FL Professional CA Orgs
This guide to professional associations that serve community associations in the state of Florida is presented using information from past issues of FLCAJ. Please verify costs and other information directly with the organization.
The Broward Coalition
Coalition of Condominiums, Homeowners Associations and Community Organizations,
Inc., exists to educate, as well as, to protect and enhance the welfare and
quality of life of members and community in such areas as condominium/HOA
issues, health, environment, consumer affairs, education and property rights;
function as non-partisan activists to represent the Coalition’s positions to
all governmental bodies.
for over 25 years, we represent more than 80 condominiums, HOAs, and community
organizations as well as 200 individual members. Serving all of Broward County,
we meet every second Friday of the month at 11:00 A.M. at Florida Medical
Center. Dues are $15 a year for organizations and $10 a year for individuals.
the Coalition, members become educated on issues crucial to their interests and
give input on these issues. Members are able to interact with various experts
who share their knowledge on various issues; we share experiences on condominium/HOA
governance and businesses seeking to do work with community associations. In
addition to our monthly meetings, we have seminars such as “How to Run an
Honest Organization”; networking opportunities exist before and after the lunch
meetings. Though we don’t have any conventions or tradeshows, The Broward
Coalition is politically involved but non-partisan; we invite all candidates to
speak and participate in forums we produce during election cycles.
we publish a monthly newsletter except for the months of July and August and
keep our members informed on important issues through email communication. For
those who desire more information on the Broward Coalition, you may contact
Charlotte Greenbarg at email@example.com
or Mary Macfie at 954-336-3335. In addition, you can visit our new website at www.browardcoalition.org.
Building Association Managers
of Building Association Managers (BAM) is to provide a professional association
for licensed community association managers in Volusia County and to make
available continuing education for manager’s cam license renewal. BAM was
birthed in May 1991 for the purpose of bringing managers together and providing
a place where managers could obtain continuing education.
time, BAM has 96 members who meet on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 P.M.
at the Palmetto Club in Daytona Beach. Member dues are $75 for CAMs and $100
for Associates per year. BAM provides its members with the opportunity to
network and find solutions to community problems, assistance is given to help
property managers improve their ability to manage the many needs of their
communities, and information is made available concerning applicable laws to
governing community associations in Florida.
facilities and speakers for informative programs as well as a venue for
managers to take required continuing education courses. In addition,
opportunities to network with peers, tradesmen, vendors, and professionals in
our business for the purpose of obtaining expertise about troublesome problems
and protecting owners from unnecessary financial burdens are made available
before and after dinner. Twice a year there is an Associate’s Night which
allows the tradesmen, vendors, and professionals to display their products,
skills, and services. For more information about BAM, please contact Mort
Sprentall at 386-426-1854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building Managers International
Managers International (BMI) is an organization of community association
managers dedicated to improving the education and professionalism of licensed
community association managers in the State of Florida. Founded in 1965, BMI is
proud of the role they played in the state licensing of managers. Each chapter
of BMI works with local law enforcement, Shriners burn unit and other non-profit
groups to help with food and toy drives for holiday seasons; these chapters
also adopt families during the holiday season and provide for them.
400 members, BMI serves all of Florida. Each chapter has monthly education
courses and seminars; members are
provided with free continuing education courses, networking opportunities,
newsletter, job referrals, and good communication on legislative issues. In
addition, each chapter schedules golf outings, bowling, cruises, luaus and
other social opportunities; networking opportunities are made available at
lunches, dinners, and seminars. BMI just celebrated our 40th
Anniversary at our national convention in Palm Beach; each chapter of BMI holds
periodic Tabletop Shows.
communicate with our membership through quarterly newsletters, legislative
updates, email, and our website. For more information on BMI, please contact
Nancy Hill at 941-426-1433 or email her at email@example.com.
You may also visit our website at http://communitylink.palmbeachpost.com/groups/BMI
to learn more about BMI.
