SESSION DETAILS

 

Igor Popov

Chief Economist, Apartment List

Closing Keynote Speaker

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

The Next Thirty Years of Renting

The next thirty years of renting won't resemble the past thirty. As new demographics are flocking to the rental market, renter needs are changing and becoming more difficult to predict. What does this mean for the multifamily industry, and beyond? Explore the economic trends and hints in the data that help us proactively plan for the not-so-distant future.

Smart Parking for Modern Communities: Create Harmony & Generate Revenue

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

ROOM 607

Speakers

 

Multifamily parking can be a frustrating and time consuming problem. During this session, we'll share solutions for management and enforcement to help turn your community parking into a fair amenity for residents. Topics will include revenue generation, best practices, enforcement, and Seattle parking legislation. 

Researching a Service Vendor That is The Best Fit for Your Company

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

ROOM 608

Speaker

Finding the right vendor can be difficult in today’s market. How do you know if they have the proper training, tools or labor force to successfully respond to your needs? This session will cover best practices, and questions you should ask your prospective vendors before sending a work order or estimate request.

Washington State’s Landlord Mitigation Program

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

ROOM 609

Speaker

 

The Landlord Mitigation Program is a fantastic resource for property owners and managers to recapture thousands of dollars each year through reimbursements for damages caused by subsidized tenants and for making modifications to a rental unit to house subsidized tenants. Learn how to avoid writing off thousands of dollars.

Landlord Law - Class #1

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

ROOM 611-612

Speaker

 

A general overview of RCW 59.18, the Residential Landlord Tenant Act, with an emphasis on the commencement of the landlord-tenant relationship. This includes the latest information on tenant screening and leasing.

Puget Sound Multi-Family: 2020 and Beyond

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

ROOM 613-614

Speaker

 

For more than a decade, the Seattle area has been one of the hottest apartment markets in the nation, as we saw double-digit rent increases and record setting low levels of vacancy. Commercial Analytics will provide a brief, illuminated summary of a balanced market in 2018 and 2019, and what likely lies ahead in 2020 through 2022.

Maintaining Your Playground as a Safe Environment While Controlling Liability

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

ROOM 602-603

Speaker

 

Key Learnings

  • Presentation on how to maintain the play area and the importance of documentation.

  • How to identify hazards, how to fix or contact for replacement parts.

  • Steps for in-house inspections vs. contract out to third party inspectors.

Supporting Landlords That Give Second Chances

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

ROOM 604

Speaker

 

With the new RLTA and ordinances in the state of Washington, supporting Landlords that give second chances is our primary focus. Learn how LLP is supporting landlords in Pierce County that want to make a profit while making a difference. Our model is a great tool to ensure those experiencing homelessness are receiving community support in order to regain stability.

The Tenant Screening Puzzle

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

ROOM 606

Speaker

 

With this class we compare tenant screening, and all the parts and pieces involved, to making cookies. Assembling ingredients is similar to assembling all the important parts of tenant screening. This is a fun class taught with humor and a lot of valuable information.

Fair Housing Round-Table

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

ROOM 607

Speakers

 

This panel discussion between a fair housing attorney, fair housing investigator, and fair housing mediator will share experiences and opinions from three different perspectives on common fair​ ​housing topics impacting residential landlords.

Disasters – Not If But When!

Property Managers Guide to Emergency Preparedness Planning

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

ROOM 608

Speaker

 

If a water loss, fire, or discovery of mold happens at one of your properties, do you have a plan or process in place to address the emergency?  Not being prepared will be costly in time, dollars and tenant satisfaction.  Planning for the worst will leave you not having to hope for the best!

Don’t Kill Your Golden Goose – Succession Strategies to Protect & Perpetuate Your Business

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

ROOM 609

Speaker

Learn the strategies and tools the nation's top firms use to save their clients millions of dollars each  year. From this lecture you will learn:

  • What exit strategy is right for you: transfer to family members, complete sale, partial sale, IPO or management buyout? 

  • Succession strategies that protect your legacy, maximize your freedom and increase your net worth. 

  • Legal tools that allow you to transfer the majority of ownership and still maintain 100% control. 

  • How your business succession strategies and estate plan work together. 

  • Steps to maximize the sale price of your business. 

  • Systems to ensure the continued success of your business through the next generation of owners and managers. 

  • How to properly structure your business to minimize taxes on sale or transfer. If not planned for capital gains, estate and gift tax consequences can cripple the ongoing success of a business. 

  • Common mistakes and missteps to avoid when selling or creating a succession plan.

