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This year's Co-op Expo expected to be huge success.

After 18 years, The Cooperator's Co-op & Condo Expo, a local trade show for New York co-op and condo board members, apartment owners and real estate professionals, is receiving the most enthusiastic response in its history. Two months prior to the show, producer Yale Robbins, Inc. sold nearly twice as many exhibition booths than previously and industry luminaries such as Department of Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster and Pamela Liebman, president and CEO of The Corcoran Group, are already committed to participating in the show's seminar series.

"Vendors were clamoring to be in this year's show and purchased almost all of the booths early," says Henry Robbins, vice president of Yale Robbins, Inc. "Clearly their enthusiasm is related to the quality of the attendance. Last year, close to a half million apartments were represented by attendees, comprising the board members and apartment owners who use these exhibitors' products and services. Even our seminars have become sought after speaking engagements for industry leaders, which again reflects the quality of the attendees."

The four seminars being presented at the 18th annual Co-op & Condo Expo include:

"On the Hiring Line: Finding Qualified Personnel," with participants such as James Berg, president of Realty Advisory Board, David Kuperberg, president of Cooper Square Realty, Margie Russell, executive director of the New York Association of Realty Managers, and Gregory Carlson, executive director of the Federation of New York Housing Cooperatives & Condominiums.

"It's the Law: Following the Code Changes," with participants such as Commissioner Patricia Lancaster, Robert Grant, director of management with Midboro Management, Harold S. Shultz, special counsel with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and Lucas Ferrara, partner at Finkelstein Newman LLP.

"Co-op to Condo: The Right Fit?" with participants such as Pamela Liebman, Neil Binder, principal of Bellmarc Properties, Jack Boyajian, president of ROA Hutton, and Douglas Heller, partner with Friedman, Krauss & Zlotolow.

"Mediate, Don't Litigate: Conflict Resolution Outside the Courtroom," with participants such as Ed Hartfield, executive director of the National Center for Dispute Settlement, Elliott Meisel, partner with Brill & Meisel, David Baron, of Metro Management, and David Byrne, Esq., of Stark & Stark, PC.

In addition, the Expo will feature free advice booths, manned by property managers, attorneys, accountants, insurance experts and other professionals. Admission to the Expo is free and pre-registration is advised.

The show is held in Americas Halls I and II at the New York Hilton, at 1356 Ave. of the Americas.
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Date:Feb 23, 2005
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