2017 MHCO Annual Conference

The 2017 MHCO Conference will be held at the Valley River Inn located right on the Willamette River in Eugene. Reserve your hotel room today. Call 541-743-1000, send a fax to 541-344-1970, or click here to book online.

Management Ideas to Help You Refocus Your Manufactured Housing Community

Manufactured Housing Community of Oregon's (MHCO) 2017 Annual Conference is scheduled for October 23-24 in Eugene at the Valley River Inn. It is the largest conference for manufactured home community owners in the Pacific Northwest.

This year's conference will showcase over 15 expert speakers discussing a wide variety of topics impacting your manufactured home community. The MHCO Annual Conference is a "can't miss" opportunity for any community owner.

Conference Agenda

Monday, October 23, 2017

Registration & Technical Assistance with MHCO Website

7:30-4:30 | Willamette Foyer

Breakfast Buffet

7:30-9:00 | Willamette Foyer

Exhibitors Available

7:30-5:00 | Willamette Foyer

Legislative Changes to Disrepair and Deterioration and Other Changes from the 2017 Oregon Legislative Session

9:00-10:00 | Willamette East

Phil Querin - Attorney - Querin Law and MHCO Legal Counsel

The 2017 Oregon Legislative Session was marked by a large number of anti landlord proposals. MHCO succeeded in defeating nearly all - but a few new laws were adapted. These new laws were significantly changed from the original draft. However, the changes that were made are significant and will have an impact on your community's policy on issues such as disrepair and deterioration.

Break

10:00-10:15

Valley Case Studies

10:15-11:30 | Willamette East

Andrew Boespflug - MAI, Colliers International Valuation and Advisory Services

Alex Cheng - Colliers International Associte/Multi Family Properties

Erik Edwards - Wells Fargo Multi Family Capital Director

Perspective is everything. In this round-table discussion, three case studies will be presented by a lender, appraiser and broker. The three different perspectives will analyze unique deal points and discuss the different ways each member evaluates, researches and concludes MHC valuation underwriting..

Break

11:30-11:45

Lunch & MHCO Membership Meeting

11:45-1:00 | Willamette West

Break

1:00-1:15

Seminar A: TRENDS: How to Be a Smarter Operator

1:15-2:15 | Willamette East

Joel Erlitz and Ross Ronger - First Commercial Property Corp.

With close to four decades immersed in the culture, business and people in this ever-changing industry, we eagerly share a wealth of knowledge in MHC asset Ownership and management. Regardless of the size of your community, you will walk away from a high energy presentation identifying the secrets in capitalizing on your hidden assets, benefits of creating a sense of community, why an online presence is crucial to increasing the value of MHCs and the most effective way of passing through utilities as well as recent regional trends in the marketplace. This seminar is a Must See!

Seminar B: Making Anti-Domestic Violence and Anti-Senior Abuse Part of Your Community Management

1:15-2:15 | Mid-Willamette

Speakers from Adult and Protective Services and Clackamas Women's Services

Manufactured home communites are on the front line of domestic violence and senior abuse. This seminar will help community management learn the warn signs of domestic violence and senior abuse. Lengthy discussion of the the government and non profit resources to help managment address these problems.

Break

2:15-2:30

Seminar A: Cutting Edge Fair Housing Laws: Criminal Convictions, Section 8, Inter-Resident Disputes and More!

2:30-3:30 | Willamette East

Jeffrey S. Bennett, Attorney at Law, Warren Allen LLP

Landlords are facing ever growing challenges presented by fair housing laws. Whether dealing with criminal applicants, Section 8 voucher holders, tenants fighting with tenants, or other discrimination traps, this informative, fast-paced lecture will help you avoid costly mistakes.

Seminar B: Property Management Essentials

2:30-3:30 | Mid-Willamette

Adam Cook and Tom Pettit - Commonwealth Real Estate Services

Enjoy a multitude of topics ranging from tips for having extensive knowledge of your community, your surroundings, and your competition as well as how to create demand for your community and instill pride of ownership with your residents. We'll discuss creative ways to capitalize on the market to fill vacant homesites, and learn how to upgrade through home improvement and home replacement. We’ll present examples for obtaining positive results which improve your community’s desirability and overall value, including value add opportunities. Don’t miss this opportunity to join us for best practices and innovative ways to manage and improve your investment and have fun in the process!

