The Association of Residential Communities (ARC) was established in 2008 to proactively support the volunteers/members of Homeowners Associations (HOAs) and Bodies Corporate, and their management teams in the achievement of their vision which is to establish, maintain and enhance the value of the properties as well as the lifestyles of their residents.
ARC’s support services are aimed at all organised residential communities such as golf, lifestyle, wildlife, eco, equestrian, marina, retirement villages, leisure estates and cluster developments. ARC is a unique organisation which goes way beyond the traditional ‘association’ that is typically just a clearing house of information and a member listing, to one that engages with members on a practical level and offers a wide range of support services, dynamic networking opportunities, access to best practices and provision of policies, procedures, tools and templates for the effective management and leadership of the communities they serve.
ARC believes that since 80% of HOAs share similar issues and challenges there is a great opportunity for increasing efficiencies through sharing information and collective networking.
Did you know as a Director/Trustee?
You’re part of the leadership team of a corporation.
Your association is a corporation; and, although you’re not running Nedbank or Telkom, you’re still a corporate board member, responsible for running a business. Your investors are your association members, and you’re responsible for maximizing the return on their investment – their homes.
You’re an elected official.
Your association likely provides some services that traditionally were provided by local government. That makes you similar to a town council member (or the mayor, if you’re the president), responsible for ensuring that services are provided and that rules are appropriate and fairly applied. Your citizens are – again – your association members, and you’re responsible for maintaining and enhancing their quality of life.
You’re a leader.
Your association is a neighbourhood like a family. That makes you a parent, cheerleader, role model, social director – in short, a community builder. Your members are your neighbours, and you’re responsible for their civic well-being. That’s a lot of responsibility, and we’re here to support you. Our mission is to help you not only succeed, but to achieve success with a minimum amount of anxiety. Hopefully, we can even help you enjoy the experience.
That’s why we provide you with the information, tools and resources you need to be a successful and respected leader.
Joining ARC will be the smartest move you make.