Twice a year, The Cooperator Expo - Chicagoland, brings together scores of vendors and service providers to share information on new products, services, and best practices for multifamily communities – but that's not all it does! The region's biggest and best trade event also assembles a well-curated roster of free educational seminars. Seminar speakers and panelists are experts in their fields, and address the issues important to board members, property managers, condo, HOA and co-op decision-makers, and apartment building owners, ranging from everyday noise complaints to high-stakes mortgage transactions and new legislation. This year's Spring Expo, returning to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on Wednesday, May 9th from 10am to 3:30pm, continues The Chicagoland Cooperator's commitment to continuing education and professional enrichment for anyone making decisions on behalf of their community. Expo seminars are always popular and frequently attract standing-room-only audiences, so get registered for the expo at spring.ilexpo.com, and be sure to come early to claim your seat!
The 2018 seminar lineup will include:
ASSOCIATION LOANS IN TODAY'S WORLD -10:45am-11:45am, Room 1
Presented by: Cervantes Chatt & Prince, P.C.
This CAMICB CE Credit course targets managers who are looking for more information on association loans and the process for obtaining one. Managers will learn how to assess whether an association is eligible to take out a loan, as well as the parameters and limitations in doing so, including restrictions on special assessments and exceptions. They will also learn strategies to make their associations more attractive to a lenders. Finally, managers will learn about the loan process from start to finish.
DROWNING IN WATER BILLS – HOW YOUR HOA CAN REDUCE COSTS BY 30% - 12:45am-11:45am, Room 2
Presented by: DRF Trusted Property Solutions
It's no secret that many condo and HOA communities are struggling with increasing water costs. This seminar will provide insight into ways your community can reduce consumption, improve the efficiency of domestic water systems, and save serious money (up to 30 percent or more in many cases!) by identifying other opportunities to stop the flood.