Fall Events Calendar: Energy Benchmarking, Budget Basics and More

Whether you’re just starting out in the business of multifamily housing, or you’re looking to network and continue your education, there are plenty of events for you to check out around the Seattle area this fall. We’e got the breakdown on some of the upcoming events from WMFHA, the RHA, and others organizations, in September and October–maybe we’ll see you there!


Seminar: Budget Prep and Financial Management, from WMFHA

  • When: 9/11, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: The WMFHA Training Center, 18300 Cascade Ave S, Suite 131, in Tukwila
  • Who: Facilitated by WMFHA’s Executive Director, Jim Wiard, CPM
  • What: Starting at the beginning–a budget? What’s that?–and progressing quickly past the basic elements of a property budget to budget management and accounting terminology, if you need to cover a lot of budget basics without being bored, this is the class for you. Cashflow, avoiding pitfalls, and the Four Ps of Marketing will also be covered.
  • How: The seminar is $59 for members and $79 for non-members; sign up here

Seminar: The Financial Basics of Investment Real Estate, from the RHA

  • When: 9/12, 9:00 -11:00 a.m.
  • Where: The RHA Office, 2414 SW Andover St, Suite D207, in Seattle
  • Who: Presented by Bruce Kahn, CPM
  • What: This seminar will cover the basics of investment real estate financial analysis, including the basic financial indicators that will allow you to make informed decisions when it comes to investing in real estate.
  • How: Seminar costs $45; sign up here.

Conference: Washington Apartment Outlook–Projections for 2013, from WMFHA

  • When: 9/28, 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Hyatt Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE, in (you guessed it) Bellevue
  • Who: Presenters include WMFHA Government Affairs Chair, Joe Puckett; Matthew Gardner of Gardner Economics; and Mike Scott of Dupre + Scott.
  • What: Who better to speak about the immediate future of rental housing than these three? Joe Puckett has represented property management companies, developers and owners of residential and commercial properties, while Matthew Gardner heads all residential commercial, economic and litigation support assignments dealing with market evaluation, market positioning, and more. Mike Scott, meanwhile, is one-half of Dupre + Scott fame (Apartment Advisor), whose clients include City of Seattle, City of Tacoma, Seattle Housing Authority, and United States Army.
  • How: $89 for members, $109 for non-members; click here to register.



Seminar: Solving Problems with Tenants

  • When: 10/10, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: The RHA Office, 2414 SW Andover St, Suite D207, in Seattle
  • Who: Presented by Sue Lewis, CPM
  • What: This seminar will teach you how to keep resident issues from turning into serious conflicts, saving you time and money. Hardships, emergencies, and “bad behavior” will be addressed.
  • How: Registration is $45; click here to register

Class: Landlord & Tenant Law in King County

  • When: 10/11, all day
  • Where: The Washington State Convention Center, at 7th and Pike St., in Seattle
  • What: This day-long seminar covers all aspects of landlord-tenant law, beginning with the rental agreement–what do you need to include to ensure that things go smoothly down the road? Screening tenants while avoiding discrimination, legally executing evictions, and even avoiding lawsuits will be covered.
  • How: Click here for more information

That’s it from us today, but check out even more events at the RHA and WMFHA themselves; we’ll see you back here just after Halloween with our Winter Events Calendar. See you then!


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