Holyoke Thu 5/9: Speaker Change: Meet the new Clerk Magistrate, Getting Started with Mixed Use Property

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05/09/2019 5:30 PM - 05/09/2019 9:00 PM
Delaney House
Address: 3 Country Club Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

We're headed north to better serve our Holyoke members and also hopefully meet some new faces from the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce. This event agenda has been re-ordered based on speaker availability.

Part I: Meet the New Clerk Magistrate, Western Division

We'll be welcoming Michael Doherty, newly confirmed Clerk Magistrate, Western Division of the Housing Court. Clerk Magistrate Doherty has worked his entire career in housing. He started in property management, became Assistant Building Commissioner for the City of Holyoke, and worked in the Massachusetts Trial Court for 15 years before becoming the Western Division Clerk Magistrate.

Note that David Cotter, Springfield's Deputy Director of Housing Code Enforcement, was previously scheduled to present. This topic has been moved to June. The Clerk Magistrate has been kind enough to agree to review the residential state sanitary code as part of his presentation.

Part III: Getting Started with Mixed Use Property

We'd like to branch out and explore how we can house both a business and some residents in the same building. For many of us with a need for a small office, purchasing a dedicated commercial space is unaffordable. But with residents above to pay some of the rent, suddenly a variety of buildings can start to make sense. We'll start with what "triple net" means and take it from there. We'll also talk about how to identify a downtown that's headed in the right direction, or whether it even matters.

This part of the presentation will be a moderated discussion between experienced mixed-use landlords and a broker. Our broker will be Mark DiFranco of DiFranco Realty.

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Clerk Magistrate Michael Doherty will be discussing the State Sanitary Code and other Eviction Matters
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Getting started with mixed-use property, image CC BY-SA Doug Kerr

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Thursday, May 9th

RHAGS Meeting Agenda

  • 5:30pm Sign-in and Networking
    • Cash bar
    • Networking draws from Springfield, West Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, Ludlow, Wilbraham, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Agawam, Southwick, Southampton, Easthampton, Northampton, Westhampton, Hadley, South Hadley, Granby, Amherst, Belchertown, Ware, Palmer, Warren, Monson, and Hampden.
  • 6:00pm Buffet dinner
  • 6:40pm State-wide Business Update and Member Minutes
  • 7:00pm Local Updates
  • 7:05pm Legal Update
  • 7:10pm Meet the New Clerk Magistrate, State Sanitary Code
  • 7:50pm Mixed-use Property
  • 8:30pm Networking
  • 9:00pm Doors Close


You can just about taste the whiskey bread pudding reading this event listing:

Delaney House
3 Country Club Rd
Holyoke, MA 01040


  • Hot buffet dinner, incl. salad and rolls
  • Cash bar
  • Hot Coffee & Tea
  • Dessert

*Dietary restrictions: purchase an early-bird ticket and email hello@masslandlords.net, we will accommodate you.


Open to the public. Membership is not required!

  • Door:
    • Public: $40
    • Members: $35
  • Early bird, reserve seven days prior by 12pm:
    • Public: $38
    • Members: $30

Nametags are printed for all early-bird tickets and premium members.

Extra Credit

  • First time attendees: Join as a member before leaving the event, your public ticket will be credited toward membership.
  • Members: Bring a first-time attendee who joins at the event, your membership will be extended by one month free. No limit.


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This is part of the Springfield rental real estate networking and training series.


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