New York City Gets CAI Chapter

December 19, 2013
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Community Associations Institute (CAI) has established a chapter in New York City. The Big Apple chapter will represent condominiums, cooperatives, and homeowners associations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island. Dozens of community association leaders in New York and neighboring states banded together to lay the groundwork for the Big Apple chapter, which will be “in organization” until it meets CAI certification requirements, a process that generally takes two to three years. CAI has certified more than 60 chapters.

There are literally thousands of condominiums and cooperatives in the five boroughs,” says Mitch Frumkin, chapter chair and one of the industry leaders responsible for its creation. "With hundreds of thousands residents living in condominiums and cooperatives, there is a real need for the education, information and services a CAI chapter can provide. CAI offers so many benefits, not just to the homeowner leaders and professionals who lead and support associations, but ultimately, to the people who make their homes in these communities." Frumkin is a licensed engineer and a CAI-designated Reserve Specialist.

The chapter’s long-term goals include:

•             Becoming a credible and reliable source of best practices for those who govern and manage

               communities;

•             Providing superior educational programming for industry professionals; and

•             Sponsoring networking events for chapter members throughout the city.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, CAI is dedicated to helping members build better communities. The nonprofit group provides education, tools, and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern associations and the professionals who support them.

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