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.
10:45am - 4:00pm: 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 2018
Navigating DCA Inspections and FHA Approvals - What You Must Know
Sponsored by: Associa
Speakers: Michael Pesce--Associa
David Ramsey--Becker & Poliakoff
11:00am – 12:00pm, Room 1
Department of Community Affairs inspections and FHA mortgage approval are two of the most important -- and most challenging -- processes a community association must face. With the DCA inspecting most community associations every five years and the FHA requiring project approval in order to back many mortgages, it's vital for boards, managers, and owners to understand how both processes work, and how to best position their community to navigate them successfully. This seminar will educate listeners on DCA inspections and general criteria for FHA approval, and offer practical suggestions for overcoming the obstacles that may arise along the way.
Dealing with Conflict – Managing Difficult Residents
Sponsored by: FirstService Residential
Speakers: Michael Mendillo, Alan Trachtenberg
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Room 2
The vast majority of co-op, condo and HOA residents are reasonable and sensible, and wouldn't dream of disrupting their community by being verbally abusive to neighbors, harassing board members and managers with endless petty complaints, or filing lawsuits for every perceived slight. Unfortunately, however, there are some who seem to thrive on conflict -- and they can make life miserable for boards and managers alike. Come learn strategies for handling toxic personalities, defusing conflicts, and working through challenging interactions in a productive, professional way.
Your Board's Most Important Jobs - Running Meetings and Elections
Sponsored by: Taylor Management Company
1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room 1
Running meetings and holding elections are two of a board's most important functions -- but few board members come to the job knowing how to do either one. This seminar will offer a crash course in running smooth, productive board meetings and annual meetings, and holding successful, fair elections -- including important information on the new Radburn law and the increasing popularity of electronic voting.
Top Legal Issues - 2018 and BeyondNightmares and War Stories - What You Can Learn When Things Go (Really, Really) Wrong
Sponsored by: Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC
Speakers: Andrew Batshaw, Richard Linderman, Kilolo Thomas, and Mark Wiechnik
2:00pm – 3:00pm, Room 2
In an ever-changing, high-stakes landscape, it's crucial to stay abreast of the legal and legislative issues impacting your community. This seminar will familiarize board members, property managers, and residents with the hot topics that may be encountered while conducting the day-to-day business of associations both large and small.
Board Liability - What You Should Know Before You Serve
Presented by: The New Jersey Cooperator
3:00pm – 4:00pm, Room 1
Board members have a lot of responsibility to their communities and associations -- and with that responsibility can come liability. This seminar will explain the extent and limitations of legal liability for board members, as well as how to protect yourself in the event of litigation, and what to do if you (or your board) is accused of neglect or wrongdoing in the course of your tenure.