LandlordsNY Property Management Symposium

New World Stages

December 14th, 2016

LandlordsNY LIVE

In a unique twist of the usual real estate events and expos, the LandlordsNY Property Management Symposium was created to assist landlords and managers...period! This private event is only open to LandlordsNY Members.

This is the only conference designed solely for you!


8:00 – 8:45: Registration, strictly Kosher hot gourmet breakfast, coffee, and networking!

Juice bar, breakfast bakery, yogurt bar, and coffee station

What won't you find? Stale donuts, coffee, or conversation.

8:45 – 9:00: Welcome Address with LandlordsNY CEO J'Nell Simmons

Hear what's new in the LandlordsNY network including a tutorial on how to use the site's newest member-only offering “LNY Alerts” – a Compliance & Violation Monitoring Service.

View also the  LNY Lease  - a free tool available for LandlordsNY members to create their own leases. It is available for both rent stabilized and free market use.

LandlordsNY has been busy this year!

9:00 – 10:00 LandlordsNY LIVE! Landlord Panel Part I

One of our most popular sessions at every event! For every landlord scratching his or her head over a question or problem, there is another landlord who has experienced that same problem and has the solution. LandlordsNY connects the two! We have assembled landlords of varying portfolio size and experience for this interactive session. This is certainly not a 30,000 foot state-of-the-market overview. We will discuss tangible, practical, applicable advice with plenty of time for audience questions.

There is a tremendous amount of expertise in the LandlordsNY membership. This Symposium is about bringing it out.

Some of the topics include:

  • The Internet of Things – a look at technology and its influence on Property Management.
  • Major Capital Improvements (MCI’s) — What qualifies, what are the benefits, and how has the law changed of late?
  • Individual Apartment Improvements — What kind of documentation must you keep and issues with TPU audits
  • Potential value in adding amenities — Laundry, security system, electronic entry, boiler monitoring systems, etc.
  • Managing expectations in high end buildings and co-ops.
  • Managing for foreign (or absentee) investors.
  • Certificates of Insurance for your commercial tenants.
  • How do you screen your tenants? Do you use a software or a company? Do you permit brokers to do this for you?

Moderator: Real Rose, EAR Properties


  • Ajo Kurian, Vice President AKAM Associates, Inc.
  • Michael Vinocur, Building Equity Management
  • Christopher Wang, Two Kings Real Estate
  • Joanna Wong, Henry Realty Management
  • JP Rutigliano, J & L Holding Corporation
  • David Carlos, Property Manager & Technologist

10:00 - 10:30: Networking break, coffee, hors d'œuvres

While you enjoy our Kosher hors d'oevres please visit our sponsoring vendors' displays. LNY Certified Vendors are local, reputable and LandlordsNY member recommended. There are special offers and giveaways to those members in attendance including iPads, management software programs and of course our two $1000 Amazon gift card giveaways at the conclusion of the event.

10:30 – 11:30: Legal Session with Michelle Maratto-Itkowitz, Itkowitz, PLLC

There is a tremendous amount of upheaval in the Rent Stabilization space around past and future deregulations and overcharges.  

  • There is the Altman case, which probably means that 250,000 deregulated apartments are still subject to Rent Stabilization. 
  • There are the Rent Laws of 2015, which changed the way you can deregulate in the future.
  • There is the Grimm line of cases, allowing tenants to look back BEYOND four-years on overcharges.
  • Then, of course, there is the Roberts case and all the illegal J-51 High Rent Vacancy Deregulations and nobody knows what the rents are there.

Things get harder to understand and navigate all the time.  But in this session – we are not going to waste any time complaining (we never do!). 

In this session – we are going to give landlords the bottom line on the  exact status of all this law.  We will tell you what might change and what is pretty set in stone.  We will tell you best practices and point out where you have decisions to make.   The most exciting part is that we are going to take you through a sample building-wide risk analysis.  You will walk out of this session with actionable information with respect to all this law about how to:

  • Understand the risks in your building
  • Prevent problems
  • Deal with existing tenant disputes
  • Maximize the rent roll for the future legally

This is a Don’t Miss Presentation for anyone with a Stabilized Property

11:30 – 12:00: Networking Break

Grab a protein bar and fresh cup of coffee because you won't want to miss Part 2 of LandlordsNY LIVE!

12:00 - 12:45: LandlordsNY Expert Panel

Hear from: Insurent, Consolidated Elevator Corp, Tecogen, Sprague, and Platinum Risk Management.

12:45 - 1:30: LandlordsNY LIVE! Landlord Forum Part II

Some of the topics include:

  • Smoothing cultural and personality divides between building staff and building personnel.
  • Managing expectations in high end buildings and co-ops.
  • Bedbugs! The practical, realistic scoop on getting rid of them and how they have changed the culture of buildings.
  • Managing for foreign (or absentee) investors.
  • Certificates of Insurance for your commercial tenants.
  • How do you screen your tenants? Do you use a software or a company? Do you permit brokers to do this for you?
  • Are owners seeing an influx of violations in certain geographic areas? What are you doing to combat the City? What companies are you using for monitoring and expediting?
  • Buyouts
  • Leveraging Technology in Multifamily Management
  • How to rent vacant apartments

Moderator: J'Nell Simmons, LandlordsNY CEO

1:45 - 2:00: Wrap up and Raffle of TWO $1000.00 Amazon Gift Cards!

2:00 – 3:00: The Fun Continues!

LandlordsNY Expert booths remain open and so is the LandlordsNY bar. Grab a signature LNY orange drink as you continue to network with your peers, Experts, and LandlordsNY staff. This is also a good time to go over any paperwork you may have brought for our Experts to review.


New World Stages

Nestled between bustling Times Square and trendy Hell's Kitchen, New World Stages is the renowned theatrical complex which has served as the home of Tony-Award-winning, Guinness-Record-setting, and Pulitzer-Prize-earning shows.