Doors Open for Attendee Check-in/Registration
10:00am - 4:00pm: Exhibit Hall Open/Food Court
Hundreds of exhibitors will be featured offering all types of condominium, co-op and HOA services. If you get hungry, don’t fret. Our conveniently located in-house food court offers a wide array of tasty snacks and light meals to keep you energized as you take in the Expo.
10:30am - 3:30pm: Educational Seminars
Industry professionals will present in-depth seminars designed to give attendees a wealth of insider information.
10:00am - 3:00pm: Free Advice Booths
Experienced professionals in fields ranging from law to finance to association maintenance will be on-hand throughout the show with advice and answers for both board members and property managers.
Condo, HOA & Co-op Seminars May 2019
The Accommodation Equation—Emotional Support Animals, Parking, Access & the Rights & Duties of Your Community
Sponsored by: Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC
Speakers: David J. Byrne
10:30am - 11:30am, Room 1
Now more than ever, buildings and communities are faced with competing pressures between the housing-related rights of the disabled and the rights and duties non-disabled residents. Often, the United States Fair Housing Act and/or New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination are relevant in these cases. Come learn more about both; what a disabled resident can demand, what a building and/or community can lawfully allow or reject, and how to properly handle any related governmental action or investigation.
Creating a Community—Improving Cohesion and Residential Engagement
Sponsored by: FirstService Residential
Speakers: Andrew Batshaw, Donna Fiore, Ted Gammon, and Michael Mendillo
11:30am - 12:30pm, Room 2
While many people buy into a condo or homeowners association with the hope of joining a friendly, tight-knit community of neighbors and friends, sometimes busy schedules, lack of programming, space constraints, or just plain apathy can get in the way of that. Come find out how your board, management, and residents can collaborate to increase community involvement, raise morale, and even improve property values through smarter programming, better communication, and proactive engagement.
It’s the Law—Legal and Legislative Changes Your Board Must Know
Sponsored by: Taylor Management Company, AAMC, AMO
Speakers: Matthew Z. Earle, Esq., A. Christopher Florio, Esq., and Michele Jaker
12:30pm - 1:30pm, Room 1
Every year, legislation and precedent-setting court decisions at the state and federal levels impact New Jersey’s condo and HOA communities. Come find out what’s new, what’s proposed, and what’s been recently decided and how it will affect how your board does business.
There’s One in Every Family—Dealing With Difficult Personalities
Sponsored by: The New Jersey Cooperator
1:30pm - 2:30pm, Room 2
Even the most harmonious, tight-knit community will eventually experience interpersonal conflict, whether it be between board members, neighbors, or staff members. Come learn how industry pros deal with ‘difficult’ personalities in a multifamily context while staying positive, productive, and professional, and what resources exist to help resolve conflict without resorting to litigation.
Your Community’s Foundation—Understanding Governing Documents
Presented by: The New Jersey Cooperator
2:30pm - 3:30pm, Room 1
Many people purchase a condo or townhome without really understanding the foundational documents that govern their community. Come learn the difference between a bylaw and a house rule, which documents residents have a right to access, and how documents can—and should—be amended as communities grow and change.