About Us

    What is CAI

    CAI is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. With more than 33,500 members, CAI works in partnership with 60 chapters, including a chapter in South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.

    CAI serves community associations and homeowners by:

    • Advancing excellence through seminars, workshops, conferences and education programs, most of which lead to professional designations for community managers and other industry professionals.

    • Publishing the largest collection of resources available on community association management and governance, including website content, books, guides, Common Ground magazine and specialized newsletters.

    • Advocating on behalf of common-interest communities and industry professionals before legislatures, regulatory bodies and the courts.

    • Conducting research and serving as an international clearinghouse for information, innovations and best practices in community association development, governance and management.

    We believe homeowner and condominium associations should strive to exceed the expectations of their residents. We work toward this goal by identifying and meeting the evolving needs of the professionals and volunteers who serve associations, by being a trusted forum for the collaborative exchange of knowledge and information, and by helping our members learn, achieve and excel. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in associations that are preferred places to call home.

    Benefits of Membership

    ​​​​CAI members have access to information in this rapidly changing industry with practical knowledge and insights from leaders in the field, best practices, research and tools you can use every day. We provide information, resources and education programs to help you keep current on the latest news, laws and issues affecting community associations, condominiums and cooperatives, and the homeowners who call them home.

    As a CAI member, you’ll also get a membership to your local chapter and gain a network of industry colleagues—over 33,500 of them in 60 chapters​ worldwide.

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    Types of Memberships

    Homeowners, Board Members and Community Leaders​
    Learn about innovations in other communities, access time and money-saving tools and take advantage of opportunities to share information and knowledge with your peers.​​
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    Community Managers
    CAI provides the opportunity to learn from your peers, share your own expertise and access tools, resources and information that can make you a more effective and respected manager.
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    Management Companies
    ​Learn from your peers, expand your client base and access tools, resources and information that can make you a more effective and respected manager and corporate executive. Extend to all of your managers the opportunity to be a member of CAI and reap all the benefits. Membership for managers in your company is not included with a Management Company membership. An individual Manager membership must be purchased.
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    Business Partners
    Gain direct access to thousands of potential customers. Membership provides opportunities to enhance current client relationships and information to help you succeed in the growing community association marketplace. Business Partner members include attorneys, accountants, insurance professionals, reserve providers, bankers/lenders, builder/developers, realtors, software providers, landscapers, roofers and many others.
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