CCMC Communities Featured on RCLCO’s Top 50 List

RCLCO Real Estate Advisors recently released its list of the 2017 Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities, and seven CCMC-managed communities were included.

This news follows a similar list released from John Burns Real Estate Company. John Burns’ list featured six of the communities CCMC serves.

“The RCLCO list affirms that we are privileged to serve some of the country’s most successful communities,” said CEO D. J. Cole. “Appearing on both of these lists is truly an honor and source of pride for these communities, their residents and CCMC.”

RCLCO’s list included:

  • Inspirada | Las Vegas, NV (No. 8)
  • Daybreak | South Jordan, UT (No. 19)
  • Vistancia | Peoria, AZ (No. 20)
  • Cadence | Las Vegas, NV (No. 22)
  • Leyden Rock | Arvada, CO (No. 23)
  • Estrella | Goodyear, AZ | (No. 30)
  • Mountain’s Edge | Las Vegas, NV (No. 40)

“Congratulations to all our top-selling communities and thank you to our teams in these – and all our other – communities, who continue to work tirelessly creating experiences that connect people and ensuring their neighborhoods feel like home for current and potential homeowners,” D. J. added.

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Six CCMC Communities Among Top-Selling of 2017

CCMC communities are well represented on John Burns Real Estate Consulting’s list of the Top 50 Master-Planned Communities of 2017. The annual list is based on number of volume of new home sales.

This year’s list saw strong gains in the Phoenix and Las Vegas areas, both of which are among CCMC’s key markets. Developers and builders in these regions have reported improved demand across the full spectrum of buyer types, according to John Burns.

CCMC communities appearing on the 2017 list include:

  • Inspirada | Las Vegas, NV (No. 8)
  • Daybreak | South Jordan, UT (No. 20)
  • Vistancia | Peoria, AZ (No. 21)
  • Cadence | Las Vegas, NV (No. 23)
  • Estrella | Goodyear, AZ | (No. 30)
  • Mountain’s Edge | Las Vegas, NV (No. 41)

“Having the privilege to serve six of the fastest-growing master-planned communities in the country is an honor for CCMC and our local teams,” said CEO D. J. Cole. “I believe it’s also a testament to our ability to build community and create experience that connect people. When considering purchasing a home, buyers are looking at more than location; they’re seeking neighborhood connections, quality amenities, service and pride of ownership. They want to ensure their new community feels like home.”

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Anthem Ranch, BackCountry Honored with CAI Awards

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Community Associations Institute recently recognized Anthem Ranch and BackCountry with top awards. Anthem Ranch was named Community of the Year, while BackCountry earned the Outstanding Community Building by an Association prize.

Anthem Ranch captures the essence of Colorado for its active-adult residents. Set in the beautiful mountain landscapes of Broomfield, the community engages residents through a variety of events and programs. The 32,000-square-foot Aspen Lodge, the community’s amenity center, features facilities for swimming, exercising, relaxing and spending quality time with friends and neighbors.

The CCMC team, including 11 full-time and two part-time employees, is led by community manager Sue Santos and work diligently to ensure this community feels like home for each and every resident. Their efforts to connect people have engaged neighbors and transformed residents into a vital force in the association’s governance. Resident committees, clubs and ambassadors are empowered to partner with the team and the board in order to realize their vision for community life. “It’s really this type of teamwork that makes Anthem Ranch such a special community,” explains community manager Sue Santos. “That is why this award is particularly meaningful. It belongs to all the people that make this community tick. This includes our team members, board members and especially all our active resident volunteers.”

BackCountry’s recognition for Outstanding Community Building by an Association also exemplifies the engagement of that community’s on-site team. This award recognizes a community association for outstanding demonstrations of community resourcefulness and enhancement and application of team members’ strengths.

The community’s nomination focused on the BackCountry team’s efforts to bring people together through lifestyle events and activities, engaging with committees and volunteers, and recognizing and partnering with resident entertainers and businesses. The BackCountry team is composed of six full-time and 10 part-time employees, led by community manager Gary Debus.

“To say we’re excited about these honors would be an understatement,” said CCMC vice president Denise Hogenes. “Our team has dedicated themselves to connecting and activating residents. The result of these efforts is a tangible sense of community at both Anthem Ranch and BackCountry. We couldn’t be more proud and thankful to CAI for this recognition.”

