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.

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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

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Carl M. Freeman Foundation Donates To Bayhealth Sussex Campus

April 21, 2020

Bayhealth Sussex Campus Receives $75,000 Grant from the Carl M. Freeman Foundation for COVID-19 Disaster Relief April 16, 2020 – Bayhealth has received a $75,000 grant from the Carl M. Freeman Found...

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Carl M. Freeman Foundation Donates To Beebe Healthcare

April 1, 2020

CARL M. FREEMAN FOUNDATION DONATES $250,000 TO BEEBE HEALTHCARE’S COVID-19 RELIEF FUND WEDNESDAY, APRIL 01, 2020 Recognizing the crisis surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), the Carl M. Freeman Founda...

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Bear Trap Dunes Hosts Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards

March 5, 2020

The following is an article from the Coastal Point newspaper. Valor Awards celebrate those who protect the community On the worst day of a person’s life, these are the folks who will respond. The 20...

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Carl M. Freeman Companies’ Bayside Wins Community Of The Year At The Prestigious Great American Living Awards

December 17, 2019

Selbyville, DE – Carl M. Freeman Companies is proud to announce they have been awarded three Great American Living Awards (GALA) for their signature community, Bayside, and one for their new com...

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November Birthdays At Onefreeman

October 31, 2019

Happy Birthday to our awesome colleagues!   George Moran Sara Pleasanton Andrew Raucci Alex Taylor Bryce Young Kyle Littleton Mihail Lozan Joseph Merchant Zachary Whelan Rachel Allen Mariam Diane

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Michelle D. Freeman Named One Of Washington’s Most Powerful Women

September 28, 2019

Congratulations to Michelle for being named one of Washington DC’s most powerful women in the October issue of Washingtonian Magazine!  

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Carl M. Freeman Companies Names Nick Freeman As Director Of Commercial Operations

June 19, 2019

The Carl M. Freeman Companies Name Nick Freeman as Director of Commercial Operations  The Carl M. Freeman Companies are pleased to announce that Nick Freeman has been named the Director of Commercial...

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Bayside Winds At Regal, Mbia Max, And Ideal Living

June 19, 2019

May was an incredible month for Bayside with a wave of awards and recognition. Bayside, a Carl M. Freeman Community, was honored with nine Regal Awards by the Home Builders Association of Delaware, a ...

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Bayside Named Community Of The Year

March 21, 2019

Bayside, a mixed-use coastal resort community in Selbyville, was named Community of the Year in the 2018 Best in American Living Awards by the National Association of Home Builders. Bayside won the Be...

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Bayside Named National Finalist For Best Community Award

December 5, 2018

Bayside Named National Finalist for Best Community Award Selbyville, DE, 12/5/2018 – Bayside has been named a finalist in the Best Community category of the 2018 Best in American Living™ Awards (B...

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