Events & Classes


Vertical Living Forum

Thursday, November 07, 2019
01:45 PM - 05:15 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

2020 Vision: Building Relevancy

Philadelphia is a changing city. More millennials are choosing to stay after college as opposed to moving elsewhere. More mid and high rise buildings are changing the skyline, and the expectations for vertical living in the city. Even newer buildings must compete with the constant swirl of change in order to remain relevant and attractive to urban buyers of all age groups. From state of the art technology, security, superior amenities and modern decor, CAI's Vertical Living Forum will help you keep your mid or high rise building relevant for the 2020's and keep your owners satisfied and property values competitive.

When & Where

Thursday, November 7, 2019
1:45 PM Registration table opens
2:00 PM to 5:15 PM Sessions
Happy Hour following, until 6:30 PM

Dave & Buster's, 325 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Parking is free at the Dave & Buster's parking garage. Register with the parking attendant and reference the CAI event in order to receive complimentary parking. 


2:00 PM Opening Session: Flip this Lobby: How to Successfully Navigate Your Next Interior Design Update 

Speaker: Cathie Daly, Design East
Recognizing the current real estate market, today’s savvy home buyers choose wisely to make sure they’re getting the most bang for their buck! In order to better facilitate property value, offering residents qualitative amenities that bring value to your building will ultimately increase sales and your community value. Re-discovering the potential of your community and focusing on building great community spaces is key! This session will help you discover new design techniques and business practices from an industry design professional specialist for communities of all price points. Discover how you and your team can gain new insight with a solid foundation for today as well as for tomorrow’s market. An experienced designer will highlight how to best navigate and prioritize amenity and common area updates that will generate increased value in your building, ultimately differentiating you from your competition. Areas covered will include:
  • Lobbies - Giving the best first impression
  • Management Offices- The benefits of more inviting, open and functional environments
  • Fitness/ Activity Rooms- Desirable features  to add value to your community
  • Multi Purpose Spaces- Getting the most use of bonus spaces
  • Exterior Spaces- Learn how to repurpose your current exterior spaces
  • The Importance of Budgeting - best practices

3:00 PM Session Two: Maintenance Hot Seat: 

Speakers: Ben Basch, American Pool; Dan Dvorak, Valcourt Building Services; Andy Wilson, O&S 
Come prepared to pepper our panel of experts with all of your interior and exterior maintenance questions, including pools, facades, structures, concrete and more. 

4:15 PM Closing Session: Securing Your Building with Technology

Speakers: Kevin Oliver, G&C Electronics
In any vibrant city, security is critical, and your ability to manage security and minimize threats will weigh heavily on those who live there, and those who are considering buying units in your building. Today's technology has enabled significant improvements and enhancements for building security, while also potentially producing cost savings. This session will provide strategies on how to best manage building services utilizing technology, including:
Virtual Concierge, including:
  • Managing package delivery, including automating signatures and resident notifications.
  • Guest entry notification to residents. 
  • Electronic apps for deliveries, guests, and vendor access
Virtual Guard, including:
  • Significant costs savings per shift utilizing technology.
  • Continuous monitoring of cameras from central station.
  • Criminal activity and active shooter alerts.
  • Remote access to building for guests and vendors.
  • Interactive video with audio.
Join us for our Happy Hour immediately following the conclusion of the program from 5:15 PM-6:30 PM. This happy hour is complimentary with registration to this event.

Register by Early Bird Deadline and Save

(by October 31, 2019):
CAI Members - $45; Non-members $75
Registration fees increase after October 31, 2019.
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Attention Non-Members: Register at the special rate of $132 and receive a one year manager membership in CAI and registration to this program, a $75 savings.*

*Non-Members joining at the special rate of $132 will receive a one year manager membership in CAI and the Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter. Your registration fee / membership fee of $132 is allocated as follows:

Membership Fee $112
Advocacy Support Fee $20
Total Membership Dues: $132 

Every dollar of the mandatory $20 Advocacy Support Fee goes directly to states with Legislative Action Committees and supports the efforts of CAI to represent and protect our members on state legislative and regulatory issues. $39 of annual membership dues is for your non-refundable subscription to Common Ground™ and $35 of annual membership dues is for your non-refundable subscription to Community Manager. IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION: Under the provisions of section 1070(a) of the Revenue Act passed by Congress in 12/87, please note that gifts to CAI are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, they may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses subject to restrictions imposed as a result of association lobbying activities. CAI estimates that the non-deductible portion of your dues is 17%. Visit for state exceptions that may apply to you. For specific guidelines concerning your particular tax situation, consult a tax professional. CAI’s Federal ID number is 23-7392984.

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 (3) continuing education credit hours, which also help satisfy the requirements to apply for the PCAM designation.

Thank you to Our Generous Sponsors:
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Happy Hour sponsored by

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