Whether you’re a manager or a board member, running a co-op, condo, or HOA has never been an easy job. There’s always a capital project to fund, a contractor to hire, a dispute to resolve, a leak to repair … the list can feel endless.
That’s why CooperatorEvents is thrilled to be at the Javits Center on Tuesday, November 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for this fall’s New York Expo, and we think you will be, too. Register for FREE at coopexpofall.com now. If you’ve joined us for previous shows, you know there’s just no other event that puts you right in front of the vendors and service providers your building or HOA needs every day, all in one place—and for FREE! And if this will be your first Expo, you can look forward to networking with peers and colleagues, shopping for services, learning about the latest multifamily innovations, and attending free seminars led by industry pros. Whatever brings you to the show, time at the Expo is always time well spent.
Boot Camp for Boards
The Expo always features a roster of free seminars and panel discussions covering issues of interest and import to boards, managers, and residents alike—and this year is no exception. Throughout the day, Expo attendees will have the opportunity to hear the latest on everything from interest rates to Local Laws, e-bikes to short-term rentals, directly from professionals working in the field. Here’s a look at this year’s seminar offerings:
Meridian Capital Group
10:15am - 11:15am
As the lending landscape remains challenging for individuals, associations, and co-ops alike, things like funding major projects or refinancing an underlying mortgage can be even trickier than usual. This presentation will map out the current financing landscape, highlighting some of the strategies and products available to meet your community’s needs, and offering professional answers to your board’s biggest borrowing questions.
Kagan Lubic Lepper Finkelstein & Gold LLP
11:15am - 12:15pm
The constantly changing legal landscape at the local and state level can be challenging for even the most proactive, well informed board-management team—one missed deadline or inspection can lead to costly fines and other headaches. This expert legal panel will outline the important legal and legislative changes impacting NYC’s co-ops and condos—including Local Laws, the Façade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP), restrictions on short-term rentals, e-bikes, and more—and offer practical guidance on how to keep your building in compliance, reduce risk, and avoid fines and liability.
Best Energy Power
12:15pm - 1:15pm
As more and more multifamily communities look to reduce emissions, save money, and provide reliable energy to their residents, solar power has become a hot topic—but many boards and residents still have questions about funding, installation, and ROI. This presentation will explain how solar works, break down the costs involved, discuss financing options and incentive and subsidy programs, and demonstrate how going solar can help your building save big on operating costs. Importantly, it will also explain how Local Laws 92, 94, and 97 requiring buildings over 25,000 square feet to have solar on the roof apply to co-ops and condos. If you have questions about solar, this seminar has answers.
Schneider Buchel LLP
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Few people really enjoy co-op or condo board meetings—they often drag on for hours, get bogged down in back-and-forth debates, and meander off track. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Board meetings are where the vital business of your building or HOA gets done—and community association expert attorney Marc H. Schneider of Schneider Buchel LLP will give you helpful tips to do just that, by keeping your meetings focused, on-task, professional … and completed in one hour!
Smith, Buss & Jacobs LLP
2:15pm - 3:15pm
How does a board decide whether a new occupant is a roommate, an illegal subtenant, a dog-sitter, or just a long-term guest? When boards receive complaints from residents about ‘strangers’ wandering the halls, how do they find out what’s going on? What do they need to tell the other owners? What laws protect an owner’s right to let someone stay in their apartment while they’re out of the city, and how will the new Airbnb regulations impact NYC’s co-ops and condos? This panel of legal pros will explain it all and offer strategies for keeping your building secure while respecting residents’ rights.
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Local Law 97 (LL97) has set increasingly stringent emissions caps for buildings across NYC, requiring larger buildings to reduce energy consumption and lower carbon emissions. This expert panel will explain how NYC Accelerator's free program works with building owners and stakeholders to streamline the compliance process. Learn more about what the program has to offer, including free personalized technical assistance, connections to verified service providers, incentives, and financing opportunities. You’ll also hear case studies in which buildings have successfully worked with NYC Accelerator to take advantage of energy upgrades and financing opportunities.
Join Us, Won’t You?
Whether this will be your 1st Expo or your 15th, visit coopexpofall.com to register (did we mention the show is FREE to attend?), find out who’s exhibiting, view the floorplan, and plan your day at the show. You can also see the seminar schedule and get detailed descriptions of what each panel will be discussing to further optimize your time. No matter what you’re looking for on behalf of your building or association, you’ll find it at the CooperatorEvents New York Fall Expo. We look forward to seeing you there!