Landlord Law - Class #2

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

ROOM 611-612

Speaker

 

A general overview of RCW 59.18, the Residential Landlord Tenant Act, with an emphasis on typical issues that arise during a tenancy, such as enforcement of rules, rule changes and rent increases, entry to the premises, and repair obligations.

Working with a Property Management Company!

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

ROOM 613-614

Speaker

 

Want to understand how to hire or work better with your property management company? This presentation is for you. Learn about what services a property management provides and your role. As well as understand how to read your management contract.

How To Navigate Renovation Loans

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

ROOM 602-603

Speaker

Renovation loans and how to purchase new properties/update properties/etc.

Tax Deferral, Reduction and Elimination Strategies For The Sale of Investment Property

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

ROOM 604

Speaker

 

Many investment property owners are unwilling to sell a property because of the high taxes that would be due upon sale. However, there are a number of tax strategies available to owners that can reduce, defer, and even eliminate taxes resulting from a sale. We will provide an overview of these strategies, comparing and contrasting the strategies to identify their respective strengths and weaknesses given an owner’s unique objectives and situation.

Enforcement of Tenant Duties Under New Laws

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

ROOM 606

Speaker

 

In this session you will learn about the new laws regulating Landlord Tenant relations in Washington. you will learn policies and strategies to assist in enforcement of Tenant duties under the new laws.

Collecting Past Tenant Damages

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

ROOM 607

Speaker

 

Landlords are in a better position than most creditors to collect outstanding balances from their former customers. This session covers how to prepare yourself to collect starting when the tenant applies to move in, how to decide what collection options are best for each debt, and how to carry out your chosen collection option.

2019 Changes in the Landlord Tenant Law: 

Impact and Practices (1/2)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

ROOM 609

Speaker

 

This presentation will go over all of the substantive changes in the Residential Landlord Tenant Act that transpired out of the 2019 legislative session. It will include commentary on some of the recommended and required changes in our best practices with regard to each legislative change and include questions and answers. It will also include, to the extent known at the time of the show, where we expect the 2020 legislative session to go regarding additional related changes.

Leasing to Subsidized Tenants 

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

ROOM 608

Speaker

 

Representatives from the three largest Housing Authorities in the region Seattle, King County, and Tacoma will provide an interactive session for current and prospective landlords on how to rent to subsidized tenants using the Housing Choice Voucher Program. They will give an overview of the program including how to best navigate the inspection process and to collaborate for successful lease ups.

Landlord Law - Class #3

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

ROOM 611-612

Speaker

 

A general overview of RCW 59.18, the Residential Landlord Tenant Act, with an emphasis on matters arising at the conclusion of a tenancy, such as termination, eviction, and statutory rights to early termination.

The Future of Property Management

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

ROOM 613-614

Rental Market Update

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

ROOM 602-603

Speaker

 

Please join Cory Brewer for a recap of 2019 rental activity in the King/Pierce/Snohomish market. He will touch on pricing and market time trends, as well as some of the new legal guidelines affecting the industry. This statistics-heavy presentation will focus primarily on single family rental property activity (Houses and Condos, as opposed to apartments) as this is the primary focus of his property management brokerage.

Financial Best-Practices in Managing Rental Properties

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

ROOM 604

Speaker

Financial planning with investment properties entails coordinating those properties with other investment assets. Tax Planning, estate planning, and debt structure need to be addressed holistically in the context of your entire financial circumstances. Learn how to manage risk while maximizing your wealth and protecting your family.

Rental Assistance: What You Need to Know

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

ROOM 606

Speakers

An expert panel of Seattle rental assistance providers moderated by the RHAWA advocacy staff discuss the broad challenges and benefits surrounding rental assistance programs and how to help tenants, experiencing financial hardship to utilize their services.

The Importance of Third Party Inspections in Acquisition, Management and Transfer of Rental Assets

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

ROOM 607

Speaker

 

Knowledge is power. As a manager, perhaps it is the power to document the property and its needs before an issue becomes a liability. As an owner, it is the power to make maintenance decisions based upon known facts, or to project future capital costs. In the acquisition phase it is the power to negotiate. Thorough, unbiased inspections are a critical component of proper investing strategy.

Bridging the Gap Between Office and Maintenance

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

ROOM 608

Speakers

 

It can sometimes be challenging for office and maintenance to work together. There can be many reasons this working relationship may not produce the most efficient and effective results you are hoping for. Communication along with a few other core concepts can assist with this process! Attend this insightful session to learn more on how to create a cohesive and happy partnership between these core teams!

