Chicago Property Management Workshop

Invite-Only Educational Workshop

Event Details

Date & Time
Tue, Sep 20 to Thu, Sep 20 from 08:00AM - 08:00PM
Summit Center Chicago - 10th Floor, Michigan Plaza Building
205 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601
Parking Directions

Parking is the responsibility of the attendee. There are a few parking options available:

  • Michigan Plaza Parking Garage: 205/225 N. Michigan Ave (closest garage to the venue, same building)
    Parking is $15-$40 for the day, depending on when you arrive/leave. Please reference this flyer for exact pricing and directions.
  • Self Park Garage: 20 E. Randolph St. (6 minute walk from venue)
    Parking will be discounted to $18 for the day. Voucher stickers will be provided at the Workshop to redeem the $18 price.
  • Self Park Garage: 60 E. Lake St. (2 minute walk from venue)
    Parking will be $51 for the day. No vouchers available.

We highly suggest taking public transportation or Ubers/Lyfts to the venue, if you can! If you would prefer not to drive to the event, we are offering a $10 Uber code. A code will be provided in a reminder email to all registrants the day before the workshop.

About the Event

  • This invite-only event is for current Buildium customers, but a limited number of seats have been reserved for additional local property managers regardless of what software they use.
  • Attendees can expect an interactive intimate workshop with original presentations covering myriad of topics relevant to property management.
  • For those who are looking for hands-on education and a glimpse at the Buildium customer experience, this event is for you!
  • Our full-day workshop will include:
  • Educational sessions for all attendees with separate tracks in the afternoon for customers and local property managers
  • One-on-one, live Buildium tours with a Buildium Sales Consultant
  • 3 full hours of networking time to meet with other property managers, Buildium users, and Buildium staff
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and snacks/refreshments
  • Useful materials and Buildium giveaways!
  • There will be a cocktail reception at 6:00pm once the workshop concludes. Beer, wine, and appetizers will be served. This is an optional event and it is at the same location
**All attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to participate in each session.**

Space is limited! This event will be capped at 120 people total and registrations will be first-come-first-served. Be sure to reserve your space fast! We will not accommodate walk-ins.

There is no hotel block associated with this event, but for a list of nearby hotel options, please reference the FAQs page.

The Day's Agenda

Tue, Sep 20
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  • 08:00AM - 08:30AM CDT
    Event Kickoff

    Check-in, breakfast, and Help Desk opens.

  • 08:30AM - 08:45AM CDT

    Presented by Buildium's VP of Product.

  • 08:45AM - 09:35AM CDT
    5 Habits of Highly Successful Property Managers

    Event Keynote: Best practices for improving efficiency & growing your business. Content includes tips on how to: stay organized, improve your communication and tech, and create a playbook to grow your portfolio.

  • 09:35AM - 10:35AM CDT
    Ways to Generate More Revenue

    Explore ways to maximize the clients that you have by strengthening relationships and increasing revenue streams.

  • 10:35AM - 10:50AM CDT

    Free snacks and refreshments in the lounge.

  • 10:50AM - 11:45AM CDT
    Social Media 101

    Discover the power of social media as an owner and tenant lead acquisition tool.

  • 11:45AM - 12:30PM CDT
    Partner Spotlights

    Hear from two of Buildium's product partners on how they are helping property managers improve their businesses.

  • 12:30PM - 01:30PM CDT
    Lunch & Round Table Discussions

    Networking and guided discussions; guests will have the option to participate in a variety of topical discussions relevant to their business.

  • 01:30PM - 02:30PM CDT
    Accounting for Non-Accountants

    Guidelines around common accounting principles such as staying up-to-date about your local guidelines, reconciling bank accounts, managing collections, and handling security deposits.

  • 02:30PM - 02:35PM CDT
    Break into two tracks

    At this point, our content splits into two tracks relevant to attendees: one track for current customers, one track for local property managers.

  • 02:35PM - 03:45PM CDT
    TRACK 1: Accounting Workflow (Customers Only)

    Buildium's accounting expert will explain how to break bad accounting habits and form good ones in your Buildium account. We'll cover the top 5 most frequent accounting questions and how to use company financials, all within the software.

  • 02:35PM - 03:45PM CDT
    TRACK 2: Benchmarking Your Business

    Assess and benchmark your company's goals and current capabilites against industry best-practices. We will also share ideas and solutions as a group through interactive discussion.

  • 03:45PM - 04:00PM CDT

    Free snacks and refreshments served in the lounge.

