Events 2018

Doors Open for Attendee Check-in/Registration

10:00am - 4:30pm: Exhibit Hall Open/Food Court
Hundreds of exhibitors will be featured offering all types of condominium 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 - 3:45pm: Educational Seminars
Industry professionals will present in-depth seminars designed to give attendees a wealth of insider information.

11:00am - 4:00pm: 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.

Apartment Management Seminars

10:30am-11:15am, Room 2
Who Goes There? Fair Tenant Screening and the Law

Presented by: The Chicagoland Cooperator
What are the most effective ways to screen your tenants fairly and legally? Experts will provide tips and delve into background/credit checks, finances, lease provisions and more. Compliance with federal fair housing laws, reasonable accommodation and labor laws will also be discussed.

2:45pm-3:30pm, Room 1
Wild Kingdom - Eco-Friendly Pest Control

Presented by: The Chicagoland Cooperator
Pest control has come a long way since the days of powders and poisons that were as dangerous to people and pets as they were to nuisance pests. Pest control pros will discuss newer, greener, safer products for the prevention and eradication of bugs and rodents in your building, as well as tips for how to get residents involved in anti-pest control efforts.



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Seminars 2018

Taking Action, Making Change — How Associations Can Work to Impact Legislation

Presented by: FirstService Residential
Speaker: Brian Butler
10:15am - 10:45am, Room 2
Find out what upcoming bills and votes should matter to your board, why they should matter, and how you can work to make your voice heard. Brian Butler of FirstService Residential is one of the state’s leading experts on how boards can take a role in identifying and effecting legislation on behalf of their constituent communities. He will share strategies and resources you can use to make a difference.

Multifamily Water & Resource-Savings – Top 3 Tips
Sponsored by: DRF Trusted Property Solutions
Speakers: Scott Schnurr, DRF Trusted Property Solutions
Dan Bulow, Dir. Buildings & Grounds, Dominican University 2001-17
Peter Santangelo, Community Advantage
Jim McLaughlin, President, Vital Command
10:45am - 11:45am, Room 1
No matter the size of your building or association, maintaining outdated, inefficient mechanical systems is a waste of money and resources. Come learn how to save 30% or more on water, gas, and energy costs by combining smart conservation techniques with new technologies to manage and monitor your systems.

Leaks, Lead, and the Law - the Importance of Proper Water Pipe Replacement
Sponsored by: VanDerBosch
Speaker: Hugh Hodur, Owner, VanDerBosch
11:45am - 12:45pm, Room 2
Replacing aging, insufficient water pipes in a multifamily building or HOA can bring up concerns about everything from mold to lead contamination, and can involve complex environmental regulations. Come learn about the methods and materials plumbing pros use to contain potentially harmful elements, and how to make sure your next piping project stays on the right side of the law. needs.

Appealing Association Taxes – A Step-By-Step Guide to Saving Money
Sponsored by: Sarnoff & Baccash
Speakers: Jeffrey Hertz, Principal, Sarnoff & Baccash
Zachary Kafitz, Principal, Sarnoff & Baccash
12:45pm - 1:45pm, Room 1
Appealing your property taxes can be intimidating - and inefficient, if not done right. This seminar will help managers and board members alike better understand the appeal process itself, including their own fiduciary duty, how, when and why property taxes should be appealed, as well as how percentage of ownership influences property taxes, and which strategies will get their communities the best results.

Maintenance Considerations for Your Building Envelope*

Sponsored by: Klein & Hoffman
Speakers: Peter Power, Vice President/ Principal
Allysia Youngquist, Associate Principal
Roman Wachula, Senior Associate II
Rhocel Bon, Senior Associate
Robert Lau, Associate V
1:45pm-2:45pm, Room 2
This accredited CAMICB presentation will focus on the fundamentals that boards and property managers alike must know in order to stay on top of the maintenance needs, inspection requirements, and day-to-day functioning of their buildings' exterior elements.

Association Loans in Today’s World*

Presented by: Cervantes Chatt & Prince P.C.
Speaker: Robert Prince
2:45pm-3:45pm, Room 1
The course is targeting managers who are looking for more information on Association loans and the process for obtaining one. Managers will learn how to see if an Association is eligible to take out a loan as well as the parameters and limitations in doing so, including restrictions on special assessments and exceptions. They will also learn strategies to make their Associations more attractive to a bank if they are looking for a loan. Finally, managers will learn about the loan process from start to finish.

*(Course is approved by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification.


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