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Conference Schedule

Monday, October 02

12:30PM
5:00PM
Registration Open
12:30PM
1:30PM
Refreshment Break
1:30PM
2:30PM
Risk Management: Insurance Optimization Strategies for New Asset Managers

Room: Zilker IV

“Insurance:” With a multitude of exposure and risk 24 hours a day, seven days a week, this is one line item you can’t afford to get wrong. Coupled with recent high-severity events and challenging economic environments, property owners and managers are left with the daunting task of covering their assets without sacrificing their bottom lines.

Speakers

Name: 
Terry Mann
Job Title: 
VP-Southwest Region
Company: 
Marsh & McLennan Agency
Name: 
Anthony Tarter
Job Title: 
Principal
Company: 
PGIM Real Estate Finance
Name: 
Lee Williams
Job Title: 
Director of Risk Management
Company: 
Camden
Name: 
Pauline Thude-Speckman
Job Title: 
Owner
Company: 
Productive Property Mgmt./Meridian Investments

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1:30PM
2:30PM
Leaving Occupancy Behind: Identifying the Truly Important Measures

Room: Zilker II

Explore how business intelligence can transform revenue management through access to advanced metrics with focus on two real-world, acquisition-through-disposition case studies detailing how the clients consistently outperformed their markets and sold to achieve a high return on investment.

Speakers

Name: 
Ron Brock, Jr.
Job Title: 
Industry Principal, Matrix Products
Company: 
Yardi
Name: 
Tim Reardon
Job Title: 
Director of Revenue Management
Company: 
Bridge Property Management, LC
Name: 
Sarah Wieckowicz
Job Title: 
Vice President, Revenue Management
Company: 
AMLI
Name: 
Jim Kjolhede
Job Title: 
President
Company: 
Satteron Enterprises, LLC

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2:45PM
3:45PM
Technology MythBusters: Truths and Numbers for Wi-Fi, Broadband, Cable TV

Room: Zilker IV

Are your residents still buying cable TV or have they opted to cut the cord and seek content on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video? Does property-wide Wi-Fi attract more residents? Supported by real-world costs and the financials that asset managers need to know, walk away prepared to make decisions today on technologies and infrastructure to maximize long-term value.

Speakers

Name: 
Mike Coco
Job Title: 
President
Company: 
Choice Property Resources, Inc.
Name: 
Jesse Walker
Job Title: 
Director of Sales Engineering
Company: 
Spectrum Community Solutions
Name: 
Matt Wootton
Job Title: 
Director MDU National Accounts & Mixed Use
Company: 
AT&T Connected Communities
Name: 
Barney Pullman
Job Title: 
Vice President, Business Process
Company: 
Waterton

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2:45PM
3:45PM
Revenue and Amenities

Room: Zilker II

How can owners, service providers and residents align around delivering a better living experience that’s worth paying more for? Can developers sustainably differentiate their product versus the competition? It seems like every consumer-oriented vendor wants access to residents. We dream of using the density of apartments to create a demonstrably better experience than owning a single-family home. That moment may have arrived.

Advances in secure, scalable access are fueling the growth of lifestyle amenities - amenities that provide residents with the ultimate in value - more time. This panel of startups and experience industry amenity experts will outline the service-driven amenities residents will start experiencing - at scale - in 2018.

Speakers

Name: 
Everett Lynn
Job Title: 
Founder and CEO
Company: 
Amenify
Name: 
Ali Hussain
Job Title: 
COO
Company: 
Latch
Name: 
Susan Vickery
Job Title: 
Managing Director
Company: 
Trammell Crow Residential
Name: 
Lisa Trapp
Job Title: 
Vice President of Marketing
Company: 
CWS Apartment Homes
Name: 
Steve Lefkovits
Job Title: 
Executive Producer
Company: 
Joshua Tree Conference Group

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3:45PM
4:00PM
Refreshment Break
4:00PM
5:15PM
The Holy Grail of Asset Management: Predictive Analytics

Room: Zilker IV

Thanks to modern-day tools, there has never been more data available to asset managers and owners. With an inordinate number of metrics from disparate platforms, successfully leveraging business intelligence to harness predictive analytics may seem like an impossible feat. This panel of industry pioneers will discuss the latest insights into business intelligence including challenges, best practices and lessons learned.

