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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

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2018 CONFERENCE & EXPO
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4TH

Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101
Hours: 9am - 4pm

The Los Angeles Apartment & Buildings Expo partners with industry associations, leading experts & government agencies to offer a comprehensive educational program.

Guest speakers from across the Nation present trending topics and share the latest on emerging legislation, incentive programs, real estate market trends & more!

 COMPLETE 2018 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE COMING SOON...


APARTMENT ALL-STAR EXPERIENCE
9:30 AM [STAGE 1]

The Apartment All Star Experience is like no other event you will attend this year. The unique blend of three national speakers on our stage at one time creates an energy force that will be the most exciting time you will spend at a seminar. The reason is that this is not just a seminar, Apartment All Stars is an event. This dynamic tour has been igniting the leasing and marketing arena for 11 solid years and only visits 12 cities each year. We are pleased to welcome the All Stars to the Los Angeles Apartment & Buildings Expo, all new with fresh, up to the moment, information to win in any marketing!

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Toni Blake is a popular international speaker, consultant, author and comedienne inspiring thousands of multifamily apartment industry professionals every year. With over 30 years of training experience, her “laugh while you learn” approach has made Toni one of the most sought-after experts in her field.

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Kate Good has been leasing apartments her entire adult life.  She quickly gained recognition from her employer, Trammell Crow, as the number one leasing consultant  by leasing 52 apartments and closing 48 renewals in one month! Her expertise and enthusiasm took her up the ladder in the corporate world until 14 years ago, she decided to start her own business as a professional speaker and marketing solutions expert.

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Founder and Editor in Chief of Rent & Retain Magazine and author of 11 books on property management, Mindy is THE guru when it comes to increasing occupancy with little or no money.  A founding member of the Apartment All Stars, she has written more books on property management than any other author, and her simple, easy-to-implement ideas are used daily on site in all 50 states, Canada, Australia, England and France. 


WHY PROPERTY RIGHTS MATTER?
11:30 AM [STAGE 1]

According to DeWeese, the American system of free enterprise, private property ownership and individual liberty is under attack by a political force that, while plainly out in the open for all to see, is little understood and mostly ignored. Yet private non-governmental organizations (NGOs), city planners and federal agencies have teamed up specifically to change human society under the banner of Sustainable Development. It is gaining power in every state, county, and community under the false threat of Environmental Armageddon, demanding that we completely reorganize our economic system, our representative form of government, and our individual lifestyle.

Mike Brennan joins Tom DeWeese to make the case that such policies are a war on free enterprise, private property ownership, and individual choice.

  • Why private property matters
  • The only real solution to eradicating poverty
  • The lost definition of property rights
  • Who’s behind the transformation?
  • 10 real questions city planners should be asking the public
  • 10 vital questions to ask before signing a conservation easement
  • 10 facts every community needs to know about regional plans
  • Who takes the “Walk of Shame” in the destruction of property rights?
  • How to restore private property rights

…And much more

Tom DeWeese is one of the nation's leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, and American sovereignty and independence. Tom DeWeese was one of the first to voice concern over the radical agenda of the environmental movement and to question its motives.Today he serves as Founder and President of the American Policy Center and editor of The DeWeese Report and author of three books: “Now Tell Me I Was Wrong,” “ERASE,” a fictional political thriller, and his most recent policy book entitled “Sustainable, the War on Free Enterprise, Private Property and Individuals.”

Mike Brennan represents landlords in every aspect of landlord-tenant matters, including initial lease negotiations and drafting, to unlawful detainer litigation in a professional, efficient, and cost effective manner with experience and a proven track record of success in virtually every aspect of landlord-tenant litigation.


THE SPREAD OF RENT CONTROL-PROTECT YOURSELF NOW!
1:00 PM [STAGE 1]

Dennis Block will explain the impact if the Costa Hawkins Act is repealed.  This will affect all cities, even those that currently have rent control.

Dennis P. Block, eviction attorney, is an authority in the field of Landlord/Tenant law and rent control issues in Los Angeles. He conducts numerous seminars for both landlords and fellow attorneys. He is also past President of the Apartment Association.


SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES THAT WILL HELP AVOID LAWSUITS
2:00 PM [STAGE 1]

Top Property Management experts Brian and Vincent will share their top ten property management techniques; from marketing vacancies to minimizing your exposure to litigation. Landlords will learn firsthand from southern California's top professionals how to increase profits and minimize loss. This must see presentation will also uncover litigation trends that could save you hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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BRIAN  GORDON & VINCENT MEDINA
Lotus Property Services

Brian & Vince have developed a successful system of property management that creates value add opportunities for underdeveloped markets.  Through their exclusive Developement & Management Program, Brian & Vince have created a vast network of thousands of local, national and foreign investors.


THE TRUMP TAX PLAN & HOW IT COULD AFFECT REAL ESTATE INVESTORS
3:00 PM [STAGE 1]

With the recent changes to our tax code, many are confused as to how it affects them. During this talk, we will take a look at how this tax reform can impact those of various incomes who are in real estate.  

