The Foundation for Community Association Research has taken innovative, forward-looking strides to address industry trends that require an investment in substantial research. In the coming year, you can expect to see resources on the following topics, which are part of our Research Agenda.
Learn more about our report titled Attracting Talent to the Community Association Management Industry. The Foundation’s goal for this research is to better understand the extent of the need to increase the pipeline of community association managers, and to help inform efforts to find, recruit, mentor, and position community managers for success in their careers.
Creating Harmony in Diverse Communities
The Creating Harmony in Diverse Communities research project surveyed residents about attitudes, practices, and experiences with regard to diversity and discrimination issues, how any issues have been resolved, and recommended practices for reducing issues in community associations.
Aging Infrastructure Research Initiative
The Aging Infrastructure research project seeks to identify unexpected financial strains that are not identified through traditional reserve studies, but also require long term savings to meet the financial obligations of the community. Learn more about this project.
Supporting Graduate Research
Read about the latest industry research being conducted by graduate students through the Foundation’s Byron Hanke Fellowship program.
The Community Association Fact Book
The Community Association Fact Book documents the history, current status, trends, and future issues of U.S. community association housing as well as providing community association information on a state-by-state basis. The Fact Book is a valuable resource, not only for community and association leaders, but also for contacts with government regulators, elected officials, and the media.
Best Practice Reports
We continue to expand our popular series of Best Practice Reports. The Foundation plans to make significant improvements to the existing reports on Developer Transition, Community Security, and develop a new report on High-Rise Management.
Community Association Manager Compensation and Salary Survey
The 2021 Community Association Manager Compensation and Salary Survey includes detailed information on various management positions. This valuable resource informs salary bench marking and other employee benefits.
Technology Use and Data Security
On behalf of the Foundation board of directors, leadership, and staff, thanks to everyone who participated in our survey and tested your technology IQ! We received an overwhelming response and are pleased to share the results of our research.
Smart Water Project
Virginia Tech Research Project on Residential Property Values
Our ambitious research agenda is made possible through strong volunteer leaders and staff support, but it requires an investment from everyone working and living in community associations. Please consider making a donation and ensure that we continue to accomplish more now than at any time in our 40+year history.