It’s time to turn our attention to The Chicagoland Cooperator’s first annual Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo, a must-attend event for the Chicagoland area’s property managers, board members, real estate professionals, shareholders and unit owners.
Making its debut in the Chicago area metro market, the Expo will be held at the Navy Pier Convention Center in Chicago on November 16, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. over a hundred exhibitors from throughout the region will be on hand, along with free advice booths and a full slate of educational seminars.
Good information and clear communication are crucial for anyone involved with the administration of a building or homeowners association—crucial not just to thriving, but even surviving in today's challenging economic times. Finding that information and developing communication strategies isn't always easy, however. The Chicagoland Cooperator's Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo offers attendees the opportunity to do both, in one day and under one roof, with a full slate of unique educational programming.
A Full Day of Seminars
The debut Chicagoland Expo will also present a full schedule of seminars, starting at 10:30 a.m. and running throughout the day. Seminars will cover topics such as board operations, legal issues and conflict resolution, telecommunications, and financing. Seminar sponsors this year include BuildingLink.com, National Condo Advisors LLC, Associa/Legum & Norman, Mid-West, The Chicagoland Cooperator, and more.
And for the early-birds, as an added bonus this year, the Community Associations Institute’s Illinois chapter (CAI-IL) will be at Navy Pier before the official Expo kickoff to present “Top Financial & Legislative Updates for Managers” from 8:30 to 9:50 a.m. The seminar will discuss issues such as when to provide financial record requests to owners, how to properly fill out a 22.1 Disclosure Form and mortgage questionnaire, and how to recover months of back assessments. Attendees will also learn about recent updates pertaining to assessment collections; how to obtain a manager’s license, and what’s new in the Illinois Legislature for community associations. The presentation is geared primarily toward community association managers, but all are welcome to attend. The Cooperator's East Coast seminars regularly attract standing-room-only audiences, so make sure to arrive early and claim a spot in the audience!