D — February 14 - 27, 2014 — 2014 IREM ® Tri-State Conference & Expo — Property Management — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal www.marejournal.com 2014 IREM ® T ri -S tate C onference & E xpo A genda Wednesday, February 19 OR
Property Safety/Inspections (OSHA)
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Exhibitor Check-In
Speaker: Chuck Graziano, CPM®, PCAM , President, Thundering Brook Assoc., OSHA Outreach Instructor, Safety Training and Consulting Expert
Thursday, February 20
Session Description: The goal for every safety program should be to assure that everyone gets home safely each night to have dinner with their families. Unfortunately, this is not the case for over 5000 people each year who are killed at work! We all, as property managers, place safety at the top of our priority list. This session will provide tools for what to look for to provide the safe environment that is required under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. It will provide an overview of what a property manager’s responsibility is for adhering to OSHA standards, what liability exists for the property manager when an independent contractor is working at a site, the major causes for workplace injuries and death, and how to avoid citations by an OSHA inspector for infractions that you had no idea existed!
8:00 am – 9:00 am Conference Attendee Registration
“Good Morning” Coffee Break
Coffee Break Sponsors:
9:00 am-11:00 am Exhibitor Registration
Trends in Fair Housing
9:00 am – 10:15 am Two Concurrent Education Sessions “You Want What?” Dealing with Difficult Residents Speaker: Suzanne Sigmund, CPM® , Community Realty Management
Speakers: Paul Jay Cohen , Founding Partner, and Jénel R. Marraccini , Partner, Cohen and Willwerth.
Session Description: This session will examine the fair housing laws as they apply to landlord and tenant situations. Our speakers will delve into what both federal and state laws say with regard to all aspects of the relationship, including advertising, the rental process, lease requirements and the relationship after the lease is signed. We will also speak about up and coming areas of fair housing laws and how it applies to landlords, including cyber accessibility, hoarding, disparate impact and medical marijuana.
Session Description: Isn’t our business stressful enough? Are there people you can’t bear to be around? Are there difficult residents who don’t do what you want them to do? And worse yet, you don’t know what to do about them. Do you find stress everywhere you turn and then...your “favorite” resident walks in your office pointing her finger, acting confrontational. This session will arm you with knowledge and tools to help you face the difficult residents in your life.
Tax Appeal Process Session Sponsor:
11:45 am – 2:00 pm Expo Opens Lunch on Exhibit Floor
Alan Hostetler Insurance Agents & Brokers, Inc.
Speakers: Dan Cronheim, CPM® , President, Cronheim Mgmt. Services, Inc.; Louis S. Izenberg, MAI, SRPA, SRA , Izenberg Appraisal Associates; John A. Giunco, Esq , Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C Session Description: Property taxes are among the highest costs in any income and expense report. They may also be a cost which can be managed and controlled by the prudent property manager. This session will allow you to compare your tax assessments to the values of your property to determine if your property is over assessed. It will also offer you a range of options as to how to correct your assessments, reduce your taxes and manage the process. This seminar will be useful for managers at all levels and for all types of property. 10:30 am - 11:45 am Three Concurrent Education Sessions Session Sponsor: Speakers: Ed Dickson, Director, NJ’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness; Raymond Holcomb, Homeland Security Advisor, Del. Dept. of Safety and Homeland Security; Tom Minton, Director, Pa. Governor’s Office of Homeland Security. Session Description: The NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness will join forces with the IREM Tri-State Chapters to present an informative session on bolstering emergency response, homeland security awareness and preparedness between public and private sectors, in a post-Super Storm Sandy world. Although threats can come from natural disasters, cyber-attacks, acts of terrorism, active shooters and other threats could besiege us at any time. In addition to reviewing lessons learned, this session will provide a series of briefings from key missions within the Tri-State Regions’ Homeland Security agencies. By the conclusion of this session, all who attend will have a greater understanding of the roles of state government, property managers and private sector groups during an emergency event. Developing Relationships with Local & County Offices of Emergency Management Personnel
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm Three Concurrent Education Sessions The CPM® Designation: Need It. Earn It. Keep It.
Speakers: Lynn M. Disbrow, CAE , IREM COO, Membership & Marketing Services; Melissa Walling , IREM Director, Customer & Member Services Session Description: A program designed for CPM® Candidates and others interested in the CPM® program. Take a walk through the CPM® requirements and the resources to help you achieve this prestigious designation.
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