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CAICommNextCover.png​For more than 40 years, CAI has educated, advocated, published and informed people living and working in common-interest communities. Thanks to those ongoing efforts, we have a strong and valuable understanding of community associations today.

But what do we know about the challenges and opportunities that await common-interest communities in the years to come, and what can we do now to minimize uncertainty and elevate our collective ability to manage the future? With that question in mind, CAI embarked on Community Next: 2020
and Beyond, an initiative launched in 2015 to define the future of the
community association model.

The results of this lengthy initiative are four reports and the Community Next: 2020 and Beyond brochure​ that represent the best thinking of several dozen CAI leaders and nonmember community association stakeholders.

While uncertainty cannot be elimin​ated, we believe these reports will help all of us anticipate and analyze trends and factors that are likely to influence community associations, their residents, association boards and professional practitioners in the years to come.

We extend our sincere thanks to the panelists whose time, energy, knowledge and expertise made these reports possible. ​

New! Check Out Community Next: Homes of the Future 
This Fall 2017 report is the latest milestone in CAI's Community Next series, which offers industry insight to empower community association volunteers, managers, and business partners with a strong understanding of how to preserve, protect, and enhance common-interest communities. ​

The report will provide you with a better understanding on topics like:

  • Integrated technology
  • Government partnerships
  • Banking and internet security
  • Global access to information
  • The future of reserve studies
  • Electric vehicles​