Speakers

Name: 
Bradley Cribbins
Job Title: 
Chief Operating Officer
Company: 
Alliance Residential
Name: 
Kevin George
Job Title: 
President and CEO
Company: 
InfoTycoon
Name: 
Noreen Henry
Job Title: 
CEO
Company: 
WayBlazer
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5:15PM
6:30PM
Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 03

8:00AM
4:30PM
Registration Open
8:00AM
9:00AM
Breakfast in Networking Hall
9:15AM
10:30AM
Trend: Venture Investing in Technology Companies - Multifamily Companies Moving Beyond Property Investing

Room: Zilker IV 

Multifamily REITs and larger owners are now investing in technology ventures—either directly or through sector-specific funds. This session will summarize some of the active companies raising funds, outline the mix of investors and identify personal and corporate strategies for equity participation in the next wave of tech to hit apartment housing.

Speakers

Name: 
David Goldberg
Job Title: 
General Partner
Company: 
Corigin Ventures
Name: 
John Helm
Job Title: 
Managing Director
Company: 
RETV Management, LLC
Name: 
Scott Ingraham
Job Title: 
Owner
Company: 
Zuma Capital
Name: 
Dirk Wakeham
Job Title: 
Managing Director
Company: 
Westlake Ventures

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10:30AM
10:45AM
Refreshment Break
10:45AM
11:45AM
Defining the Smart Apartment: Data, Software, Integration and Valuation

Room: Zilker IV

As the smart home mantra spreads across the real estate industry, questions abound regarding cost, integration, hardware, software, market differentiation and potential ROI. Learn from innovators in the smart home space and with communities implementing smart home technology as they define and discuss their findings and whether they think this platform will give you the return necessary to justify the capital expenditure associated with putting the technology into action.

Speakers

Name: 
Jim Dobbie
Job Title: 
Executive Vice President, Development
Company: 
Hunt Investment Management
Name: 
Josh Erosky
Job Title: 
Director of Building Technology
Company: 
UDR
Name: 
Jay Minchilli
Job Title: 
Executive Director
Company: 
JP Morgan Asset Management
Name: 
Sce Pike
Job Title: 
CEO
Company: 
IOTAS

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10:45AM
11:45AM
Utility Allowances: Texas and Everywhere Else

Room: Zilker II

Section 42 allows for the use of a multitude of methods when updating utility allowances (UAs). This session will use real data to reveal the financial benefit of vetting different UA methods, as well as different ways to vet the methods, highlighting the pros and cons, best practices and roadblocks from a panel that includes compliance professionals, a former agency representative, and an experienced UA calculation vendor.

Speakers

Name: 
Emmanuel Hales
Job Title: 
Director of Sales & Marketing
Company: 
Zappling/2rw Consultants
Name: 
George McMannis
Job Title: 
Vice President of Compliance and Operations
Company: 
BWI, LLC
Name: 
Stephanie Naquin
Job Title: 
Director, Multifamily Compliance
Company: 
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
Name: 
Anthony Phillips
Job Title: 
Utilities Manager
Company: 
Herman & Kittle Properties

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11:45AM
1:45PM
Networking Hall Open with Lunch
2:00PM
3:00PM
Renewal Pricing/Process: More Important Than Ever Past ‘Peak Rent Growth’

Room: Zilker IV

Renewals are typically 50 to 60 percent of the rent roll, and they’re a bigger percentage of the rent growth in softer markets. Seasoned pricing and process professionals will share their secrets for leveraging renewals—learn the best ways to approach residents for their renewals, the key elements of a great renewal pricing strategy and how to deal with the most common objections come renewal time.

