SOURCE: Community Advocacy Network


December 17, 2010 12:03 ET

Community Advocacy Network Launches 2nd Annual Management Survey of Florida Condos, HOAs & Other Community Associations

CAN Association Management Survey Polls Residents' Attitudes, Insights and Recommendations on Management of Their Communities Statewide

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - December 17, 2010) - The Community Advocacy Network (CAN,, Florida's leading advocate for the interests of millions of community association residents statewide, today announced the launch of the "Second Annual Florida Association Management Survey," polling the attitudes and insights of property owners and residents of condos, HOAs, mobile homes and other communities about community association management practice statewide.

CAN's Florida Association Management Survey, now available online through Jan. 31, 2011 at, will once again assess property owner and resident attitudes and their first-hand experience of community association management practices in Florida in order to reach a better understanding of how professionally managed and self-managed communities are currently operating across the state.

"The Community Advocacy Network is very pleased to once again provide Florida's dynamic community association population this opportunity to provide constructive feedback and recommendations about management of their communities through this Second Annual Florida Association Management Survey," said Donna D. Berger, CAN Executive Director and Managing Partner of the Florida law firm of Katzman Garfinkel & Berger.

"The results of our first Florida Association Management Survey released last year at this time proved very instructive to association members and Boards, management companies and Florida-licensed managers seeking to improve and enhance the quality of community management around our State," Ms. Berger noted. "Our second annual CAN survey of association management will compare and contrast year-on-year trends and tendencies and will serve to help both professionally and self-managed communities throughout Florida as they seek to obtain the best management practices available for their association."

At CAN's dedicated Florida Association Management Survey website,, individuals residing in Florida condos, HOAs, mobile home, timeshare and other community associations can participate online through Jan. 31st by responding to a brief set of questions about management selection, practices, challenges and costs, plus the level of satisfaction with how their communities are managed.

Proper management of any community association being paramount to its long-term success, this latest CAN Survey considers the various options available to communities, probes how associations choose which type of management that is best for them and polls residents as to the duties and responsibilities that are most often and most effectively handled by managers. It also will assess respondents' attitudes about the impact that the quality of association management has on property values in their community, as well as the extent to which community association managers have helped them navigate the statewide crisis over falling revenues from delinquent assessments due to the mortgage foreclosure crisis.

All responses to the CAN Association Management Survey are strictly confidential and only aggregate statistics and comments will be compiled and made available in a final summary report at the CAN website.

The Community Advocacy Network was founded in 2007 by the Florida law firm of Katzman Garfinkel & Berger to provide education, advocacy and outreach services to community associations statewide. CAN is "management agnostic" in its approach, working closely with communities throughout Florida managed by professional firms of all sizes, as well as communities that choose to be self-managed. 

Membership in the Community Advocacy Network (CAN) is open to all Florida community associations, including condominiums, co-operatives, homeowner associations, timeshares and mobile home communities. For more information about the benefits of CAN membership and the organization's activities around the State, please contact or phone 954-315-0372.

About Community Advocacy Network (CAN):

The Community Advocacy Network (CAN) is the leading statewide advocacy network dedicated to promoting positive community association legislation while advising legislators to resist the urge to micromanage and over-regulate private residential communities. CAN works through its website, email alerts and tools such as the "Capitol Connection" email system to give association leaders and residents the information and resources they need to play a meaningful part in the legislative process before harmful bills are passed. Capitol Connection enables our members to contact their elected officials at every level of government with just the click of a button. For more information, visit or call 954-315-0372.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Michael Tangeman
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    Community Associations Contact:
    Donna D. Berger, Esq.
    Executive Director
    Community Advocacy Network
    Tel: 954-315-0372
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