NVAR Leasing Summit: Residential, Commercial & Management Essentials

June 13, 2018

Office: Fairfax

Type of Event: Event

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The 2018 Leasing Summit is your one-stop-shop for all things leasing: residential, commercial and management essentials! With an all-encompassing range of topics presented by industry experts, this event has something to offer everyone – whether you are a property manager, Realtor®, builder or simply curious about the leasing industry.

Event topics include:


Rock-Solid Leasing Applications

Discover the best practices in leasing while protecting your license and your business. Learn how to avoid application frustrations; how to be sure review of the applicant is fair and reasonable; how to create a step-by-step process after receiving applications and more!


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 Patty Young

 Pearson Smith Realty,
 Property Management Division

So You Think You Want To Do Commercial?

Commercial real estate is an extremely competitive and complex business, and knowledge and preparation are keys to success! This session will include: resources available to help you jump-start your commercial business, factors of a commercial deal, different specialty fields in the commercial industry, commissions, timelines, and qualifications for a commercial client. You will walk away with a general knowledge of what a commercial transaction entails and if this is the path you wish to take in real estate. 


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 Diana Shipley

 Vice President, Leasing
 Saul Centers, Inc.

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 Vanessa Wagner

 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Manager
 Dept. of Economic Development

Risky Business: The Do’s & Don'ts of Property Management
from the Experts

Get caught up on the most recent legal changes affecting the leasing and property management industry. Preview NVAR’s new Reasonable Accommodation and Assistance Animal forms. A panel of property management and legal experts will discuss legal updates and answer your questions regarding topics such as assistance animals, fair housing, rental applications, repair responsibilities, management policies, licensed activities, security deposits and the eviction process.


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 Sarah Louppe Petcher

 DBL Lawyers

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 Lee Wilkinson 

 HomeFirst Realty,
 Wilkinson PM

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 Matt Troiani

 Vice President of Professional Development & Deputy General Counsel
 Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®

Facts You Should Know About Construction in a Commercial Deal

Explore the ins and outs of the construction process from per-construction services, permit processing, renovation, build-out construction issues, cost, timelines and other overlooked processes when doing a commercial deal.
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  Karen Powell

  Commercial General Contractor
  Eagle One Contracting, Inc.

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 Diana Shipley

 Vice President, Leasing
 Saul Centers, Inc.

Emerging Technologies: Emerging Opportunities 

Learn about new technologies coming out and practical uses you can take advantage of today. See how you can look at technological change not as disruptors to the status quo, but as enablers of opportunity. We’ll discuss the potential applications of smart home technologies, virtual reality, effective use of social media, and other emerging technologies in the property management and commercial spaces.   


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 Shawn Hanna

 Senior Director of Technology Initiatives
 Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®

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 Steve Russell

 Digital Engagement Manager
 Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®

Lease with Ease

Learn how to leverage MLS features to make leasing a breeze. This will cover CMAs, ShowingTime, Homesnap Pro, and other functionalities to help you work efficiently with renters and for lease properties.


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 Kim Mingo

 Customer Success Champion
 Bright MLS

Supercharge Your Commercial Marketing

Get an in-depth look into how to market commercial real estate with a comprehensive suite of tools and resources. Gain the ability to track competition and access the largest inventory of active commercial real estate listings in your market, while grasping insight into the economic forecast and commercial real estate outlook for 2018 and beyond. 


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 Brandon Lewe

 Regional Director, CRE Sales

 CoStar Group

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 Nicholas Sena

 CoStar Group

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 Omeed Naderi

 CoStar Group

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 Rob Cohn

 CoStar Group


8:30 - 9 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9 - 11:30 a.m.  Workshop Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch & Vendor Marketplace
12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Workshop Sessions

Thank you to our Strategic Partner:

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Bright MLS


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