At CCMC, we love it when our communities shine! So, we were particularly pleased to see the list of Ranking Arizona’s 2017 Best Master-Planned Communities. Yet again, the public opinion poll lists six communities in our care among Arizona’s top 10 master-planned communities. That’s right… six of the top 10 master-planned communities are managed by CCMC, as are two of the top five condominium communities! 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.
CCMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Tricia Hill to vice president of human resources. “For the past six years, Tricia has used her talent for building meaningful connections with people to attract and retain the absolute best community management professional for CCMC,” explains CFO and president of shared services, Mary Ann Hopf. “Her attitude, service orientation and extensive knowledge in her field have played an integral role in making CCMC the company it is today. She personifies the CCMC mission and purpose by treating all employees with respect and bringing people together with her leadership and passion for CCMC.”
Tricia brings more than twenty five years of extensive experience in all aspects of her field including strategic planning, hiring, talent development, compensation, employee benefits, education, training, employee relations and HR information systems. Driven by a desire to make CCMC a company where people and careers can flourish, Tricia consistently demonstrates her ability to use existing talent to grow new talent. Straight-talking and business-minded, Tricia previously led human resources functions for three other Arizona firms. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Arizona State University with an emphasis in human resources, and her master’s in business administration from Central Michigan University. Tricia also holds the prestigious Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. She is actively involved with the Kyrene Foundation and volunteers for AYSO Challenge Soccer Club and Feed My Starving Children.
Cole West Home has selected CCMC as the community management solution for Brio, a new master-planned community near St. George that is geared towards mature, active buyers. This 190-acre project will ultimately grow to 700 households. Following Coral Canyon, this will be our second community with Cole West. Our services at Brio will begin on April 1, 2017.
Brio offers residents an extensive package of resort-style amenities, including a 14,500 square-foot community center with gathering space for social events, multipurpose activity rooms, a fitness center and indoor pool. Outdoors, neighbors will enjoy a large collection of recreational facilities including a second pool, eight pickleball courts, two tennis courts, walking trails, a playground area and a dog park. The convenient, yet secluded, location is nearby Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Green springs Golf Course, Zion National Park and Snow Canyon.
Cole West Home is a premier developer of master-planned communities in some of the most desirable locations in Utah. Their experienced team of industry leaders are deeply rooted in the state and fully committed to quality, integrity and customer satisfaction.
CCMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeremy McClain to vice president. “For the past year, Jeremy has proven his abilities as director of client fulfillment for the Nevada division,” says Tony. “He has established excellent working client relationships in Nevada and trained our team members to work as a cohesive force. He has proven himself to be a thoughtful consultant and trusted leader and is now ready for additional responsibilities.”
Originally from Las Vegas, Jeremy joined CCMC in 2010 with a background in project and construction management. He first served as the facilities director for Mountain’s Edge. In August 2013, he was promoted to community manager for Inspirada. He is recognized as a CMCA by Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) and is currently pursuing the coveted PCAM designation through Community Associations Institute (CAI). He currently serves as the co-chair on the CAI Events Committee.
“It is wonderful to play a role in the success of other future CCMC leaders,” says Jeremy. “There is nothing more rewarding than recruiting great people and offering the support and knowledge they need to realize their full potential within our firm.”
CCMC is proud to announce that vice president Andy Babbitt has been selected to serve on the Northern Suburban Member Council for Urban Land Institute (ULI) Austin, a multi-discipline real estate forum dedicated to creating and sustaining thriving communities through the responsible use of land. ULI is recognized as one of the world’s most respected sources of information regarding urban planning, growth and development. On the Northern Suburban Member Council, Andy will work alongside leader from across the fields of real estate and land use policy to exchange best practices and serve community need in Central Texas. “This is quite an honor for Andy and CCMC alike,” explains division president Todd Davidson. “Andy has clearly established the CCMC brand in Austin and continues to demonstrate the value of our service product to our local clients and partners.”
Local Member Councils are a mission-focused way of bringing together ULI members to make a positive impact on our communities and benefit local members. These Councils offer local industry leaders various opportunities to exchange information and share best practices. 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. This includes presenting, advising, publishing, educating, researching and serving.
Want to encourage residents to be more healthy and active? Why not organize cooking classes, outdoor activities or a 5K run? These and other lifestyle programs can make it easy for neighbors to get off the couch and on their way to healthy living. Read more ideas in this article, featuring an overview of Durham Farms by Freehold Communities and tips from vice president of lifestyle services, Debra Wyatte.
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 Hill Country Retreat, Texas. They represent these values in everything they do. No wonder their community was named Mega Community of the Year by the San Antonio Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI). “Our CCMC management team at Hill Country Retreat, led by community manager Neil Bresnahan, is dedicated to providing only the very best service to their members,” explains CCMC vice president Andy Babbitt, “Day after day, they operate with meticulous care and a personal touch that consistently sets their community apart.” Congratulations to Neil and his entire team, including Angel Perez, Anne Van Breedam, Barbara Kill, Becky Boss, Betty Naquin, Beverly Johnston, Birgit Anderson, Carolyn Milligan, Jorge Olguin, Joy Merrill, Lacey Beer and Sue Andriola. “The success of our Hill Country Retreat team would not be possible without the dedicated community leaders who serve on our board of directors and on community committees,” adds Andy. “It is our privilege to be involved with this exceptional community.”
