Previous Meetings and Events

The AASEW holds monthly meetings and events for its members and guests. Here is a recap of our prior offerings:

September 17, 2018 (Monday)
Guest speaker: Quentin Hatfield, WI Veterans Network

  • Panel 1: Creative Financing with Rebecca Holmes, Theresa Macki, Dona Myers, and Dawn Anastasi
  • Panel 2: Exit Strategies with Brian Bartsch and Attorney Laura Petrie

August 20, 2018 (Monday)

Members got to experience the AASEW’s second topic night! The four topics covered the following:

  • Rent Assistance 101 with Debra LaRosa, City of Milwaukee Housing Choice Voucher Program Director
  • Cozy, Free Property Management Software with Dawn Anastasi, AASEW Board Member and long-time Cozy user
  • Mold and Water Restoration with Eric Swanson of Giertsen Company of Wisconsin
  • Smoke Free Housing with Anneke Mohr, City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance Coordinator

June 18, 2018 (Monday)

This month, the AASEW started its new Classifieds board! Members were able to post information about community resources, jobs available, properties for sale, and properties wanted.

We also welcomed our guest speakers:

May 21, 2018 (Monday)

Ron Hegwood gave an overview of the latest regarding the pending county meeting regarding requiring landlords to accept applicants with Section 8 (Rent Assistance).

Heiner Geise gave an update on AASEW’s attendance at the Reclaiming Vacant Buildings conference held May 15-17, 2018. He also discussed AASEW’s attendance at Home and Hope – A Community Call to Action featuring “Evicted” author, Professor Matthew Desmond, held on May 16, 2018.

CPA Eric Trost joined AASEW to talk taxes, discuss the new tax law, and its impact for real estate owners, including new depreciation rules, the 20% qualified business income deduction, and the new tax rates. He also covered the WI adoption (or not) of specific provisions within the law.

Missed the meeting? Download a copy of Eric’s presentation by clicking the link above.

April 16, 2018 (Monday)

Members spent the night learning and networking with each other as AASEW hosted 6 discussion topics:

  • Tenant Issues
  • Adding to Your Bottom Line
  • Insurance
  • Rental Applications
  • Marketing Your Units
  • Pestky Pests

March 19, 2018 (Monday)

Attorney Heiner Geise gave an overview of the legislation proposed to mandate landlords into accepting Section 8 vouchers.

AASEW board members Dawn Anastasi and Melissa Gaglione spoke about marketing your rentals using Facebook.

Matthew O’Neill and Michael G. Koutnik, attorneys from Fox, O’Neill and Shannon, SC spoke about cyber fraud — how to protect ourselves, what we should be concerned about and what to do if fraud happens to you.

Missed the meeting? Download a copy of each speaker’s presentation by clicking the links above.

February 19, 2018 (Monday)

Joe Murray is the Director of Political and Governmental Affairs for the Wisconsin Realtors Association. Members learned what the AASEW is working on regarding legislation for landlord/tenant law. Missed the meeting? Download Joe’s presentation here! Note that tax law changes will be presented in the May 2018 meeting; for a quick update, please download an info guide.

January 15, 2018 (Monday)

Joe Murray is the Director of Political and Governmental Affairs for the Wisconsin Realtors Association. Members learned what the AASEW is working on regarding legislation for landlord/tenant law. Missed the meeting? Download Joe’s presentation here! Note that tax law changes will be presented in the May 2018 meeting; for a quick update, please download an info guide.

December 11, 2017 (Monday)

AASEW members and guests enjoyed a great holiday party at The Thirsty Duck in Wauwatosa! Besides fun games of duck pin bowling, party-goers enjoyed appetizers, chicken and beef sliders, pizza, and drinks.

November 20, 2017 (Monday)

We elected the board of directors, and one of our cornerstone partners, Milwaukee Marble & Granite, held a drawing. Our guest speakers Amy Koltz and Joanne Lipo Zovic from Mediate Milwaukee discussed how mediation works, when to mediate and what services are available (landlord/tenant mediation FREE in Milwaukee County).

September 18, 2017 (Monday)

Featured Jeff Shavlik, Vice President of Finance System of Green Bay, who shared with us his top 10 property management revenue busters — what mistakes landlords might make that cost them money. “In the property management industry, we see accounts that had months, even years, go by before something was done about the late rent, because there was no collection process in place. This clip describes why there needs to be a collection process in place, and why it needs to happen every month.

August 21, 2017 (Monday)

Featured a panel comprising a Real Estate Broker, an Appraiser, and a Banker. Discussed the pros and cons of Real Estate today, how best to navigate the current market, where the market is going, and how you can take advantage of the ebbs and flows.

July 17, 2017 (Monday)

AASEW members celebrated the summer on the roof of Evolution Gastro Pong.

June 19, 2017 (Monday)

Our presenter was Shari Engstrom who shared an overview of how mold is impacting the rentals world as well as some basic guidelines on causes and remedies. The presentation provided a brief background on the scientific research that is driving consumer interest in mold and what it means to building owners and managers. We discussed what your tenants are seeing, how to address it with them, and what you can do to mitigate it yourself versus when to hire a qualified contractor.

May 15, 2017 (Monday)

Milwaukee Water Works’ Rosalind Rouse and Jean Schultz of the Milwaukee Health Department spoke about the issues related to the lead pipe replacement plan approved by the City of Milwaukee. They addressed how this plan affects us as property owners and managers. They shared information regarding the plans for replacement, our obligations and options as property owners/managers, and what resources are available. Both speakers are very knowledgeable on this topic and helped us understand this issue. They also graciously agreed to answer questions after the presentation.

 

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