Pecan Sqaure by Hillwood Communities

Hillwood Communities, the award-winning master-planned community developer, based in Dallas, won ten McSAM Awards on July 24, 2021, at the gala hosted by the Dallas Builders Association. This year, the prestigious recognitions included Master Planned Community of the Year, Best Lifestyle Annual Program, Best Welcome Center, Best Community Amenity Center, Lifestyle Director of the Year, and People's Choice for Community of the Year and more. 

The McSAM Awards are given annually to builders, developers and their associates who have made a significant and creative contribution in residential marketing through specific achievements in a given year. Hillwood Communities has received numerous McSAM awards throughout its 32-year history for a number of developments in its portfolio. 

"These awards recognize our commitment as the developer to fostering a true sense of community for our homeowners," said Diana Carroll, DFW marketing manager for Hillwood Communities. "Our partnership with FirstService Residential provides an amazing, generational benefit for the families in our communities." 

Pecan Square, which received the lion-share of recognition this year, is an old-fashioned idea that has become the new reality of what community should always be. The multi-generational community is managed by FirstService Residential, where new homes lead to deeper friendships and a natural relationship to the land and fellow neighbors. Residents can enjoy a traditional town square anchored by Jackson Hall, where they can gather together for annual holiday celebrations and community barbeques.  

Pecan Square provides an on-site lifestyle director who coordinates lifestyle programming for the community, facilitating events, both big and small, in-person and virtual, and works hard to foster relationships among residents, schools and local businesses, all while bringing a true sense of community. Candace Culver has been named the 2021 Lifestyle Director of the Year for these reasons and many more. 

"The vision for Pecan Square was small-town Texas, and that is exactly what you feel here. It's such an honor to bring that vision to life by creating opportunities for neighbors to connect and watching those relationships turn into meaningful friendships." Candace Culver, Lifestyle Director, said, "I'm beyond grateful to be supported by an incredible team with FirstService Residential and Hillwood Communities. Plus, the most kind-hearted and spirited residents make Pecan Square a true one-of-a-kind place." 

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About Hillwood 

Hillwood, a Perot company, is a premier commercial and residential real estate developer, investor and advisor of properties throughout North America and Europe. With a diverse portfolio of properties and home to many of the world's leading companies, Hillwood is committed to bringing long-term value to our customers, partners and the communities we serve.  

Hillwood has delivered more than 30,000 single-family lots in 90 master-planned communities across 13 states and Costa Rica through its Communities division. These communities continue to raise the bar in terms of quality, innovation, and the unmistakable sense of community that sets each property apart. Before laying the physical groundwork for any new residential development, Hillwood Communities takes the time to focus on the ideals that draw people together — and the everyday interactions that strengthen those bonds. Hillwood Communities creates community in every sense by purposefully designing its walkways, gathering spaces, and structural amenities to spark spontaneous encounters and foster shared interests. For more information, please visit

About FirstService Residential 

FirstService Residential is North America's largest manager of residential communities and the preferred partner of HOAs, community associations and strata corporations in the U.S. and Canada. FirstService Residential's managed communities include low-, mid-and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives, single-family homes, master-planned, lifestyle and active adult communities, and rental and commercial properties. 

With an unmatched combination of deep industry experience, Texas-market expertise and personalized attention, FirstService Residential delivers proven solutions and exceptional services that add value, enhance lifestyles and make a difference, every day, for every resident and community it manages. FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a North American leader in the property services sector. For more information, visit

Jul 30, 2021