Civic Engagement: Builds Community AND Business

Beginning in 1997, as part of DMB Associates, we developed our unique approach to creating vibrant community life and increase value to their real estate development communities. In 2018, we became a separate company focused exclusively on community management as DMB Community Life. Today, we deliver on our long-standing mission as Cohere.

Throughout the journey, Cohere has partnered with our residents and stakeholders to build distinct communities of purpose and value. One of our guiding thinkers, Margaret Wheatly says it best: “People own what they help create.”

Today, Cohere stands on its own merits in community association management and we are more confident than ever in our Community Life ModelTM. Year over year, community residents, from Eastmark to Verrado to The Lakes at Centerra report high levels of satisfaction (82%) and willingness to refer future homebuyers (93%).

In fact, residents of Cohere communities say that living in one of our communities is like nothing they’ve ever experienced. They rave about our engagement work…our “secret sauce” to community.

There are stories shared about how much residents appreciate the authentic care and concern neighbors have for one another. Residents boast about the culture of respect and meaningful opportunities to connect and engage. They are proud of how safe and secure they feel in the arms of friends and neighbors.

These stories always make our team proud. And it makes our work meaningful and fun. We believe that social and civic engagement is at the heart of any vibrant community. And that it’s the people who care for these special places today and tomorrow that define a community’s purpose and legacy.

Read More in the Town Hall Report.

In Cohere communities, we strive to nurture an environment that looks spectacular AND lives well.

The 2012 Arizona Town Hall invited Cohere’s Todd Hornback, then Director of Community Life for DMB Associates, to co-author a chapter for the background report for their 100th Town Hall on Civic Engagement. The meeting focused on how civic engagement can play a significant role in the fostering and development of communities. Cohere was acknowledged as the exemplar for this form of development in Arizona.