Mark Willis of Lake Growth Financial Services: Building a solid real estate investment portfolio takes risk, patience, and of course cash. It often times also requires a bank, which can siphon much of your profits off your properties! Why take so much risk with your real estate only to send so much of your money to a banker?
Engelo Rumora “The Real Estate Dingo" is a successful property investor, motivational speaker and serial entrepreneur that quit school at the age of 14 and played professional soccer at 18. He is a soon to be published author along with becoming a TV personality in his very own real estate house flipping show.
"Ask the Expert"
Matthew Pillmore with VIP Financial
Panel discussion for flip and rental financing.
The Lake County Assessment Office DIY Tax Appeal
Matt Baranko with Baranko Midwest Construction
Mark Lewis and The Insider’s Guide to Rehabbing From the Beach
Probate Profits: Jim Banks, the man who invented the Probate Profits Course.
Lock It Up…Quick!!! Charlie McCracken, PHA Sales Manager, Landlord Locks
How Brie Schmidt Grew 50 Units in 1 Year
February 9, 2016
Joshua Inglis will give a presentation on "Finding, managing and keeping good contractors"
January 12, 2016
Legally Mine will present on legal structuring for business/property owners with an emphasis on prevention and protection against lawsuits and lowering taxes.
Main Speaker: Attorney Jeff Frost will discuss the different types of Business Entities. What is the best choice for your business?
Main Speaker: John Haderlein
Topic: John Haderlein is an attorney licensed in Illinois and California. He has 26 years experience in real estate, foreclosure defense, probate, estate planning, evictions, and litigation. Since 2008, John has taken many bankruptcy cases in response to this country's mortgage crisis. John has used the bankruptcy laws to strip-off second mortgages and cram-down first mortgages supported by appraisals based on the property's values as of the date of filing of the bankruptcy case.
New to Real Estate Investing?
Come out to our March 10th meeting at LCPIA and share discussions with seasoned veteran investors. Learn the how and why to make money and less mistakes. Our special Q and A forum is the perfect venue to learn more about buying your first real estate investment.
APRIL 14, 2015
Lake County Property Investors Association will have a special presentation on Tuesday April 14
Know before you owe: The New Consumer Disclosure Forms (which replaces the HUD-1) & New Rules - In House Training
MAY 12, 2015
Main Speaker: Jim Strachan and Mel Metts
Topic: This meeting is all about credit. How to get it, how to improve it and how can you use a credit report in making rental decisions.
JUNE 9, 2015
Main Speakers: Ray Nierstheimer, Ben Levin and Scott Johnson
Topic: A panel discussion relating to insurance issues facing property investors with perspectives from both Insurance Companies and Insurance Brokers.
JULY 14, 2015
Lake County Appeal will do a 10 minute presentation regarding the upcoming property tax appeal period in Lake County. The County will be conducting a Quadrennial Reassessment of all residential and commercial properties in 2015. Lake County Property Investors first annual “Predictions Night”
August 11, 2015
Linda Liberatore will show us some of the latest Property Management software available and share free websites to run your business like a pro. Whether your just starting or have 100 properties you won't want to miss the meeting. Ask questions and learn more from a Rent Manager representative.
September 8, 2015
Victoria Sushan, a financial planner and professional mediator with The Art of Living, Inc. , will discuss conflict resolution with advice on the best ways to handle uncomfortable situations that arise in landlord/tenant relationships.
October 13, 2015
Ever wonder how a Sheriffs Sale works? Rick Rogers from the Rogers Law Group will take us to a virtual foreclosure auction. Rick is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. He holds an MBA from Drake University and a BS from Elmhurst College. He is the Managing Attorney for The Rogers Law Group, which includes 5 attorneys practicing in the areas of Real Estate Closings, Short Sales, Foreclosure Defense, Loan Modification, Bankruptcy, and related real estate matters.
