9:30am - 10:30am, Room 1
Navigating a Volatile Mortgage Market - What Your Board Must Know
Sponsored by: Meridian Capital Group
Speakers: Steven Geller, Managing Director
Nicoletta M. Pagnotta, Senior Vice President
Avi Geller, Vice President
Description Today's lending environment can be volatile - which can make refinancing your co-op's underlying mortgage or funding a major capital project even more daunting than usual. Join us for an in-depth discussion of the current financing landscape, products and options available to meet your community's unique needs, as well as some answers to your board's biggest borrowing questions.
10:30am - 11:30am, Room 2
The Latest Local Laws: LL97, FISP, E-Bikes, and Understanding the Financial Implications for Your Co-op or Condo Community
Sponsored by: Kagan Lubic Lepper Finkelstein & Gold, LLP
Jack E. Lepper- Managing Partner, Kagan Lubic Lepper Finkelstein & Gold, LLP
Adam D. Finkelstein- Partner, Kagan Lubic Lepper Finkelstein & Gold, LLP
Denise C. Sagua- Attorney at Law, Kagan Lubic Lepper Finkelstein & Gold, LLP
Join us for an insightful seminar on Local Laws that affect cooperative and condominiums in New York City. Our expert panel will explore the latest compliance and financial considerations for various Local Laws, including upcoming LL97 deadlines, the Façade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP), gas piping inspections, short-term rentals, e-bikes, and more. As these laws have major implications for co-op and condo communities, staying up-to-date with the latest developments is crucial. In this seminar, our panel will provide valuable guidance on navigating these laws to ensure the safety of residents and guests while avoiding costly fines and potential liability. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from our seasoned experts on how to keep your building in compliance.
11:30am - 12:30pm, Room 1
The One-Hour Board Meeting -How to Run Smoother, More Productive Board Meetings
Sponsored by: Schneider Buchel LLP
Speaker: Marc H. Schneider, Esq.
Board meetings are where the business of your community gets done - but they're notorious for being unnecessarily lengthy and unfocused affairs. Fortunately, there's a better way. Marc H. Schneider, Esq. will lay out a procedural roadmap for getting your board on track, organized, and able to complete all of your business in an hour.
12:30pm - 1:30pm, Room 2
Going Solar - Cost Savings, Economic Incentives, & Making Greener Energy Work for Your Building
Sponsored by: Best Energy Power
Speaker: Ronnie Mandler, Owner/President - Best Energy Power
More than ever before, solar energy is a viable option for co-op and condo communities looking to reduce emissions, save money, and provide reliable energy to their residents. This presentation will explain how solar works, break down the costs involved - as well as incentive and subsidy programs and financing options - and decode the ROI equation for boards and residents to help your building save on operating costs. Importantly, it will also explain the new Local Laws 92, 94 and 97, which require buildings over 25,000 square-feet to have solar on the roof, and how the laws apply to co-ops and condos. This conversation will address any concerns you may have for going green by going solar.
1:30pm - 2:30pm, Room 1
Enhancing Revenue, Controlling Rising Costs: Strategies for Condo & Co-op Boards
Sponsored by:FirstService Residential
Michael Wolfe, President of Property Management, FirstService Residential
Kelly Dougherty, President, FirstService Energy
Alison Zuffi, Director of Insurance, FirstService Residential
New York City co-op and condo boards are seeing a steady rise in annual operating costs – particularly in annual utilities and insurance premiums. While operating costs may seem beyond your control, your management company should provide strategies to reduce costs and programs that deliver significant savings. This panel will discuss the most successful strategies to reduce costs, including energy
aggregation programs, utility bill audits, valuable incentives for efficiency projects, Community Distributed Energy (CDG) programs, alternative insurance products, tax certiorari services, and more.
2:30pm - 3:30pm, Room 2
How to Handle Transfers - Current Issues Facing Co-op & Condo Boards
Sponsored by:Smith, Buss & Jacobs LLP
Speaker: Kenneth Jacobs, Partner - Smith, Buss & Jacobs LLP
Transfers of co-op shares and condo units by estates, as well as transfers to trusts and LLC’s raise questions for even the most experienced, well-informed board. Who pays maintenance and common charges until an executor is appointed? What if there’s no next of kin? Who has the right to occupy an apartment if it’s not owned by a living person? When does a board lose the right to consent or exercise its right of first refusal? This panel will address those questions, and many more - including enforcement of condo and co-op rights against legal entities, and new restrictions on co-op approvals at the city, county, and state level.