Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Educational Offerings

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Educational Offerings

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At IREM iCon, the knowledge you'll gain from industry experts, professional speakers and peers will be laser-focused on what you need to be successful in real estate management today and tomorrow. Here's a glimpse of the educational sessions offered at the conference:

Thursday, October 21

"CAPITAL MARKETS"

Presented by Michael W Vesper, CB Richard Ellis, AMO*; Jeffrey T. Morris, Jones Lang LaSaIIe; Jon L. Dooley, CPM*, Urban America Advisors, Inc.; Jed Smith, National Association of Realtors*. Moderated by Dan Eshbaugh, Mercantile Capital Corporation.

Time: 10:30 am - Noon

In an uncertain economy, real estate can be one of the safest havens for investment capital, provided the supply and demand stay in relative balance. See how institutional investors view various markets around the country and what product types meet investor criteria. This stellar panel features leading professionals that are actively involved in major transactions around the country.

"BIG SAVINGS THROUGH EFFECTIVE RETROCOMMISSIONING"

Presented by Stephany Cull, CBCP, BEP, CSDP, RetroCom Energy Strategies, Inc.; and John Klein, JDM Associates.

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Retrocommissioning, the systematic process of examining your building's systems and how they are maintained, can result in substantial savings on energy expenses. As you will discover from this discussion, those savings can even pay for LEED certification, and, if the operational improvements are sustained through proper maintenance, result in ongoing savings well beyond the quick payback period.

"TROUBLED ASSETS: FINANCIAL CRISIS EVOLUTION"

Presented by Benjamin McGrew, CPM, CCIM, Managewest, Inc.; and Steven R. Price, CCIM, CRE, Price Properties, Inc. REalytics, LLC. Moderated by Richard Muhlebach, CPM, SCSM, CRE, RPA, Richard Muhlebach, LLC.

Time: 3:30pm - 5:00 pm

Troubled investment real estate has been a major concern since 2008 and property managers are still determining solutions within their markets. Property managers are analyzing their portfolios to identify what they need to do to survive and thrive in these turbulent times. In this enlightening session, you will discuss the state of the commercial real estate market, the opportunities available and how to prepare for changes in your prospective market.

"SOCIAL MEDIA: FEAR IT OR EMBRACE IT"

Presented by Robert Turnbull, RentWiki.com.

Time: 3:30pm - 5:00 pm

The social media phenomenon- not completely sure what it is? …

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