27th International Networking Roundtable Boasts More Than 20 Speakers

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George Allen, a longtime manufactured housing industry community owner and consultant, founded the Roundtable.

George Allen’s 27th Annual International Networking Roundtable starts today in Indianapolis, at The Alexander hotel through Friday Sept. 7. The event includes more than 20 presentations from manufactured housing industry experts.

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Event Founder George Allen will greet attendees Thursday morning and introduce 2018 keynote speaker Joe Stegmayer, chairman of Cavco Industries and chairman of the board for both the Manufactured Housing Institute and the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

At 10:15 that same day, Mike Price from the Federal Housing Finance Agency will serve on a panel with Griffer Cotter and Michael Harn from Freddie Mac, as well as Jose Villarreal and Ben Navarro from Fannie Mae.

Who Goes to the International Networking Roundtable?

The more than 250 industry leaders anticipated in attendance at this year’s Roundtable will have the chance to meet new people and talk with old friends at the eight built-in networking sessions planned for the event.

The Roundtable continually draws community owners, CEOs, CFOs, investors, highly regarded analysts and consultants from across the country.

Energy is high in the industry, which is seeing resurgent home sales and high demand for community and village living.

Below are just a selection of the professional presentation being offered at the 27th International Networking Roundtable.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

  • 4 – 6 p.m. — “Art of the Deal”; Marketing Land Lease Communities led by Joanne Stevens, CCIM, and Tammy Fonk, CAIC
  • 6 – 8 p.m. —  Welcoming Reception for All (Bring business cards)  “Celebrating National Land Lease Community Week”!

Thursday, Sept. 6

  • 11-11:45 a.m. — “How to Buy, Sell & Seller-finance New Homes” on-site by Michael Callaghan & Lisa Lane of Four Leaf Properties
  •  1 – 1:45 p.m. — “How to Develop a New Land Lease Community” from Jamie Dougherty of Community Management Group
  • 3 – 3:45 p.m. — “Building America’s Homes Together” by Mark Yost & Phil Copeland of Skyline Champion Corporation.
  • 4 – 4:45 p.m. — “Compensation Guidelines for Property Managers” by Frank Bowman, MHM, Executive Director for the Illinois Mfd. Hsg. Association

Friday, Sept. 7

  • 11 a.m. – Noon  — “Writing Basics for Publication” from Patrick Revere of MHVillage and MHInsider magazine and blog
  • 1 – 2 p.m. — “New Technology = Tracking Underground Systems” by Brian King of Underground Infrastructure

For more information on the 27th Annual Networking Roundtable, go to https://mhv.mhvillage.com/2018-international-networking-roundtable/