Who is CCG?
CCG is comprised of a team of senior level cable and telecommunications executives who advise and act as “in-house experts” for Community Association Boards, REIT’s and Residential Developers on all telecommunications matters including cable television, satellite, internet, security and cell towers.
What is CCG’s footprint?
CCG is a national company serving more than 1600 properties in 45 states. CCG is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida
Can CCG help my community project?
We are a full service telecommunication consulting firm. Whether you are a
- Board member for your own Association
- An owner of an investment property portfolio,
- Residential land developer
CCG is familiar with all aspects regarding these types of contracts, future proofing your community and negotiating the best possible services, prices and/or incentives. CCG is 100% an advocate for our client’s interests and we guarantee our results*. We review your current agreements as well as negotiate new ones. We ensure that our clients’ properties are availed of the latest technology options in their area. We are an advocate for our clients so they do not miss out on technology, savings and compensation opportunities.
CCG prides itself on its sincere approach in forming long lasting relationships with both its clients and the service providers our clients have partnered with for their agreements.
I would like to know more. What do I do next?
You can contact us at 561-671-9996 or 866-901-0337 for a free consultation. Don’t wait! You could be missing out on significant revenue or saving opportunities!
FAQ’s For HOA’s/COA’s
Our Property Management Company or legal representative has negotiated these agreements in the past. Why should we have CCG do it instead?
Some success may have been achieved. However, as we all know you can’t negotiate the price of HBO unless you know the “cost” of HBO is – Your attorney, Property Manager and even your Board members pride themselves on the ability to negotiate. However, your fiduciary responsibility is to get the best possible rates and services. Please for the sake of them DO NOT GUESS!
CCG takes the guesswork out.
We know the expected ROI that the cable provider needs for the fiber or wiring of their community. We have access to the cable contract rates and range of compensatory benefits that neighboring Associations may have negotiated through CCG. CCG uses a cooperative approach as we are negotiating up to 50,000 units at any given time and this enables us to seek the most competitive rates and services for our clients. Unless they are doing this 24/7 they are only guessing….There could be tens of thousands of dollars at risk.
Can you really negotiate a lower bulk cable rate?
Absolutely! Because CCG represents over 435,000 units nationwide, and is constantly negotiating with the telecommunications service providers across the company, our volume/expertise and experience will guarantee your community will get the best possible rates, equipment and the best technologies possible.
We do not have a bulk contract and our owners’ pay their own bills. Why should our Board get involved?
Boards have the fiduciary responsibility and commitment to their Association to insure they are receiving all the compensation appropriate for their community. CCG reviews land records and easement agreements to determine if the Association should be receiving compensation from their providers. These easement and land use agreements protect the Association and often provide compensation. And if negotiated correctly can insure your Community continues better customer service, and the latest in technologies. Without representation, the service providers will only be looking out for their interests.
Why would cable companies want to pay us?
Subscribers are key assets in cable company valuations worth upward of $5,000 per subscriber. This has been the current value in some of the recent acquisition offers between the larger players. Multiply $5000 by the units in your community and you can see how substantial an amount your residents are worth. For example, a 200 unit community has a value of $1,000,000 to certain providers. It is good business to acquire and retain customers. Turnover is infrequent and investment banks look at increased subscriber numbers as a valuation metric. CCG is able to negotiate lower rates and better services in exchange for a bulk agreement.
Are there any other opportunities for our COA/HOA?
Absolutely, technology is changing every day…Cable, telephone and even wireless are seeking opportunities with communities like yours. CCG “
CCG will “Birddog” these opportunities as your advocate helping with customer service issues. Technology advancements, and revenue opportunities, from all of these – Because there is no obligation to pay CCG unless we bring you new opportunities, why not have us as your “in-house” team.
For example, there is an exponential demand for broadband services from increased use of cell phones, tablets and services which use streaming data such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and HBO Go. Cars will eventually be equipped with Wi-Fi and need access to signals. Cell towers are valuable assets that can produce years of revenue for Associations lucky enough to have them on their premises. We seek out these types of opportunities for your property.