Real Estate Investment Market, Trends and Values

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

ROOM 611-612

Speaker

 

Bob and Travis will discuss the apartment investment market trends through 2019 and what 2020 has on the horizon for owners, including:

  • Cap rates

  • Rent and vacancy rates 

  • Expense trends

  • Interest rates  

  • Overall valuation expectations

2019 Changes in the Landlord Tenant Law: 

Impact and Practices (2/2)

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

ROOM 609

Speaker

 

This presentation will go over all of the substantive changes in the Residential Landlord Tenant Act that transpired out of the 2019 legislative session. It will include commentary on some of the recommended and required changes in our best practices with regard to each legislative change and include questions and answers. It will also include, to the extent known at the time of the show, where we expect the 2020 legislative session to go regarding additional related changes.

Put Money in Your Owner's Pockets. Quickly.

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

ROOM 613-614

Speaker

  • Nick Mungia, VP of Customer Success, Showdigs

 

A deep dive into leasing funnel optimization, covering tactical steps to lease properties effectively, tradeoffs of a high producing funnel, and a look at how those tradeoffs can put property manager and owner incentives at odds with each other.

Critical Guidance for Landlords Considering Cannabis Tenants

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

ROOM 602-603

Speaker

 

It is important to be careful when considering renting to a marijuana business. There are many factors to consider before deciding to participate in the industry, as it is rapidly evolving and full of obstacles. In this seminar, Erik will outline common issues he has seen landlords face when renting to a marijuana business and offer guidance to help landlords protect their interests.

A Vacant Opportunity: How Partnering with Property Partners to Fill Vacancies can Tackle our Housing Crisis

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

ROOM 604

Speaker

 

What if we could make more progress in addressing our housing crisis by partnering with property owners and managers instead of alienating the industry that holds the majority of housing supply in the region? When a unit sits vacant, it is not only a financial loss to the property owner, it is a loss for our community. And there lies an opportunity for a solution that is a win-win for all partied involved.

A strategy focused on property owners and mangers that provides free referrals for vacant units as well as the financial support that allows Property Partners to rent to families most in need of housing, results in more people accessing a home and your property generating consistent revenue.

Reduce Expenses with Clean Tech Upgrades and Amp Up Car Charging Capacity

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

ROOM 606

Speaker

 

With the latest in technology there is a lot we can accomplish with existing buildings to reduce expenses, generate income and create capacity for car charging. With energy retrofits and solar panels we can save money and generate income for apartment and condominium properties. With the latest in car charging technology we can take advantage of new found electric capacity to charge more cars.

How To Purchase Property Outside of Your Comfort Zone

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

ROOM 607

Speaker

 

There are times when you have to move out of your comfort zone to be a successful landlord.

Problems:

  • High Purchase Price = Negative cash flow or low rate of return.

  • Local Laws are not landlord friendly. 

  • Rent Control. 

Solutions: 

  • We give you the direction, resources and tools you need to analyze rental markets anywhere in the United States.

  • You will learn how to meet your goals with your real estate investment property. 

  • Discover 7 ways to reduce risk and increase the rewards when you purchase investment property.

Maintenance & Technology - Tools & Tracking

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

ROOM 608

Speaker

 

Pinnacle uses, and owns proprietary software which allows our office staff to provide real time billing, technician arrival windows, idle times and onsite work time which integrates with our fleet tracking system. All of these systems allow us to provide accurate billing and data for our customers. As companies scale in size, managing your fleet and employees through software is extremely important to maintain quality and profitability.

Property Managers: 20 Tips to Avoid Legal Problems with Residents

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

ROOM 611-612

Speaker​ 

From lease disputes to marijuana usage to serving notices, there are many potential tenant disputes that face today's landlords and property managers. In this seminar, Attorney Evan Loeffler will highlight 20 common tenant problems that lead to costly legal matters.

 

Inspections, discrimination, damage deposits, smoking, tenant criminal behavior, emotional pets, and more. Save time, money and aggravation by avoiding these disputes before they begin. This is a great refresher for the seasoned professional and a solid foundation for new landlords, property managers and owners.

Legislative Update

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

ROOM 609

Speaker

 

Join this experienced panel of speakers to discuss current bills going through legislation that will have major changes and impact on the landlord tenant laws.

How to Start, Operate, and Sell a Property Management Company

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

ROOM 613-614

Speaker

 

Using his experiences from starting a property management company, Jevons Property Management, with over 800 units and managing his personal 71 units, Enrique will teach you how to start, operate and sell a property management company. Enrique will also speak to the benefits of using data and technology in managing properties.

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