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In the Eye of the Storms

 
D.J. Cole

 D. J. Cole, CEO

Between Aug. 25 and Sept. 11, 2017, several of our communities faced unprecedented sequential hurricanes in Texas and Florida. Residents in these communities, as well as CCMC team members who live and serve there, endured personal loss associated with these destructive storms. But, in between the preparation, the waiting, the sheltering and the recovery, something beautiful happened. People connected. Community emerged. As we continue on our quest to “return to normal,” we want to share some of these remarkable stories. We hope they fill you with inspiration, hope and a renewed passion for the spirit of your own community. They have certainly done this for me. 
 
 
 
 
HARVEY
Aug. 25-29
Over a four-day period, slow-moving Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 40 inches of rainfall over eastern Texas. With peak accumulations of 64.58 inches, Harvey is the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the United States. The resulting flooding affected hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people and prompted more than 17,000 rescues.
 
The Groves | Houston, Texas
After Hurricane Harvey struck, the residents of The Groves staged a work party. Since The Groves sustained minimal damage, it was determined volunteers would focus their efforts on others who truly needed extra help in the greater Houston area. One resident knew of a group that needed assistance with demo work at nearby Atascocita Shores. After loading up cleaning supplies and tools, The Groves work party set out. Some residents stayed behind to wash loads (upon loads) of laundry from Atascocita neighbors. Others organized a supply drive, collecting food and household necessities for those affected by Harvey. Together, the work party served three different households. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community.
 

Del Webb Sweetgrass | Richmond, Texas

After several days under a mandatory evacuation order, Sweetgrass residents returned home to find that the community fared well through the storm. The surrounding areas, however, were not so fortunate. So, residents decided to spend their Labor Day collecting donations for local neighbors in need. More than 3,000 pounds of food and hygiene items and close to $15,000 were donated. A second fundraiser would bring in an additional $16,000. The food and clothing were distributed through the Helping Hands facility in North Richmond. The money benefited the flood victims of Western Fort Bend County. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community. 

Towne Lake | Cypress, Texas

This boating community did not hesitate to use their watercrafts to assist in rescue efforts. For nearly two weeks, volunteers provided boat rescues, breakfast, lunch and dinner to three surrounding communities. They raised $14,000 selling Houston Strong T-shirts and sent $3,000 worth of cleaning supplies to hard-hit Rockport. The community developer, Caldwell Companies, established a relief fund and donated the first $50,000. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community.
 
Travisso | Leander, Texas

This community organized a food drive for the Central Texas Food Bank. Neighbors joined together to collect 681 pounds of food for donation. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community. 

Devonshire | Forney, Texas
Donation drives were organized for food, clothing, toiletries and other necessities. The community response proved overwhelming, and the Trusted World Center benefited from an entire truckload of goods for those in need. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community.  
 
 
BackCountry | Highlands Ranch, Colorado
The community raised $1,000 for the JJ Watt Foundation during a viewing party for a Denver Broncos game. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community.
 

Wildridge | Oak Point, Texas

This new community of 110 homeowners hosted a fundraiser that raised $1,300. Every penny was donated to the Houston Flood Relief Fund. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community.
 
 
IRMA  
Sept. 11-14
With recorded winds of 185 mph, Hurricane Irma caused more than $100 billion in damage and left more than 10 million Floridians without power. This widespread loss of power significantly impacted cellphone service throughout the state. In the end, Irma claimed the lives of at least 50 Floridians.

Celebration | Celebration, Florida

As forecasting models continued to convey a potential Florida impact, local community leaders at Celebration convened. The emergency action plan was implemented, and an informational flyer was created to provide residents quick access to important phone numbers and websites. Residents quickly responded to a call for volunteers on social media; sandbag lines trickled into the one and two-hour zones. Others offered up cold drinks and cupcakes to those waiting in the long line of vehicles. As dawn ascended on Sept. 11, residents were at the ready to take back their community. While representatives from the community’s managing organizations assessed damage and potential impacts, residents took to the streets and sidewalks to clear debris and offer water and assistance anyway they could. Chainsaws, shovels and brooms were not the only tools used to help assess damage, as residents even utilized drones to give neighbors in search of potential problem spots a bird’s eye view of their roofs. Local students participated in a fundraising campaign for their Houston peers. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community.

