Desert Mountain is an elite, private golf community in Scottsdale, Arizona. Unlike any other, it is the only private community worldwide with six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses. Here, the safety and security of the members is top priority. So, it is with great pride that we announce Desert Mountain is now recognized as a “HEART” Safe Community by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma System (DH-BEMSTS). This two-year designation is awarded to community-based programs that met or exceed the criteria of “Save Hearts in Arizona Registry and Education” (SHARE) for preparedness in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. The programs purpose is to strengthen the bystander link in the chain of survival. Since SHARE’s inception in 2004, more than 2,000 Arizona lives have been saved. Three of these have been at Desert Mountain. The CCMC security team at Desert Mountain is to be commended for their dedication and commitment to the safety and quality of life of their members, their families, and their guests.
Once again, the communities in our care are taking home awards! Here is the latest from Caldwell Communities, that was recently awarded highest honors in seven categories, more than any other developer, at the Greater Houston Builder’s Association 2014 PRISM awards, which recognizes the industry’s top performers in people, product and promotion. Of special note, Caldwell Communities won the GHBA’s “Houston’s Best PRISM Grand Award –Developer” along with the PRISM for “Humanitarian of the Year” for its support of numerous events and causes benefiting Cy-Fair ISD, the school district that serves two of its master-planned communities. Three of Caldwell Communities’ master-planned communities, Rock Creek, Willowcreek Ranch, and Towne Lake, took highest honors in five categories. Rock Creek, a 345-acre resort-style Texas Hill Country themed community in Cypress, Texas won a PRISM award for “Community of the Year.” Designed for upscale living, the quantity and quality of amenities offered in Rock Creek are unparalleled for a community its size. Willowcreek Ranch, a 700-acre equestrian-themed estate community in Northwest Houston, won a PRISM award for “Community Landscape Design of the Year.” Presenting the rare opportunity to live an elegant “Life Unbridled,” Willowcreek Ranch offers an unmatched lifestyle for those seeking acreage living in the Houston-area. Towne Lake, a 2,400-acre, master-planned community in Cypress, Texas centered around the Houston area’s largest private recreational lake, won PRISM awards for “Sales Center of the Year,” “Interactive Point of Sale Experience of the Year,” and “Landscape Design of the Year.” Towne Lake’s 300-acre lake, the fourth largest in Houston and the centerpiece of this community “Connected by Water,” encourages residents to ski, sail, fish, tube, float and visit neighbors by boat. Congratulations Caldwell Companies! We love your CCMC style.
In celebration of Earth Day, 100,000 ladybugs moved into Vistancia, Arizona. It was (of course) the annual Ladybug Release, organized by CCMC. Students from Vistancia Elementary School pitched in to spread the little critters over turf, plants and flowers. But do you know how this tradition came to be? The idea started back in 2003, when aphids were invading Power Ranch, Arizona. Then CCMC lifestyle director, Kathy Clark, collaborated with her community manager to turn the problem into an opportunity to partner with the local elementary school and release thousands of ladybugs into the air. The ladybugs were a natural way to combat the aphids. Now, more than a decade later, this annual tradition is treasured across the country by many CCMC-managed communities. Now, that’s an innovative solution! CLICK HERE to see the video coverage from 3TV.
CCMC has recently entered into an agreement with Newport Pacific Land Development to provide pre-development consulting services for its new active adult community in Las Vegas named Latitude. “It’s exciting to introduce a brand new client to CCMC,” explains Tony Ledvina. “Newport Pacific Land Development shares our commitment to quality and results, and we look forward to becoming a trusted partner of the firm.”
Located within the Summerlin master plan, Latitude will include 371 households and up to 14,000 square feet of community and fitness amenities. The community emphasizes high-end design and services in a walkable environment. Owners will be able to select from four different types of homes, offering views of both the Las Vegas strip and the mountains.
Newport Pacific Land Company (NPLC) is both an asset management and land development firm. The company manages land investments for institutional investors and owners, and also acts as a land development firm with principal investments. As a land development company, NPLC acquires property in strategic locations throughout the United States and then adds value by entitling and/or developing high-quality communities. These dual business lines give NPLC the flexibility to structure transactions that fit the asset.
CCMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Brandon Exline to vice president for the western division. “Over the past six months, Brandon has proven his leadership abilities as director of client fulfillment,” says division president Delores Ferguson. “His smart ideas, and ability to implement them, have connected him to our team members and clients alike,” explains Delores. “He is now ready for a higher level of responsibility.”
Since joining the CCMC executive team, Brandon has assisted with a number of pre-development consulting projects, while providing exceptional guidance and coaching to several CCMC teams in the Phoenix area, and serving as interim community manager for Terravita from January-March 2015. Furthermore, he has established himself as a leader in our industry by earning his PCAM® designation from Community Associations Institute (CAI) and his CAAM® certification from Arizona Association of Community Managers, where he will serve on the Education Committee and act as a valued instructor. He is also recognized as a CMCA® by Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) and holds the AMS® from CAI. He was accepted to ULI-Arizona’s Young Leaders Group Partnership Forum in June 2014.
