Doors Open for Attendee Check-in/Registration
10:00am – 4:30pm: Exhibit Hall Open/Food Court
Hundreds of exhibitors featured offering all types of co-op, and condo 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 – 4:15pm: Educational Seminars
Industry professionals will present in-depth seminars designed to give attendees a wealth of insider information.
11:00am – 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, managing agents and residents.
Apartment Management Seminars 2018
Rights & Responsibility - Understanding the Warranty of Habitability
Presented by: The Cooperator
9:30am-10:15am, Room 1
Get a crash course in understanding the Warranty of Habitability and what it means for you as a landlord. What services and amenities must you provide your tenants by law, and how should you address complaints that they're not being provided? Get tips for conflict resolution, better communication and transparency, and how to avoid acrimony and costly litigation.
Rent or Buy? - Marketing Your Properties to a Changing Demographic
Presented by: The Cooperator
3:00pm-3:45pm, Room 1
Find out who's renting, how long they stay, and what they're looking for. Learn effective marketing strategies for an array of multifamily properties, and how to minimize turnover.
Comfort Pets - How Boards Should Handle Legitimate Requests and Combat Fraudulent Ones
Sponsored by: Schneider Buchel LLP
Speaker: Marc H. Schneider, Esq.
10:15am - 11:15am, Room 1
In buildings and associations that forbid pets or limit the number or type of pets owners may have, navigating the law and ethical issues around comfort pets can be tricky. Factor in the issue of residents claiming to be disabled and obtaining bogus paperwork designating their pets as 'comfort pets’ in order to skirt community rules, and the picture becomes even more confusing. This seminar will clarify what the law actually says, what qualifies as a comfort pet and service animal, and how Boards should deal with the requests in order to avoid liability in a discrimination lawsuit.
The Housing Stability & Tenant Protection Act of 2019 and its Impact on Cooperatives
Sponsored by: Kagan Lubic Lepper Finkelstein & Gold LLP
Speakers: Adam Finkelstein and Jack Lepper
11:15am - 12:15pm, Room 2
The Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 contain significant reforms to New York State’s rent laws, and may have implications for co-ops. This seminar will provide an overview of the reforms, and discuss how it may impact co-op communities, touching on issues including security and maintenance deposits, late fees, landlord-tenant proceedings, duty to mitigate, and possible criminal charges and civil penalties for unlawful evictions.
The Economics of Solar in NYC's Multifamily Residential Buildings
Sponsored by: Best Energy Power
Speaker: Ronnie Mandler
12:15pm - 1:15pm, Room 1
When it comes to saving both money and the environment, solar is the future for multifamily buildings and associations -- but many boards and managers have questions about how to make solar energy a reality for their communities. Come find out how solar works in the multifamily context, from costs vs. benefits and ROI to the incentives, financing and subsidies available for buildings that go solar, to the actual panel installation process.
Financing Solutions– Navigating Options for Your Building’s Underlying Mortgage in Today's Market
Sponsored by: Meridian Capital Group
Speakers: Steven Geller, Nicoletta M. Pagnotta, Avi Geller
1:15pm - 2:15pm, Room 2
In an ever-changing financial and regulatory landscape, making strong financial decisions for your building can be a challenge. This seminar will provide up-to-date information on lending and borrowing to help you manage your co-op's underlying mortgage in today’s environment, and choose the best financial products and services available for your unique community.
What Boards Can Do When Talking Fails - Do's and Don'ts for Managing Problem Residents and Objectionable Tenants
Sponsored by: Spolzino, Smith, Buss & Jacobs
Speakers: Kenneth Jacobs, Emma Lupu, Domenick Tammaro
2:15pm - 3:15pm, Room 1
There's at least one in every association: a compulsive litigator, a bully, a chainsmoking animal hoarder, or just a resident who ignores every house rule and seems impervious to every penalty. This seminar will offer tips on what boards can do to address these situations, and how to protect itself if aggressive action is needed. We will discuss when the “objectionable conduct” clause may be invoked, as well as other potential remedies. Panelists will discuss liability, board duties and limitations, legal considerations, and resources board can access to help them deal with a problem tenant.
Efficiency Improvements for Your Steam System in NYC’s New Landscape
Sponsored by: Con Edison
3:15pm - 4:15pm, Room 2
With the passage of the Climate Mobilization Act earlier this year, it's more important than ever for NYC residential buildings to become more energy efficient. Led by experts, this seminar will discuss ways to improve the efficiency of your building's steam system, from regularly inspecting and maintaining steam traps to insulating pipes and valves, to insulating the building's envelope. Come find out how your building can achieve these steps while saving money and energy in the long run.