Institute-Gold Coast Chapter
Coast Chapter of CAI has as its mission to educate and represent residential
condominiums, cooperatives, homeowner association, and related professionals
and service providers in our coverage area of Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and
Indian River Counties. Our chapter was created in 1983 and consists of 230
In order to
become a member of the Gold Coast Chapter of CAI annual dues are paid. The cost
to join our chapter is $85 for volunteer leaders, $95 for community managers,
$350 for management companies, and $495 for business partners. Also, members
benefit by having access to continuing education courses, networking, ability
to pursue designations for property managers, legislative and regulatory
representation, and website access. Opportunities for education are numerous
through CAI homeowner education classes, Florida condominium and cooperative education,
local education and Community Association Day.
to many education opportunities, we have many social and networking
opportunities through our annual C.A. Day and Dinner Dance. A golf tournament
and occasional “after work” socials are also available. All of these venues
allow for networking. We just held our annual C.A. Day on the 16th
chapters of CAI offer quarterly newsletters, email and a chapter membership
directory. For more information on the Gold Coast Chapter of CAI you may
contact Laurie Haarsgaard at 561-350-5890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please
find out more about our chapter by visiting our website at www.caigoldcoast.org.
Institute-North Gulf Coast Chapter
of the North Gulf Coast Chapter of CAI is to foster responsive, competent,
harmonious community associations by promoting the value of effective
leadership, responsible citizenship, and a strong sense of community. Our chapter
started in 1972 and has grown to 144 members.
members meet once a month in three different locations. On the second Tuesday of
each month we hold a 12:00 P.M. lunch meeting at Indian Bayou Community College
for those in the Ft. Walton Beach/Destin area; on the third Wednesday of each
month we hold a 12:00 P.M. lunch meeting at Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama
City; on the fourth Thursday of each month we have a 12:00 P.M. lunch meeting
in Pensacola Beach. In order to attend these meetings you must be a member. In
order to join, volunteer leaders pay $85, community managers pay $95,
management companies pay $350 and business partners pay $495. All of our lunch
meetings allow for networking.
social and networking opportunities, our chapter also offers several
educational courses. We are offering the Florida Condominium and Cooperative
Education courses for free. These courses are Conflict Resolution, Florida Condominium Association Operations,
Florida Cooperative Association Operations, Financial Management of Florida
Condominium Associations, and Regulation of Residential Condominium and
Cooperative Associations in Florida. We also offer 20 hours of continuing
education units for CAMs; in addition, we have a pre-licensing class twice a
communicate with our members through quarterly newsletters and email updates. If
you have further questions about the North Gulf Coast Chapter of CAI, please
contact Mary Ann Raymond, CED, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
850-243-4836. You may also visit us on the web at www.mycai.org for a more in depth look at our
Institute-South Gulf Coast Chapter
As one of
the 56 chapters of CAI, the mission of the South Gulf Coast Chapter can be
summed up best by CAI’s national slogan “America’s Advocate for Responsible
Communities”. We are the only national organization dedicated to fostering
vibrant, responsive, competent community associations. Our mission is to help
community associations promote harmony, effective leadership, and responsible
300 members, the South Gulf Coast Chapter of CAI was initiated in December
1980. The chapter serves Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties. Membership to the
chapter is divided into four categories and prices are set at the national
level. Volunteer leaders pay $85, Community Managers pay $95, Management
Companies pay $350 and Business Partners pay $495. As a member of the chapter, the benefits you
receiver are numerous. You are given the opportunity to network, learn and
become leaders at the local level. Through the chapter’s newsletters and
magazines, membership directory, website and regular educational programs
members are kept up-to-date on the latest news, laws, and information affecting
their community association or business.
to education, the chapter provides over thirty-eight hours of continuing
education to CAMs for their licensing requirements. Day to day information is
provided to homeowners via telephone, written or oral presentation. Social
opportunities include an annual meeting and awards night the first Saturday in
December and an annual golf tournament on the first Friday in May. In addition,
we have a great opportunity for networking at a reception which is held after
our annual conference and Trade Expo. Our next conference and trade expo will
take place on Thursday, February 9th, 2006. Though we are not
political in general, we do have the Florida Legislative Alliance which has as
its primary activity watching what the state legislature is doing with regards
to association law.
communicates with its members by distributing a quarterly thirty-two page
magazine; we provide legislative updates via broadcast emails to members. You
can contact the chapter executive director, Robert Podvin at 239-466-5757 or email@example.com. Also, visit our
website at www.southgulfcoastchaptercai.com
for more detailed information on our specific chapter.
