Registration Is Open for SECO19

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Information on featured speakers and the schedule of events for SECO22 are now available.

Workshops Are Included and Topics Have Been Announced

Registration is open for the 2019 SECO conference, and workshops are set for the Southeast Community Owners Symposium, Oct. 8-10 in Atlanta, Ga.

This year’s educational format at SECO is divided into four categories: SECO workshops (open Oct. 8), solo presentations, panel and roundtable discussions.

David Roden is a community owner and one of SECO’s founding members.

“Workshops are ‘roll up your sleeves and get into the details’ presentations on specialized topics,” Roden said. “At SECO19, one of Atlanta’s premier regional accounting firms will have someone out to talk about keeping the money you make – topics like changes in the tax laws, accelerated write-offs, succession, and opportunity zones.”

Another session will discuss legal entities for manufactured home communities and sales operations, including LLCs, trusts and master leases.

“The greatest take-away from SECO may be the ability to meet other community owners who are doing, or have done, what you want to do, and to learn from their experiences, failures, and successes,” Roden said.

Attendees this year can expect to go away with a list of ideas that generate revenue, cut costs, increase sales, and operate more efficiently.

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This Year’s SECO Workshops – Tuesday Oct. 8

The SECO workshops have become an increasingly sought after and valuable portion of the annual programming. These workshops on Tuesday are a full day of interaction with leading manufactured housing professionals on topics vital to the operation of manufactured home communities.

2019 SECO workshop agendas provide manufactured housing professionals with 57 presentations, including the new TED-like mini presentations that allow for a 5-minute topic summary and follow-up during general networking segments.

Topics Include:

  • Asset Capitalization & Impact of Repair Regulations on Qualified Business Income
  • Getting the most out of Facebook, Social Media
  • For Newbies -rent vs sell, MHP valuation, due diligence, buying new MHs
  • MH Financing 101
  • MH Setup
  • MHP Ownership Structure Using Different Entities
  • Passive Investing
  • Photo Magic
  • RV Parks
  • Renting vs Selling New & Used MHs & Rehabbing
  • Service Animals, ESAs. MHC insurance

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Solo Presentations and Roundtable Discussions at SECO

Roundtable discussions will be guided by experienced community owners who are ready, willing and able to answer questions about RV parks, self-storage, property valuations, renting versus selling homes, offering new versus used homes, creative chattel financing alternatives and some industry history.

Anyone who owns or has an interest in the vitality of manufactured home communities will find great value in attending SECO19. The programs focus on strategies that can benefit professionals who own anywhere from one to 100 communities. This includes owners and investors, but SECO also is beneficial for general managers, managers, sales teams and other operators.

2019 SECO Topics Include:

  • Welcome from Planning Committee
  • How to Use the Whova App
  • Attendee Introductions
  • Effective Use of the Internet
  • State of the Industry Report
  • Newbies -Lessons learned
  • Ask the Attorneys
  • Community Management, MH Sales
  • Meet the Sponsors and Exhibitors
  • Roundtable Discussions
  • One Minute Money Makers
  • SECO Youngbloods
  • Join Your State Association
  • New MH’s” features, options sales into communities
  • MHP Lenders
  • MH Lenders
  • Rent vs. Sell New MH’s
  • Service Animals, ESA’s
  • Harvard Affordability Study

For more information on 2019 SECO, including registration, lodging, exhibiting/sponsorship, programming or detail on the Veterans Assistance Fund, please visit