Tony Watson started working for Robert Hall & Associates in 2005 and has quickly become one of their leading tax consultants. In addition to servicing a full roster of clients, Tony has taken on the role of public speaker for Robert Hall & Associates, speaking for more than 150 businesses, associations, and real estate offices each year.  Tony personally manages clients with over 50MM dollars in real estate holdings, and consults with over 30 property flipping companies. For over 45 years, Robert Hall & Associates has specialized in tax preparation and incorporating for the real estate industry, including brokers, realtors, lawyers, and investors.


FAIR HOUSING SEMINAR
10:00 AM [STAGE 2]

Housing Discrimination litigation costs the housing industry millions of dollars each year. Learn how to prevent and avoid this from happening to you. Every person has the right to be offered housing or denied housing on the basis of their actions and in the manner in which they have chosen to live, not on the way they appear to you. This training will assist you in minimizing your liabilities. You will learn about Protected Classes, Housing for Families with Children, Prohibited,  Practices, Occupancy Limits and much more!

Denise Cato, President and CEO of Fair Housing Council of Orange County (FHCOC), speaks to, leads, and trains hundreds of housing industry professionals regarding both state and federal fair housing laws. Additionally, Ms. Cato currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Fair Housing Alliance, a national organization that supports the efforts, marketing, and legislative needs and agenda of all fair housing organizations nation-wide.  She is well known in the legal community for her professional fair housing training courses taught to private attorneys, property managers and owners, real estate agents and brokers, lenders, and property appraisers. She has taught fair housing classes for the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles for 25 years, Southern Cities Apartment Association for 23 years, and Orange County Apartment Association for at least 13 years.


WHERE TO FIND HIGH CASH FLOW REAL ESTATE WITH 8-10% RETURNS
11:00 AM [STAGE 2]

Discover ways to increase passive income, improve tax write-offs, invest with your IRA & add diversification to your investment portfolio! 

  • See exclusive high-cash flow properties with affordability, job & population growth.
  • Learn about our off-market commercial real estate opportunities
  • Learn how to invest & build passive income streams in today's market
  • Learn all the benefits of a 1031 Exchange & how to defer capital gains tax
  • Find out how to invest in real estate through your IRA/Roth-IRA
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ROBERTY "RUSTY" TWEED
TFS Properties, Inc.

With over 25 years of real estate experience, Robert Tweed is an expert in commercial real estate & incorporating advanced tax strategies. Mr. Tweed has been mentioned in numerous articles in magazine publications, including the Los Angeles Times & is a keynote speaker on 1031 Exchanges. Rusty has assisted his clientele in well over 100+ property exchanges & has been involved in more than $500 million dollars in successful 1031 transactions.


RATIO UTILITY BILLING VS SUBMETERING
12:00 PM [STAGE 2]

Submetering is complicated and can be costly, however it is the most accurate way of billing a resident. When the cost to submeter exceed the benefit, will RUBS work for you?  What is RUBS billing and how does it work?  What are the best practices for implementing a RUBS Billing Program?  Would Submetering be an option for my property?  What I need to know before submetering my community?  Find out the answers to those questions with guest speaker Donna Ismajili. 

Donna Ismajili has been in the multifamily industry for 32 years. Her past role as a multisite manager has helped her understand the operations of the onsite team.  Since 2004, Donna has been in Utility Management in the Western United States.  She has first hand knowledge and experience in Utility Billing.  Her current role is Vice President of the Western Region for National Exemption Service.


WANT TO LEARN ABOUT SEISMIC RETROFITTING?  DOES YOUR PROPERTY NEED A RETROFIT?
1:00 PM [STAGE 2]

During this workshop you can learn more about the basic principles behind retrofit engineering and construction, and how to minimize the impact on tenants and parking spaces

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NAREK EKMEKJYAN
Optimum Seismic

Narek Ekmekjyan oversees all operational, customer support and finance functions within the company. He has vast experience in the contracting industry, including construction of residential, commercial and government projects. Narek holds an MBA from the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Riverside and B.A. in Economics from Yerevan State Universityof Armenia.


DISCOVER THE EIGHT ADVANTAGES OF SECTION 8
3:00 PM [STAGE 2]

Participants will learn:

  • How to receive reliable rental income
  • Take advantage of other benefits offered by housing authorities
  • What landlords think about the Housing Choice Voucher Program

The California Association of Housing Authorities (CAHA) is a statewide association representing over seventy-five housing authorities throughout the state of California. Formed in 2010, CAHA merged three separate housing authority groups into one fully integrated association. Our purpose is to meet the needs of the 395,000 households we serve by advocating on behalf of our residents and our agencies in both California and Washington DC.We are actively involved in all aspects of affordable housing finance, rental management issues, and housing and land use law. We closely follow the programs and policies of State housing agencies and the federal HUD budget. Through our Northern and Southern California Chapters, we address the training needs of our members by providing timely seminars on a variety of topics regarding the Housing Choice Voucher program and the administration of Public Housing. Since many of our members are also housing developers, we monitor programmatic and legislative activities for all types of affordable housing – family housing, senior housing and special needs housing.