By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities (IAC) In March, Community Associations Institute (CAI), a trade group for managers, attorneys, and other professionals servicing Association Governed Housing developments, published four white paper reports on the future of the industry. I’ve already reviewed several of these reports (see below for links, in case you missed them). This week, I’ll comment on the Community Management Report. No respect? The overall impression is that, according to the CAI panel, Continue ReadingRespect for HOA, condo association managers?
By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Today’s blog provides continuing analysis of Community Associations Institute’s (CAI) Panel Report on the Association Governance model. In particular, let’s look at CAI’s official intent to “sell” reserve funding as “consumer protection” and push mortgage lenders to require that HOA or Condo assessments to be set aside in escrow. CAI objectives to increase industry influence over Reserve Funding In order to overcome the problem of under funded associations, Continue ReadingCAI’s White Paper on HOA Reserves, Escrow of assessment fees
By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Today’s blog examines Community Associations Institute’s (CAI) Panel Report on the Association Governance model, helping the reader to understand their political agenda. Part one will critique the Panel’s conclusions regarding relative size of associations and the composition of the boards. Note to readers: CAI refers to Common Interest Communities (CICs) in their official white papers. The term is used to collectively refer to Association-Governed developments in all its forms – Continue ReadingDissecting the CAI white paper manifesto on Association Governance (part 1)