Who We Are
The Charleston Apartment Association (CAA) is an apartment industry trade association representing the tri-county region of Charleston, South Carolina. Since 1993, the CAA has represented the area in regulatory and legislative issues that are vital to the industry. The CAA currently represents over 36,000 units and 380 members. The CAA is affiliated with the National Apartment Association and the South Carolina Apartment Association. We seek industry improvement by offering members professional growth through educational opportunities, networking opportunities and charitable endeavors. We are proudly affiliated with the South Carolina Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association.
Develop active participation by exchanging ideas through networking events.
Encourage understanding of laws affecting the multifamily industry.
Give members the necessary tools to follow all fair housing laws and industry specific laws and guidelines.
Inform, educate and motivate members of the association.
The CAA promotes multi-family suppliers with important access to key decision makers through membership meetings, an annual golf tournament, an annual trade show, CAA directory, newsletter, committee involvement, Board of Directors representation and sponsorship opportunities.
Participation in CAA meetings and educational seminars is a prime opportunity to stay apprised of industry trends and updates and training curriculum. The CAA offers classes on a variety of topics for members to become certified and to maintain CECs.
In order to ensure an optimal environment for multifamily housing, legislative representation is critical. On the local, state and national level – whether safety, environmental controls, and construction or management issues – the lobbyists who represent our industry actively work to protect key interests.
The Charleston Apartment Association also has a charitable arm called Charleston Cares which exists to fulfill a portion of the CAA Mission Statement which is in part, "participating in charitable endeavors." To that end it is the intent of Charleston Cares with its physical participation and its financial support to specific charitable organizations as decided on by the board of directors. To achieve this mission the committee heads are responsible for developing a two year focus plan and presenting it to the Board for approval. In 2014 – 2015 the charitable focuses were One80 Place and Operation Home. Funds were raised for each charity through the annual golf tournament and item drives were also held over those two years. Currently for 2016 – 2017 the Charleston Animal Society is the charity focus, bringing awareness to four-legged residents.