CCMC Names Chris Schappaugh Director of Client Fulfillment

Chris SchappaughFor the past three years, Chris Schappaugh has served as CCMC’s community manager for Valley Ranch. During his tenure the community was named “Best Urban Area for Sophisticates” by the Dallas Morning News and received a community service award from the City of Irving. He also led several monumental projects, including the transition from traditional to natural, water-wise landscaping and the addition of Geographic Information System (GIS) tracking of assets and repairs. Perhaps most importantly, he acted as trainer and mentor to several new CCMC community managers. “Chris has emerged as an expert in both community governance and collaborative solutions,” explains division president Todd Davidson. “It’s been wonderful to watch him grow into a very influential servant leader.” Chris’s exceptional performance has now led to a promotion as CCMC director of client fulfillment for the central division. In his new role, Chris will be responsible for the leadership, training and development of the CCMC teams at Valley Ranch, Harvest, Woodhill Medical Park, Trinity Falls, Windsong Ranch, Bridges of Las Colinas, Campion Hollows, Canyon Falls, Devonshire, Liberty and Tucker Hill. “I enjoy helping others be the best at what they do,” says Chris. “Encouraging others to become someone else’s hero is extremely rewarding. This is one of the reasons I am very excited to step into this new role.”

Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of North Texas. Prior to joining CCMC, Chris served as the manager of a large municipal district near Denver, Colorado. His professional background includes extensive experience in the fitness industry, recreation management, and operations. He has also owned and operated his own small business. Chris is recognized as a CMCA® by Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB).

Chris will assume his new role once his successor at Valley Ranch has been identified and trained. The search for qualified candidates will begin immediately. 

CCMC Named Management Company for Lewis Pointe, Colorado

Lewis PointeCCMC has been named the community management firm for Lewis Pointe. Developed by Lennar Colorado, this metropolitan district will eventually have 450 homes. Lewis Pointe will be the fourth Lennar project in Colorado managed by CCMC. The others include Adonea Metropolitan District, Heritage Todd Creek Community Association and Heritage Todd Creek Metropolitan District. Our management services for Lewis Pointe will begin on December 1.

Convenient to shopping and recreation, Lewis Pointe will offer 19 acres of parks and open space, a future elementary school site in the award-winning Adams Twelve Five Star School District. Only one mile from a future RTD light rail station, Lewis Pointe will encompass a total of 160 acres.

Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is headquartered in Miami, Florida and is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, move-up and retirement homes in communities that cater to almost any lifestyle – such as urban, golf course, active adult and suburban. The company currently operates in 18 different states, including Colorado.

CCMC to Provide Marketing Consulting Services to Wheelock Street Capital

Anthem ColoradoCCMC has recently entered into an agreement with Wheelock Street Capital to provide marketing consulting services for Anthem Colorado. These services will include managing the developer website and social media for Anthem Colorado, working with local builders to provide current community marketing materials, and acting as a liaison to local realtors and employers to position Anthem as the “go to” community for move-ups and relocations. Our services will begin on December 1. 2014.

Anthem Colorado is one great place with two great communities. Anthem Highlands is designed for singles, couples and families of all ages; while Anthem Ranch is uniquely amenitized for those on the fun side of 55. Nestled between Denver and Boulder, Anthem Colorado offers the best of small-town life. It’s a place where people know your name and miss you when you are gone. Neighbors of all ages connect through community events, programs, classes and clubs. With 730 acres of preserved open space and a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains, this Denver Community of the Year truly defines the Colorado lifestyle.

Wheelock Street Capital is a private real estate investment firm that focuses on both private and public market opportunities in all parts of the capital structure. The firm is a trustworthy source of capital for borrows seeking to recapitalize overleveraged properties and portfolios.

Community Partnership Grows Marana Harvest Festival

Marana Harvest FestivalFamily fun. Community partnerships. Human connections. You’ll find it all at the Marana Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 25 from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Marana Heritage River Park. The event, which is a collaboration between the Town of Marana and the Gladden Farms Community Association (managed by CCMC), is completely free of charge and will feature rodeo demonstrations, live music, farmers market, petting zoo, steak fry, s’more roast, rock walls, and after-dark hot air balloon glow! To learn more, CLICK HERE to watch the news clip from KGUN 9 Morning Blend, featuring CCMC community manager Kristina Allen.

