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 40,000 units and 400 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.

Our Purpose

Give members the necessary tools to follow all fair housing laws and industry specific laws and guidelines.
Develop active participation by exchanging ideas through networking events.
Encourage understanding of laws affecting the multifamily industry.
Inform, educate and motivate members of the association.

Benefits

Business Opportunities


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 membership list, committee involvement, Board of Directors representation and sponsorship opportunities.

Education


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.

Legislative Lobbying


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.

Charleston Cares

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 2016 – 2017 the Charleston Animal Society was the charity focus, bringing awareness to four-legged residents.  Funds were raised for the charity through the annual golf tournament and item drives were also held over those two years.  Currently for 2018-2019 the Back Pack Buddies program through the Lowcountry Food Bank is the charity focus.  Back Pack Buddies is designed to fight weekend hunger. Thousands of children in our community rely on free or reduced meals they receive at school. Children at partner schools who experience hunger are enrolled in the program and receive a backpack containing nutritious food to eat during the weekends each Friday during the school year.