Canyon Lake POA employee receives prestigious industry award (CA)

Canyon Lake Property Owners Association (CLPOA) employee Harmony McNaughton received the prestigious 2024 California Association of Community Managers (CACM) Innovator Vision Award on Thursday, February 27, during the CACM Law Seminar & Expo at the Disneyland Hotel and Convention Center.  Read the article…………………………….

Dubai UAR: Nakheel becomes the first community management company worldwide to receive ‘Platinum’ rating from RERA

Nakheel Community Management (NCM) has been awarded the prestigious ‘Platinum’ rating in the classification system for jointly owned properties management companies by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), the regulatory authority of the Dubai Land Department (DLD).  Recognised as the world’s premier platinum community management company, NCM earned this accolade through years of extensive experience […]

These New Robots are Transforming Pool Maintenance

Imagine a world where pool maintenance is no longer a tedious chore but an exhilarating experience.  At this year’s Consumer Technology Association (CES), three innovations were unveiled that will revolutionize the way homeowners clean and maintain their pools. The visionary advancements in pool cleaning robot technology introduced by WYBOTICS, include underwater communication, wireless charging, vision […]

Unveiling the Evolution of the CMCA Exam Blueprint: Changes Go into Effect December 2024

The Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) is poised to usher in a new era for the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) exam, offering a revamped blueprint that mirrors the dynamic landscape of association management across the globe. These changes, stemming from a thorough job analysis study conducted between 2021 and 2022, reflect […]

InspectHOA partners with GridBase to expand services

InspectHOA has partnered with GridBase to make HOA-focused (homeowners association) technology and services directly available to Resware users without needing to switch portals.   Read the article……………………………

Report: Compensation Steadily Increasing for Community Association Managers

Community association management continues to be a high-demand profession with increasing compensation and positive business prospects. Managers are confident about the industry with 80% of respondents saying that business prospects for their employer are “good” or “very good” for the coming year, according to the 2022 Community Association Manager Compensation and Salary Survey conducted by […]

Argus Property Management Rebrands to RealManage

RealManage, one of the United States’ leading community association management companies, is excited to announce the successful rebranding of Argus Property Management to RealManage.   Read the article………………………………

Henderson Association Management Rebrands to RealManage (NC)

RealManage, a leader in community association management, proudly announces that Henderson Association Management has been rebranded to RealManage.  Since 1990, Henderson Properties has been a trusted name in the Charlotte metro area, offering comprehensive real estate services, from association management and home buying/selling to maintenance and renovations.   Read the article…………………………….

Condominium Associates and Precedent Hospitality Join Movement to Shine a Spotlight on Fraud

Fraud costs organizations worldwide an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues, according to a study conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). “Occupational Fraud 2022: A Report to the Nations” analyzed 2,110 occupational fraud cases that caused a total loss of more than $3.6 billion.   Read the press release……………………………

Introducing FieldOps, the Mobile Inspection App: Revolutionizing Management for Community Associations and HOAs

Enumerate, the leading provider of innovative solutions for management companies working with community associations and homeowners’ associations (HOAs), is excited to announce the launch of Mobile Inspection App, FieldOps, giving managers the power of in-the-field inspection management.   Read the press release……………………………….

(Hawaii) Real Estate Commission to Conduct Free, Virtual, “Condomania” Education Event

The Real Estate Commission, together with Community Associations Institute Hawai?i Chapter will conduct a free “Condorama XI” event via webinar, on Saturday, November 18, 2023. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will feature four speakers recognized in the condominium community for their expertise in Hawai?i condominium law.   Read the announcement……………………………..

Recruit, train, retain: Attracting young professionals to community management

If you talk to community association managers these days, they seem to agree on a few key things about the state of the profession. Business and career prospects are booming. Job candidates are not. The future of the industry depends on hiring young professionals—soon.    Read the article………………………………..

CiraConnect Introduces CiraVote: Revolutionizing Voting for Homeowner and Condo Associations

CiraConnect is thrilled to announce the launch of CiraVote, a groundbreaking software solution designed to revolutionize the way HOAs conduct elections, surveys, and various voting events. With its unparalleled versatility, integration capabilities, and unwavering commitment to security, CiraVote promises to elevate your community association experience to unprecedented heights.

New HOA and Condo Board Solution to Fight Short-Term Rentals

The Home Dome program from RISE Association Management Group protects communities from short-term rentals like the popular online vacation rental platforms. By using AI and geofencing technology, Home Dome monitors online rental activity and flags any activity in violation of HOA and condo board by-laws.     Read the article………………………..

$7 Million In Repair Expenses Avoided For Altamonte Springs Condominium Community Though Sale As Multifamily Property

As a result of new condominium legislation following the passing of Senate Bill 4D, many Condominium Owners Associations (COA) in Florida are facing declining rents and repairs to the tune of millions of dollars. However, Condominium Advisory Group is offering solutions to help condominium associations navigate these challenges.    Read the article………………………..

RealManage Earns a Spot on Inc. 5000’s List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

Inc. revealed today that RealManage, LLC ranks No. 2153 on the 2023 Inc. 5000, its annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The prestigious ranking provides a data-driven look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent, entrepreneurial businesses.   Read the article………………………..

Two Chester County Law Firms Merge (PA)

The law firm, Gawthrop Greenwood, PC merged with the law firm, Steven L. Sugarman & Associates, to provide legal services to homeowners associations, planned communities, and cooperatives across Pennsylvania’s residential and commercial arenas.   Read the article………………………..