November 10, 2015
Mr. Landlord: In the last 5 years, the way we do landlording along with what rental residents are looking for has drastically changed! Whether you’re a brand-new rental property owner or an old pro, you can no longer rely on outdated landlording thinking, methods, and approaches to succeed. To maximize your cash flow and rental income, you need to change the way you think about landlording. In his truly one-of-a-kind, engaging style, Jeffrey Taylor will Share Both the Market and Psychological Forces at Work Today That Will Change the Way You Increase Rental Income.
December 8, 2015
Victoria Sushan, a financial planner and professional mediator will discuss conflict resolution and the best ways to handle uncomfortable situations arising in landlord/tenant relationships. Through a collaborative approach you may be able to settle disputes out of court. Mediation saves time and money, and even more — you will gain peace of mind.
Main Speaker: Midland IRA, a self-directed IRA administrator which helps clients invest IRA dollars into real estate.
Main Speaker: Mel Metts one of our long time members will present How to Evict With Or Without an Attorney.
Main Speaker: Jessica Ryan and Julie Jacobson from the Law firm of Kovitz Shifrin and Nesbit will be doing the presentation. They will be willing to answer our questions and will have material on the laws affecting landlord/tenant relationships.
Fair Housing Month
Main Speaker: Adaku Otuonye from the Lake County Health Dept will discuss "smoke free policies make business sense" and "how to increase rental profit."
Kara Grubb from Prairie State Legal Services will discuss Fair Housing.
Main Speaker: Rainbow International, one of our business members, will discuss water damage and mold.
Main Speaker: Judge Michael Betar discussed evictions and judgment collections.
Main Speaker: Erik Williams from Recasa will discuss renovation financing.
Curtis and Mark Perlman from Lake County Appeal to discuss the rules for property tax appeals that apply to LLC's, Partnerships and Corporations.
Main Speaker: Scott Heavers with Flipping Lake County will discuss his successful strategies for flipping homes.
Linda Liberatore will show us how to better use technology to enhance our Real Estate business.
October 14, 2014
Vendor EXPO featuring Andrew Holmes, host of the Real Estate Live radio show. Radio show focused on helping homeowners and investors sort through the maze of investing in real estate. He covers topics from foreclosures, short sales, buying, selling, investing, rental properties, landlord issues to property taxes appeals.
Main Speaker: Andrew Holmes
Topic: Building a profitable real estate business
November 11, 2014
Main Speaker: Mel Laundry
Law Firm of Laundry and Associates
Topic: Estate Planning for Real Property Investors
December 9, 2014
Main Speaker: Lisa Pugliese with Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County will discuss their new rental subsidy program for low income tenants.
Keith Brin, the Clerk of the Circuit Court and his staff will talk about their office and will be available for Q & A.
Main Speaker: Mary Ellen Vanderventer, Lake County Recorder of Deeds
Saturday February 23rd
8:30 am – 5 pm
Main Speaker: Andy Heller on Bank-owned foreclosures (REOs) and Lease/Options.
Andy Heller full-day Seminar
Register early for the Full day seminar with Andy Heller and receive a COMPLIMENTARY copy of the best selling book "BUY EVEN LOWER"
Build your team – network with your neighbors to find solutions to your issues.
Fair Housing Month
Main Speaker: Jeffrey Taylor Mr. Landlord
Main Speaker: James Wheaton from the Energy Savers program
Main Speaker: Marian Honel with the Illinois Fair Housing Division of the Illinois Department of Human Rights
Main Speaker: Ned Schmidkonz, Great Lakes Navy Housing will discuss how they work with local landlords to assist military personnel with off base housing.
Main Speaker: Kevin Lyons from the Lake County Sheriff’s Dept will discuss evictions. Attorney Ray Gerard will share information on the legal rights of the landlord and tenant.
Main Speaker: Rick Martin, a hard money lender and Christian Laden the attorney he works with.
