We need a significant shift to ensure community managers are treated with respect and courtesy. It all starts with setting reasonable boundaries for mental and physical health. Here are a few boundaries to establish to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
CAI is thriving today because of our dedicated, selfless, and inspired members, chapter leaders, and staff. Thanks to them, CAI is the international center for community association information, best practices, education, and advocacy. Thanks to them, communities are great places to live.
The Foundation for Community Association Research has released a new interactive webpage for residents, housing stakeholders, and researchers to examine and compare community association governance, management, amenities, and overall satisfaction across the U.S. The first-of-its-kind dashboard showcases housing data and exclusive information from 2016 through 2022 from the Homeowner Satisfaction Survey, a biennial, nationwide survey conducted by the Foundation for Community Associations Institute (CAI) and administered by independent researcher Zogby Analytics.
Mental health issues impact community associations in many ways including deed restriction enforcement, Fair Housing Act violations, and potential liability for negligence. At a time of continuing economic and social unease, how should community association board members and managers resolved community conflict that involves mental illnesses?
Hurricane Ian pummeled Florida’s southwestern coast last week, causing dozens of deaths, generating widespread property damage, and knocking out access to basic utilities in communities across the state. Considered one of the worst natural disasters in the state’s history, cleanup, restoration, and rebuilding efforts are ongoing and will take some time.
Managers who earn CAI’s Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation demonstrate a higher level of commitment to their career and the community association industry. Kimberly Anne Mosey, CMCA, AMS, a community association manager with KC Property Services in Huntington Woods, Mich., recently became the 11,000th person to earn the AMS designation.
Aging condominium buildings and infrastructure has been a growing concern over the past year, following the tragic partial building collapse at Champlain Towers South Condominium Association in Surfside, Fla., in June 2021. Learn more about condo safety legislation, laws, and regulations, and how CAI is advocating for sensible public policy.
No matter the location, I was reminded once again that the business of managing communities is fundamentally the same. Be it Chicago, Madrid or Dubai, our goal at CAI is to deliver best practices that make communities successful and bring professionals together so they may share experiences and learn from each other.
As property insurance rates are somewhat stabilizing in 2022, umbrella liability rates continue rising for common interest communities. New challenges are emerging in the insurance landscape, and it is imperative for board members and community managers to partner with credentialed and experienced professionals who will guide them through this social inflation crisis and will help them mitigate liability claims.
People consider pets as part of the family so it’s important for community associations to embrace that and document guidelines for pet ownership to ensure a positive and productive relationship for all.