Armando Codina and Jim Carr are visionary industry leaders who’ve spent the past four decades developing more than 15,000 homes and some of the most iconic commercial districts of South Florida. For Carr, a new home is far more than simply four walls and a roof: A home is where memories are made, bonds are built and dreams are realized — a home is where life happens. CC Homes understands that every home, every hope, every family is unique. With Codina and Carr at its helm, CC Homes delivers a next level home buying experience where customer care meets top quality design in everything we do.
Armando Codina is Founder and Executive Chairman of Codina Partners, LLC, a real estate investment and development firm based in Coral Gables, Florida. The firm’s portfolio is comprised of residential, commercial and mixed-use projects including the over one-billion-dollar investment in Downtown Doral. The 250-acre Downtown Doral is composed of more than 5,000 residential units, over one million square feet of office space, 250,000 square feet of retail space, Doral City Hall, Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School, and Downtown Doral Upper School. He is also chairman of Kingfisher Land-Secured Bond Fund, L.P.
Previously Mr. Codina served as Chairman of Flagler, a full-service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida. The company’s portfolio spanned more than 12 million square feet of Class-A office and industrial space throughout Florida. He continued to serve as the non-executive chairman of Flagler until December 31, 2010. Prior to that Mr. Codina served as chairman and CEO of Codina Group, a South Florida-based commercial real estate firm, which he founded in 1979. Under his leadership the firm grew to be Florida’s largest privately-held commercial real estate company. In 2006, Mr. Codina merged his firm with Flagler Development Group, part of Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FLA). In July 2007, FECI was sold to Fortress Investment Group. In addition to serving as CEO and Chairman of his core real estate holdings, Mr. Codina is an active investor and owner of MBB Auto Group, a premium luxury retail automotive group consisting of 15 dealerships in the Northeast and Texas that include Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, Lexus and Toyota. Before establishing Codina Group, Mr. Codina served as president of Professional Automated Services, Inc. (P.A.S.), a firm created in 1970 to provide data processing services to physicians. As a result of the firm’s success, Mr. Codina is recognized as a pioneer in the development of comprehensive medical management systems, including processing, accounts receivable, management reporting and multiple financial services. Mr. Codina served on the board of directors of American Airline’s parent, AMR Corporation where he served in the capacity of Lead Director until December 2013. In addition, Mr. Codina serves on a number of professional, civic, and educational organizations, including Board of Trustees member of the Urban Institute, Chair of the Town Square Neighborhood Development Corp, Chairman Emeritus of Florida International University; co-founder Community Partnership for the Homeless; and a member of the Florida Council of 100, among others. Most recently, Mr. Codina received the Joseph Wharton Business Statesman of the Year. In March of 2016, Mr. Codina received the United Way prestigious Tocqueville Award for Outstanding Philanthropy. In May of 2015, Mr. Codina was honored with the Vanguard Award by BOMA Miami. In March of 2014, Mr. Codina was received the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Real Estate Achievers & Leaders Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Codina received the Urban Land Institute’s Lifetime Achievement award in September of 2011. Other awards he has received over the past 15 years are: the University of Florida Bergstrom Center Hall of Fame Award; ‘Free Enterpriser of the Year’ by the Florida Council on Economic Education; ‘Developer of the Year’ by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP); ‘Office Developer of the Year,’ ‘Shopping Center Developer of the Year,’ and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ by the Wharton School; the Building Association of South Florida’s Hall of Fame; the Charles Whited ‘Spirit of Excellence Award’ from Knight Ridder Newspapers; ‘Humanitarian of the Year’ award from the American Red Cross; ‘Sand In My Shoes’ lifetime achievement award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce; and the Merage Foundation’s ‘National Leadership’ award, which recognizes leaders whose journeys to the United States as immigrants have made a positive impact on the quality of life for all Americans.
