10:15am - 11:15am, Room 1
Connecting Community - Multifamily Broadband, Wifi, & 5G Mobility
Sponsored by: Verizon Enhanced Communities
Speaker: Andrew Perdek
Now more than ever, managers, boards, and building residents rely on wireless and 5G technology to keep them connected, informed, and productive. Come learn how your building can meet the demands of ever-faster bandwidth requirements, address the expanded needs of residents working from home, and stay competitive in a crowded market. Our Verizon rep will discuss the latest trends and innovations, dispel myths and misconceptions, and offer insight into how your building community can harness the power of modern telecom tech.
11:15am - 12:15pm, Room 2
New Local Law 11/FISP Requirements - Understanding the Financial Considerations & Getting Your Building Compliant
Sponsored by: Kagan Lubic Lepper Finkelstein & Gold LLP
Speakers: Jack E. Lepper- Managing Partner, Kagan Lubic Lepper Finkelstein & Gold, LLP, Adam D. Finkelstein- Partner, Kagan Lubic Lepper Finkelstein & Gold, LLP
Exterior inspections are a crucial part of every co-op and condo building's regular maintenance - falling behind can lead not only to costly fines and citations from the DOB, but also to structural deterioration, damage, and even injury to residents or passers-by. Join us for this in-depth, timely discussion of the recent changes to Local Law 11 inspection protocols and schedules - including the implications for solar installations and conversions - and find out what your board needs to know to help your building pass its next inspection with flying colors.
12:15pm - 1:15pm, Room 1
The Clock is Ticking - Your Building’s Path to Local Law 97 Emissions Compliance
Sponsored by: FirstService Residential
Speakers: Drew Ahrensdorf, Vice President, FirstService Financial, Kelly Dougherty, Vice President, FirstService Energy, John Foley, Vice President, FirstService Project Management
NYC's Local Law 97 sets strict carbon emissions targets for residential buildings and the window for compliance with the law's requirements is narrowing fast. Most buildings will need a deep energy efficiency retrofit, an alternative energy strategy, or both to avoid costly fines. The law's requirements are complex, and boards and managers need wide-ranging support to navigate, plan, and pay for necessary retrofit projects. This expert panel will guide board members on how to prioritize and implement retrofit projects to maximize emissions reductions, secure incentives and favorable financing to cover costs, hire qualified contractors, create a project plan to minimize disruption to residents, implement low-cost, high-reward strategies to optimize building performance, and drive behavioral changes among residents to help reduce emissions.
1:15pm - 2:15pm, Room 2
Unprecedented Options - Structured Financing for Your Building's Underlying Mortgage
Presented by: Meridian Capital Group
Speakers: Steven Geller, Managing Director - Meridian Capital Group, Nicoletta M. Pagnotta, Senior Vice President - Meridian Capital Group, Avi Geller, Vice President - Meridian Captial Group
The financing landscape for co-ops has never been more diverse than it is today, or more customizable for a community's unique needs. The array of options for structuring a mortgage to help your co-op accomplish its long-term objectives is truly unprecedented. Come find out how your board can collaborate with its financial advisors to take advantage of what is actually an exciting time in the mortgage market!
2:15pm - 3:15pm, Room 2
Working From Home - Difficult Residents & Default Issues in a Post-Pandemic World
Sponsored by: Schneider Buchel LLP
Speakers: Marc H. Schneider, Esq.
The pandemic has changed the way many people use their residences. Working from home in some form appears to be the new norm - and has led to a whole host of new issues for boards, including more noise complaints, more frequent house rule violations, and more complaints from residents about disruptive or belligerent neighbors. Our legal expert will tackle the emergent post-pandemic issues facing today's boards, as well as the uptick in defaults, and how technology can be your board’s best friend - or its worst enemy - when dealing with them.
3:15pm - 4:15pm, Room 2
Wireless Wonders - New, Affordable Sensor Tech for Leak Detection, Mechanical Monitoring, & Energy Conservation
Sponsored by: BuildingLink
Speakers: "Jerry Kestenbaum, PhD, Founder and current Director of Emerging Technologies at BuildingLink, Katie Schlomann, Director of Operations for the “Aware by BuildingLink®” sensors division"
New advances in wireless sensor tech have made it possible for even large residential buildings to get equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure to detect and prevent leaks, monitor HVAC and other equipment systems, send customized alerts, and cut costs by conserving energy and other resources. This presentation will explain how new lower-power, long-range wireless technologies can deploy within minutes, run for 10+ years on a single battery, and cost just a fraction of more expensive proprietary wired systems. Come get ideas on how you can start small, learn as you go, and build out your own smart building solution based on the issues that matter most to your board and residents.