Seminar C: Keeping It Flowing - Plumbing and New Approaches

2:30-3:30 | Room TBD

Nik VanNortwick - General Manager, Kevin Cohen Plumbing

 

  • Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) - Benefits of this low impact method of underground utility replacement
  • Pipe Bursting - Benefits of sewer replacement through low impact bursting methods
  • Benefits of water system upgrades and replacement. How this can save you money!
  • Fire system upgrades, improvements, and repairs
  • Storm system maintenance, upgrades, and repairs
  • Smart Meters - How smart meter systems can benefit you
  • Leak detection

Break

3:30-3:45

Seminar A: Employment Law

3:45-4:45 | Willamette East

J. Kent Pearson, Jr. - Attorney Bullard Law

Stay current on recent developments in employment and labor law, both state and federal. Learn about the most important changes that will impact you and your employees.

Seminar B: 1031 Exchanges - Soup to Nuts

3:45-4:45 | Mid-Willamette

Kelci Paiva - Attorney Beutler Exchange Group

Overview of 1031 exchanges can be a powerful tool when it comes time to sell a community. This presenation is an overview of 1031 exchanges.

  • What qualifies as an exchange
  • What are the tax benefits
  • Types of Exchanges
  • Reverse exchanges
  • How to defer all the tax or some of the tax

Reception

6:00-7:00 | Willamette Foyer

Dinner

7:00-9:00 | Willamette Ballroom

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Registration & Technical Assistance with MHCO Website

7:30-4:30 | Willamette Foyer

Exhibitors Available

7:30-5:00 | Willamette Foyer

Breakfast Buffet

7:30-9:00 | Willamette Foyer

Seminar A: Landlord - Landlord-Tenant Law Overview

8:00-9:30 | Willamette East

Phil Querin - MHCO Legal Counsel

Review of Oregon statutes pertaining to landlord-tenant law (ORS Chapter 90). This seminar will meet the requirements of Oregon mandated management training.

Seminar B: Landlord-Tenant Law Legal Round Table

8:00-9:30 | Willamette West

Mark L. Busch - Attorney

Round table discussion of current legal issues faces landlords and managers in manufactured home communities. Please note: Landlord Tenant Legal Round Table (participants need to have attended at least one landlord-tenant seminar in the past and have familiarity with landlord - tenant law. Seating will be limited.

Break

9:30-9:45

Seminar A: Landlord Tenant Basics Part II

9:45-11:15 | Willamette East

Mark L. Busch - Attorney

Seminar B: Great Debate - Fair Housing Issues

9:45-11:15 | Mid-Willamette

Phil Querin - Attorney - Querin Law and MHCO Legal Counsel

Bill Miner - Partner In-charge - Davis, Wright, Tremaine

Round table discussion of current legal issues faces landlords and managers in manufactured home communities. Please note: Landlord Tenant Legal Round Table (participants need to have attended at least one landlord-tenant seminar in the past and have familiarity with landlord - tenant law. Seating will be limited.

Break

11:15-11:30

Seminar A: Review of the Top Ten

11:30-12:30 | Willamette East

Phil Querin - Attorney - Querin Law and MHCO Legal Counsel

MHCO offers nearly 60 forms tailor made to your manfuactured home community. Learn the dos and don'ts of the top ten MHCO forms from the attorney who drafts MHCO's forms.

Seminar B: E-Permitting - New System for MH Documents on Line

11:30-12:30 | Mid-Willamette

Jerod Broadfoot - ePermitting Training and Out Reach Coordinator, Oregon Building Codes Division

Earlier this year Oregon launched a new MH Ownership Document System (MHODS). Anyone who processes or finales MH ownership documents for new or current homes will find this session to be critical.

Program Speakers

Jeffrey S. Bennett

Partner - Warren Allen LLP

Jeffrey S. Bennett is a partner in the Portland law firm of Warren Allen LLP. A member of the Oregon and Washington state bars, Mr. Bennett is the head of his firm's Landlord law department and has specialized in both residential and commercial Landlord/Tenant law for the past two decades. His articles have appeared in The Business Journal, Apartments Northwest, and in other media, and Mr. Bennett is a frequent lecturer at regional Landlord/Tenant seminars. Mr. Bennett is an active member of the Manufactured Housing Communities of Oregon, Multifamily NW, Rental Housing Association of Greater Portland, and the National Association of Residential Property Managers.