Special Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Main Speaker: "Mr. Fix-It" Tom Feiza
Main Speaker: Kris Thorstenson will discuss Lake Counties Auction and Judicial Sales.
Kris (Alan) Thorstenson
Lake County Sheriff's Office
Main Speaker: Bill Powers, one of our members and newest Board member will discuss his successful program that turns tenants to owners.
Featured Business Member: Greg Getz, Mortgage Consultant Wintrust Bank 3701 Algonquin Rd, Ste 720 Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Office: (847)-590-8300
Main Speaker: Sohail Salahuddin will start off our New Year. An energized self starter from the Northwest suburbs who owns and manages Rent Smart Chicago, will share his knowledge on leasing to quickly fill your units.
Featured Business Member: Mold Solutions
Main Speaker: Mel Metts on EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting rule.
Featured Business Member: Miriam Fisher, Metropolitan Tenant Information Services, provides powerful tenant and employee screening tools for responsible landlords and businesses across the country. Our thorough research extends to the state and local levels, making us the smart choice for your screening needs.
Main Speaker: Lt. Chris Thompson and Kevin Lyons from the Lake County Sheriff's Office on Evictions
Fair Housing Month
Main Speaker: Mr. Landlord, Jeffrey Taylor presents “How to Fill Any Vacancy in 72 Hours, For Top Market Rent, in a Competitive Market” [flyer]
Featured Business Member: Ted Brzyski and Jim Wheaton, Program Manager for the Energy Savers program of the Community Investment Corp. (CIC).
Main Speaker: Jeffery L. Mowery - Income Tax assistance/planning for Property Investors. Jeff Mowery is a managing partner of Mowery & Schoenfeld and is heavily involved in the firm’s wealth management advisory services. He specializes in business and income tax planning for successful companies and their owners.
Martin Paulson, Chief County Assessment Officer
Andrea Raila, Andrea A Raila & Associates, Inc.
Property Tax Consultants
742 N Lasalle St Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60654
Mini-Speaker: Jamie Ewing, Program Manager for the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), Illinois. flyer
Main Speaker: Round Lake Beach Police Officer Greg Vanco.
Officer Greg Vanco has seen the rising level of common criminals looking to get into your property as a result of our new economy. Don't miss timely tips on How to Burglar Proof your Property!
Learn how to use CPTED: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
The Community Panel - Meet experts from local communities on the laws that affect your property.
Hear directly from code compliance department officials about the updates in the inspection process. LCPIA welcomes Dave Marion, City of Waukegan Building Commissioner, Kathy Mueller, Code Enforcement, and Officer Scott Clark, both from Mundelein.
Featured Business Member: James Neal - owner of Rainbow International of Northern Cook & Lake County. They have been providing cleaning and restoration services for 30 years. They are an IICRC certified firm who has set the standards and guidelines in mitigation with regard to health, safety and structural integrity concerns. They maintain great relationships with the insurance industry to foster communication that assists in restoring the properties of their mutual customer. They use industry accepted pricing to protect against unnecessary repairs and exorbitant pricing. They provide a no cost assessment to aid in decision making regarding reporting a loss which could affect rates and future insurability.
Main Speaker: Charles Chambers Executive Director Waukegan Housing Updates on General Processes and Procedures of the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
Friday & Saturday
Annual Trade Fair/Expo
Saturday October 13th – Lake County Property Investor Expo. Meet Dwan & Bill Twyford the Nation's leading Short Sales®, Foreclosures, and Negotiating experts. In fact, Dwan wrote the FIRST Short Sale Training Program back in 1998 before "Short Sales" was the buzz word.
October 19th and October 20th - 2 day Intensive Summit on Foreclosures and Short Sales - Dwan & Bill Twyford
Main Speaker: Peter J. Haack, Jr., CFP, CIMA
First Vice President, The Chicago North Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney on Capital Markets Outlook.
Meet our state legislators. Representatives Rita Mayfield (D-Waukegan) and Jo Ann Osmond (R-Antioch).