In addition to this community award, Neil was named Community Manager of the Year. “It is extremely rewarding to be honored in this way,” explains Neil. “Personal recognition such as this is truly a testament to CCMC and the effectiveness of our unique brand of community management.”
Since January 2014, CCMC has experienced tremendous growth in our Central Division, fueled primarily by growth in the Texas markets of Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston. “Over the past three years, our growth in Texas has been incredible,” explains CEO D. J. Cole. “This is the direct result of our loyal client base, strong reputation, and the exceptional service delivered by all our teams across the country. After careful analysis of our growth in Texas, as well as our client’s needs in Florida, CCMC has made the strategic decision to build a fourth division into our organizational structure. This addition will ultimately allow our company to continue providing the best possible service to our clients as we experience growth in Texas, Florida and South Carolina.” The Eastern Division office will be located in the Orlando area and is expected to be fully operational by December 1, 2017.
CCMC has named Joe Cook Eastern Division president. Like many other members of CCMC’s leadership team, Joe has worked his way up through our organization over time. Since 2013, he has served as vice president overseeing all Houston area operations. Joe will begin learning his new role once his successor in Houston has been trained. This is expected to be complete by the end of June. Joe will relocate to Florida immediately afterwards. Pat Wasson will continue to operate as vice president, reporting directly to Joe. Todd Davidson will continue to lead our Central Division, including all CCMC operations in Texas, Tennessee and Southern California.
Joe’s CCMC story began more than 15 years ago when he joined our team as a club manager in Florida. He was later promoted to community manager for Hill Country Retreat, before being named vice president in 2011. Joe holds several professional designations, including his Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM), Association Management Specialist (AMS), and Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA). “Developing lasting, personal relationships with team members and clients is second nature to Joe,” explains Todd. “As vice president, he has proven his ability to grow new business by establishing trust and delivering a high-quality service product. This made him the obvious choice to become our new Eastern Division president.”
With Joe’s departure from Houston, comes the arrival of Cindy Spillane. In her new role as vice president, Cindy will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight to all CCMC communities and clients in the Houston area. Since 2011, Cindy has served as our community manager for Daybreak in South Jordan, Utah. She brings 23 years of industry experience to her new role. Like Joe, her CCMC story began more than 15 years ago when she joined CCMC as the community services manager at Celebration, Florida. Since then, she has served as community manager for two other CCMC communities in Arizona and been honored with several industry credentials, including the coveted PCAM designation from Community Associations Institute (CAI). “A CCMC leader, Cindy knows our service product, embraces our philosophy, and can propagate our culture,” says Western Division president Delores Ferguson. “These qualities will make her incredibly successful in her new role.” Cindy will begin transitioning to her new role in this spring, with her relocation to Houston scheduled for May 2017. She will assume full responsibility for our Houston operations by July 2017.
“CCMC is committed to the constant analysis of our growth and structure,” says D. J. “We are confident these changes will allow us to stay more connected to our clients, while providing more professional growth opportunities for our team members. Please join me in congratulating Joe and Cindy on their new roles.”
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.
CCMC is pleased to announce the promotion of Alyssa Wilson to director of lifestyle services for the central division. In her new role, Alyssa will serve as a resource and liaison to all CCMC lifestyle team members and clients throughout Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and California. She will partner with vice president of lifestyle services, Debra Wyatte, to create more avenues for learning and connection for the CCMC lifestyle team, so they may grow together and enhance our delivery of this unique service product. Her expected start date is April 3, 2017. “I am thrilled to have this opportunity to empower and equip our lifestyle team members with new tools for creating and engaging their communities,” she explains. “Together, we will promote the CCMC culture by cultivating an environment where creativity and positivity are encouraged and rewarded.”
Alyssa was born and raised in the small coastal town of Rockport, Texas. She joined CCMC in 2013 as the lifestyle director for Towne Lake, Texas. During her tenure, she partnered with residents to launch a robust calendar of events, programs, classes and clubs, created a dynamic community communications infrastructure, led her team in the successful opening and operation of the Lake House and nurtured a vast network of like-minded partners. Previously, Alyssa was the events & marketing manager for the Houston Northwest Chamber. There she was responsible for planning and executing large fundraising events, outdoor community events and monthly networking opportunities. “Alyssa’s passion for CCMC lifestyle shows in everything she does,” explains Debra. “Whether it’s connecting with her peers, or training new team members, her energy is contagious. We are excited to watch her embrace this new role.”
Alyssa graduated from Texas A&M University in 2010 with a degree in Recreation, Parks & Tourism Sciences, specializing in Tourism and Event Planning. While in school, Alyssa was recognized for her leadership and service. She received the Michael Schmidt Award, Harold W. Gaines Excellent Service Award and completed an advanced leadership program.