Shearwater | St. Augustine, Florida

The community hosted an intense donation drive for clothing, medical supplies, non-perishable food items, diapers, baby supplies, paper towels, cleaning supplies, toiletries and inflatable mattresses. Resident volunteers coordinated efforts with Feeding Northeast Florida. Neighbors helping neighbors has built community.
CCMC has supplemented these remarkable community efforts by providing additional resources to those affected. We have donated $5,000 to a fund that will support affected employees, $5,000 to the Salvation Army for Harvey/Irma relief and $2,500 to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.  Additionally, our employees donated more than $2,000 in gift cards to support their team members.
 
At CCMC, we build community by bringing people together in the neighborhoods where they live and in the offices where we work. Simply put, we create experiences that connect people. These stories of good works are just a few examples of our purpose personified. They are proof that neighbors helping neighbors has built community. Thank you for inviting CCMC to be one link in these connections.

CCMC Manages Three of the Nation’s Best-Selling Active Adult Communities

What do three of the top 50 best-selling 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 50 best-selling active adult communities, as demonstrated by the number of sales through 55Places.com between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017.

Congratulations to Hill Country Retreat (San Antonio, Texas), Province (Maricopa, AZ) and Frisco Lakes by Dell Webb (Frisco, TX) for making the list. They were ranked as follows:

No. 18: Hill Country Retreat

No. 33: Province

No. 46: Frisco Lakes by Del Webb

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

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The Hollows Takes Home Three Impressive Awards, Including Community of the Year

At CCMC, we love to see our people and our communities shine. So we were thrilled to learn that The Hollows received three distinguished awards from Community Associations Institute (CAI) Austin Chapter. Please join us in congratulating the Board of Directors and our CCMC team on the following honors:

Community of the Year

This honor recognizes the top community association in the greater Austin area that demonstrates overall excellence and innovation. The Community of the Year is awarded for exceptional collaboration between community management and the board of directors for the purposes of preserving property values and protecting community assets. “During my eight years in this industry, I have never experienced such a wonderful balance of support from committee and board members,” explains community manager Karen Waryas. “We act as partners, investing our time in each other and in this community.”

Board Participation

This award acknowledges community associations with board members who proactively participate in their roles in and responsibilities for the association. At The Hollows, this means carefully preparing for all board and annual meetings in a thoughtful and engaged manner.            

Financial Health

This award recognizes communities that have made great strides to improve their financial stewardship and overcome financial obstacles to obtain a healthy and balanced budget, along with adequate reserve finding. By renegotiating contracts, the association was able to save $11,000 and has maintained a delinquency rate that is less than 5%.

Community Associations Institute (CAI) is a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, competent, harmonious community associations. For more than 40 years, CAI has been the leader in providing education and resources to the volunteer homeowners who govern community associations and the professionals who support them.

 

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CCMC Manages Six of the Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities in the Nation

The mid-year list of top-selling master-planned communities was recently released by RCLCO. According to the real estate consulting firm, “community connectedness” was cited by sales agents as one of the most common attributes of the top 50 sellers.

“CCMC knows that when thoughtful planning meets neighborhood engagement efforts, people feel more connected and at home,” explains CEO D. J. Cole. “As a partner to many national developers, we view community amenities as the stage on which we can create experiences that connect people and turn neighbors into friends. This builds a strong sense of community comfort and pride in the master plans we serve, which can often translate into a palpable value for homeowners. This perspective lies at the very core of our vision, mission and purpose, so we are particularly pleased to see six of the communities in our care on the top-selling list.”       

Inspirada (Las Vegas), Vistancia (Phoenix), Daybreak (Salt Lake), Cadence (Las Vegas), Estrella (Phoenix) and Viridian (Dallas) all made the list. In fact, these six CCMC-managed communities accounted for more than 10% of the 16,841 new homes sold by the top 50. Sales at Inspirada and Vistancia increased by more than 30% since May of last year. 30%!

Congratulations to all of our best-selling neighborhoods! We are pleased to be your partner in creating places that feel like home.

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CCMC Manages Six of Arizona’s Top 10 Master-Planned Communities

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.

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Help Homeowners Be More Active and Healthy!

shutterstock_530090950.runWant 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.

 

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CCMC Team at Hill Country Retreat Takes Home Two Impressive Awards

CAI Award 2017Educating 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.”

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