Associate Membership

Associate Members are the companies that provide products and services for the multifamily housing industry. Associate Members benefits include: advertising, sponsorship, networking and various other opportunities.

Networking and relationship building are the keys to making your membership valuable. The information listed below is intended to be a guide to everything that CAA Associate Members can participate in.

Associate Member Benefits

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Advertising Opportunities

Advertising in the Apartment Age Newsletter
A members-only feature, your ad will be included in the premier association newsletter in the state.

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Membership Directory
As a member, you will have access to the online directory, complete with contact information for all our Primary and Associate member companies. You will be able to update your company listing, which is keyword searchable by our members looking for specific products and services.

CAA Website (
Gain valuable access to CAA member listings, the calendar of events, educational offerings, legislative rules and regulations and much more.  The CAA web-site is your 24 hour access to the most updated industry news, information, and resources.  A link to your e-mail and website is listed in the Directory section.  Advertising opportunities are available.

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Sponsorship Opportunities and Special Events

Annual Installation of Officers
Held in December, this annual event is where recognized multi-family housing professionals in Central Ohio gather and celebrate the induction of officers for the upcoming year.  It’s a wonderful occasion to network with peers and decision makers. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Bowling Luncheon
The bowling event is an opportunities for CAA members to come together and benefit the CAA Community Assistance Foundation. All proceeds benefit the Foundation and member companies are encouraged to bring a team and enjoy lunch while bowling. The event is held in February and teams and sponsorships go on sale in December.

Central Ohio Multi-Family Conference and Exposition
This is the largest multi-family industry exposition in Ohio and it is also the most significant revenue generator for the CAA.  Held every year (spring), this is an exciting and dynamic occasion for Associate Members to promote their companies to hundreds of owners, managers, leasing agents, maintenance technicians and supervisors from all over Central Ohio.  Booths go on sale in the fall and sponsorships are available for participating companies.

Golf Outing
Held in August, the annual Golf Outing is one of CAA’s most popular events.  Over 150 Primary and Associate Members come out for a day of fun and relationship building.  The 18 holes are sponsored by Associate Members and give the opportunity to network and promote products and services.  A foursome team package is also available to Associate Members.  Invite your clients to join you for a day on the course. Sponsorships are available for participating companies.

Seminar Sponsorships
By sponsoring an educational offering, you will have the opportunity to directly promote your company to a captured audience of Primary Members.  This will also provide you with the opportunity for interaction, networking and name recognition. More Information

Reverse Raffle
The Reverse Raffle is a spirited event held every November where you can mingle with fellow CAA members, eat delicious food, win a prize or two and “give back” to the community.  One hundred tickets are sold and the last one holding a ticket wins $2000.  All proceeds benefit the CAA Community Assistance Foundation. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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Networking Opportunities

General Membership Meetings
Throughout the year, the membership comes together to share lunch and hear CAA business, event and educational updates.  A keynote speaker provides you with information on current events within your community and topics related to the multi-family industry.  This is an ideal event for networking and name recognition.   VIP tables are established to help facilitate interaction between newer members and veteran members.  This is an ideal event to invite a client to lunch.

Meet and Greet
There is a “Meet and Greet” session prior to every General Membership Meeting.  This is another opportunity for newer members to come together with veteran CAA members to discuss membership opportunities, industry news and to get to know your leadership and peers within the CAA.

Members volunteer for the Associate Council Work Groups including:  Expo, Golf Outing, Reverse Raffle and Bowling.  Work Groups are an opportunity to network, share ideas and experiences, while supporting CAA events.

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Associate Membership Programs

Associate Council
The Associate Council is an elected group of your peers who work along with the Board of Trustees to actively enhance the benefits and opportunities for Associate Members. There are fifteen (15) representatives from Associate Member companies that hold a three (3) year term on Associate Council; the nomination and the election process are held annually.

Associate Member “E” Newsletter
A quarterly electronic newsletter, this information sharing vehicle includes Associate Council Minutes and a message from the Associate Council Chair.  It also includes member updates, testimonials, Associate Member announcements, and “Ask the CAA”- a forum for information sharing.

Mentoring Program
This program was developed by a group of CAA Members who volunteered to help newer members become familiar with the CAA membership.  These volunteers facilitate introductions and interaction with decision makers and fellow members at General Membership Meetings and all other CAA events.

Orientation Program
This program has been implemented to uncover the expectation level for becoming a new member and to help all new members achieve their goals for joining the CAA.

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Membership Affiliations

Community Assistance FoundationThe CAA Community Assistance Foundation, a 501(c3) corp. was created to more closely link CAA to charitable activity to foster the growth and development of your local community.  Your contributions through Trade Show, Golf Outing, and Reverse Raffle participation provide revenue to the Foundation’s annual giving program.

National Apartment Association (NAA)When you join the CAA, you also become a member of the National Apartment Association (NAA).  You will receive a monthly subscription to national industry publication, Units magazine.  The CAA has joined forces with NAA and the National Multi-housing Council (NMHC) to work on your behalf with the Congress and other representatives on a national level.

Ohio Apartment Association (OAA)Your CAA membership also gives you an affiliation with the Ohio Apartment Association (OAA). The OAA is comprised of various representatives from the CAA and other apartment associations throughout Ohio.  The OAA employs a governmental affairs representative so your voice can be heard to State Senators, Representatives and the Governor’s office.