CCMC Named Community Management Company for The Lakes at Centerra

The Lakes at CenterraCCMC has been named the community management firm for The Lakes at Centerra, a lakeside retreat surrounded by the natural beauty of the Front Range. With 275 acres of protected wetlands, connected by a vast network of trails, this neighborhood will offer outstanding recreational experiences. Developed by McWhinney, this neighborhood will eventually include 791 households and is conveniently located within the award-winning mixed-use master plan of Centerra. “Our exceptional work at Anthem, Colorado opened the door to this new business, proving that our dedicated team members are instrumental in growing our firm” explains division president Delores Ferguson. Our service will begin on August 1, 2014.

Planned with partnerships in mind, The Lakes at Centerra will directly connect with a future K-8 grade school. Students will benefit from many outdoor learning opportunities within High Plains Environmental Center. The private Lake Club will include an outdoor swimming pool, fireplace, barbecues, and playground. A full-time lifestyle director will offer a robust calendar of engagement opportunities for all ages.

Founded in 1991, McWhinney is an independent, full-service real estate development, investment and management company. Comprised of a team of more than 80 talented associates, the company is passionate about creating great places for people.

 

Todd Davidson Selected as Silver Member by Urban Land Institute

Todd-Davidson---DSC_5932-compressedCCMC is proud to announce that division president Todd Davidson has been selected to serve as a Community Development Council (CDC) Silver Member for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a multidiscipline real estate forum dedicated to creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide through the responsible use of land. With more than 30,000 members, ULI is recognized as one of the world’s most respected sources of information regarding urban planning, growth and development. As a CDC Silver Member, Todd will join an elite network of 50 developers, land planners, and other professionals who, like CCMC, have a specific expertise in master-planned communities and are recognized as industry leaders who offer innovative application in their respective fields. “This is quite an honor for CCMC, as ours is the only community management firm on CDC Silver.” says Todd. “This is a testament to CCMC’s reputation in the industry and the value we bring to the table.”

Today, ULI has 25 U.S. Product Councils, each with its own narrow focus. These Councils offer industry leaders various opportunities to exchange information and share best practices. The focus of the CDC is the development of new suburban neighborhoods and mixed-use large-scale communities. Council Members play a critical role in building communities, developing neighborhoods, bringing residential and recreation spaces to life, and designing facilities that are sustainable environments. Silver Members have the highest level of commitment and responsibility to their Councils. This includes presenting, advising, publishing, educating, researching and serving.

 

 

Anthem, Colorado Emerges as Intergenerational Master Plan

The article below by Mark Samuelson was originally published in the July 13, 2014 edition of the Denver Post. Anthem has been managed by CCMC since inception.  

Anthem RanchOnly halfway through 2014, some 144 homes have already sold at Anthem, the 1,750-acre master planned community at the crossroads of new 470 Northwest Parkway and Broomfield’s Lowell Boulevard. That’s a pace that would more than double Anthem’s sales for all of year 2013.

“People talk about being an overnight success, but the truth is it takes a lot of work, and that’s exactly what we’ve done in Anthem,” says Jeff Handlin, operating partner for Wheelock Communities, which took over Anthem in 2011.  Handlin and his team created new neighborhoods and brought in four new builders – and now have a community that stands apart not just for how fast it sells, but for how broad the appeal is – older and younger, spending for single-family homes that span from the $300s up to $1 million.

New neighborhoods and four new builders are broadening the appeal of Anthem, Colorado. In fact, the mid-year new home sales for this master plan community were a whopping 144! At this pace, Anthem will more than double 2013 sales.  The community’s developer, Wheelock Communities, knows that Anthem’s pivotal location in Broomfield is at the epicenter of Colorado’s growing economy.  READ MORE.

CCMC Prepares for Growth, Opens Hill Country Office

Andy BabbittAccording to Forbes, the capital of Texas is the fastest growing city in the nation. “Over the past year, we have watched our Austin/San Antonio households double in size,” explains division president Todd Davidson. “We expect them to double again by the end of 2015.” Our total number of communities in this market is now four including: Alamo Ranch, Hill Country Retreat, The Hollows and Belterra. Additionally, we are providing pre-development consulting for several other area projects. “Our growing business in this market has reached a tipping point,” says Todd. “It is time to establish a full-time presence here and I am very pleased to announce that CCMC vice president Andy Babbitt has been chosen to lead this new operation.”

In his new role, Andy will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight to all CCMC communities and clients in Austin and San Antonio. “In expansion markets, our success depends upon seasoned CCMC leaders who know our service product, embrace our philosophy, and can propagate our culture,” says Todd. “These qualities made Andy the obvious choice for this new role.”

Andy will begin transitioning his responsibilities next month, once he relocates to Austin. This transition will be complete by the end of this year. “CCMC’s emphasis on community and lifestyle is perfectly aligned with the Hill Country way of life. I look forward to growing our presence and influence in this new market.”

CCMC Manages Five of the Most Popular Active Adult Communities

Most Popular Active AdultWhat do 5 of the top 100 most popular active adult communities in the country have in common? Why, CCMC of course! The team at 55Places.com recently compiled their annual list of top 100 active adult communities, as evidenced by the number of visitors to each community page over the past year.

Congratulations to Frisco Lakes (Frisco, Texas), Hill Country Retreat (San Antonio, Texas), Anthem Ranch (Broomfield, Colorado), Siena (Las Vegas, Nevada) and Del Webb Sweetgrass (Richmond, Texas) for making the 2014 list. This is the second year in a row all these communities have made the list.They were ranked as follows:

 

 

No. 27: Frisco Lakes

No. 45: Hill Country Retreat

No. 51: Anthem Ranch

No. 76: Siena

No. 79: Del Webb Sweetgrass

Hats off to all of our most popular active adult communities! We can’t help but notice your CCMC edge. To read the complete list, CLICK HERE.

