George Allen International Networking Roundtable One Week Away

International Networking Roundtable

Roundtable Returns to Indianapolis in its 27th Year

George Allen’s 27th International Networking Roundtable will take place in Indianapolis at The Alexander hotel Sept. 5-7, drawing a few hundred of the leading land-lease community owners and operators for a discussion on best practices and deal making.

Allen, who founded and runs Community Owners Business Alliance (COBA7), will greet attendees Thursday morning and give way to the 2018 keynote speaker, Joe Stegmayer, who is chairman of Cavco Industries and chairman of the board for both the Manufactured Housing Institute and the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

There is still time to register for the Roundtable, and book a room while event rates remain.

International Networking Roundtable

Two Days of Professional Programming from Industry Experts

In addition to the presentation by Stegmayer, there will be a pair of conversations on chattel capital, which will include information from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Spencer Roane, a champion of smaller to mid-size community owners who is a co-founder of the SECO annual symposium in Atlanta, will present on the development of a new chattel capital program for owners and operators.

Allen himself will present on the idea of preserving industry history though written stories that can be compiled into a memoir. MHVillage, a sponsor and presenter, also will provide information on writing for publication.

Attendees stand to gain a lot at this year’s International Networking Roundtable, with the industry on the rise and energy among its top contributors at an all-time high.

International Networking Roundtable

Manufactured Housing Managers Training Available on Wednesday

Indeed, even hard-to-impress industry leaders can appreciate that the 200 people Allen draws are owners, CEOs, CFOs and highly regarded analysts and consultants.

Katie Hauck and Kathy Taylor, who each own and operate 11 communities in the Midwest, will kick off the unofficial first day of the Roundtable on Wednesday Sept. 5 with the Manufactured Housing Manager Class.

International Networking Roundtable
Attendees to the 2017 Roundtable chat during check-in.

In addition, there will be more than a dozen other presentations ranging in topic from how to acquire or refinance a community, how to host a sales seminar, information on third party fee management and a talk on writing for publication

And for Allen himself, with those decades of experience and the way he weaves a story, the Roundtable is well worth the visit.

So, come to Indianapolis again this year for the George Allen International Networking Roundtable, grab a copy of the updated “Swan Song”, and let Allen tell you how he once, long ago, purchased a community for $400,000 and a couple years later sold it for $2.5 million in cash.

It’s one worth hearing.