On Thursday, October 11th, thousands of board members, managers, building owners and co-op, condo, and HOA residents will gather at the Jacob K. Javits Center at 655 West 34th Street in Manhattan, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the second annual Fall edition of The Cooperator Expo New York.
The Cooperator’s Spring Expo has been a yearly industry fixture for nearly three decades, drawing hundreds of vendors, service providers, industry professionals, and thousands of attendees from all over the five boroughs for a day full of networking, service-shopping, free advice, and information-rich educational seminars – all at no cost to attendees.
In response to the popularity and growth of the spring event, The Cooperator and its parent company, Yale Robbins Publications, launched the Fall Expo in 2017 as a second opportunity for anyone involved – or just interested – in their building or association’s day-to-day operations to take advantage of everything that has made the Spring event such a must-attend event for so many years now. Like its springtime counterpart, the Fall Expo is an invaluable opportunity for attendees to learn about the latest in building services from over 250 exhibitors, attend valuable seminars, get free advice from legal and management experts, and more. (Did we mention that it’s FREE to register? Just visit coopexpofall.com – it’s that easy.)
And speaking of seminars, this year's roster of enlightening, educational presentations will feature the following:
UNDERLYING MORTGAGE REFI FOR CO-OPS — NAVIGATING THE CURRENT MARKET
Sponsored by: Meridian Capital
Speaker: Steven Geller - Managing Director of the Co-op Select Group
10:15am - 11:15am, Room 2
In an ever-changing regulatory and financial landscape, making strong financial decisions for your building can be a challenge. This seminar will provide up-to-date information on lending and borrowing to help you manage your co-op's underlying mortgage, and choose the best financial products and services for your unique community.
LOCAL LAW 11 INSPECTIONS — DONE IN A DAY!
Sponsored by: Alpha Platforms
Speakers: Yuriy Karpinskyy - Alpha Platforms, Vikrant Sampat - Superstructures Engineers & Architects, and Alfred Gallicchio- West New York Restoration
11:15am - 12:15pm, Room 1
Local Law 11 (also known as FISP) inspections are a crucial component of your building's exterior maintenance program; neglecting them is not only expensive, but dangerous. In this seminar, a panel of engineers and exterior experts will outline how LL11 inspections can be done quickly and efficiently, with minimal disruption and hassle for you and your residents, to keep your community safe and compliant with the law.
GRANTS, REBATES, AND SMARTER ALTERNATIVES — HOW TO GET FREE BACKUP POWER FOR YOUR BUILDING
Sponsored by: Tecogen
Speaker: Benjamin Locke - CEO
12:15pm - 1:15pm, Room 2
This seminar will engage attendees in a discussion of alternatives to expensive, often-unreliable backup generators. Panelists will demonstrate how taking advantage of available grants and rebates from NYSERDA and ConEd can help multifamily buildings install a system that saves money year round, paying for itself and doubling as a backup generator during power emergencies.
THE ECONOMICS OF SOLAR IN NYC'S MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
Sponsored by: Best Energy Power
Speaker: Ronnie Mandler - President
1:15pm - 2:15pm, Room 1
The first part of this seminar will explain how solar energy works in a multifamily context; the second part will break down the costs and benefits of solar, as well as the incentives, financing and subsidies available, and what kind of ROI buildings can expect after installing panels on their property.
COMMUNITY CONFLICTS AND CAPITAL PLANS- TWO TOP ISSUES BOARDS MUST FACE
Presented by: Spolzino, Smith, Buss & Jacobs
Speakers: Kenneth Jacobs, Partner, Emma Lupu, Senior Associate, and Domenick Tammaro, Partner
2:15pm - 3:15pm, Room 2
This seminar will tackle two of the knottiest issues boards face in carrying out their duties: managing their communities’ online presence, and convincing owners to support important capital improvements. Part One will address 21st century board concerns such as control of a community's online presence, and how to deal with trolls and other social media abusers. Part Two of the presentation will focus on how boards can get residents on board when it comes to making necessary infrastructure repairs and capital improvements, and give advice on how big projects can get underway without necessarily increasing maintenance.
INCENTIVES, OPTIMIZATION, AND COST SAVINGS: WHAT CONED CAN DO FOR YOU
Sponsored by: Con Edison
Speakers: Jason Prue, Francis Rodriguez, Antuan Cannon, James Carrico and Greg DiNome
3:15pm - 4:15pm, Room 1
There are many steps multifamily building boards and owners can take to upgrade their properties to use less energy, reduce costs, protect the environment, and lessen the strain on our grids. Come learn from a panel of experts about the different measures for which Con Edison offers incentives, including one- and two-pipe steam retro-commissioning, energy management systems, and custom measures like elevator modernization, ventilation, and chiller plant optimization.
For more information and FREE registration, visit coopexpofall.com