If our Association gets compensated by a cable provider, who gets the money?
The compensation is paid directly to the Association.
The Cable Company is offering compensation to sign their contract – What do we do?
DO NOT SIGN! Honestly, do not sign!
How do you know it’s the right amount? Time and time again CCG sees a dollar amount thrown to hasten an execution of a contract only to find tens of thousands or more (see testimonials and case studies) on the table.
As always, CCG will review for free!
FAQ’s for REITS/Investment Properties
CCG currently works with over 25 REITS including TGI Cref/Henderson Global, Riverstone, Yes Communities and more.
We currently have an in-house individual or outside counsel who negotiates these type of agreements for us. Why have CCG do it instead?
We are experts at managing telecom agreements for your entire portfolio. You may have one person working on your agreements. The difference is CCG has a team that will ensure that all of your agreements are current and that your investments will be” future-proofed” with the latest in technology. If you own a large number of properties, are you sure you are being compensated correctly?? Additionally, CCG uses a cooperative approach as we are negotiating up to 50,000 units at any given time. This enables us to obtain the most competitive rates and services for our clients. You may be receiving revenue today but CCG may be able to double that for you!
No other team has the expertise and background of CCG. We guarantee it! If you are paying someone a flat rate to negotiate your contracts, there is no incentive to insure that you are getting the best deal. You get what you pay for!
What if we have properties in multiple states?
CCG is a national firm and we work with clients who have investments across the United States and Canada. We work with the Corporate and Regional offices of all the providers and are in contact with them on a daily basis.
How do you find cell tower opportunities for our properties?
CCG has partnered with one of the largest cell tower leasing companies in the United States. Once you become our client, we will add your properties to the database so if an opportunity comes up in one of your areas, CCG can ensure that your property is considered.
We are currently getting revenue share on some of our properties. How do we know we are getting paid the right amount?
That is a great question! CCG will audit your existing agreements and provide revenue assurance with our extensive knowledge of provider billing systems.
What other services does CCG provide for investment clients?
CCG has a 3 phase process for our portfolio clients:
- We provide audit and revenue assurance for existing agreements.
- We renegotiate contracts earlier for maximum leverage and benefit.
- We bring every single revenue generating opportunity to you that we are able to seek out.
FAQ’s for Developers
What does CCG know about working with developers?
CCG frequently works with developers and recognize that each one is different and unique. Some may have many projects in various phases at any given time, while another may work on one or two projects at a time. We work with developers of condo projects, multifamily apartment housing and single family home developments.
How do I assure that my community will have the latest in technology compared to other communities in my area?
CCG acts as the advocate for you and your development community. We work to ensure that your project will have the latest and greatest technology to increase value and future-proof for the ever changing technology landscape.
How do I get the cable/internet/phone company to serve my community and respond to my requests?
CCG does this for you. We get proposals and do the follow-up to ensure that you are getting the timely responses needed to move forward with the right telecommunication services for your project.
Do I want to include bulk pricing in my community?
Each property and project is unique. We can review the options and data with you as well as get proposals so you can make the most informed decision on creating value for your development.
Do I want to own my utility easements after turning the property over to the Association Board?
It depends on the circumstance. Many developers turn over the easement rights after an agreed time period but we have some who have kept the rights in perpetuity. CCG can assist you in making the best choice for your situation.
Do I want to provide my own telecommunication services?
We generally do not recommend to clients to provide their own when there are so many provider options available. The additional time and money is better spent elsewhere by the developer and you can be compensated by the provider you choose for your community.
Can I get reimbursed for inside wiring?
Yes, depending on the project and provider choice. CCG will explore all options for you and bring you the best proposal(s) for your community.
Can CCG assist with all phases from proposal to installation?
Yes, we can! In fact, CCG is able to keep the process flowing so that key construction and installation timelines are met. We are the liaison for you if you are not getting the responses you need. We will act as your advocates through the term of any agreement we negotiate for you.