Jeevan J. D’Mello, CMCA, AMS, LSM, PCAM, chief executive of Zenesis Corp., in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, began his term as president of the CAI Board of Trustees earlier this year, ushering in a new era of global collaboration and local impact in the organization’s more than 50-year history.
Since the 1970s, community associations have been a popular housing choice for people around the world—and the number of new condominium communities and homeowners associations is expected to increase by more than 3,000 in 2024, according to projections by the Foundation for Community Association Research, an affiliate organization of Community Associations Institute (CAI).
Earlier this year, CAI grew beyond 45,000 CAI members. Reaching this number during our 50th anniversary year is a gratifying accomplishment, which reflects the hard work and dedication that CAI members and staff have put in to make for a robust and successful organization. But I think there’s more to the story.
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.