On Thursday, October 28, 2021, board members, managers, building owners, and co-op and condo residents from around the city and the tristate area will gather at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the return of the in-person CooperatorEvents Expo New York. You can be a part of it as well—register for free at coopexpofall.com!
Since its launch 20 years ago, the CooperatorEvents Expo New York has been drawing hundreds of vendors, service providers, and industry professionals, as well as co-op and condo residents and administrators from all over the region for a day full of networking, service-shopping, free advice, and information-rich educational seminars—all at no cost to attendees. Our partnership with the Javits Center enables us to spread out and hold this important event on one contiguous exhibit floor in a safe, accessible facility with wider aisles and more room for exhibitors and guests alike.
The New York Fall Expo is one of two such annual events in the Big Apple hosted by Yale Robbins Infomedia, parent company of CooperatorEvents and CooperatorNews, and is a golden opportunity for anyone involved—or just interested—in their building’s or association’s day-to-day operations. There they can take advantage of having hundreds of vendors and service providers, attorneys, management professionals, and a huge array of other co-op- and condo-related resources assembled under one roof. (Did we mention that it’s free to register? Just visit coopexpofall.com—it’s that easy.)
Come Learn with Us
Exhibitor booths, information, and demos are the heart of the Expo, but they’re certainly not the only reason to swing by Javits on October 28. A full slate of relevant, well curated educational seminars and expert panels will be running all day long, giving attendees the opportunity to take master classes on a broad array of timely topics. This year’s roster of informative presentations includes:
10:15 a.m. - Room 1: Verizon Enhanced Communities presents Connecting Community—Multifamily Broadband, WiFi, & 5G Mobility. 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.
11:15 a.m. - Room 2: Kagan Lubic Lepper Finkelstein & Gold LLP presents New Local Law 11/FISP Requirements—Understanding the Financial Considerations & Getting Your Building Compliant. 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.
12:15 p.m. - Room 1: FirstService Residential presents The Clock Is Ticking—Your Building’s Path to Local Law 97 Emissions Compliance. 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.
1:15 p.m. - Room 2: Meridian Capital Group presents Unprecedented Options - Structured Financing for Your Building’s Underlying Mortgage
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!
2:15 p.m. - Room 1: Schneider Buchel LLP presents Working From Home - Difficult Residents & Default Issues in a Post-Pandemic World. The pandemic has thrown a lot into perspective—including the sometimes-unforeseen social challenges of so many people now working remotely, and the crucial importance of data security as ever more business and personal information is conducted digitally. With more co-op and condo residents than ever before working from home, complaints about difficult residents—whether the issue is noise, rule-breaking, harassing, or even threatening behavior—have become more common. Concerns about privacy, data security, and who has access to residents’ personal information are also on more residents’ radar. This expert legal panel will tackle both topics, discussing best practices for dealing with difficult or disruptive residents, managing conflict, and legal remedies, as well as how to properly store, share, and safeguard your community’s important digital documents and data.
3:15 - Room 2: BuildingLink presents Wireless Wonders—New, Affordable Sensor Tech for Leak Detection, Mechanical Monitoring, & Energy Conservation. 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.
See You There!
The Expo is an indispensable opportunity for attendees to learn about the latest in building services, attend valuable seminars, get free advice from legal and management experts, and more. For more information on exhibitors, seminars, and FREE registration, visit www.coopexpofall.com. See you—in person—at the show!