Events

MassLandlords and/or partner groups hold regular membership meetings every month except July and August. From west to east:

  • Longmeadow or West Springfield (RHAGS): Second Thursday
  • Sturbridge (SWCLA): First Monday
  • Worcester (WPOA): Second Wednesday
  • Marlborough (MWPOA): Second Tuesday alternating months
  • *New Date!* Charles River (CRRHA): Newton/Waltham/Watertown: Third Tuesday
  • *New Series* Cambridge: Third Monday

Note about meeting service:

  • Our events range widely from “no food” to “full buffet and cash bar”.
  • Speakers range from informal (“This event is run by volunteers at a partner association”) to rehearsed (“This event is run by MassLandlords staff”).
  • Please note your location and all event details.

If you have any questions concerning events, please contact Alexis Gee, Manager of Marketing and Events, at agee@masslandlords.net

Regular meetings and special events appear below when scheduled.

Waltham: Evictions, Fire Prevention & 1031 Exchanges

We've upgraded our Charles River Rental Housing Association meetings!

New venue, dining options, cash bar, extended networking and room for our group to grow!

Our own Executive Director, Doug Quattrochi, an experienced landlord himself, will be doing a brief overview of the eviction process. Learn about tenant relations, serving notices, housing court and more. If you've never been through an eviction or you've had trouble with evictions in the past, Doug can give some tips on how to smooth out this very bumpy process.

We're proud to welcome Waltham Fire Prevention Expert, Lieutenant Garry Jackson to talk to us about fire safety and prevention. Learn the best ways to protect your investment properties from the smoke, water and fire damage that comes along with a building fire. Knowing how to protect your properties and your tenants is a vital part of being a successful landlord. What you learn from Lt. Jackson could save a life!

Charles River

We're also excited to have 1031 Exchange Advisor, Chris Brown from Edmund and Wheeler Inc. join us to discuss 1031 exchanges. He'll be covering topics like: the history of Section 1031, how a 1031 Exchange works, what the important dates exchangers need to be aware of, who is involved with a 1031 Exchange, and what the various types of exchanges are there that can be utilized. If you're a small property owner who lives in a multi-family home or operates a rental business without hired management, 1031 exchange strategies may help you to defer significant tax liabilities while discovering ways to re-allocate your resources on a tax deferred basis.

Charles River

"The vast majority of our clients have similar characteristics as your membership. Small property owners who live in multi-family homes or operate a rental business without hired management. In many cases, these owners have been active for many years, own low basis / highly appreciated assets and aren’t familiar with 1031 exchange strategies that may help them defer significant tax liabilities while discovering ways to re-allocate their resources on a tax deferred basis."- Chris Brown, 1031 Exchange Advisor

Tuesday, March 21st

Meeting Agenda

  • 6:20pm Networking
    • Cash Bar (attendees may order food during this time if they wish)
  • 6:40pm Gar Brannigan Calls Meeting to Order
  • 6:45pm Executive Director Doug Quattrochi with the MassLandlords Business Update
  • 7:00pm Overview of the Eviction Process with Doug Quattrochi
  • 7:10pm Fire Prevention with Lt. Garry Jackson
  • 7:30pm 1031 Exchanges with Chris Brown
  • 8:10pm Networking at the Bar
  • 8:30pm Room Closes (attendees are free to network at the bar for as long as they wish)
Charles River

New Location!

Garcia Brogan's (Private Room)
240 Moody St
Waltham, MA 02453

Directions to parking lot:

Go East on Pine St. Then turn North onto Cooper St. and follow the road back to the parking garage. From the parking garage you can see a Garcia Brogan's sign, just follow sidewalk to Moody St. where you will find the front entrance.

Food

  • Cash Bar
  • Appetizers
    • Chicken Quesadillas
    • Wedge Fries

*Attendees are free to order whatever food or drink they wish at the bar at their own expense.

Pricing

Please prepay 11 days in advance to receive the discounted pricing. The restaurant requires this much notice for food orders.

  • Early-bird until March 10th at 5pm:
    • Non-members: $10.50
    • Members: $7.00 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
  • After March 10th or at the door:
    • Non-members: $16.00
    • Members: $12.00

*Bring a Friend and Save!*

Bring a friend, or friends, to our March 21st meeting to receive 25% off the price of your next CRRHA meeting! This offer is open to both members and non-members and applies to both the early-bird and regular pricing.

Membership options.

Please note: this event is run by MassLandlords volunteers and staff.

Charles River Event Tickets
Evictions, Fire Prevention & 1031 Exchanges
March 21st 2017

Visit Event Page

Early Bird pricing until only March 10th at 5pm

Log in for Member Pricing

Buy a Non-Member Ticket $16.00

Purchase tickets one at a time. Your credit card is stored securely so additional tickets can be purchased with less effort than the first ticket.
Note: Accounts labeled "secondary" can get member prices through the primary account.

Price: $10.50

Date: March 21, 2017

Springfield: The MassLandlords Crash Course in Landlording

Learn everything you need to succeed as an owner or manager of residential rental property in Massachusetts.