Originally from Colorado, Brandon joined CCMC shortly after earning his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2006. He was named director of client fulfillment in 2014, while serving as the community manager for Providence in Las Vegas, Nevada. Under his leadership, the CCMC team at Providence has received several awards, including “Southern Nevada Outstanding Master Association of the Year” from Community Associations Institute’s (CAI) Nevada Board of Directors. Previously, he was the development coordinator for SouthShore at Lake Las Vegas, assistant community manager at SouthShore, and community manager at V at Lake Las Vegas. “Brandon’s career with CCMC is a wonderful example of the opportunity our company holds,” explains Delores. “His intelligence, drive, and ability to implement creative solutions have always set him apart.”
At CCMC, we love it when our communities shine! So, we were particularly pleased to see the list of Ranking Arizona’s 2015 Best Master-Planned Communities. In fact, the public opinion poll lists five communities in our care among Arizona’s top six master-planned communities. That’s right… five of the top six master-planned communities are managed by CCMC! Coincidence? We’ll let you be the judge. In the meantime, we’d like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to all our top-ranked communities. We truly admire your CCMC style.
Combine Austin’s urban culture with the Hill Country’s wide open spaces and you’ll discover Belterra by Crescent Communities. Designed to offer residents the best of both worlds, this neighborhood is unlike any other. No wonder Belterra was named Master-Planned Community of the Year at the Austin Business Journal’s 2015 Residential Real Estate Awards luncheon on Friday, February 27.
Designed to showcase the pristine Texas countryside, just miles from downtown, Belterra offers 400 acres of open space, creeks, and beautiful outdoor spaces that attract an abundance of wildlife. Intelligently maintained, the natural topography serves as a natural filtration system for water conservation. Established and thriving, Belterra will eventually grow to 2,000 households. Known for its vast open space and fantastic parks and trail system, this neighborhood also includes a community center, fitness center, aquatics area, and lifestyle programs. CCMC has been providing community management and lifestyle services to Belterra since March 2014. Congratulations Belterra. This award is certainly well-deserved.
CCMC has been selected by Freehold Communities to provide pre-development consulting services for NorTex, a new community in the San Antonio suburb of Shertz/Cibolo. This agreement represents our firm’s fourth opportunity to consult with Freehold. CCMC has also provided consulting for Durham Farms (Hendersonville, Tennessee), Headwaters and Highland Meadows (Austin, Texas).
NorTex is one of Freehold’s Vital Communities™, emphasizing healthy living, engagement, connectivity, stewardship, and design. Master-planned on 434 acres, this community will include 1,471 households with front porches, playgrounds, neighborhood parks, walking trails, and a community swimming pool – all arranged to connect families and friends.
Freehold Communities is currently developing approximately 9,000 residential lots in Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts; Freehold also has offices in St. Augustine, Florida and Austin, Texas.
(l to r): Gary McClain, Caitlyn Cole, Bob Ruszcyzk, Ry Hargraves, Mike Anderson, Marlina Short, Shani Fazzi, Chris DeLong, Melissa Wirthlin, Tony Ledvina, Mark Leon, Melissa Bott, Vicky Parris, Glen Proctor, Ken Nozaki, Jeremy McClain, Sharon Bolinger
At CCMC, we invest in people. This includes empowering our team members to make a meaningful impact on our industry. So it was quite an honor to be named 2014 Large Management Company of the Year by the Nevada Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI-NV). The award, which recognizes an outstanding management company with at least 15,001 households within the State of Nevada that exemplifies the ethics of CAI, fosters education, and provides exceptional support for its team members, was presented at the annual CAI Nevada Chapter Gala, held Saturday, February 21, 2015. This is the third time CCMC has been named Management Company of the Year by CAI-NV. “It was extremely rewarding to see the dedication of our management team recognized in this way,” explains division president Tony Ledvina. “They are truly the best and the brightest in our business, and continue to be the leading voice of professionalism in our industry.”
Educating homeowners. Successful problem solving. Overcoming adversity. Contributing to the local community. Community management excellence. That’s what CCMC is all about! Just ask the CCMC team at Red Rock Country Club HOA. They represent these values in everything they do. No wonder their community was named Southern Nevada Outstanding Large Association of the Year by the Nevada Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI) at the annual CAI Nevada Chapter Gala Awards, held Saturday, February 21, 2015. This is the second time Red Rock Country Club HOA has received this award.
“Our CCMC management team at Red Rock Country Club HOA, led by community manager Sharon Bolinger, is dedicated to providing only the very best service to their members,” explains CCMC division president Tony Ledvina, “Day after day, they operate with meticulous care and a personal touch that consistently sets their community apart.” Congratulations to Sharon and her entire team, including Marlina Short, Mike Dickinson, Shani Fazzi, Larry LaGrange, Jay Yamasaki, and Jeff Jumper. “The success of our Red Rock Country Cub HOA team would not be possible without the dedicated community leaders who serve on our community committees and board of directors,” adds Tony. “It is our privilege to be involved with this exceptional community.”