I want to give a tip of the cap to the 2016 IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) Tri-State Conference and Expo held this week at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Your humble Fair Housing Defense blog editor was pleased to be a featured speaker discussing issues of interest to those in the professional housing management arena.

Our discussion concerned everything from the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision involving disparate impact and fair housing as well as service animals (and the rise in potentially false internet medical verifications), reasonable accommodations, reasonable modifications, medical marijuana, documentation of interactions with residents, and the change in the types of cases I have seen over the years.

In short, it is always useful for me to get out of the office and speak with property management professionals who are on the job each day providing housing so I can better learn the issues faced in leasing offices from around the country. Indeed, as my goal with this blog is to give a management perspective on the major fair housing issues of the day, meeting with regional property managers and community managers in sessions like this is just invaluable to that effort.  As long as the invitations keep coming, I will be pleased to continue to speak.  What lawyer turns down an opportunity like that?

Just A Thought.