Lennar Between The Lines

Claire Spence, Equity Partner Congratulates her client Hayden Homes!

Claire Spence, Equity Partner would like to say how proud she is of the leadership team at Hayden Homes, LLC.

Hayden Homes LLC Acquires 1200 Residential Lots from Copper Basin Construction


As a team, we came up with our core values and one of them is “mindfulness”. The month of July is devoted to this topic. Our Core Values team lead, Claire Spence shared a quote with us, that I would like to share with our readers. I hope it means as much to you as it does to us.

Our suffering stems from ignorance. We react because we do not know what we are doing, because we do not know the reality of ourselves. The mind spends most of the time lost in fantasies and illusions, reliving pleasant or unpleasant experiences and anticipating the future with eagerness or fear. While lost in such cravings or aversions, we are unaware of what is happening now, what we are doing now. Yet surely this moment, now, is the most important for us. We cannot live in the past; it is gone. Nor can we live in the future; it is forever beyond our grasp. We can live only in the present. If we are unaware of our present actions, we are condemned to repeating the mistakes of the past and can never succeed in attaining our dreams for the future. But if we can develop the ability to be aware of the present moment, we can use the past as a guide for ordering our actions in the future, so that we may attain our goal.

S.N. Goenka

Lennar Colorado Celebrates 60th Birthday At Its New Home Communities

Date: 07/10/2014 | Colorado

For over 60 years, Lennar Colorado has had the reputation of building excellent homes of quality, value and integrity. Lennar has followed these same principles at their beautiful new home communities. These extraordinary new homes offer a tremendous value with tons of upgraded features already included. You are invited to come help Lennar Colorado celebrate during their 60th Birthday Sale happening July 7th to 13th!

As Lennar’s birthday gift to you, they are offering “60 Years, 60 Deals*” at select communities throughout the Denver area! Plus, $6,000 price reduction for this week only! You won’t want to miss out!

“We feel honored that we have been able to serve the needs of home buyers for so many years and are excited to celebrate this milestone with our buyers,” said Rusty Crandall, Division President. “From the beginning, our company has always catered to our home buyers and provided them with the superior care, quality and attention to detail that they deserve – this is also the standard we have used at all our homes across Denver.”

The communities offer a wide variety of floor plans ranging from 1,542 up to 3,937 square feet, two to five bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and spacious living areas in 11 cities throughout Denver.

These communities include a high level of standard features and introduce a new level of upgrades in its Everything’s Included® package. Among the most noteworthy of these features are slab granite counter-tops, beautiful upgraded cabinetry, hardwood floors, full unfinished basements, air conditioning, Nexia™ Home Intelligence home automation* and much more.

For those looking for options for dual living situations, Lennar’s Next Gen® – The Home Within a Home® floor plan has been a favorite among buyers and presents a wonderful residence for multi-generational families. The Next Gen® suite is attached to the main home and includes a separate entrance, living space, kitchenette, bedroom and full bath. Lennar designed this floor plan to be incorporated into the main home floor plan in a way that allows it to be a separate space but also offers direct access from the main house, depending upon the family’s needs.

Denver is known for outdoor activities, such as, skiing, snowboarding, hiking and, exploring the variety of parks and trails the state has to offer. Colorado holds tons of family fun by taking in a Denver Broncos, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rockies, or Denver Nuggets game at the Pepsi Center or Coors Field.

Founded in 1954 as F&R Builders headquartered in Miami, Florida, Lennar Corporation began building their well-known reputation for high standards, quality construction and uncompromising value. In 1971, F&R became a public company under the corporate banner of Lennar and has since grown to become one of the nation’s leading and most respected home builders. Lennar has a longstanding history of building exceptional homes in only the most well planned and desirable locations throughout the country.

For further information, call 303-507-9393 or visit

Happy Anniversary Claire Spence – 11 years and still going strong!

Please join me in wishing Claire Spence a happy 11 years with the JCP team. She started out with the company as a part-time recruiter and now she is an Equity Partner!

Claire’s best marketing is the passion she has for her clients and the ability to create, establish and keep relationships! Claire is an essential part of the JCP team with award winning production numbers, developing new clients, push in social media and contribution in the companies continued advancements. I am very proud of her for her expansion in industries and push through the downturn that created certainty for high activity when the market came back…. And now she is on fire!

Thank you for your loyalty and dedication Claire. Your mom I am certain is looking at you from above and very proud of the fighter and achiever that she was and that you have become!

Veronica Ramirez, CEO

Joseph Chris Partners

Claire Spence wins Joseph Chris Partners Annual Sales contest!

Please join me in congratulating Claire Spence, Executive Partner for winning the Joseph Chris Partners Annual Rock Star trip for her high production in 2012!!! She plans on taking a long vacation with her daughter Brooke in a location where cell phones do not work!!! Good for you Claire and congratulations! I am very proud of your success!!!

