Keynote Speakers


Mark Scharenbroich

Thursday Keynote Presentation
Join Emmy award-winning speaker, Mark Scharenbroich as he takes you for a fun ride on how to be effective at making meaningful connections in both your professional and personal life. His Nice Bike principle is supported by three strong actions: Acknowledge, honor and connect. Part motivational speaker, part thought-provoker and pure comedic entertainer – Mark Scharenbroich will inspire, teach and engage you with Nice Bike.


Dennis Budinich

Friday Keynote Presentation
Dennis Budinich is the Chief Culture Officer at Investors Bank. Throughout his entire career, Dennis has dedicated himself to helping others be their best by sharing with them the most effective success principles and how to apply them. In all of his high-energy learning programs, Dennis shares the information he acquired in the fields of positive psychology and self science, as well as his personal experiences as a successful financial professional and entrepreneur.


Wednesday, Feb. 21

ethics for the real estate manager

Come a day early for this required course for the CPM & ARM Credentials. 

Thursday, Feb. 22

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. — Conference Attendee Registration

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. — Exhibitor Registration

9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. — "Nice Bike" Keynote Address in the Music Box Theatre

Keynote Sponsored by:

  • Ehrlich Pest Control
  • TrashPro

10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. — 3 Concurrent Education Sessions

workplace violence and de-escalation for employees and management

Speaker: Dennis F. Dougherty, Med-Tex Services, Inc.—Workers increasingly face significant risks of workplace violence, which can refer to any physical or verbal assault toward a person in a work environment. Violence in facilities takes many forms and has different origins, such as verbal threats or physical attacks by people encountered in the workplace, or even an active assailant or shooter. In this course, attendees are provided with suggestions for dealing with aggression, identifying the potentially volatile situations and provide attendees with recommendations for an effective and peaceful resolution when possible.

emergency preparedness

Speakers: Patrick Gilmore, WRT, ASD, AMRT, OSHA, from BELFOR; and Paul Migliore, FSRT, OSHA, from BELFOR—There are things you can do to plan for a disaster before things go bad. Join us for a discussion on dealing with a disaster. The speakers will provide insight on types of emergencies, what to do during an emergency; and the steps you must take after a disaster occurs.

coa liability: when does a construction defect cause of action accrue?

Speaker: Gene Markin, Esq., Associate at Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law—What happens if several leaks occur during the time the developer controls the association? How many leaks are enough to trigger the running of the limitations period based on what a reasonable developer “should have known”? Certainly, courts will be confronted with these questions in the coming years and will undoubtedly come to different conclusions. 

11:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m.— Expo & Lunch

Luncheon Sponsored by:

  • JGS Insurance
  • Maintenance Mart
  • USI Insurance Services
  • Vertical Systems Analysis
  • Wilmar

2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. — 3 Concurrent Education Sessions

developing an emergency action plan for an active shooter

Sponsored by: PennDel AHMA

Speaker: Edwin Moore, Facility Security Officer/Trainer at OHSP, New Jersey Department of Homeland Security—In the seminar, “Developing an Emergency Action Plan for an Active Shooter Event,” we will discuss the importance of doing a site security assessment. Review what information needs to be in the plan. We will also cover why emergency action plans are facility or site specific, management responsibilities, forming a planning team and preparing for the threat of an active shooter and the aftermath.
>> Download the Active Shooter Emergency Action Plan Development Guide and Template
>> Download the Active Shooter Emergency Action Plan

fair housing law

Sponsored by: JAHMA

Speaker: Derek Reed, partner at Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin & Plaza—Will discuss Fair Housing, any updates in the law, and will includes such other important issues as ADA Compliance and Service and Support Animals. Read Derek's bio.

roof preventative maintenance

Sponsored by: R&L Construction

Speaker: Mike Hoch, Executive Vice President of P. Cooper Roofing—Whether you are interested in multifamily communities, high-rise /mid-rise structures, industrial warehouses, or mixed use properties; Mike has the expertise to provide building owners and managers with the knowledge of what are the appropriate roofs’ needs and cost efficient solution(s) for their building(s).


Thursday, Feb. 22, Continued

3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. — Afternoon Break
Sponsored by:

  • CSC Serviceworks
  • Multi-Housing Depot by ARI
  • P. Cooper Roofing
  • Regal Restoration USA

3:45 p.m.-5 p.m. — 3 Concurrent Education Sessions

affordable housing panel

Presented by: Deborah Gershen-Genello, Eileen Wirth, and a representative from Rural Housing Services of the USDA —Historically changes in the political arena impact various sectors of the economy, and the Affordable Housing industry is no exception. The political shift currently in progress will affect those managing Affordable Housing both at the site and corporate level. This session will have a panel of industry leaders and experts provide that latest information on programs and regulations, and insights into potential changes for HUD, LIHTC, and Rural Housing programs.
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cyber-security for the small business: are you at risk?

Speaker: Dominic Genello, GenTech Systems Management—We all hear about “cyber-security” when government agencies and large corporations are struck with cyber-attacks and data breeches, but what about cyber-security for small business? Come to this session to learn what cyber-security is and why is it important. We will identify the types of information that must be protected and the various compliance regulations that may apply to your business. We will discuss the types of cyber threats, how to determine your level of risk and how to protect yourself and your business.

confined space considerations for construction and repair

Sponsored by:

Speaker: Dennis M. Dougherty, President & CEO of Med-Tex Services, Inc.—Dennis will cover topics relating to confined spaces including: the comparison between general industry and construction, typical hazards and violations observed in the execution of confined space activities and the key areas to focus on during site evaluations or inspections. He will discuss the impact of the OSHA’s new “Confined Spaces for Construction” standard and help identify the considerations of the companies involved in construction or for general industry settings that have construction activities on their property. Dennis will also present the guidelines for emergency preparedness and rescue response time considerations.

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. — Expo and Buffet

Expo Reception Sponsored by:

  • Always Safe Sidewalks
  • Door & Gate
  • Restore Core
  • Roto-Rooter Services

9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. — Networking Event at Premier; Entertainment by House DeeJay

Sponsored by:

  • Anchor Pest Control
  • Auto-Out Cooktop Fire Protection
  • BDA
  • Corbett Exterminating
  • Inglis Housing Corporation

Friday, February 23

9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. — Networking Breakfast;  IREM Presentations & IREM President

Sponsored by:

  • Columbia Bank
  • Direct Energy Business
  • Hutchinson Mechanical Services
  • Unitex Asphalt Services
  • Valcourt Building Services

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — "How to Make a Difference in Your Life and the Lives of Those Around You" Keynote Address