Community Associations Institute-Southeast
of the Southeast Chapter of CAI, which serves Broward and Dade counties, is to
provide the leadership for successful development and operation of community
associations through education and information research. With 240 members, we
alternate meeting monthly in Miami or Fort Lauderdale.
benefit by having access to continuing education, free homeowners classes,
networking with vendors who do business in community associations, and access
to CAI’s national bookstore with many great resources. We provide continuing
education units for CAMs; we also offer the Florida Condominium and Cooperative
Education courses for free. The cost for members is divided into four
categories. Volunteer leaders pay $85, community managers pay $95, management
companies pay $350 and business partners pay $495. In addition to education, we
have an annual tradeshow which allows for networking between many of our
business partners and community leaders. Also, we have an annual golf tournament
which is a great venue for networking.
We keep in
contact with our members by publishing a quarterly newsletter; we also send out
newsletters as needed. For further information about our Southeast Florida
chapter, you may contact Abbie Chapnick, chapter executive director by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our
website at www.cai-seflorida.org.
website states, the Suncoast Chapter of CAI serves the educational, business,
and networking needs of community associations in the Tampa Bay area. Our
chapter has almost been in existence for thirty years and we were founded in
1978. We serve the area from Sarasota to Gainesville but our main focus is in
Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
is divided into four categories. Volunteer leaders pay $85, community managers
pay $95, management companies pay $350 and business partners pay $495. Our chapter
has 660 members who benefit from our continuing education courses and
networking. Vendor members benefit by being able to build their business
through networking contacts. We provide a monthly educational breakfast program
in Hillsborough and Pinellas County. Other education opportunities include
legal panels and our two trade shows. The main trade show is in March and we
have a mini-trade show in July. In addition to the many social and networking
opportunities provided at our trade shows and educational meetings, we host an
annual golf tournament and holiday social.
kept informed through a monthly newsletter. For more information on the
Suncoast Chapter of CAI, please contact Laura Hagan at 727-345-0165 or by email
email@example.com. You can
also visit us on the web at www.suncoastcai.com.
Community Association Management
Association Management Professionals (CAMP) has as its mission to provide
education, professionalism, and networking opportunities to our members through
effective and responsible leadership. CAMP was founded ten years ago and has
grown to approximately 100 members. CAMP serves Palm Beach, Broward and
Miami-Dade counties. Members pay $100 per year or $30 per month which includes a
monthly dinner followed by a two hour continuing education course.
monthly meetings usually on the third Wednesday of each month. Our meetings
include networking from 5:30–6:30 P.M.; dinner and door prizes at 6:30 P.M. and
after dinner an interesting and informative education course for managers. The
education courses cover many categories like human resources, legal, financial,
insurance, physical property, and other electives. In addition to education
opportunities, we hold two trade shows per year. The first trade show is in
January and the second is in June. Also, social opportunities are made
available during our annual Holiday Party and an occasional visit to Dave &
Buster’s. Other benefits for members include a copy of our newsletter, “The Professionals”, which provides
information on local and state issues, news and information on upcoming social
and networking activities; a wall plaque, a subscription to Florida Community Association Journal;
and reduced rates on meetings and social events.
with CAMP members is carried out through our newsletter and emails. You may
contact Laura Silverman, Event Coordinator by email at CAMP@att.net. She can also be reached by fax
954-726-3492 or mail 7154 North University Drive, #299, Tamarac, FL 33321.
Community Associations Managers
of Marco Island
Associations Managers of Marco Island (CAMMI) came into existence about 10
years ago and has seen its current membership grow to 114. Serving the Marco
Island and Naples areas, our mission is to provide education and networking
groups for all trades and managers.
members meet six or seven times a year with the main benefits being the
opportunity to fulfill the requirements for manager continuing education and
networking with trade groups. In addition to our quarterly gatherings and
seasonal events, we host a trade show once a year, which provides a great
opportunity for networking. Membership is $150 per year for associates and $200
per year for managers.
We keep in
contact with our members through newsletters and emails. For more information
on CAMMI, contact Scott Mello at 239-394-4151.
