Christopher Todd Communities Breaks Ground On 5th Community In A Year

Phoenix developer of innovative rental smart homes is positioned for big growth in the Valley

Phoenix, Ariz. (April 6, 2018) — Christopher Todd Communities has broken ground on its fifth innovative rental home community in the last year. The developer creates single-family, single-story, luxury rental smart home communities. Every home features private backyard living and doggy doors.

The smart home technology includes lightning-fast internet (1000/1000 mbps), keyless door entry, doorbell camera, and climate control with Amazon’s Alexa offering voice command capabilities.

“We believe there is a strong segment of the market that prefers to rent but would like the privacy that comes with living in a single-family home, without neighbors above or below. Our homes are an inspired alternative to traditional apartment living,” said Todd Wood, CEO of Christopher Todd Communities. The one- and two-bedroom homes range in size from approximately 700 to 1,000 square feet and come with all appliances including washer and dryer.

This most recent ground breaking occurred at 99th Avenue and Missouri in Phoenix, within a half mile of Glendale, and with a view of the Glendale Stadium- currently known as University of Phoenix Stadium – and Westgate Entertainment District. It is called Christopher Todd Communities At Stadium, as a nod to the impressive sports facility located nearby.

The community will include 313 homes, resort-style pool and spa, barbecues, event lawn, plus two open space park areas and an 1,800 square foot fitness facility. The leasing office is expected to open in the spring, 2019. An interest list is now forming at

Speaking at the event, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton noted “We understand that Christopher Todd Communities has aggressive growth plans, both in Arizona and to other points across the country. We are delighted that Phoenix is once again playing a major role in a housing concept that will change the way people live.”

“In 2018 we will construct and finish 457 homes. In 2019 we are scheduled to deliver 1,160 homes. This means that in year 2019 Christopher Todd Communities/Hancock Builders will be one of the top, if not the largest home builder in the state of Arizona,” said Wood.

Hancock Builders, a company with a 70-year Phoenix legacy, is building the homes. Scottsdale-headquartered Mark-Taylor Residential is in charge of leasing and property management.

Christopher Todd Communities is a privately-held, Phoenix-based development company. Todd Wood formed the company in 2016 after selling the Alpine Valley Bakery operation which he started from scratch, built it into a multi-million dollar business supplying major grocery stores, Sam’s Club and Costco with his signature organic bread. He is an entrepreneur with a savvy ability to ride the next market trend up.

Christopher Todd Communities projects to date:
Christopher Todd Communities On Greenway, 136-homes at Greenway and Litchfield Roads in Surprise, opened December, 2017 and is nearly leased up.
Christopher Todd Communities At Country Place, 154-homes at 99th Avenue and Lower Buckeye in Phoenix is under construction with an anticipated first move-ins in the Fall, 2018.
Christopher Todd Communities At Camelback, 167-homes at Camelback and El Mirage Roads on Maricopa County land, is under construction with anticipated first move-ins in December, 2018
Christopher Todd Communities At Marley Park, 173-homes at Bullard and Waddell Roads in Surprise, is under construction with initial residents arriving in mid-2019.
Christopher Todd Communities At Stadium, 313-homes with first move-ins anticipated in early-2019.

Additionally, the company has already purchased land in the following locations:
Estrella Commons in Goodyear – 286 homes
Vistancia in Maricopa County – 222 homes
McDowell and 91st Avenue in Phoenix – 166 homes

The company also has land under contract in the following cities:
Queen Creek
About Christopher Todd Communities

Christopher Todd Communities is an Arizona-based real estate development company with a specific, unique niche in horizontal multi-family communities. The company creates technology-forward, luxury, single-family rental homes in professionally-managed, gated communities. The homes are an alternative to traditional apartment living. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona the company is founded on the principles of creating innovative neighborhoods of distinction while investing in the community to provide a hand up to those in need. The company was created by Arizona entrepreneur Todd Wood.