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Monday, April 6Effective Community Management & Operation

The NCC Spring Forum is a day-long event exploring trends and practices of manufactured home community owners and operators. The forum delivers a unique learning opportunity to discuss issues including market trends & acquisitions and research findings. It also shows best practices for owners and operators and provides excellent opportunities for professional networking. If you’re involved with manufactured home communities whether as an owner/operator, service provider, lender or consultant this event is for you!

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NCC Spring ForumEvent Schedule

Schedule as of February 14, 2020. Check back as additional details are added.

Monday, April 6th
7:00 AM — 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM — 8:30 AM Coffee & Networking
8:30 AM — 8:45 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:45 AM — 10:00 AM Creating Communities of Satisfied Residents
Moderator: Jody Gabel, Lutz, Bobo, & Telfair P.A.
Speakers: Stephen Braun, Hometown America Communities, Steve Schaub, YES Communities

Industry leaders share their insights about how they create communities that residents are happy to call home. Panelists will discuss best practices and share real-world examples of how they foster a resident-focused and positive culture within their communities.

10:00 AM — 10:15 AM Networking Break
10:15 AM — 11:00 AM Rent Control - Be Prepared
Speakers: Tom Casparian, Esq., Cozen O'Connor, Susy Forbath, Cozen O'Connor

Cozen O’Connor is a full-service law firm with offices in 28 cities. With a team of more than 70 lawyers, their Real Estate Practice Group provides comprehensive integrated services to real estate investors and organizations throughout U.S., including advising manufactured housing community owners, developers, and investors. For rent control and property rights issues they can draw upon the capabilities of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, their lobbying firm that offers comprehensive regulatory and legislative solutions at the federal, state, and local level.

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM Expanding Your Community — Getting Started and Gaining Approvals
Speaker: Sam Landy, UMH Properties, Inc.

Interested in expanding your property but don’t know where to start? Have you hit a roadblock along the way? Hear from Sam Landy, founder and president of UMH Properties, about how his company has successfully overcome obstacles to expansion.

11:30 AM — 12:15 PM The Facts About Land-Lease Communities
Speaker: Chris Fisher, Ducker Frontier

Land-lease manufactured home communities play a vital role in providing affordable housing throughout the country, but bad actors and negative media coverage have created a narrative that has the potential to undermine your business and homeowner equity. MHI’s latest study seeks to set the record straight. Hear about this groundbreaking research, which compares manufactured housing communities with other housing alternatives to debunk common misconceptions.

12:15 PM — 1:15 PM Networking Lunch
1:15 PM — 2:00 PM MHI Regional Community of the Year Awards Presentation

Winning communities will be recognized and representatives from each community will participate in a brief panel discussion regarding their properties.

2:00 PM — 3:15 PM Government Trends to Watch
Speakers: Bill Dahlin, Hart King, Dan Rudderow, Rudderow Law Group, Scott Simpson, TS Reis

Rent control. Zoning. Land use restrictions. Fair Housing. First Right of Refusal. Do you know what is being proposed at the local, state and federal government level this year that could impact you? Hear from industry attorneys about trends in legislation and regulations that impact land-lease communities.

3:15 PM — 3:30 PM Networking Break
3:30 PM — 4:30 PM A Market Perspective: MHC Acquisitions and Dispositions
Moderator: Bill Raffoul, Sun Communities, Inc.

Looking to buy or sell a community this year? This session will feature brokers who can update you about what is going on in today’s market. Panelists will discuss considerations for acquisition, share their perspectives on valuations and provide insight into the most important considerations when buying and selling communities.

NCC Spring ForumRegistration Rates

Please note that pricing varies depending on when you register. The following registration windows are available:

Early: Until February 19, 2020
Regular: February 20, 2020 – April 1, 2020
Onsite: After April 1, 2020

Rates Early Regular Onsite
Member $199 $249 $300
Non-Member $249 $299 $300

Note: The NCC Spring Forum and the Developer Seminar run concurrently and cannot be purchased together. These seminars are “add-on” registrations and require a full Congress & Expo registration.