Bayside Named Community of the Year

Bayside was named the 2019 Community of the Year for the Washington DC region at the Great American Living Awards. This is the second time Bayside has won the award...

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…have been standard-bearers of innovation and excellence in real estate development since 1947. The philosophy that guides us is the sure sense that it is not merely the success of the venture that matters, but the well-being of society itself. Our forward-thinking, laser-focus continues under President and CEO Michelle Freeman, who takes the responsibility of carrying the legacy forward very personally. Under her guidance, the Freeman ethic, which foregrounds family and the well-being of the world, offers unique owner perspectives on the many services we provide: owner representation; third-party management; value creation; consumer-directed marketing; neighborhood development; and tenant services.

Our Story


Creating places that enrich lives–that’s the goal of all the Freeman commercial properties.  Our amenity-rich centers, which are designed as destinations in themselves, offer customers the choice of running a quick errand or taking the time to relax, renew, and refresh.

  • Contemporary approach to shopping and working environments
  • Strategic leasing planning for the best business mix
  • Marketing designed to attract customers and enhance merchant sales
Full List of Commercial Properties


Our property investment objectives stem from the philosophy that the success of contemporary capital investment comes down to the creation, support, and maintenance of the community experience.  Respecting land conservation and environmental stewardship of existing green space is a part of that. So too is partnering with those who share our goal of delivering those top-drawer amenities that enable the balance between providing both an active lifestyle and creating an idyllic haven.

  • Troon, the third largest party manager of golf and club operations in the world, are the creative force behind all our sports and hospitality, including the unique Bayside Institute.
  • SoDel Concepts, the award-winning restaurant group of Southern Delaware’s Culinary Coast, are our valued partners in all the Food & Beverage services, including The Cove Restaurant at Bayside.
  • Our valued partners in all the areas of community management not related to sports and fitness are Legum & Norman, who are the acknowledged industry leaders in the field.
Full List of Neighborhoods & Golf


Trace the evolution of one man’s journey from community developer to the developer of communities. Carl M Freeman’s vision began with a single post-war community. See how his intensity, integrity and purpose grew this into a multifaceted organization whose goal is to create communities that enrich the individual, the family, and our society itself.

Our History

Carl M. Freeman Companies

James Milam Joins As Cfo Of Carl M. Freeman Companies

September 20, 2021

James Milam Joins as CFO of Carl M. Freeman Companies ROCKVILLE, Md., September 22, 2021 – Carl M. Freeman Companies, a leader in real estate development since 1947, today announced that James Milam...

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Bayside Resort Golf Club Announces Brian Rashley As New General Manager

August 19, 2021

Bayside Resort Golf Club Announces Brian Rashley as New General Manager Bayside Resort Golf Club, an award-winning, semi-private 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course in Selbyville, Delaware is ...

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Carl M. Freeman Foundation Donates $10k To Sussex County Land Trust

August 9, 2021

As part of its ongoing commitment to support Sussex County nonprofit organizations, the Carl M. Freeman Foundation recently contributed $10,000 to the Sussex County Land Trust. The funds will support ...

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Former Bay Club Golf Course To Become Public Nature Preserve

July 22, 2021

Carl M. Freeman Companies parts with 673 acres of land for reforestation with native trees. BERLIN, Md. – Part of the Carl M. Freeman Companies’ philosophy has always been to create places that en...

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Carl M. Freeman Companies Expands Health And Wellness Program – Erika Cook To Lead As Director Of Life Enrichment

July 8, 2021

Carl M. Freeman Companies Expands Health and Wellness Program – Erika Cook to lead as Director of Life Enrichment Carl M. Freeman Companies (CMFC) has announced the expansion of its successful B...

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2021 Hammer Awards

June 11, 2021

On Thursday, June 3rd, the annual Hammer Awards were held at the The Big Chill. Joe Lucido was this year’s recipient. Joe has been working for the Carl M. Freeman Companies and Bayside for the p...

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Bayside Wins At The Regal Awards!

May 24, 2021

We’re thrilled to bring home 10 awards from the Homebuilder Association of Delaware Regal Awards on Friday May 14th. Thanks to everyone who made these awards possible. Best social media, Best logo (...

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2020 Real Estate Update

May 24, 2021

2020 Real Estate Update After a record-breaking 2020, Carl M. Freeman Companies continues full steam ahead in creating places that enrich lives. Some of those record-breaking stats in Bayside include ...

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Bayside wins Two National Silver Awards

March 15, 2021

NAHB’s National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) has announced Silver Award Winners for The Nationals new home sales and marketing awards comprised of home builders, developers, associates and c...

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Visiting The Rehoboth Art League

March 5, 2021

Join Erika and Jeff as they take a tour through the Rehoboth Art League. The Rehoboth Art League was formed in 1938 in Henlopen Acres which is what you would consider downtown Rehoboth Beach, as a pla...

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