In a return engagement, The New Jersey Cooperator magazine and Yale Robbins, Inc. invite all property managers, HOA board members, and unit owners to the New Jersey Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo, a one-day trade show event on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The 2010 Expo will again take over the Meadowlands Exposition Center at 355 Plaza Drive in Secaucus with booths, seminars, and demonstrations all day long.
Since its launch two years ago, the New Jersey Expo has quickly established itself as a unique event that addresses the diverse, evolving needs of the Garden State's condo and HOA community. This year, there will be over 200 exhibitors offering assistance and expert advice in the areas of building management, maintenance, insurance, security, energy and countless other services. Attendees will also be able to choose from among an exciting roster of seminars covering an array of topics of great interest to condo owners and administrators alike.
In two short years, the Expo has grown, attracting larger and larger numbers of attendees. The 2009 Expo brought board members, residents, and managers from hundreds of HOAs throughout the metro area. And that's to say nothing of the numbers of other real estate professionals and service providers who are make the Expo an annual pilgrimage.
Interacting with Professionals
One of the biggest draws of The New Jersey Cooperator’s Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo is that it's really more than just a trade show. The event offers educational opportunities as well as a chance for various members of the residential real estate community to interact and network with HOA and condo board members, residents, vendors and service providers from across many diverse industries and disciplines.
The 2010 Expo will feature a wide array of information and educational opportunities for participants, including scores of booths and several free seminars sponsored by established industry professionals, covering the kinds of topics that boards, managers, and building residents are most eager to discuss. These seminars are perhaps one of the day’s most popular features, and routinely attract standing-room-only audiences.
This year’s seminar sponsors include perennial favorites Stark & Stark, who will present “Legal and Legislative Update: Important Decisions, New Laws, and How They Impact Your HOA,” regarding current legal and legislative precedents; “Landscaping for Year-Round Beauty,” featuring a panel of landscaping professionals, who will examine planting and maintenance schedules for HOAs and discuss various seasonal landscaping elements; “Manager Performance: Evaluating, Cooperating, Improving,” which asks the question of an expert panel, “What makes a good property manager?” and a panel sponsored by National Condo Advisors, LLC, which will look at the FHA and new construction condominium loan approval process.
Each seminar at this year’s Expo will run around an hour in length, giving you enough time between talks to check out the booths on the exhibit floor and enjoy the show’s other attractions.
More to Come!
There will be plenty of other exciting activities to partake in at the Expo throughout the day. A new attraction is the Reserve Fund prize giveaway, courtesy of The New Jersey Cooperator and Yale Robbins, Inc. One attendee will win a $2,500 contribution to their building's reserve fund. The winner will be drawn at random after registration has closed, and a check for the winnings will be made payable to the winner’s building care of their management company. Only board members qualify to enter the reserve fund drawing, and attendance at the Expo is required for eligibility. For complete details on how to enter the reserve fund drawing, go online at www.nj-expo.com.
Not all freebies are tangible, of course. If you have questions about how your board should hold meetings, or about your association’s finances, policies, or day-to-day management, you can stop by one of the Expo’s free advice booths for answers. The booths are staffed throughout the day by legal, management, building and financial professionals ready to answer your questions, off the clock and on the house. For guests needing nourishment or access to e-mail, be sure to drop by the conveniently-located food court and cyber-cafe.
How to Get Involved
If you’re interested in joining over 3,000 metro area visitors to the Expo for a day of information, education, and networking, you can pre-register right now by calling our registration line at 201-708-4408. Admission is free, but pre-registration will get you into the Expo quicker on the day of the show.
The 2010 New Jersey Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo is quite simply the biggest, most in-depth event of its kind in the region. If you’re a board member, a property manager, or just an HOA resident interested in getting involved and improving how your community is run, stop by the show and take advantage of all it has to offer!
For more information on who is exhibiting at the show or to register for this one-of-a-kind event online, please visit our website at www.nj-expo.com. n