  • 04:00PM - 05:00PM CDT
    TRACK 1: Maintenance & Communications Workflows in Buildium (Customers only)

    Learn industry best practices around managing maintenance and vendors, conducting inspections, and how to communicate effectively with tenants, vendors, and other stakeholders.

  • 04:00PM - 05:00PM CDT
    TRACK 2: Tips for Buying Software

    Our on-site Sales consultant will share tips for things to consider when evaluating your current solutions or considering new systems to run your business.

  • 05:00PM - 05:40PM CDT
    TRACK 1: Product Sneak Peek (Customers only)

    Buildium’s VP of Product will share Buildium’s product vision and give attendees an exclusive look at what’s new in Buildium, what is coming in the next 3-6 months, and things to look forward to for the rest of 2018, and beyond.

  • 05:00PM - 05:40PM CDT
    TRACK 2: Leasing Season Playbook

    Make sure your lead-to-lease process is air-tight so you can increase lead volume, fill vacancies faster, and delight your residents.

  • 05:40PM - 06:00PM CDT
    Closing Remarks

    Final Buildium news as the workshop portion of our event ends.

  • 06:00PM - 08:00PM CDT
    Networking Cocktail Party!

    Unwind from a day of sessions with new connections made from the day and grow your network! Open bar with beer, wine, and appetizers will be served.

Workshop Speakers

Our Buildium speakers are down-to-earth and highly skilled in their subject matter. Our event staff will be available all day for any property management or product questions you have!

Piyum Samaraweera
Piyum Samaraweera

VP, Product - Buildium

Piyum represents the voice of the customer and brings hands-on experience in implementing agile and product frameworks to help product organizations drive execution. Prior to Buildium, Piyum led the product management team at Constant Contact, and his career includes extensive experience in building software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions at scale for small and medium-sized businesses.

Jay Wilson

Manager, Customer Success - Buildium

Jay oversees the entire customer account management team, and is responsible for training and onboarding Buildium's skilled account managers, who work with key customer accounts to make sure they are getting the most out of their Buildium subscriptions.

Sebastian Stone
Sebastian Stone

Customer Care Manager - Buildium

As Customer Care Manager, Sebastian is responsible for supervising day-to-day operations of a team of 20+ Customer Care Agents. With over 5 years experience at Buildium, Sebastian is a highly skilled resource for any and all product-related questions about Buildium.

Anthony Ferguson
Anthony Ferguson

Onboarding Manager

As a Manager for the Onboarding Team, Anthony leads a skilled team of Buildium specialists who help onboard new customers as they transition to Buildium, offering support and training to set them up for success.

Elizabeth Dow
Elizabeth Dow

Sr. Customer Success Manager - Buildium

In her role, Elizabeth oversees key customer accounts to ensure they are getting the most out of their subscriptions. As a customer advocate and product expert, Elizabeth is experienced in training and consulting customers to guarantee their success.

Owen Myers

Sales Consultant - Buildium

In his role, Owen has experience in working with hundreds of property managers as they consider software as a way to improve their business. As a skilled Buildium expert, he consults property managers through the software buying experience and helps them transition to Buildium as new customers.

Sarah Pallatroni
Sarah Pallatroni

Customer Marketing Manager

Sarah began her role at Buildium as the Social Media Marketing Manager 4.5 years ago, and has since transitioned to Customer Marketing where she is responsible for the resident experience of our customers and boosting awareness for the tools available to them. She has authored webinars and written content, including a 44-page guide for property managers on how to use social media in their businesses.

Caitlin Will
Caitlin Will

Director, Growth Marketing - Buildium

Cait oversees Growth Marketing at Buildium. She is responsible for driving integrated marketing programs aimed at brand and business growth, while enabling her team to provide the best possible experience to the property managers they work with.

Lauren Mason
Lauren Mason

Sr. Manager, Field Marketing

Lauren co-manages the strategy for Buildium's industry presence across conferences and Buildium workshops like this! Lauren has led the strategy, planning, and execution of this workshop to offer the best possible virtual experience for property managers.

Rachel Palmisciano
Rachel Palmisciano

Field/Events Manager

Rachel co-manages all Buildium hosted events, including workshops like this! She coordinates and executes dynamic events for property managers, manages industry relationships, and oversees Buildium's speaking schedules.

Michelle Burtchell
Michelle Burtchell

VP, Marketing - Buildium

With more than 15 years of experience across B2B, B2SMB, and B2C marketing and sales, Michelle's passion lies in building teams and growing successful businesses from their early stages. Michelle has devoted nearly 10 years of her career to helpings small business owners, and is a big believer in the power of innovation and technology to solve real-world problems.

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