It's that time again - time to mark the date of The Cooperator's Annual Co-op and Condo Expo on your calendar, get registered, and prepare for a full day of information, networking, new products, engaging seminars, and (of course) freebies on Thursday, March 18th at the New York Hilton on 53rd Street and Avenue of the Americas.
This is the 17th annual Expo, and over the last nearly two decades, the event has grown from a modest affair with only about 40 exhibitors to the largest trade show in the New York metro area specifically catering to the unique needs and interests of area co-op and condo shareholder/owners, managing agents, board presidents and members, supers, and related professionals. This year, the event promises to be bigger and better than ever.
For the 2004 Expo, The Cooperator has assembled yet another distinguished array of vendors, managing agencies, legal and accounting firms, service providers, and other co-op and condo industry professionals all under one roof, and scheduled a full day of free educational seminars for Expo attendees. After the Exhibition Hall opens its doors at 9 a.m., the day's activities will kick off at 9:30 in the Americas Hall II on the third floor with "Dollars and Sense: Money-Saving Ideas for Your Building," a primer on trimming the fat from your building's operations budget. The panel of experts from the insurance, building management, accounting and financial fields includes moderator Peter Grech of the Superintendents Technical Association; and panelists Robert E. Mackoul of Mackoul & Associates; Neil Sonenberg, CPA of Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co.; and Steve Geller of Meridian Capital.
From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - in what promises to be one of the more interesting, highly-charged seminars of the day - a panel of legal experts will present "Push & Pullman Decision: Evicting Objectionable Tenants," to discuss the impact of the landmark 40 West 67th Street vs. Pullman court decision on the city's cooperatives, and what your board can do if faced with a similar decision. The panel includes moderator Robert Grant of Midboro Management; and panelists John T. Van Der Tuin, Esq. of Balber Pickard Battistoni Maldonado & Van Der Tuin, PC, who was the lead attorney that won the case for the cooperative; and Joseph G. Colbert, Esq. of Rosen & Livingston. Plan to get there early - this seminar will be standing room only!