Statewide Virtual Meeting Wed Mar 10: Tech and Scale Interview with Large Landlord Patrick Sullivan

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Part I: Meet the Board of Directors

For a short time at the start of this event we will introduce Steffen Landrum, cML Level One™ and newly elected director on the statewide Board of Directors. Steffen owns and operates commercial and residential property in both Worcester and Boston.

Part II: Main Presentation

This presentation will be a live interview between long-time Worcester event emcee Rich Merlino and large and growing landlord Patrick Sullivan. Those of you who have attended recent networking time will have heard some of Patrick's tips for managing locks, keeping residents at their best behavior, and growing the business (including market niches, zoning approval, and acquisition). We will learn:

  • Why renter guests can't copy keys,
  • What happens when unlawful substances are brought onto the property,
  • How to create a winning redevelopment pitch for zoning boards,
  • and much more.

This presentation will not be specific to rooming houses, although that is Patrick's specialty. We will be learning what rooming houses can teach all of us as we seek to grow, scale up our business, and minimize wasted time and effort. Patrick is very tech savvy and will be able to answer questions about adding technology to your business.

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The always entertaining Rich Merlino will conduct the interview
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Patrick Sullivan of Obtainable Sobriety
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Steffen Landrum, MassLandlords Board of Directors, cML Level One™

Part of this presentation will be given by Rich Merlino. Rich has managed apartments since 2003 and prides himself on his mostly plagiarized systemization of each aspect of property management (learn from the best!). He is a member of the MassLandlords Board of Directors.

Part of this presentation will be given by Patrick Sullivan. Patrick has been an avid landlord since 2007 primarily focusing on multi families in the greater Worcester area. Having worked in high level IT his whole life he looks at things from a different perspective which he applies to real estate. He became a Real Estate agent in 2015 and now primarily focuses on Sober living facilities for people recently out of drug and alcohol treatment centers.

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Open to attendees statewide

This event is regionally branded in keeping with a local tradition. This region used to meet in-person on this day at this time. You are welcome to participate in this virtual meeting no matter where you are in the state.

Wednesday, March 10th

Virtual Meeting Agenda

  • 5:00pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
  • 5:40pm Business Update
  • 6:00pm Meet the Board of Directors
  • 6:10pm Tech and Scale Interview
  • 7:00pm Virtual meeting ends

Participation is Easy

As a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, our events have been replaced by webinars or virtual meetings held during the traditional event time for each former location:

  • Virtual meetings include optional audience participation via video, phone, and screenshare and are not recorded.
  • Webinars have limited participation options (typed questions only) and are recorded.

Our virtual registration desk is open for all events one hour starting 30 minutes prior to the event start time. Call 774-314-1896 or email for live, real-time help signing in and using your technology.

If joining a virtual meeting, please use the zoom "test audio" feature. You will be allowed to talk to others if your microphone is good and there is no background noise. We reserve the right to mute anyone for any reason. Attendees without a microphone or who don't want to be heard can type questions.

Virtual Meeting Details (hosted by Zoom)

We will share our video, audio, and computer screen and slides.

  • Optional: You can share your video with everyone, talk to everyone, and type chat with everyone. Video sharing is not required. Talking is not required.

Password will be emailed and viewable online.

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  • Contemporaneous participation:
    • Public: $10
    • Members: $7
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This event will not be recorded.

Slides and handouts if any will be uploaded to Resources: Interviews.


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