The Association of Residential Communities (ARC) has been in existence for over 10 years, with 11 founder members, 10 chapters around the country and over 300 member estates, home to over 200,000 residents and representing 58% of the market in respect of number of homes.
- ARC has researched, developed and sourced over 400 best practice resources covering all disciplines of residential community management and leadership.
- ARC conducts an annual industry-wide survey in which all possible residential community statistics are made available for estate benchmarking purposes.
- ARC and Estate Living have strategic partnerships with residential community experts across various areas of residential community management, and these are available to members.
- The ARC website attracts over 50,000 hits per month, with 2,000 unique visitors and, via their portal, has a regular newsletter, calendar of of events and resources, including a Q&A section updated with all queries received, plus a two-way communication portal that contains up-tothe- minute industry alerts on matters directly affecting residential communities.
- The Estate Living web portal and content receives in excess of 450,000 impressions monthly and provides a place for estate marketing and reputation management.
- The ARC helpline is available to all members, where they deal with any day-to-day queries and challenges faced by residential estate managers.
- ARC runs conferences and workshops on various topics to build the capacity of residential estate managers and directors.
- Regular ARC chapter meetings are held where residential estate managers network with each other, thereby learning from each other on local, regional and national issues.
- Estate Living collaborates with ARC on content, and the distribution of pertinent information from these events to community managers, trustees, property developers and residents.
- ARC is an International Chapter of the Community Association Institute (USA) where all residential estate managers have access to an international qualification and professional designation. ARC has established CAISA, which offers these internationally recognised qualifications and designations.
- ARC has established the Residential Community Council (RCC) to deal with imposed legislation, and has developed mechanisms to ensure that the industry is empowered to self-regulate.
- ARC constantly sources legislation affecting residential communities, imparts this to members, and runs workshops assisting residential estate managers and directors to alleviate risks attached to this legislation.
- The Estate Living–ARC partnership offers residential estates and developments the most inclusive support structures, which include estate and community management, internal communication and brand reputation, all to the benefit of unity within a community.
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