In 1976, James Carr founded Westbrooke Communities, Inc., a land development and residential home building company which quickly catapulted into the ranks of the state’s largest and most respected builders, with more than 15,000 homes constructed throughout South Florida. In its first year of operation, Westbrooke built 101 homes. Subsequently, the company he founded built in excess of 1,000 homes per year. In 1998, Mr. Carr sold Westbrooke Communities, Inc. to Pacific USA Holdings, Corp. a Texas-based company engaged in financial services, real estate activities, technology and investment banking. He continued to serve as President and CEO until 2001. In 2001 Mr. Carr formed Carr Residential I, LLC with the purpose of developing specific in-fill locations and multi-family communities throughout South Florida.
Among his completed projects are: Hampton Isles, a 229-unit townhome community in Pembroke Pines; The Villas at Harbor Isles, a 429-unit townhome project in Dania Beach; Cocoplum, a 57-unit townhome community in Dania Beach, Aqua Isles, Siena, and Pembroke Cay, all town-home villa communities located throughout South Broward, and Treo, a 131-unit project in Miramar. In 2008, Mr. Carr founded CC Devco, LLC, a partnership with Armando Codina. CC Homes was formed with the purpose of purchasing and developing large tracts throughout Florida. An active member of the South Florida community, Mr. Carr has been involved with Baptist Heath South Florida (BHSF) for the past 20 years. He is a member of BHSF’s Board of Trustees, currently serving as Chairman of the Board. Prior to this, Mr. Carr served on the Board of Directors of three public corporations: Newmark Homes Corp, LNR Properties and Great Florida Bank. Mr. Carr is past President of the Builders Association of South Florida (1986) and a recipient of numerous industry-related and philanthropic awards. Most recently he and wife Susan were honored with the Philanthropy Award by The Coral Gables Community Foundation (2019).
WHY BUILD WITH CC HOMES
You know it’s time for a new home. But not any home builder will do. You deserve a builder who is focused on your needs — your need for space, comfort, elegance and community. A builder who understands quality design and knows how to make it happen. A builder who respects the environment and appreciates the power of green technologies. A builder with decades of experience creating homes that last. A builder who thinks big, while always considering the finest details. A builder who believes that first-rate service is almost as important as long-lasting construction. At CC Homes, we help folks to feel at home long before they actually move in.
For far too long, new homes have been designed by everyone except for the folks who’ll actually live in them. But at CC Homes, we take an entirely different approach to homebuilding — one that places YOU at the heart of the experience. The key is CC Homes Design Studio, where all buyers are matched with a Design Expert skilled at delivering their ideal vision for living. Rather than take it upon us to select what every home will look like, we bring each customer into the process, so no two neighbor’s homes are alike.
YOUR HOME YOUR WAY
Like a couture gown or Saville Row suit, the ideal home is designed for you — and you alone. CC Homes helps buyers create these homes. Our value lies in our individualized approach to homebuilding — which pairs decades of development with a focus on technology, nature and detail. CC Homes provides the expertise, while our Design Studio helps buyers realize their own aesthetic. From material selection and construction options — to an endless array of thoughtfully sourced finishes — we deliver homes that are truly bespoke from foundation to final touches.
Healthy, energy-efficient, green design and construction are not just trends for CC Homes, they’re how we’ve done business for more than a decade. Green is Earth-conscious, green is sustainable, green reduces waste and conserves valuable resources. Green homes are safer, cleaner and built to last. Most crucially, green design improves the air, the water — the entire lives — of the families who call them home. From low-impact construction materials to energy-efficient appliances to oxygen-enriching landscaping, our home designs and neighborhoods are mindfully built for your health, wellness and longevity.
CC Homes isn’t just one of South Florida’s leading homebuilders, it’s also one of the region’s leading landowners. With more than 75 years of combined development experience, Armando Codina, Jim Carr and Company create communities where top schools, enviable cultural attractions and sophisticated shopping effortlessly come together. Whether a young family or empty-nester — first-time buyer or second-home seekers — CC Homes develops entire destinations where art, design and dreams become real. At CC Homes, we don’t simply offer a lifestyle —we offer a true style for living.