Columnist Barbara Holland celebrates 25 years of HOA QA (NV)

Columnist Barbara Holland reached a milestone.  For over 25 years, Holland dedicated her time and expertise to Las Vegas homeowners’s concern through her column, which is published on Sunday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s real estate section.   Read the article………………………..

Beachfront HOA Waves Goodbye to Wooden Structures (TX)

Within the city, an 86-unit beachfront condominium named “The Dunes” recently needed to once again replace a beach access ramp, platforms, and pool railings. In the past, these collective structures have always been constructed with pressure treated lumber.   Read the article………………………..

Award winning: Ungated, CAI publications recognized for excellenc

CAI places a high priority on producing content that informs, educates, and engages community association homeowners, volunteer board members, professional managers, and business partners. The resources, best practices, and solutions that get published on our blogs, newsletters, magazine, books, and digital channels showcase that commitment. While those platforms are dedicated to the millions of people […]

Optimum Acquires Encore Property Management Company

The acquisition enables Optimum to expand its geographical footprint in Corona, CA, and neighboring areas, reinforcing its commitment to serving Southern California’s homeowner associations. With a growing, experienced team of industry professionals, Optimum’s aim is to increase operational efficiency, streamline processes, and elevate the overall experience for each of our HOA clients.   Read the article………………………..

CAI chapter adds CIC Midwest (MN)

The Minnesota Chapter of Community Associations Institute has acquired CIC Midwest, a division of Minnesota Multi Housing Association.  The move will position CAI as the “leading authority in community association governance, education and management throughout Minnesota,” according to a press release.    Read the article………………………..

SCDCA Releases Special Five-Year Homeowners Association Complaint Report (SC)

In celebration of the Homeowners Association (HOA) Law’s fifth anniversary, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is releasing a compilation of the HOA complaint data received from June 1, 2018 through December 31, 2022. The HOA Five-Year Complaint Report covers general complaint data and information from the HOA supplemental questionnaire, shows any trends […]

CAI Leads Coalition to Urge Transparency in the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Condo Lending Requirements

CAI, the international leader for community association education, governance, and management, partnered with CHLA and NAR to voice concerns about the guidelines in a letter last week to FHFA Director Sandra L. Thompson, Fannie Mae CEO Priscilla Almodovar, and Freddie Mac CEO Michael J. DeVito. FHFA oversees the mortgage financing companies.   Read the article………………………..

All Florida Services Management partners with American Momentum Bank

All Florida Services Management, a full-service licensed community association management (LCAM) firm serving Sarasota and Manatee counties, has partnered with American Momentum Bank’s Association Banking division. Through this partnership, the homeowners associations (HOAs) and condominium associations (COAs) that work with All Florida Services Management will have access to enhanced banking services with no additional fees.  Read […]

Lighthouse Property Management Rebrands to RealManage

RealManage, an industry leader in community association management across the United States, is pleased to announce the rebranding of Lighthouse Property Management to RealManage. This acquisition brings additional resources and expertise that will benefit communities managed by RealManage with expanded services and increased efficiencies.   Read the article………………………..

Vantaca Launches Vantaca IQ, the Business Intelligence Solution for Community Association Management Companies

Vantaca, the leading software provider for the community association management industry, is proud to announce the release of Vantaca IQ, a first-of-its-kind business intelligence solution built exclusively for community association management. Vantaca IQ provides real-time visibility into a management company’s business and empowers data-driven decisions that drive performance.  Read the article………………………..

CAI celebrating 50th anniversary at Dallas conference

Community Associations Institute is commemorating its 50th anniversary at the largest international gathering of homeowners, community managers, and businesses serving community associations during the 2023 CAI Annual Conference and Exposition: Community NOW, May 17–20, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.  Read the article………………………..

Keystone Expands in Colorado with Acquisition of Vista Management Associates

California-based Keystone, the premiere Homeowners Association management company in Southern California, has expanded in Colorado by acquiring Vista Management Associates. Vista is located in Westminster, Colorado, and was owned by its President, Cindy Combs who started the company in 1995. Cindy Combs wanted to ensure her company and its high level of service would be […]

An Automated HOA Document Collection System

InspectHOA and Velma are excited to announce a new partnership of advanced technology and industry expertise to provide mortgage lenders with a fully automated HOA document collection solution.   Read the article………………………..

Community Association Management Perspectives: Business Analytics

In community management, you have never-ending ‘to-do’ lists and lots of people to please. Due to the busyness of the day-to-day, it can be challenging to really know where you stand, as a company and as an employee. Are you being effective in the services you offer? How quickly are you responding to homeowner and […]

CAI Awarded Prestigious Public Affairs Council Award for Condominium Safety Policy Response and Initiatives

Community Associations Institute (CAI) is honored to receive the 2022 Lobbying Strategy Innovation Award for its condominium safety policy response and initiatives by the Public Affairs Council (PAC). PAC is the leading nonpartisan association for public affairs professionals worldwide. CAI accepted the prestigious award today during the 2023 PAC Advocacy Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  […]

CAI Wins Prestigious Award for Condominium Safety Policy Initiative

Community Associations Institute (CAI) is honored and humbled to announce that its condominium safety public policy initiatives developed in response to the tragic 2021 Champlain Towers South condominium collapse has received a 2023 Public Affairs Council (PAC) Lobbying Strategy Innovation Award.   Read the article………………………..

Managers wanted: Solving the talent shortage

Anyone working in community association management is likely aware that the industry is facing a talent shortage. At CAI’s event for management company executives in October, attendees were questioned about the scarcity, with 85% of respondents reporting current openings. In a time of high turnover and the so-called “great resignation,” how do we attract and […]