Condominium Owners, Managers and
Associates Networking Club
Owners, Managers and Associates (COMA) Networking Club has as its mission to
promote social, educational, and informational networking programs. Our
membership totals 540 with COMA Ft. Myers having 268 members and COMA Naples
having 272 members. The Naples chapter celebrated its 9th year of
existence in March 2005 and the Ft Myers chapter celebrated its 10th
year in the same month.
chapters meet once a month, except in June, July and August. Continuing Education
classes are held prior to the monthly dinner meeting as is a cocktail hour
which allows for networking between community owners, managers, and affiliated
professionals. Further benefits of membership are the inclusion of chapter
dues, free continuing education programs and seminars, subscription to the
quarterly newsletter, and access to the COMA employment referral service. Members
also have the opportunity to obtain the professional designation of Certified
Florida Professional Manager (CFPM) which signals a commitment and interest in
providing a high level of quality community association management.
is $75. In addition to all the great opportunities for education and networking
we host throughout the year, we also have a great get together during the
summer months and take a cruise. We keep our members up to date through a
quarterly newsletter which can be downloaded from our website at http://naplescomanetwork.com. For more
information concerning COMA please contact Bill
Carter at 239-482-6630.
Executive Managers Association
of Executive Managers Association is to bring together an organization of
licensed Florida Professional Property Managers to encourage and to assist them
in improving their knowledge, technical skills, income, and status, and to
promote good will in their communities. Our motto is “Share Your Knowledge”. The
organization was founded approximately 15 years ago and was started by a group
of managers interested in sharing the knowledge they had and learning more from
others in their field.
members, Executive Managers Association services members from North Broward
County to North Palm Beach County. The Association meets monthly, eight times
per year, excluding December, June, July, and August. It costs $50 to join and
$50 for yearly dues. Members are benefited by opportunities to attend seminars,
network, and pursue continuing education. In regards to education, we have
eight, two hour seminars per year which are conducted at our monthly dinner
meetings, including the yearly Legislative Update.
monthly dinner meetings, our Social Chairman helps provide us with various
social opportunities, including, but not limited to, weekend cruises, nights at
the races, and our yearly Holiday Party. Networking takes place at our monthly
meetings as well as throughout the year via our membership directory.
communicate with our members through monthly newsletters. For more information
on Executive Managers Association, please contact Michael Rich, president, at
561-750-7775, by facsimile at 561-750-5018 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida Keys Condominium Managers
Keys Condominium Managers and Associates has as its purpose to help condominium
managers become better managers through working together and sharing
experiences and providing an outlet for discussion and problem solving. Our
organization was active for 10 years and around 2002 it went inactive for a
year. After this year, a group of new condo managers and some associates
reactivated the organization.
we have 15–20 active members who pay $50 a year to be members. Most of our
members are from the Upper Florida Keys though we do have some periodic
involvement from some Marathon managers. As of now we are holding biweekly
lunch meetings, but during the busy part of the season, we meet once a month. Members
benefit from each of the monthly meetings where we have a speaker come to talk
to us concerning a topic of interest. Also, by joining our group members
receive access to pertinent information which is made available in a timely
fashion through email.
of our meetings, we set apart 30 minutes for social interaction. There are also
times where we decided not to have a guest speaker at our monthly meeting and
devote the entire session to social interaction. Besides social interaction at
the meetings, this also allows time for us to network. We also attend other
condominium management groups like in Marathon where we have a chance to
network and discuss issues. Please contact Kris Gustinger at 305-852-0103 or
email her at email@example.com with
any further questions you have concerning Florida Keys Condominium Managers and
Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations, Inc.
The purpose of the Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations, Inc. shall be to promote the general welfare of the Kendall Community by identifying and addressing quality of life issues and matters of concern through a Federation of Homeowner Associations. The Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations, Inc., (KFHA) is a non-profit organization with membership open to homeowner and condominium associations as well as individuals living in the Kendall service areas (East and West Kendall). For more information, please contact Lawrence Percival, vice president, at (305) 386-2477 or visit the website www.kfha.org.
Northeast Dade Coalition
as the Northeast Dade Coalition (NEDC), is to improve the quality of community
association life by providing educational, advocacy, community organization,
and group purchasing services to our members. The NEDC serves as a support
organization for association presidents, directors, unit owners and mangers; it
provides a forum for the discussion and resolution of common problems.
North Dade, South and Central Broward, our membership is divided into three
membership categories. We have 100 Associations (condominiums, cooperatives,
homeowners associations), 50 individual members and 55 Business Friends. Dues
for associations are $.45 a unit, with a minimum of $100 and a maximum of $200;
dues for individual members are $25; dues for Business Friends range from $300
to $2,500, depending on the category selected.