Veronica Ramirez, President & CEO


Happy 10 year JCP Anniversary Claire Spence!

Please join me in wishing Claire Spence a Happy 10th year Joseph Chris Partners Anniversary!!! So proud of her successes and professional growth! She has made a name for herself within the Industry, known for Integrity, network and results! She is one of JCP’s all-time leading producers.

So grateful she is a part of our team, our family! Thank you Claire for your loyalty and commitment not only to your personal success but also the success to JCP!

Veronica Ramirez, CEO/President

Joseph Chris Partners

Joseph Chris Partners announces Equity Participants

For Immediate Release
Contact: Veronica Ramirez
Joseph Chris Partners
(713) 560-5100

Joseph Chris Partners announces Equity Participants

Friday, January 12, 2012 – Kingwood, Texas – Veronica Ramirez, President/CEO of Joseph Chris Partners, is pleased to announce that Claire Spence and Erica Lockwood have been named Equity Partners in the company. Ramirez created this opportunity to reward these outstanding members of her Executive Team for their commitment to the growth and development of the Joseph Chris brand, as well as their unwavering focus on the company’s financial performance.

“When you are fortunate enough to have standouts like Claire and Erica as part of your organization, it’s easy to see why JCP has been able to consistently outperform the market, despite the challenges that all members of our industry have faced. I want to continue growing the company with the help of these talented professionals, and am honored to have them as part of my team.”, said Ramirez.

Claire Spence has been with Joseph Chris Partners for 10 years. Spence started with JCP as a part-time employee and quickly made her mark with the company as a top performer. After holding a number of positions within the organization, Spence was promoted to Executive Partner in 2005 to now Executive Partner with Equity Participation. She is driven by a strong desire to build mutually beneficial, lasting business relationships. “I take the time to get to know my clients – I learn their corporate culture, vision and methodology, and maintain a focus on the goal of helping them to establish a strong upper echelon of management”, said Spence. During her tenure with the company Spence has worked with a wide array of clients throughout the US, heavily focused on Management, Director and C-Level positions and Executives within all skill-sets throughout her areas of specialization. The ability to thoroughly research a market and identify peak performers is her strong suit. Her knowledge to assess personality, career motivation and technical skills are complemented by effective communication skills, which assures that her clients receive a superior level of service and a strong return on their investment. She has consistently ranked among the Top Recruiters across all industries by the Texas Association of Personnel Consultants, has won multiple awards from Industry Associations and earned the highest levels of respect from her peers. She has consistently remained the highest producer at Joseph Chris Partners, which is the direct result of her ability to meet and exceed clients’ needs.

“Claire Spence has an amazing energy and drive to ensure timely and focused quality in her client relationship and service. I appreciate her passion and dedication to the company and know that our organization benefits from her unmatched level of integrity”, said Veronica Ramirez.

JCP’s Midwest Regional office is headed up by Erica Lockwood, who has been a major producer during her 11 years with the company. She has built a rich national network of contacts in the residential and commercial real estate industries. Lockwood’s 19 years experience in the professional and executive recruitment sector combines with the credibility and trust she has developed with current clients to create a natural attraction and data base of the industry’s top talent. She also has the honor of an 85%+ ratio of repeat clients – a feat not easily claimed or achieved. As a nationally recognized executive search professional, Lockwood has successfully placed candidates at the President, VP and Director level within all major skill sets in both publicly traded and privately held companies. She has been a consistent, award-winning top producer with stellar career achievements. Lockwood attributes her success to a continual commitment to integrity, customer service, and professional ethics. With her solid reputation for honesty and veracity, Lockwood will continue to be one of JCP’s most valuable assets.

Ramirez says “Erica Lockwood is passionate about branding and creative, impactful marketing and she is an invaluable resource to our organization. She is a trusted advisor and a consummate professional who leads by example”.

Claire and Erica’s selection as the first participants in the JCP Equity Participation program is the result of their years of loyal service to the company and their exemplary records as top producers. Both of these individuals have been leaders in new business development, and have taken the initiative to enhance the growth and development of the JCP brand through relationships and social media. Their willingness to go the extra mile to promote Joseph Chris as the consulting company of choice in the Real Estate Industry has helped to set us apart as the market leader. Their professionalism sets the tone for the company’s ‘outreach through the airwaves’ to connect with our contacts, potential clients and new talent. Both exhibit the core values that define Joseph Chris and have been cornerstones to our reputation within the industry.”

Please join me in welcoming Claire and Erica as the first Equity Participation partners in the company. They have served our company admirably during their tenure and I am confident that they will be keys to our success in the years ahead. It is truly an exciting time for our team and for our organization.”

Veronica Ramirez

We will miss you Bob Jacoby!

The homebuilding industry lost a great man last week.  I for one considered him a personal friend.  I know Lennar and many others in the Washington DC area will miss him even more…Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his friends and family.

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Claire Spence/Joseph Chris Partners