Chicagoland Cooperator's Condo, HOA, Co-op & Apt Expo

Posted by KDAONov 11, 20150 Comments

The team at KDAO will be attending the Chicagoland Cooperator's Condo, HOA, Co-op & Apt Expo next week, and will be participating in various panels sharing our expertise. We hope to see you there!

Room 1, 10:45am-11:45am
Call 911! Preparing for Emergencies
Presented by: The Chicagoland Cooperator
No matter how ready you and your residents think you are for the unexpected, reviewing
and refining your emergency preparedness plan can save both lives and property. In this
seminar, experts will discuss what boards and managers should be doing to prepare for
an emergency, from extreme weather events to fires and other crisis situations.

Room 2, 10:45am-11:30am
Small Game Hunting – Pest Control
Presented by: The Chicagoland Cooperator
Learn the extent–and limits–of your obligation to control pests such as roaches,
bedbugs and mice in your multifamily building. Panelists will discuss everything from
tenant notification of exterminator visits, to new pest control technologies, to how to enlist
residents in the fight to keep their building clean, hygienic and free of pests.

Room 2, 11:45am-12:45pm
The Game Plan: Planning Your Association's Year to Save Time and Money
Presented by: Associa Chicagoland
Speakers: Lea Marcou, CMCA, AMS, and Donna Ciota, CAM, Associa Chicagoland
Whether it's football or community management, every team needs a plan to ensure
victory. For a community association, the most important part of the game plan is an
annual calendar. Associa Chicagoland management professionals will review how boards
and managers can create annual maintenance and business calendars to make sure legal
and contract deadlines are met, and preventative maintenance stays on track to reduce
breakdowns and costly repairs.

Room 1, 12:45pm-1:45pm
Dealing with the Difficult: Avoiding and Resolving Conflicts
Presented by: The Chicagoland Cooperator
Even the most harmonious, well-managed community occasionally experiences conflicts.
Come learn how to handle disputes with boards and board members, owners, renters and
staff. Learn how to navigate through financial difficulties as well as effectively managing
projects and dealing with vendors. Management and legal experts will give tips on how to
competently avoid escalation and litigation. Mediation, arbitration and other alternative
dispute resolution strategies will be covered, as well as drafting fair, enforceable
community rules.

Room 2, 1:45pm-2:45pm
Cashing In: How to Make your Buildings More Energy Efficient
Presented by: DRF Trusted Property Solutions
Speakers: Scott Schnurr, DRF Trusted Property Solutions, Peter Santangelo, Community Advantage, Michael Porter, Lieberman Management Services, Steve Wallon, CLEAResult
Discover how boards, owners, and residents can think green to make their buildings more
efficient while saving money on utility costs. By choosing the right partners and taking
advantage of the many incentive programs available, your energy conservation solution
could actually pay for itself! Natural gas, electric, and water will be discussed along with
documented case study savings results.

Room 1, 3:00pm-4:00pm
The Homesharing Dilemma and Best Practices for Board Operations
Presented by: The Chicagoland Cooperator
The homesharing trend—sparked by Airbnb, VRBO, and others—has
become controversial in condo/HOAs across the country. Come learn what the law has to
say about the issue, and how it's impacting your community.

ROOM 2, 3:00PM-3:45PM
Presented by: The Chicagoland Cooperator, featuring Stephen Daday
Find out what's possible with today's security technology, and how it can and cannot be deployed in rental properties, both legally and ethically. Key cards, CCTV, log books, confidentiality, and other issues will be discussed, along with how you can keep your building community secure while staying on the right side of privacy laws.

If you are interested in setting up an appointment with one of our team members at the Expo, please contact us