A Day of Learning The Chicagoland Cooperator's Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo

The date is fast approaching for The Chicagoland Cooperator’s first annual Chicagoland Condo, HOA, & Co-op Expo, to be held at Navy Pier Convention Center on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Along with the booths and networking opportunities that come along with a high-profile trade show, the Chicagoland Expo will also host four in-depth educational seminars custom-built for board and association members and property managers.

The More You Know...

The Chicagoland Expo is filled with a stellar roster of timely, real-world presentations brought to you by local and national experts in their field.

The day’s educational offerings will kick off at 10:30 a.m. with “Cutting Edge Communication Tools for Managers,” presented by While the day-to-day work of managing buildings in Chicagoland may not change much from year to year, the tools available to managers to help them do their job have undergone radical transformations in the last 15 years. The Internet, online communication, and social networking have transformed how managers, boards, and residents interact. This seminar will delve into the ways the Web has changed how properties are managed, and how today's managers use it to make their jobs easier and more efficient than ever before.

At noon, National Condo Advisors LLC will present “Condo Lending Guideline Updates: FHA and Fannie Mae Compliance and Mandatory Reserve Requirements.” This seminar will discuss the newest FHA and Fannie Mae criteria for securing condo loans—both individual and for associations. Speakers will delve into the risks involved with FHA board member certification, mandatory reserve funding requirements and choosing whether to allow FHA financing within a condominium.

After lunch at 1:30 p.m., Associa will present “Secrets to a Productive Board/Management Relationship.” The relationship between a building's board and its manager is sometimes challenging—but in order for a building community to run smoothly and efficiently, that relationship must be cultivated and maintained. In this session, you'll learn ways to maximize the relationship between board and manager by improving communication, reducing and managing conflict, and increasing productivity.


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