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
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.
Saving Big on Utilities - Cutting Costs While Delivering 5-Star Service
Sponsored by: DRF Trusted Property Solutions
Speakers: Scott Schnurr, DRF Trusted Property Solutions
Jim Blanchard, Village on the Lake Condominiums
Peter Santangelo, Community Advantage
William Samatas, Cortland Properties Inc.
Ghassan Majdalani, CLEAResult/Nicor
10:45am - 11:45am, Room 1
No matter how robust your operating and reserve funds may be, no community wants to pay more than they have to for utilities.
With electric, gas and water rates going up, condo and HOA communities need all the help they can get to contain utility costs.
Come learn how your community can save money and improve the efficiency of your building mechanical systems and reduce water
consumption and waste.
Privacy...or Prying? Striking a Balance Between Security and Residents' Rights
Presented by: The Cooperator
11:45am-12:30pm, Room 2
Whether condo, HOA, or apartment building, security is always a concern in multifamily settings. This seminar will discuss privacy
laws as they intersect with boards and owners' responsibilities, the use of surveillance technologies, proper training for
staff members, and the importance of doing an accurate, realistic assessment of your property's security needs.
It's Your Money - Appealing Association Property Taxes
Sponsored by: Sarnoff and Baccash
Speaker: Jimmy Sarnoff
12:30pm-1:30pm, Room 1
This seminar will help managers and board members alike better understand how, when and why property taxes should be appealed.
Presenters will cover the appeal process itself, how percentage of ownership influences property taxes, the fiduciary
duty of property managers, the strongest appeal strategies, and much more.
Tough Cases - Handling Difficult Situations and Resolving Conflict
Sponsored by: The Building Group/Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit
Speakers: Jim Stoller, The Building Group
and Robert Kogen, Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit
1:45pm-2:45pm, Room 2
Even the most tight-knit community faces challenges. Whether that takes the form of board overreach, management issues, or a
personality clash between neighbors, knowing how to mediate and resolve conflict can mean the difference between restoring harmony
or facing litigation. This seminar will discuss how boards, managers, and residents themselves can work to head off problems before
they wind up in court -- saving your community both money and goodwill.
Chicago's 'Wet' Buildings -- Moisture Intrusion, Mold, and How to Fix Them
Sponsored by: WickRight, Inc., WickRight General Contracting LLC, 365 Construction Tents LLC
Speaker: Robert Kelly; Moisture Intrusion Expert, General Contractor, Licensed Roofer and a 4 member panel of industry experts
2:45pm-3:45pm, Room 1
Find out why your building is wet, and how to fix it right the FIRST time using proper flashing techniques and passive ventilation.
After a brief building science presentation and demonstration, our panel of experts -- including a Structural Engineer,
Architect, Building Envelope Specialist, and Certified Master Home Inspector -- will answer questions about your building,
water migration, structural integrity, passive ventilation, indoor air quality, repair staging and payment strategies.