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Schedule

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Schedule and Session Descriptions

Wednesday, July 21

7:30AM
5:00PM
Registration
Mercer Foyer
8:00AM
9:00AM
Breakfast
Mercer Salon H/I
9:00AM
10:30AM
Post-Pandemic and Beyond
Mercer Salon H/I

The pandemic changed how we interact with residents and manage day-to-day business. Join us to discuss changes to the industry and speculate where we go from here.

Speakers

Name: 
DENISE BEIHOFFER
Job Title: 
First Vice President
Company: 
Legal at Equity Residential
Name: 
RYAN DAUGHERTY
Job Title: 
Litigation practice group
Company: 
Dentons Sirote
Name: 
NICOLE UPANO
Job Title: 
Director, Public Policy
Company: 
National Apartment Association
10:45AM
11:45AM
Understanding Website Accessibility
Ellington Salon E/F

The apartment industry faces continued changes to FHA and ADA website compliance. Learn about new requirements and the latest legal challenges.

Speakers

Name: 
JASON TAYLOR
Job Title: 
Chief Innovation Strategist and Advisor
Company: 
UsableNet
Name: 
ANTHONY MINGIONE
Job Title: 
Partner
Company: 
Blank Rome, LLP
10:45AM
11:45AM
Navigating Eviction Moratoriums Orders
Mercer Salon H/I

Learn about state courts' interpretation of Federal Orders and discuss eviction moratoria and legal challenges to them along with an update of federal moratoria as the CDC Order is set to expire.

Speakers

Name: 
DONNA ASHTON
Job Title: 
Founding partner of the Winchester law firm
Company: 
Ashton Law PC
Name: 
TRAVIS SHEETS
Job Title: 
Vice President and General Counsel
Company: 
BH Management
Name: 
JOEY HANCE
Job Title: 
General Counsel
Company: 
Asset Management
11:45AM
1:00PM
Lunch
Mercer Salon H/I

Thanks to our sponsor PetScreening.com

1:00PM
2:00PM
Legal Roundtable
Ellington Salon E/F
2:15PM
2:45PM
Networking Break
Mercer Foyer
2:45PM
3:45PM
Risky Business: Insurance and Liability
Mercer Salon H/I

Best practices, annual fee caps, and required limits, and limitations on liability. Come learn about these and other insurance-related issues in the apartment industry.

Speakers

Name: 
CARRIE CHERVENY
Job Title: 
Senior Vice President of Strategic Client Solutions
Company: 
HUB’s Risk Services Division
Name: 
TRAVIS SHEETS
Job Title: 
Vice President and General Counsel
Company: 
BH Management
2:45PM
3:45PM
COVID-19 Modernizing the Legal Process
Ellington Salon E/F

Join us for a moderated open discussion on how COVID-19 forced changes to court systems across the country.

Speakers

Name: 
PAUL COHEN
Job Title: 
Founding partner
Company: 
Cohen Marraccini LLC
Name: 
GENE ECKEL
Job Title: 
Attorney
Company: 
Goosmann Law Firm
4:00PM
5:00PM
The Lowdown on Synthetic Fraud
Mercer Salon H/I

Synthetic fraud is a pervasive problem. The primary challenge for the industry is fabricated applicant information, in which fraudsters combine real and fake information to create a new identity. Learn how operators are tackling these challenges and managing their risk.

Speakers

Name: 
MAITRI JOHNSON
Job Title: 
Vice President of Multifamily Business
Company: 
TransUnion
Name: 
QUIN WILLIS
Job Title: 
Senior Director of Property Management
Company: 
Venterra Realty
5:00PM
6:00PM
Welcome Reception
Overlook East

Speakers

Name: 
Remarks from AMIR FAROKHI
Job Title: 
Atlanta City Council Member

Thursday, July 22

8:00AM
9:00AM
Welcome Breakfast
Mercer Salon H/I

Speakers

Name: 
Remarks from ALAN KING
Job Title: 
NAA Secretary and Managing Director
Company: 
Berkshire Residential Investments
8:00AM
5:00PM
Registration
Mercer Foyer
9:00AM
10:00AM
Homelessness is a Housing Problem
Mercer Salon H/I

Housing insecurity affects low- and moderate-renters across the country with COVID-19 putting many at greater risk for homelessness. While there is a light at the end of the tunnel, it will be a long road to recovery. It is imperative that we address housing supply shortages moving forward to reduce this tension. Join us as we open GART with this important session.

