Associations & Credentials

LaBahn's works with many organizations that establish best practices and provide opportunities for community members and business professionals to train and network.

We, and many of our staff, are active members of industry associations and educational foundations that set the standard in business management, landscaping, and water conservation - helping us to better serve our customers every day.

Proud to Serve and Support the Community Associations Institute (CAI)

Our previous CEO (current strategic partner), Joanna LaBahn Cornett, is a past President of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), San Diego Chapter. Our director of Business Development Nathan Cornett is the current (2021) chapter president, the first husband-wife team to be presidents of this organization. We are proud members and partners in the organization supporting HOA's throughout San Diego County. With over 33,000 members worldwide, CAI is dedicated to serving homeowner associations and homeowners by providing educational events, opportunities, and resources, advocating on behalf of HOAs and industry professionals, and by conducting research and developing innovations that benefit communities everywhere.

We are proud to be a CAI Certified Business Partner. We encourage you to learn more about how to earn this important distinction.

More Industry Associations, Community Organizations, and Credentials

We encourage our friends, colleagues, and clients to get involved with these worthwhile organizations. Here are some links and website excerpts to help you learn more:

"Founded in 1963, the San Diego Building Owners and Managers Association is the largest local professional association devoted exclusively to the commercial real estate industry.

"BOMA San Diego has over 300 members, representing all facets of the industry, and promotes the interests of a changing commercial real estate industry by encouraging partnerships in professional development, networking and advocacy."

"The California Landscape Contractors Association is a non-profit trade organization of licensed landscape and landscape-related contractors. Also included among its approximately 3,200 members are landscape suppliers, landscape architects, public officials, educators, and students.

"CLCA's mission is to serve and protect the interests of its members, promote professionalism, and advance public awareness of the landscape industry."

"The Community Associations Institute is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. With more than 33,500 members, CAI works in partnership with 60 chapters that span the world.

"CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations."

"IFMA San Diego is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the performance and professional growth of our members through networking, education and promoting the practice of facilities management.

"Through educational programs, networking, career support and communications, the IFMA San Diego objective is to be the premier organization for facility management professionals."

"For more than 95 years, The San Diego County Apartment Association (SDCAA) has been one of the nation's leading apartment associations and has provided members and the industry with education and training, business networking opportunities and important legislative advocacy. As a leader in the industry the SDCAA represents more than 2,400 members and is one of the most highly respected rental housing associations in the State of California and in the Nation.

"Affiliated with the National Apartment Association, the SDCAA's mission is to protect and preserve the economic vitality of the rental housing industry in California and the nation."

The National Association of Landscape Professionals is the national trade association representing nearly 100,000 landscape industry professionals in the United States, Canada and overseas. Member companies specialize in lawn care, landscape design and installation, landscape maintenance, tree care, irrigation and water management, and interior plantscaping. Members also include students, consultants, industry suppliers, state associations and affiliate members.



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