At CCMC, we love it when our communities shine! So, we were particularly pleased to see RCLCO’s list of the 50 top-selling master-planned communities of 2016, featuring no less than eight CCMC-managed communities. Coincidence? We’ll let you be the judge. In the meantime, we’d like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to all our top-selling master-planned communities. We truly admire your CCMC style.
The National Association of Home Builder’s National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) recently announced Silver Award Winners for The Nationals new home sales and marketing awards. Among the winners was CCMC-managed Windsong Ranch, TX, receiving 2017 Silver Award honors in the following categories:
Master-Planned Community of the Year (third year in a row)
Best Landscape Design Master Planned Community (second year in a row)
Best Computer Generated Sales Tool
Best Signage (third year in a row)
This makes Windsong Ranch a finalist in these four categories for the Gold Awards, to be announced at the Nationals Gala on January 10, 2017 at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida. To date, the community has been awarded seven Silver Awards and one Gold Award for its determination, integrity, creativity and endurance.
“The Nationals are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovations in new home design, marketing and sales,” said Meredith Oliver, chairperson of the Nationals. “NAHB’s commitment to recognizing originality, imagination and success has been exemplified by its award winners since the competition’s inception.” Started in 1982 as the Institute of Residential Marketing, The Nationals award program continues to recognize superior new home sales and marketing achievements. With 57 categories across various disciplines of the new home industry, the awards honor excellence in product and community design, advertising, marketing and sales achievements by individuals and sales teams. To view all the Sliver Award winners, click here.
CCMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Cathy Pai to director of lifestyle services for the western division. In her new role, Cathy will serve as a resource and liaison to all CCMC lifestyle team members and clients throughout Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah. She will partner with vice president of lifestyle services, Lisa Capriotti, in order to inspire team members to further CCMC’s purpose of creating unique lifestyle experiences that connect people and turn neighbors into friends.
“Over the past there years, the CCMC lifestyle team has grown by nearly 90% and we now have more than 100 on-site lifestyle professionals serving our communities. This number will only continue to grow,” explains CEO D. J. Cole. “Our rapidly-expanding lifestyle team will require more CCMC leaders on the ground to assist our vice presidents of lifestyle services with pre-development consulting, launching new communities and training our team members.” Cathy is the first of two directors that will be added over the next year. “I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the CCMC family of team members, clients and residents,” Cathy explains. “I am committed to infusing kindness and optimism into our daily work experience and inspiring our people to work with passion as they share the love of lifestyle in their offices and communities.”
Originally from Chicago, Cathy joined CCMC in 2012. For the past three years, she has served as lifestyle director for Mountain Bridge in Mesa, Arizona, launching a robust calendar of events, programs, classes and clubs for this growing community. Previously, she served as lifestyle director for Spectrum at Val Vista in Gilbert, Arizona. Her professional background includes work with Desert Valley Urgent Care, C.T.Designs and UHaul Corporation. With a long history of public service, Cathy is dedicated to improving the quality of life in American neighborhoods. Her public service record includes serving on the boards for the Gilbert Education Foundation and Arizona Disabled Sports (AzDs). She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Central Florida. “Cathy’s enthusiasm for building relationships and her talent for connecting with team members, residents and clients make her the perfect fit for this new position,” says Lisa. “We welcome her fresh perspective and are delighted to congratulate her on this well-deserved promotion.”
For 35 years, the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas reader’s choice awards have been recognizing the city’s best places to live, shop, eat and play. We are pleased to announce that two CCMC-managed communities made the 2016 list of best master-planned communities and best neighborhood parks. Congratulations to Mountain’s Edge and Cadence for standing out with your innovative community design, thoughtful recreational spaces and exceptional lifestyle programming! To view a list of all the winners, click here.
CCMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Girardeau to vice president for the central division. Jeff joined CCMC in 2012 and currently serves as the community manager for Belterra, Texas. “A true servant leader, Jeff recognizes that resident and team collaboration is essential to long-term success,” explains central division president Todd Davidson. “He is personally committed to building relationships that allow CCMC to activate the passion and talents of others, in order to benefit and evolve the communities we serve.” In his new role, Jeff will share his talents for community leadership, collaborative partnerships, proactive communications, financial acumen and operational excellence with our growing list of clients and team members throughout the Austin/San Antonio area.
Jeff served as the director of community association management for another management company in Austin, before joining CCMC in 2012. Initially, Jeff served as our community manager for The Hollows. For the past two years, he has served as community manager for Belterra. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University. He also holds his CMCA®, AMS®, and PCAM® designations from Community Associations Institute (CAI). Last year, Jeff was named 2015 Manager of Excellence by CAI’s Austin Chapter for his transformational leadership at Belterra. “I look forward to enhancing CCMC’s team support and customer care throughout the Texas Hill Country, as we further our company’s vision, mission and purpose in this market.”