CCMC Takes Home Two AACM GEM Awards

Bill Overton and Marsha Hove Accept AACM GEM AwardsMeeting needs. Finding solutions. Demonstrating heart. That’s what CCMC is all about! So it comes as no surprise that two CCMC community managers were recently 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 managers, GEM Award winners and nominees represent the high standards of both their company and the communities they serve. “CCMC is delighted to have our managers recognized in this way,” explains division president Delores Ferguson, “They represent our firm’s commitment to excellence and our collective purpose of creating experiences that connect people.”

This year, AACM’s “Manager of the Year” GEM was awarded to Bill Overton. Bill joined CCMC in 2002. As the community manager for the exclusive golf community of Desert Mountain in Carefree, Arizona, Bill is always looking for new ways to enhance service and improve amenities. So three years ago, when his homeowners presented the idea of constructing 15 miles of private hiking trails throughout the association’s common area, he agreed to investigate. This month, five different trails of varying degrees of difficulty, all interlinked to one central trail spine, opened for the enjoyment of 2,000+ residents and their guests. No small feat, considering nearly $420,000 in private donations needed to be raised to complete the project. Ultimately, this new amenity will help attract new members and increase community value. “Everyone doing their respective jobs well along the way leads to this type of team success. Our team has made an achievement like this possible for Desert Mountain. In my mind, I am just accepting this award on behalf of the entire team. Thank you for everything you do to make CCMC the greatest management company in the industry, and for helping the onsite Desert Mountain Team effectively serve the Desert Mountain Community,” says Bill.

This year, CCMC also took home the AACM “Humanitarian of the Year” GEM. This GEM was awarded to Marsha Hove, who joined the CCMC team in 2009. She currently serves as the community manager for Aviano in Phoenix. Under her leadership, the Aviano community has hosted an annual fundraising event called The Baehr Challenge for the past three years. Designed to build awareness of the importance of physical fitness as a treatment for those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, this event includes a silent auction, entertainment and 5K obstacle course. Monies raised are donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Marsha has successfully rallied residents, team members and community partners to volunteer their time, participate in the event, and support this important cause. In 2013, approximately $11,000 was raised by 375 participants. This year, participation jumped to 500 and donations increased to $15,000. Bill Overton explained it best when he said, “It was a huge honor to stand with Marsha Hove and represent CCMC yesterday, as GEM Award winners. Major kudos to Marsha, who has grown so much in her time with CCMC and has blossomed into an exceptional manager, public speaker, and leader.”

Congratulations to our CCMC GEMs!

CCMC Named Management Company for Inspiration Colorado

DCIM100MEDIACCMC has been named the community management firm for Inspiration Colorado. Developed by Wheelock Street Capital, Inspiration Colorado is a metropolitan district near Denver. With beautiful space defined by nature, this community will feature breathtaking mountain views, 485 acres of open space, and more than 12 miles of hiking and biking trails. Located just minutes from the Denver Tech Center, Inspiration will include both multi-generational and age-qualified neighborhoods. It currently has 225 households, but will eventually grow to 1,700. Residents can expect an innovative assortment of amenities and lifestyle programs.

“Our work at Anthem Highlands and Ranch has proven our abilities to Wheelock. Our relationship with this client is based on a solid foundation of performance and trust,” explains division president Delores Ferguson. “We are very pleased they have asked us to manage this new project.” Our services will begin on October 1, 2014.

Wheelock Street Capital is a private real estate investment firm, founded in 2008. Its asset classes include hospitality, residential land and home building, and other opportunistic investments.

 

CCMC Named Management Company for Vizcaya

VizcayaCCMC has been named the community management firm for Vizcaya. Developed by Taylor Morrison, Vizcaya is a new, 477-acre, master-planned community near Austin, Texas. Eventually, the project will include 1,200 homes, ranging from 1,500 to 4,400 square-feet. Designed to welcome all generations of homeowners, the community design includes active adult and family neighborhoods. “No matter what your life stage, this community truly represents a fresh approach to active living,” explains division president Todd Davidson. “Grandparents can live in neighborhoods built especially for them; while kids and grandkids can live just down the road.”