1987, the Northeast Dade Coalition has traditionally held approximately eight meetings
annually, which include education forums, social hours, and the annual trade
show. It has also held periodic educational forums and special classes for
individual associations. Benefits for associations and individual members are
education and training on issues critical to association operations, receipt of
a preferred vendor directory which lists recommended businesses, negotiation of
group discounts, referrals to reliable businesses and services, and more. Business
members benefit by having access to their target market, provided with an
opportunity to teach association boards and residents about needed services and
products, discounted participation in the annual trade show, and preferential
listing in the Preferred Vendor Directory.
holds periodic social hours at local restaurants and associations. Additionally,
every meeting provides a networking opportunity. In November 2004, the NEDC
sponsored its first trade show and we have tentatively planned our next trade
show for December 3, 2005.
We are able
to keep our members abreast of important news and programs through quarterly
newsletters and email updates. For further information, please contact Patricia
Rogers-Libert, executive director at 305-933-9775, or by fax 305-935-2170, or
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Community Manager’s
purpose of Professional Community Manager’s Association (PCMA) is dedicated to
enhancing our profession through continued education and networking with
managers. PCMA was founded in 1994 and has 36 members. Our membership is found
in Sarasota and Manatee counties which are the areas we serve. Members pay $175
and each year afterwards they pay $150.
We meet ten
times per year on the third Monday of each month. Benefits to membership in
PCMA include the availability to spend time discussing problems managers face
and solutions to those problems. Other benefits include a wide range of local
vendors and contractors, a referral committee for placement, and updates on all
new and proposed legislation. PCMA is also a provider of continuing education
courses that are required for our members to renew their license. Social and
networking opportunities are made available at our Christmas party, New Year’s
party, Fourth of July party, as well as by telephone and internet.
not have a convention or provide communication in the form of newsletters or
email updates. However, you may contact Paul Merritt for further information at
941-349-3000 or email@example.com.
South West Florida Resident
Owned Communities, INC. (SWFROC)
SWFROC is a "not for
profit" organization of resident owned manufactured/mobile home
communities formed for the purpose of providing a forum for community
association board members and their community managers to meet and exchange
information and ideas to better manage their communities and to provide a
unified voice of those communities at various levels of government.
Membership is open to
communities located in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Sarasota and other SW Florida
Counties. SWFROC meets on the third Wednesday of every month from September
through April. For more information contact Jim Toth at (239) 656-6994 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tri County Communities Association
The mission of Tri County Communities Association is to educate members on subject matters significant to their association. Serving Palm Beach county, we currently have 125 members. Membership costs vary. Associations (includes Board Members, Managers & Unit Owners) pay $58; management companies pay $50 (includes general managers); individual general managers pay $35 and individuals pay $20. We also offer, "pay at the door" $10 for those who are interested in the topic for the month.
Tri County Communities Association was founded by David St. John over 30 years ago. We meet monthly from November to April and provide members with valuable information and assistance through educational meetings and open forums that encourage individual participation. Networking opportunities are available at our monthly meetings.
We publish our meeting notices through The Condo News, a local paper which is distributed throughout Palm Beach County. For further information, please contact Pam Burns, president, at 561-684-7707.
Treasure Coast Communities Association
The purpose of Treasure Coast Communities Association (TCCA) is to protect, preserve and enhance owner rights and equities. We are a resource devoted to the well-being of residents in this style of living thru educational seminars. TCCA was established in 1973 and has approximately 100 members. We cover Jupiter to Vero Beach with our main concentration in the Stuart area.
Membership is $60 per year and for associations this membership pays for residents, board members and managers. The benefit to members in joining TCCA is the availability to attend educational seminars, to network and to troubleshoot community concerns. We meet once a month from October thru April and have well-known, qualified individuals who speak on current issues affecting all homeowner and condo associations. Prior to all of our seminars, we have a half hour for social and networking opportunities.
Though we do not hold conventions, we do have sponsors who provide refreshments at our meetings in order to set up a table with their product information and speak for 5-10 minutes prior to our seminar. We keep our members informed by sending out brochure and flyers that announce and remind our members of our seminars. If you have further questions about TCCA please contact Cathleen Whalen, president, at 772-546-8100 or email at email@example.com or Berrie DeHaven, vice president, at 772-288-7313 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.