Board Member Certification Webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 26th
The state of Florida requires that board members become certified by attending an approved course or submitting written certification information to the association secretary. One of the best and most convenient ways for board members to become certified is by participating in our live complimentary board member certification webinars from the comfort of their home or office. Our webinars have been approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to qualify for board member certification. This interactive online course details the basic concepts of community operations, including an overview of the budget and reserve process, membership and board meetings, election procedures, alternative dispute resolutions, vendor bids and contract negotiations, and it highlights some of the most recent changes in Florida condominium laws. Attendees receive an official certificate of completion from our firm, and the webinars also qualify for 2 hours of continuing education CAM credits for property managers.
Our next board member certification webinar hosted by Laura Manning-Hudson will take place on Wednesday, February 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Contact Stephanie Bonilla at (305) 442-8536 or send her an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the webinar and receive the login info. Space is limited to 20 participants. Registration will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.
Board Member Certification Seminar on Saturday, March 8th
The state of Florida requires that board members become certified by attending an approved course or submitting written certification information to the association secretary. One of the best and most convenient ways for board members to become certified is by participating in our complimentary board member certification seminars, which have been approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to qualify for board member certification. This course details the basic concepts of community operations, including an overview of the budget and reserve process, membership and board meetings, election procedures, alternative dispute resolutions, vendor bids and contract negotiations, and it highlights some of the most recent changes in Florida laws. Attendees receive an official certificate of completion from our firm, and the seminar also qualifies for 2 hours of continuing education CAM credits (OPP) for property managers.
For our next seminar, our firm is partnering with the Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations (KFHA), an organization that promotes the general welfare of the Kendall Community by identifying and addressing quality of life issues and matters of concern. The course will be presented by Maria Arias from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at the Kendall Village Center (8625 SW 124 Avenue). To register to attend, contact the firm's Stephanie Bonilla at (305) 442-3334, ext. 324, or via email at email@example.com.
Oscar Rivera to Present Course Titled “The Economics of a Lease: Rent, Escalations and Pass-Throughs” at ICSC University of Shopping Centers on March 10th
Founded in 1957, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the global trade association of the shopping center industry with more than 60,000 members in the U.S., Canada and over 90 other countries. On Monday, March 10, the firm’s Oscar Rivera will lead the three-hour course titled “The Economics of a Lease: Rent, Escalations and Pass-Throughs” at the ICSC University of Shopping Centers, which is an advanced level educational program aimed at elevating each attendee’s level of knowledge of the industry by learning directly from experienced professionals. The course will cover the strategies and tactics of negotiating monetary provisions, including minimum and percentage rent clauses, security deposits, operating costs, real estate taxes and merchants/marketing fund payments. Attendees will be led through an analysis of the key elements of each of the lease provisions: base rent, percentage rent, operating costs, real estate taxes, marketing funds, security deposits, utilities and services, and tenant improvement allowances and their monetary impact interrelationship with the net return to the landlord as well as to the tenant. Sample clauses, included in the materials, will be distributed and dissected in an effort to analyze their strengths and weaknesses.
The next University of Shopping Centers will take place March 10-12, 2014, on the campus of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. For additional information and online registration, visit www.icsc.org/2014UV.
Michael Kurzman to Speak at The Seminar Group’s Public/Private Partnerships - Finance and Development Seminar in Miami on March 12th
Firm partner Michael Kurzman, along with, Alice N. Bravo, Assistant City Manager and Chief of Infrastructure at the City of Miami will be co-chairing The Seminar Group’s Public/Private Partnerships Finance and Development seminar taking place March 12, 2014 at the Hampton Inn Miami from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The one-day event brings together experts who have effectively addressed the range of legal and practical issues involved in Public/Private Partnerships aimed at leveraging and preserving public assets.
The faculty will discuss new changes to Florida law significantly increasing an array of public/private projects and models available in Florida. You will hear from the public side, the private side, the finance side and the legal side about successful public/private partnership projects in Florida, and the challenges that those involved in the process had to overcome. This program will provide you with information on how these innovative construction projects are created, financed and executed. Don't miss this incredible opportunity available to the architectural, engineering, construction, finance and legal industry.
To learn more about the event or to register to attend, please visit: http://www.theseminargroup.net/seminar.lasso?seminar=14.PFIFL
Oscar Rivera to Present Course Titled “Construction Law, Insurance and Ethics” at ICSC John T. Riordan School for Retail Real Estate Professionals on April 2nd
Oscar Rivera will be presenting a course titled “Construction Law, Insurance and Ethics” at the ICSC John T. Riordan School for Retail Real Estate Professionals on Wednesday, April 2. The course will take a fresh look at various construction law and insurance protocols. Topics will include basic real estate and construction contracts, insurance and how it relates to real property coverage, insurance documents, and practicing good ethics in the workplace. The course will cover the purpose and content of contracts and other legal documentation, and the general tenets of construction, development, and real estate law. It will review insurance principles and practices, and the various types of policies that are common to development, design, and construction activities and practices.
The event will take place at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, March 30 to April 3, and information and registrations are available at www.icsc.org/2014SAZ.
Michael Kurzman and Elisabeth Kozlow to Speak at Lorman’s Fundamentals of Construction Issues in Florida in Miami on April 29th
Firm partners Michael J. Kurzman and Elisabeth Kozlow will be presenting at Lorman’s Fundamentals of Construction Issues in Florida conference taking place April 29, 2014 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Brickell from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The one-day event brings together some of South Florida’s most prominent attorneys in the construction law field. This program promises to help build knowledge of construction issues in an effort to help attendees save money and avoid future disputes.
Ms. Kozlow will lead the session taking place from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. titled “Bonds and Insurance Provisions,” which will focus on discussing the distinction between bonds and insurance provisions. Mr. Kurzman will then lead two sessions. The first, titled “Construction Lien Fundamentals,” will take place from 2:40 to 3:40 p.m. and will discuss the different statutory obligations under Florida’s Construction Lien Law. His second session titled “Hidden Traps & Treasures in Florida’s Construction Lien Law,” will take place from 3:40 to 4:30 p.m. and will help participants discover hidden traps and treasures in Florida’s Construction Lien Law to help minimize the risk of devastating financial loss in today’s uncertain economic climate.
To learn more about the event or to register to attend, please visit: www.lorman.com/seminars/393181?c=3&p=18103
Take advantage of using our special “Client and Colleague” discount and enjoy 20% off the registration fee by using the following code when registering: Z6289794.