Mr. Bennett represents many of the largest regional and national property management companies and ownership groups doing business in Oregon and Washington all the way down to owners of single family residential homes and small office complexes. The remainder of Mr. Bennett's practice emphasizes business law, real estate, commercial litigation, and a variety of general civil matters. Outside of his law practice, Mr. Bennett is also a landlord, has been on the Board of Directors for both the East Portland and Gresham Area Chambers of Commerce, is an avid fisherman and musician, and is an author of numerous books on whitewater rafting and kayaking.

Mark L. Busch

Attorney - Mark L. Busch, P.C.

Mark Busch has made his career providing top quality legal representation for landlord-owners as they navigate the complicated waters of landlord-tenant law. Mark personally handles each case in order to ensure that you receive the personal benefit of his years of extensive experience in the field while always working to keep your costs to a minimum.

Mark Busch completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Idaho. He completed his jurisprudence studies at the Willamette College of Law in Salem, Oregon. Mark was admitted to the Oregon Bar in 1991. He also successfully passed the California bar exam and was admitted there in 2013.

Mark has continued to refine his skills in landlord-tenant relations and has established himself as one of the premier and most effective landlord-tenant attorneys in Oregon. Mark opened his own practice in 2000 after spending eight years honing his craft in a Portland-based law firm. Since then, he has made it his mission to focus exclusively on the complicated field of landlord-tenant relations and specifically turned his attention to protecting landlord rights.

Whether in mediation, arbitration hearings, or actual trials, Mark has expertly represented countless landlords from start to finish with their cases. From the filing of initial eviction notices to an actual trial, appeal, or committee hearing before the Oregon Legislature, Mr. Busch is there to ensure that your rights as a landlord and property owner are upheld.

On commercial property issues, Mark represents both landlords and tenants. He regularly negotiates and drafts commercial leases, handles commercial eviction cases, and provides advice on any number of commercial leasing issues. His caseload includes industrial, office, and small business leasing issues.

Mr. Bennett represents many of the largest regional and national property management companies and ownership groups doing business in Oregon and Washington all the way down to owners of single family residential homes and small office complexes. The remainder of Mr. Bennett's practice emphasizes business law, real estate, commercial litigation, and a variety of general civil matters. Outside of his law practice, Mr. Bennett is also a landlord, has been on the Board of Directors for both the East Portland and Gresham Area Chambers of Commerce, is an avid fisherman and musician, and is an author of numerous books on whitewater rafting and kayaking.

William D. Miner

Attorney - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Bill Miner focuses his practice on assisting his clients in litigating at the trial court level of state and federal courts and private arbitration. Bill handles a broad range of litigation matters including contract disputes, construction lien disputes, collection of debts, residential and commercial real estate disputes, title/boundary disputes and disputes relating to wills and trusts. Mr. Miner is accomplished in real estate litigation including quiet title actions, timber trespass, commercial tenancy disputes (representing both commercial landlords and tenants), residential tenancy disputes involving manufactured home communities and floating home communities (only representing landlords) and trust litigation, including breach of trust, removal of trustees and Will contests. Mr. Miner also advises businesses and individuals on real property matters including landlord-tenant issues, titles, boundaries and real estate transactions.

Phil Querin

Querin Law LLC

Phillip C. Querin has practiced real estate law since 1972 and manufactured housing law since 1985. Currently, he has a solo practice, Querin Law LLC, with offices in Portland and Bend, Oregon. He previously was a partner at the international law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine for 25 years, where his practice consisted primarily of real estate litigation and transactional matters. During 15 of the years with Davis Wright Tremaine, Mr. Querin co-chaired the firm-wide Real Estate Litigation Practice Group and was chair of the Real Estate Practice Group for the Portland office.

Mr. Querin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oregon, and went on to graduate from the University's School of Law. He has authored and co-authored real estate chapters in the Oregon State Bar's Continuing Education Publications ("CLE"), as well as chapters for private continuing education publishers. He is a member of the Oregon Bar's Real Estate and Land Use Section, its Litigation Section, and it's Debtor-Creditor Section. He is also a member of the American Bar Association as well as its Real Estate and Litigation Committees.

Mr. Querin is intimately involved with the Oregon manufactured housing industry, having served nearly 16 years as legal counsel for MHCO, where he is responsible for drafting its landlord-tenant forms and representing its interests on all legal matters. Phil currently represents many manufactured housing communities, advising and assisting them on legal and compliance issues. He also drafts legislation for MHCO during the legislative sessions. Mr. Querin also represents the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors® and Oregon Real Estate Forms, LLC, the statewide forms provider for Realtors® throughout the state.