Speakers

Name: 
Daniel Amaral
Job Title: 
Senior Director, Pricing and Revenue Management
Company: 
Irvine Company Apartment Communities
Name: 
Sandi Dumas
Job Title: 
Pricing and Revenue Manager
Company: 
Greystar
Name: 
Trachelle Spencer
Job Title: 
Director of Revenue Management
Company: 
18 Capital Group
Name: 
Donald Davidoff
Job Title: 
President
Company: 
D2 Demand Solutions, Inc

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2:00PM
3:00PM
Cybersecurity in a Digital World

Room: Zilker II

The more renters and owners you acquire as your business grows, the more data you’re storing. Your customers trust you with their sensitive personal data, but are you doing everything you can to keep it safe? Check out this session for an overview of the latest online security best practices like two-factor authentication, as well as tactics for maintaining security for you and your residents in an increasingly connected world.

Speakers

Name: 
Ty Brewer
Job Title: 
Managing Director and CIO
Company: 
Greystar
Name: 
Eric Matulka
Job Title: 
CIO
Company: 
DEI Communities
Name: 
Jeremy Rasmussen
Job Title: 
Director of Cybersecurity
Company: 
Abacode
Name: 
Annie Laurie McCulloh
Job Title: 
Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Company: 
The Rainmaker Group

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3:00PM
3:15PM
Refreshment Break
3:15PM
4:15PM
Convergence: Optimizing Asset Management With Revenue Management, Marketing and Operations

Room: Zilker IV

Learn how savvy operators are using enhanced technologies to navigate changing market conditions to avoid decreased asset valuation. Attendees will gain insights into the people, processes and technological considerations when traditionally siloed departments work closely together to provide marketing, lead-management, pricing and renewal best practices—even in less-than-favorable markets.

Speakers

Name: 
John Reardon
Job Title: 
Vice President of Marketing
Company: 
Beacon Communities LLC
Name: 
Jennifer Cassidy
Job Title: 
Senior Vice President
Company: 
Campus Advantage
Name: 
Jamie Matusek
Job Title: 
President
Company: 
Catalyst
Name: 
Jason Whittington
Job Title: 
Vice President - Business Solutions, Gene B.
Company: 
Glick Company, Inc.,

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3:15PM
4:15PM
Beyond the Hesitation: When the Sharing Economy is Just Right

Room: Zilker II

There's been a lot of talk in recent years concerning the sharing economy’s potential to generate ancillary income. While the concept of short-term rentals is enticing, actual industry implementation has stalled because of resident worry, insurance liabilities and safety concerns. As market conditions change, where does the industry go to generate new revenue? Panelists will discuss how they determined sharing economy practices that proved to be the right fit, such as renting underutilized parking to drive revenue and increase asset value.

Speakers

Name: 
Ken Veltri
Job Title: 
Senior Vice President, Asset Management
Company: 
AMLI Residential
Name: 
Aric Ohana
Job Title: 
Co-Founder
Company: 
ENVOY
Name: 
Tom McLeod
Job Title: 
CEO and Founder
Company: 
Omni
Name: 
Chris Volgenau
Job Title: 
Head of Business Development
Company: 
Pillow Homes

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4:15PM
5:00PM
Sip, Eat and Play Reception

Wednesday, October 04

8:00AM
9:15AM
Breakfast in Networking Hall
8:00AM
10:00AM
Registration Open
9:30AM
11:00AM
Closing General Session: Tax Reform and Your Investors

Room: Zilker IV

Maximize concludes with a focus on tax reform and the needs of investors. Our experts will review proposals under consideration to reform the federal tax code. We’ll ask them to focus on clear-language implications of the various concepts to property investors and syndicators. Up for discussion are depreciation, deductibility of business interest, carried interest, 1031 “like-kind” exchanges and the tax treatment of “pass-through” entities versus corporations. All of these are fundamental to how we underwrite real estate and how investors derive value from it. We’ll include an update on the legislative process as well as what owners should be discussing with their elected representatives. There will be opportunities to ask questions.

Speakers

Name: 
Jim Wilson
Job Title: 
Director, Political Affairs
Company: 
National Apartment Association
Name: 
Melissa Mueller
Job Title: 
Partner
Company: 
Capitol Tax Partners, LLP

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