For more than a quarter-century, The Cooperator’s Co-op & Condo Expo has been a must-attend event for the tri-state area’s property managers, board members, real estate professionals, shareholders and unit owners. Coming from all corners of the residential real estate industry, attendees and exhibitors come to the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan to share ideas, make connections, learn about new products and services, and educate themselves—all to help their buildings and businesses run more smoothly.
The 2014 Expo on Tuesday, April 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will showcase nearly 300 exhibitors from throughout the region, along with free advice booths, raffles and giveaways, and informative educational seminars.
Look Who’s Speaking
Seminar presenters this year include nationwide property manager FirstService Residential, legal experts from Herrick, Feinstein, LLP, financial lending expert Meridian Capital Group, public service agency NYSERDA and telecommunications specialist Verizon. Seminars last about an hour each, and routinely draw standing-room-only crowds.
Meridian Capital Group’s Steve Geller will open the seminar schedule at 10:00 a.m. with his popular presentation on underlying co-op financing. He will speak about what co-op boards can do to refinance their underlying mortgages, how to finance a co-op’s or condo’s capital improvement project, and the new federal requirements related to mortgages and financial lending.
With the memories of Superstorm Sandy still fresh in mind, FirstService Residential’s Dan Wurtzel will present “Are You Ready? Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Preparedness,” a timely seminar on emergency preparedness, discussing everything from storms to power outages to building fires and resident safety. The 11:00 a.m. session will feature New York City Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and representatives from various city emergency management agencies.