018, as CCMC will provide pre-development consulting services Waterwheel, a new Lennar community in San Antonio.

“Expanding our relationship with Lennar Homes and our presence in San Antonio is exciting,” said division president Todd Davidson. “Vice presidents Andy Babbitt and Jeff Girardeau have done an outstanding job cultivating this relationship, and their efforts have allowed us to develop a true partnership with this client.”

Waterwheel is envisioned as a 1,200-unit community with the first residents expected to arrive in January 2019. Plans are in place for management services to begin in April 2018, with a lifestyle director being hired in June. Placement of an on-site community manager is expected in early 2020.

CCMC and Lennar began our relationship in 2014 in Colorado and expanded it to Texas in 2016. CCMC provided pre-development consulting services to Hidden Trails, also in San Antonio, and transitioned that community to management services in February.

One of America’s leading homebuilders, Lennar helps families move into the next stage of their lives and into new homes. Building in some of the nation’s most desirable cities, Lennar designs homes for all type of families in all stages of life. To learn more, click here.