Meeting needs. Finding solutions. Demonstrating heart. That’s what CCMC is all about. So it comes as no surprise that two CCMC managers have been 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 community managers, GEM Award winners represent the high standards of both their company and the communities they serve. This year’s winners were selected from a pool of more than 900 nominees throughout the state by a selection committee that included members of the Arizona state legislature. “CCMC is delighted to have our managers recognized in this way,” explains division president Delores Ferguson, “This year’s GEM recipients represent our firm’s commitment to excellence and our dedication to creating experiences that connect people in the communities where they live.”
This year, AACM’s “On-Site Manager of the Year” GEM was awarded to Debbie Harper. Debbie joined CCMC in 2008 and currently serves as the CCMC community manager for Province in Maricopa, Arizona. CCMC began working with Province on May 1, 2016. Since that time, Debbie has worked tirelessly to rebuild her team and revitalize her community. The transformation has been remarkable.
Kathy Clark received the “Instructor of the Year” GEM. Kathy has been a CCMC team member since 2002 and currently serves as the CCMC community manager for Ironwood Crossing in Queen Creek, Arizona. Nominated for exceptional dedication to industry education, Kathy is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience with other.
Congratulation to our 2016 GEMs. Once again, you have made you company and your communities shine!
Do you put the “active” in “Active Adult”? If so, you might want to check out Anthem Ranch, CO and Siena, NV. These two CCMC-managed communities were recently ranked among the nation’s best for fitness fanatics! We are breaking a sweat just thinking about it! Read more.
Last summer, CCMC was selected by Ivory Development to provide community management services for Ivory Ridge, Utah. Since that time, CCMC has been providing pre-development consulting to another Ivory Homes community, Broadview Shores. Now, we are pleased to announce that CCMC has transitioned this consulting client into a management contract. “While our relationship with Ivory Homes is relatively new, the company’s president, Chris P. Gamvroulas, sits on our Garden Park board at Daybreak,” explain western division president Delores Ferguson. “Our performance at both Garden Park and Ivory Ridge has led directly to this new business.”
Located in Provo, Utah, Broadview Shores is a mixed-use development, which will ultimately include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, a clubhouse, swimming pool, splash pad and substantial open space and trails situated on 100 acres. Today, there are 519 existing households in the community and this number could grow to 1,100. “Many thanks to our CCMC team in Utah,” says Delores. “They have demonstrated the CCMC difference to this client and continue to nurture this relationship.”
Ellis R. Ivory founded Ivory Homes in Utah more than 40 years ago. Initially, the company developed only lots, selling to both individuals and Utah homebuilders. In 1983, Ivory Homes started building homes in its own developments. In 1987, Ellis registered the Ivory trademark, “Utah’s Number One Homebuilder.” Since registering the trademark, Ivory Homes has been Utah’s Number One Homebuilder for 28 consecutive years in number of homes, quality, and customer service.
CCMC is heading to California.“It is always exciting when our developer clients take us with them into new markets,” explains central division president Todd Davidson. “Freehold Communities took CCMC to Nashville nearly two years ago. Now, we are honored to provide this like-minded client with pre-development consulting services for their new community in The Golden State, named Miralon.” This is CCMC’s seventh project with Freehold. Others include Shearwater, FL, Arden, FL, Durham Farms, TN, Headwaters, TX, Orchard Ridge, TX, and Homestead, TX.
Like all of Freehold’s Vital Communities™, Miralon will emphasize healthy living, engagement, connectivity, stewardship, and design. The fully-approved project, started more than a decade ago but never realized, has been re-imagined as an amenity-rich neighborhood of 1,150 homes ranging from attached domiciles to contemporary single-family homes surrounded by acres of fruit-bearing groves and community gardens. Future residents will enjoy expansive views of the San Jacinto Mountains while lounging in their yards or traversing the miles of trails that run throughout the development, an environmentally conscious state-of-the-art recreational facility, Wi-Fi café, fitness center and a luxury pool complex. Miralon is expected to open in spring 2017.
Freehold Communities 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.
Three years ago, CCMC made the strategic decision to double our corporate lifestyle resources. Shortly thereafter, Lisa Capriotti and Debra Wyatte were named corporate lifestyle directors. Lisa has been our resource for Arizona, Utah, Colorado and Nevada; while Debra has served Texas, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee. Under their leadership, our lifestyle team has grown by nearly 90% in just three years. Now, CCMC is pleased to announce their promotions to vice presidents, lifestyle services.
Originally from South Bend, Indiana, Lisa joined CCMC in 2011. Named corporate lifestyle director in 2013, she previously served as lifestyle director for both Spectrum at Val Vista and Power Ranch in Gilbert, Arizona. “Lisa’s passionate pursuit of our company’s purpose guides every decision she makes,” states western division president Delores Ferguson. “She understands the incredible value of strong social networks and has the ability to teach others how to build them.”
Also from Indiana, Debra joined CCMC in 2009. Named corporate lifestyle director in 2013, she previously served as lifestyle director and community manager for Anthem Highlands in Broomfield, Colorado. “Debra’s delivery on our lifestyle promise has been exceptional,” explains central division president Todd Davidson. “Her ability to understand and meet the ever-evolving needs of the marketplace make her an invaluable consultant and resource to our clients and team members.”
Please join us in congratulating Debra and Lisa on their well-deserved promotions.