CCMC Manages Three of the Top 20 Best-Selling Master-Planned Communities

Towne LakeThe results are in and CCMC manages three of the top 20 best-selling master-planned communities in the nation! That’s according to the real estate consulting firm of RCLCO that recently released its mid-year rankings for 2014.

Mountain’s Edge (Las Vegas, Nevada), Providence (Las Vegas, Nevada), and Towne Lake (Houston, Texas) all made the 2014 mid-year list. In fact, these three CCMC-managed communities accounted for more than 840 of new homes sold. The numbers at Towne Lake, a newcomer to the list, were up a whopping 68% over last year! So, here are the numbers:

  • No. 5: Mountain’s Edge sold 341 new homes
  • No. 8: Providence sold 282 new homes
  • No. 18: Towne Lake sold 221 new homes

CLICK HERE to view the complete report and list.

Congratulations to all of our best-selling neighborhoods! We can’t help but admire your CCMC style.

 

 

CCMC Named Management Company for Boulders Homeowners Association

Boulders Homeowners AssociationCCMC has been named the community management firm for Boulders Homeowners Association, an exclusive boutique community of 324 homes nestled among the Sonoran Desert foothills.

“For the past four years, CCMC has been providing exceptional service to the Owners Association Boulders Scottsdale,” explains division president Delores Ferguson. “Our current community manager, Michele Freed, has truly demonstrated the CCMC difference. Now, we will have the opportunity to serve the entire Boulders community.”

Our service will begin on August 1, 2014. Please join us in welcoming Boulders North to the CCMC family.

CCMC Named Management Company for Harvest

HarvestHillwood Communities has selected CCMC to be the new management company for Harvest. Harvest is Hillwood’s first LiveSmart master plan; founded on the principles of environmental stewardship, education and enrichment, technology, healthy living and sense of community. CCMC now provides consulting and/or management services to five of Hillwood’s LiveSmart communities including Harvest, Brockdale, Union Park, Wolf Ranch and Pomona. “This is particularly sweet news for CCMC, as our entire team has pulled together over the past year to demonstrate the CCMC difference to Hillwood. Everywhere they went, the Hillwood team saw smart, passionate people who truly love what they do. Ultimately, this is what has set us apart.” Our service to Harvest will begin on August 1, 2014. The community currently has twenty occupied homes and will grow to over 3,000.

Harvest. Gathering. Growing. Living. Harvest is a place where family and community come first. With deep roots in historic Denton County, Harvest is a modern rural neighborhood, centered around community agriculture. Community amenities include renovated 120-year-old family homestead renovated for resident use, community farm and garden, pool and event center, 11-acre lake, play fileds, trails and parks. The community will also offer a robust lifestyle program. This 1,150-acre master-planned, mixed-use development in located in the Dallas suburb of Northlake.

Hillwood Communities, establish in 1988 by Ross Perot Jr., is part of Hillwood Development LLC. Founded upon the core values of character, courage and integrity, the company is ranked among the top ten residential land developers in the country. Hillwood Communities has developed over 23,000 lots in more than 70 master-planned settings across the continental United States, Hawaii and Central America.

CCMC Named Community Management Company for Cadence, NV

Cadence, NVCCMC has been selected as the full-service community association management provider for Cadence, a new mixed-use master-planned community in Henderson, Nevada developed by LandWell Company. Focused on the connectivity of people and places, Cadence will combine suburban amenities with urban conveniences. The project, located at Boulder Highway and Lake Mead Drive, is scheduled to open later this year.  Situated on 2,200-acres of historic land, Cadence will feature nearly 14,000 households within a mixed-use community including a town center of retail, office, hotel, and casino space. This city within a city design will maximize density around commercial centers and connect neighborhoods with pedestrian-friendly streets, trails and parks. Mass-transit options will connect the community to Henderson and the Las Vegas valley.  A GPS linked bike share program will encourage an active lifestyle and free WiFi in all park areas will keep residents connected.  A 50-acre central park will become the heart of community recreation and activity and a 174 acre recreation park will feature numerous sports fields along the Las Vegas Wash.  All who come here will enjoy breathtaking views of both the mountains and the Las Vegas Strip.

 

CCMC Realigns Colorado, Names Denise Hogenes Vice President

Did you know that CCMC currently manages four associations and two districts near Denver, Colorado? “Like Dallas and Houston, Denver offers an environment that is attractive to many employers. This creates new demands on the housing market,” explains CEO D. J. Cole. “We have also seen increased demand for district management in this area. As a result, our business in Colorado will only continue to grow.” In order to manage this growth, and meet the expectations of current and future clients, CCMC has made the strategic decision to move our Colorado operations from the central division to the western division, led by Delores Ferguson.

Denise HogenesWith this division realignment, comes the promotion of Denise Hogenes. In her new role as vice president for the western division, Denise will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight to all CCMC associations and districts in Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah. Most recently, Denise served as director of client fulfillment for the central division, overseeing communities in Colorado and Texas. She joined CCMC in 2008 as community manager for Anthem Highlands. In 2011, she was promoted to community manager for Anthem Ranch. “It is wonderful to play a role in the success of other future CCMC leaders,” says Denise, “There is nothing more rewarding than recruiting great people and giving them the support and knowledge they need to realize their full potential within our firm.”

Denise earned her M.S. from Colorado State University. She is recognized as a CMCA by Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) and holds the AMS and PCAM designations from CAI. She currently serves on the Urban Land Institute’s Colorado’s Community Development Product Council, creating educational and networking opportunity to a select group of members. Please join us in congratulating Denise on her most recent promotion.