Condo Questions? Discover CAI
This article appeared in the March 10 edition of HomesPlus. Reprinted by permission of Conley Media.
Do you live in a condo or homeowners association? If so, you’re in good company. According to the Community Associations Institute (CAI) Statistical Review, in 2016, an estimated 69 million Americans lived in homeowners associations, condominium communities and cooperatives, with more than one million of us living in Wisconsin.
Lucky for us, there’s CAI – an organization focused on people living in community associations. CAI is a national, nonprofit, educational organization created for community association leaders and the professionals who provide services to them. CAI members benefit from affiliation with not only the National organization, but with the local chapter, CAI-WI, an active group with a great deal to offer, including a subscription to the chapter’s quarterly magazine Community Leader, seminars, networking opportunities, access to industry experts in Wisconsin, and the CAIWI and national websites.
Why Join CAI? I got involved with CAI in 2010, when I was appointed Acting President for a small, contentious, self-managed condo association. Finding CAIWI was like an answer to a prayer. A newspaper article described CAIWI’s upcoming conference and trade show featuring educational seminars, networking opportunities, and experienced exhibitors. The association’s Secretary and I joined immediately, attended the conference and came away with knowledge and skills to help govern our community and Board more effectively and with less anxiety. The Wisconsin chapter and National publications continued the process of education and confidence building. Today I serve on the Board of a large managed community as Secretary. Being a member of CAI has been invaluable to me and the associations I’ve served, with the benefits far outweighing the cost. Read More »
Recent CAI-WI Awards
Jeff Hunt was honored with the 2018 Excellence Award & Terry Handel was honored with the 2022 Excellence Award in recognition of their many years of service to the Chapter as Committee Chair, Director, President and frequent speaker and author of educational seminars and publications. In 2017 & 2023 Hunt Management was awarded with the CAI-WI Business Partner of the Year Award. These awards and Hunt Management’s continuing contributions to CAI and the industry are just a few examples of Hunt’s mission to acquire and use its extensive professional experience and expertise to manage the administrative, financial and property maintenance affairs of its client associations in the most effective and cost efficient manner possible. Hunt’s reputation as a superior community association management firm has been earned by a 41 year history of experienced, professional and ethical management service.
New Employees Join the Hunt Management team
Specifically, we welcome Wayne Grabowska, Claudia Mendoza & Chrity True as our newest members of the management team. Full Biographies for each are available in the Our Team section of the website but briefly please note that Wayne, Claudia & Christy bring over 40 years of property management experience to Hunt Management and our clients and we are fortunate to have them a part of the Hunt Management team.