Manage with Purpose: Empowering Experienced & New Managers

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Duration: 2.5 hours with a 30-minute break
CE Credits: 2
Session 1: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Session 2: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Topics Include
  • Relationships with your Boards
  • Assessments
  • Meetings
  • Contracts
  • Rules, Regulations & Policies
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Cost-Cutting During Uncertain Times

Michael Kreibich

Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit

In 2006, Michael Kreibich joined Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit's litigation department, where he advised and guided association clients through the resolution of disputes and issues with unit owners, developers, subcontractors, service providers, and other vendors. During that time, Michael successfully represented numerous clients through all phases of litigation, including mediation, arbitration, and both bench and jury trails.

In 2011, Michael transitioned into the firm’s Community Association Department where he now advises Common Interest Community Association (condominium, townhome, homeowner, Master) clients on a variety of major and day-to-day issues. He uses his extensive litigation background to assist association clients through the difficult disputes and decisions they inevitably face. Prior to joining Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit, Michael practiced in the area of insurance defense litigation, defending insureds in hundreds of lawsuits and obtaining countless favorable outcomes for his clients. During law school, Michael served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge Brigid Mary McGrath in the Law Division, Jury Trials section at the Daley Center in Chicago. During that time, he assisted with the proceedings of several large jury trials  resulting in verdicts of over $10 million each. Michael received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and is a graduate of the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law.

Cathy Ryan

Property Specialists, Inc.

After being with PSI for her entire career, Ms. Ryan purchased the company in 2014 after the passing of the firm’s founder, Tracy Hill.  She began with PSI in 1983 and helped to build the firm to the size and quality service provider it is today.   She currently holds her PCAM certification, the highest designation awarded to an individual manager through CAI.  She has been a member of CAI since 1990, was the CAI-IL Chapter President in 2017, is a member of the Chapter's Finance Committee, and is a recipient of the Olympus Award. Ms. Ryan serves on the editorial board for an industry magazine and was named Residential Community Manager of the Year by Condo Lifestyles.

Brian Lozell

Associa Chicagoland

Brian Lozell, CPM® is a Vice President at Associa Chicagoland.  Prior to joining Associa he was the Director of Corporate Business Development for the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®).  Brian has been engaged in the field of property management for nearly 30 years with a concentration on managing condominiums, co-operatives and homeowner’s associations.

Brian obtained his CPM® designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management in 2012 and has been actively involved with IREM at the chapter level and national level for more than 15 years.  He was President of the IREM Chicago Chapter in 2016 and has served at the national level on the Student & Academic Outreach Advisory Board, the Legislative and Public Policy Committee and the Ethics Committee. Additionally, he is a former Chairman of the Ethics Appeal Board. 

Brian is committed to education and the advancement of the property management industry.  He is an IREM Instructor and Ethics Facilitator as well as an Adjunct Professor at The Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University.  Brian understands and appreciates the value of his CPM designation and the importance of ethics in all aspects of his professional life.

Steven Malitz

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Steven N. Malitz is a trusted advisor who represents condominium associations, residential cooperatives, real estate licensees, and entrepreneurs as their general counsel. 

Steven has obtained many victories in over 70 trials, arbitrations, appeals, and mediations in courts throughout the U.S., in real estate-related matters involving enforcement of condominium instruments, specific performance, rescission, quiet title, defects, leasing, contracts, fraud, construction, and premise liability.

James Stevens

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr. LLP

Jamie Stevens advises community associations on a range of issues related to their daily business operations, serving as their general legal advisor. In his work with the leaders of condominium and other common interest communities on governing documents, finances, litigation and transactional issues, Jamie provides them with perspective and broad knowledge in their legal matters. His experience includes: drafting easements, bylaws and declarations; advising on developer turnover matters and assessment collection; interpreting governing documents; and counseling on the variety of contract, dispute, and business concerns they face. In litigation, Jamie represents associations in covenant interpretation and enforcement matters and defends associations against various claims, drawing from broad on-the-ground experience with associations in their life cycles

Aside from his role as counselor, Jamie relies on his familiarity with the Illinois Condominium Property Act and Common Interest Community Association Act to assist clients in transactional matters such as deconversion sales of entire properties, lending transactions in the community association marketplace, and development of condominium and common interest properties. His experience includes drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements and preparing documentation to establish and develop condominium properties. He also assists with distressed property redevelopment, financing and receivership actions to resolve properties in crisis.

Community Associations Institute - Illinois Chapter would like to thank the program sponsors for their generous support

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Step 1 Pre-Program Survey
2 Questions
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Step 2: Attend Session
09/22/2022 at 9:30 AM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
09/22/2022 at 9:30 AM (CDT)   |  60 minutes 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m Presenters: Michael Kreibich, Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit Cathy Ryan, Property Specialists, Inc. Topics Covered: Relationships with your Boards - Managing Expectations & Difficult Members Assessments - Regular & Special (Importance to the Association) Meetings - Member/Board, Notice Requirements & Voting, Proper Procedures Contracts - Review & Enforcement
Step 4: Complete the Survey: Manage with Purpose
8 Questions
Step 5: CE Certificate
Live Viewing: 2.00 CE Credits credits and certificate available
Live Viewing: 2.00 CE Credits credits and certificate available