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Annual State of the Industry Breakfast

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
08:15 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Join CAI's Philadelphia Regional Council for our kickoff program of 2018. Our Annual State of the Industry Breakfast will feature a keynote from City Councilman Mark Squilla on various marketplace projects and development affecting city residents; Joe Forkin, President of the Delaware Riverfront Corporation, will discuss Penn's Landing development; and the program will conclude with a presentation on the future of community associations from CAI's Chief Executive Officer, Tom Skiba, CAE.

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Keynote Speaker – City Councilman Mark Squilla

Councilman Mark Squilla will provide a broad overview of residential real estate and other development in the city. A plethora of commercial projects like Market East, Penn’s Landing, UCity, the Viaduct Rail Park and others are having an impact on the residential development scene in the city. In addition, what might happen with the pending expiration of many tax abatement programs? What impact will economic development initiatives and public policy initiatives like the dissolution of the School Reform Commission have on the growth in the residential market in the city? And, will there finally be a resolution to the two-decade long push to address the condo trash collection issue in Philadelphia? Councilman Squilla will address these issues and take your questions.

Session Two – The Future of Penn’s Landing & the Delaware River Waterfront

Speaker: Joseph A. Forkin, President, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

The Delaware River Waterfront is one of the most important physical assets impacting the quality of life for thousands of condo and co-op owners in Center City. Much has changed on the waterfront in recent years, from the Spruce Street Harborpark to the Race Street Pier, and the much-anticipated announcement of the capping of Interstate 95 through central Philadelphia, which will restore a direct connection to the waterfront from residential neighborhoods. Come hear about exciting developments along the river front and their potential impact.

Closing Session: Community Next: Envisioning the Future of Community Association Living, Governance and Management

Speaker: Tom Skiba, CAE, CAI Chief Executive Officer

What do we know about the challenges and opportunities that await common-interest communities in the years to come, and what can we do now to minimize uncertainty and elevate our collective ability to manage the future? With these questions in mind, CAI embarked on Community Next: 2020 and Beyond, an initiative launched in 2015 to define the future of the community association model and which addresses the following topics

  • How community associations will evolve
  • How best practices in governance and management are likely to change over time
  • What the inevitable changes will mean for the association management profession
  • How decisions by legislatures, regulators and the courts will affect the way associations function
  • How external trends and opinion leaders will influence the future of associations

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 8:15 AM to 11:00 AM

Where: The Union League, Grant Room, 140 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102  

Dress Code: The Union League's Dress Code requires Business Casual attire, including suit or sport coats for gentlemen. The Union League reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone not adhering to the Dress Code. 

Early Bird Registration* (by January 16):
CAI Members - $40; Non-members $65
Additional fees apply after January 16.

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This course is approved by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification.  This course will earn managers  (2.5) continuing education credit hours, which also help satisfy the requirements to apply for the PCAM designation. ‚Äč                                                                                              

This Program is Proudly Sponsored by:

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