Speakers

Name: 
GREGG COLBURN
Job Title: 
Assistant Professor, Runstad Department of Real Estate
Company: 
University of Washington’s College of Built Environments
10:15AM
11:15AM
Tell Me More, Tell Me More about Renters’ Choice
Mercer Salon H/I

Coined as the low-cost alternative to security deposits, “renter’s choice” legislation has seen increased interest since the pandemic began. Join us as we discuss security deposit alternatives, their effectiveness, and the impact that this legislation has on renters and housers.

Speakers

Name: 
JEFFERY J. GREENBERGER
Job Title: 
Partner
Company: 
Greenberger and Brewer, LLP
Name: 
REICHEN KUHL
Job Title: 
President & Founder
Company: 
LeaseLock
Name: 
STEPHEN DAVIS
Job Title: 
Director of Government Affairs
Company: 
Atlanta Apartment Association
Name: 
NICOLE UPANO
Job Title: 
Director of Public Policy
Company: 
National Apartment Association
11:30AM
12:30PM
Resident Screening Technology: The Next Generation
Mercer Salon H/I

Housing providers utilize resident screening policies and tools to mitigate their risk. ensure objective decision-making, and importantly, preserve equal housing opportunity. If you are interested in the latest technologies and housing policy trends, this session is for you!

Speakers

Name: 
JAY HARRIS
Job Title: 
Vice President
Company: 
Fair Collections & Outsourcing
Name: 
ERIC J. ELLMAN
Job Title: 
Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs
Company: 
Consumer Data Industry Association
Name: 
ALICE J. EHN
Job Title: 
Executive Officer
Company: 
Washtenaw Area Apartment Association
Name: 
JODIE APPLEWHITE
Job Title: 
Manager of Public Policy
Company: 
National Apartment Association
11:30AM
12:30PM
Inclusionary Zoning: You’re Just Too Good to Be True
Ellington Salon E/F

Often proposed as a small piece of a city’s larger housing affordability strategy, inclusionary zoning (IZ) has the potential to generate massive instability in local housing markets. Hear from developers and our industry’s advocates as they discuss the impact of IZ policy and where governing bodies can create equity across all stakeholders.

Speakers

Name: 
DREW HAMRICK
Job Title: 
General Counsel & Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs
Company: 
Apartment Association of Metro Denver
Name: 
CATIE LANE BAILEY
Job Title: 
Lobbyist and Policy Advisor
Company: 
Greater Nashville Apartment Association
Name: 
BOBBY WEST
Job Title: 
Managing Partner
Company: 
TriBridge Residential
Name: 
SAM GILBOARD
Job Title: 
Manager of Public Policy
Company: 
National Apartment Association
12:30PM
1:45PM
Lunch on Own
1:45PM
3:45PM
State & Local Roundtable 
Mercer Salon H/I

It’s everyone’s favorite session. Grab a seat and a notepad as we sit down to hear about the trials and tribulations of your colleagues across the country from California to the New York Island!

3:45PM
4:00PM
Networking Break
Mercer Foyer
4:00PM
5:00PM
You Gotta Fight for Your Right to…Counsel?
Mercer Salon H/I

Since New York City became the first in the nation to guarantee legal representation for low-income renters in eviction court, several others, most recently Washington state, have followed suit. Join us as we discuss the pitfalls and unexpected consequences.

Speakers

Name: 
BRETT WALLER
Job Title: 
Director of Government Affairs
Company: 
Washington Multifamily Housing Association
Name: 
GRASON M. WIGGINS
Job Title: 
Senior Government Affairs Manager
Company: 
The Maryland Multi-Housing Association
Name: 
SAM GILBOARD
Job Title: 
Manager of Public Policy
Company: 
National Apartment Association
5:00PM
6:00PM
Networking Reception
Ellington Salon E/F

Friday, July 23

9:00AM
11:00AM
Registration
Mercer Foyer
9:00AM
10:00AM
Breakfast/Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update
Mercer Salon H/I

Speakers

Name: 
Remarks from GREG BROWN
Job Title: 
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
Company: 
National Apartment Association
10:00AM
11:30AM
Understanding NAA’s Housing Affordability Initiative
Mercer Salon H/I

Housing insecurity affects low- and moderate-renters across the country with COVID-19 putting many at greater risk for homelessness. While there is a light at the end of the tunnel, it will be a long road to recovery. It is imperative that we address housing supply shortages moving forward to reduce this tension. Join us as we close GART with this important session.

Speakers

Name: 
MICHAEL MINI
Job Title: 
EVP
Company: 
Chicagoland Apartment Association
Name: 
BRETT WALLER
Job Title: 
Director of Government Affairs
Company: 
Washington Multifamily Housing Association
Name: 
FRED TAYCO
Job Title: 
Director of External Affairs
Company: 
National Apartment Association
11:30AM
12:00PM
Conference Wrap-up
Mercer Salon H/I
12:00PM
12:00PM
Conference Concludes