Since has been some time since I checked CAI’s membership breakdown, here’s some surprising news I just uncovered, right from CAI Central’s own mouth. HOA representation through “volunteers” (since HOAs per se are not allowed) consists of a mere 36%, and yet CAI has the gall to say they speak for homeowners to federal agencies, to state legislators, to the media and to the public at large!
As I’ve said all too often, board members are targeted by CAI through discount fees based on the number who join from an HOA. In my view, all HOA directors who are CAI members are conflicted as to whom they owe their allegiance. To the vendor organization whose members feed off them, or to the unit owner, members as required by the CC&Rs contract?
“Business partners” means, for the most part, attorneys; “managers” total 42%.
See CAI Marketing Opportunities, CAI Member Breakdown, page 3. I suspect the announced increase to 40,000 came from international growth.