Vizcaya will offer many lifestyle amenities including a large pool, clubhouse, fitness center, playground, and walking trails. Its ideal location makes Vizcaya convenient to medical facilities, shopping, restaurants, transportation and downtown Austin. A CCMC lifestyle director will be hired by November 2014, just before first homeowners are expected to arrive. Read more

New Consulting Client Takes CCMC to Nashville

Headwaters, TexasCCMC has been selected by Freehold Communities to provide pre-development consulting services for three of its new Vital Communities. With an emphasis on healthy living, engagement, connectivity, stewardship, and design; these communities will boost unique amenities and a shared energy that brings neighbors together to make life better. These three projects include two near Austin, plus a third near Nashville Tennessee. “This is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate the CCMC difference in an entirely new market,” explains division president Todd Davidson. “We are thrilled to begin doing business in Nashville — but even more thrilled to be doing it with a client that is so closely aligned with our own purpose.”

Highland Meadows is located in the Austin suburb of Liberty Hill, between the north and south forks of the San Gabriel River. An outdoor lover’s paradise, this neighborhood offers breathtaking views of sunsets and wildflowers, across 248 acres of Texas Hill Country. Highland Meadows will eventually include 695 households, walking trails, playgrounds, neighborhood parks, and community pool.

Headwaters is located in Dripping Springs, just 30 minutes from downtown Austin. Neighbors will enjoy 1,500 acres connected by walking trails along the scenic Barton Creek, multiple parks, open lawns and picnic areas. The community will ultimately include 1,000 households and a community recreation center with a resort-style pool, water playscape and gardens.

Durham Farms is located in the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville. With a relaxed, small-town vibe, this neighborhood will include 1,100 households and feature quiet, tree-lined streets, generous green space, front porches, playgrounds, neighborhood parks, walking trails, and community pool.

Freehold Communities is currently developing approximately 8,000 residential lots in Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida. The company creates Vital Communities that embrace healthy living, engagement, connectivity, stewardship and distinctive home design. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts; Freehold also has offices in St. Augustine, Florida and Austin, Texas.

“The Moving Wall” Vietnam Memorial to Be Displayed in Estrella, Arizona

The Moving WallEstrella by Newland Communities will host “The Moving Wall,” a half-size traveling replica of the Washington D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial beginning at noon on October 2 through noon on October 6 and is free to all attending. The Wall will be open 24 hours a day, with volunteers stationed at The Wall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily to assist guests in finding names. The monument was created by John Devitt, Norris Shears, Gary Haver and other Vietnam veterans to share the powerful experience of visiting the memorial with those who may never have an opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. Standing six-feet tall and 252-feet long, The Wall’s memorial site will encompass approximately half an acre of land just to the west of Starpointe Residents Club at 17665 W. Elliot Rd in Estrella.

Specifically, designed to honor the 2.7 million men and women who served in the U.S. Military in Vietnam, The Wall contains approximately 58,283 names – 1,300 of those are still unaccounted for prisoners of war (POWs) and missing in action (MIA). Volunteers will be reciting these names over a P.A. system 24 hours a day, for the duration of the exhibit.

Over the past two years, the CCMC team at Estrella has worked with residents, Newland Communities and the City of Goodyear to realize the dream of bringing The Moving Wall to Estrella. The team’s goal is to create experiences that connect people, turn neighbors into friends and demonstrate the power of community. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.lifeinestrella.com. To make a donation, please contact The Moving Wall Foundation at (906) 885-5599. CLICK HERE to read more.    

CCMC Names Debra Campbell Vice President for Central Division

Debra CampbellCCMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Debra Campbell to vice president. A proven leader, Debra brings sixteen years of CCMC history and experience to her new role. “Debra knows how to build and develop effective teams,” explains division president Todd Davidson, “She understands the CCMC way of conducting business and is passionate about growing others in their personal appreciation of our philosophy.” In her new role, Debra will be responsible for equipping several Dallas-area CCMC teams to deliver the highest-quality service in the industry; while creating experiences that connect people.

Debra joined CCMC in 1998. Most recently, she served as community manager for Johnson Ranch in Queen Creek, Arizona. Under her leadership, this mixed-use, master-plan grew from 2,800 to 5,760 households; and successfully transitioned from developer to homeowner control. Impressively, she implemented several solutions which allowed the association to improve cash flow and increase the reserve fund balance despite a market downturn and significant foreclosures and short sales. Previously, Debra served as community manager for a 1,671-home active-adult community in Gold Canyon, Arizona. She has also served as an executive, overseeing multi-family and commercial projects. Debra holds her Certified Arizona Association Manager (CAAM) designation from the Arizona Association of Community Managers (AACM), and Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). “I am honored by this new opportunity and look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion with our team, as we strive to find new ways to say ‘yes’ to our customers and exceed their expectations,” she says. Debra will assume her new role on September 22, 2014.