This fast-paced course is strictly limited to 16 participants to allow for detailed discussion and Q&A. Course tuition includes:

  • Small group session with the Executive Director, a trained presenter and experienced landlord.
  • A comprehensive agenda, see below.
  • Nolo's Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide
  • A bound summary of all material presented
  • A book on conflict resolution, title TBD, either by Peter Shapiro or Roger Fisher, depending on availability
  • Breakfast pastries, coffee, tea
  • Lunch sandwiches, sodas, chips, cookies; all dietary requirements satisfied
  • A MassLandlords gel pen
  • A coupon for 10% off any MassLandlords annual membership
  • A MassLandlords certificate of completion and permission to use "MassLandlords participant" on your marketing material.

 
crash course
 

Normally like to sleep in on Saturdays and was worried that I could walk away from the workshop underwhelmed. Fortunately that was not the case at all. This was a productive Saturday for sure and I probably could have stayed for more.

-Feedback from May 2016 Class

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Need a different date? Email dquattrochi@masslandlords.net with your city and number of attendees to request a custom session, or join our mailing list, "News about local events," to be notified of the next crash course near you.

Agenda

  • 8:30 am - Introduction of MassLandlords and course participants
  • 8:45 - Rental markets
    • Urban, suburban, rural
    • Luxury, college, professional, working, subsidized, rooming houses
  • 8:55 - Property selection
    • Lead paint (Legal highlight)
    • Utilities
    • Bones vs surfaces
    • Amenities
    • Repairs and renovations
    • Durable vs beautiful
    • What if I'm stuck with what I've got?
  • 9:05 - Sales and marketing 101 for rental property managers
    • Marketing rentals
    • Sales process
    • Staying organized
    • Branding a small business
    • Getting more or fewer calls
    • Tips and tricks
  • 9:45 - Break
  • 9:55 - Applications and screening
    • Criminal, credit, eviction
    • Discrimination (legal highlight)
    • Interactive Game
  • 10:35 - Rental Forms
    • Lease vs Tenancy at Will
    • iCORI
    • Eviction notices
  • 10:55 - Legal Matters
    • Late fees
    • Security deposits
    • Eviction process
    • Move-and-store
    • Water and electrical submetering
    • Housing Court vs District Court
    • Warranty of habitability
    • Inspections
    • Subsidies
    • Rent control
  • 11:55 - Break
  • 12:05 - Lunch and free form Q&A
  • 12:25 - Maintenance, hiring, and operations
    • Keeping the rent roll and expenses
    • Filing taxes
    • To manage or not to mange
    • Tenants as customers
    • Notifying tenants
    • Extermination
    • Monitoring contractors
    • Lease violations and conflict resolution
    • Record keeping
  • 1:00 - Overview of books and resources for further education
  • 1:15 - End

Location

Hilton Garden Inn Springfield
800 Hall Of Fame Avenue
Springfield, MA 01105

Plenty of parking, off I-91. Please plan to arrive tens minutes early to make sure you navigate the couple of side streets off the ramp.

Food

  • Continental Breakfast
    • Fresh Baked Breakfast Breads
    • Pastries and Muffins
    • Variety of Deli Style Bagels with Cream Cheese and Fruit Preserves
    • Sliced Fresh Seasonal Fruits
    • Coffee & Tea
  • Lunch
    • Assorted Grilled Paninis (vegaterian option included)
    • Salad Bar
    • Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water, etc.
    • Hot Apple Crisp

*If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible so we can accommodate you. Contact Alexis at agee@masslandlords.net .

Pricing

  • Online:
    • Non-members: $199
    • Members: $189 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
  • Online registration required.

Membership.

Please note: this event is run by MassLandlords staff.

Springfield Crash Course Tickets

March 25th, 2017

SOLD OUT!

If you are interested in taking this course but missed out on this date, contact Alexis at agee@masslandlords.net

 

Price: $199.00

Date: March 25, 2017

Sturbridge: Exploring Landlord/Tenant Law

We're taking a break from our "Best Practices" series to focus on the process of eviction and landlord/tenant laws. Understanding the laws and knowing how to properly execute evictions is key to running a sustainable business.

Attorney Lance S. Chavin's practice focuses mainly in housing court matters. Over his entire legal career, he has tried hundreds of housing related cases across the Commonwealth and in courts. His knowledge of the law in these matters is second to none. Attorney Chavin represents all types of parties in housing related matters. He represents both Landlords and Tenants, which allows him to appreciate both sides of the law vividly. He represents large property management companies to individual single landlords and tenants. He has also represented Boards of Health/City Governments and those who are the target of Board of Health Enforcement Orders. matters. With his knowledge and experience this is a meeting not to miss.

"This really is a fantastic presentation and should be advertised as such."

-David Foote

Monday, April 3rd

Meeting Agenda

  • 7:00p Meeting
  • 7:45p Pizza break
  • 8:00p Meeting wrap-up
  • 8:30p Networking

Location

Sturbridge branch of Southbridge Savings Bank
200 Charlton Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566

Food

  • Pizza and Beverages

Pricing

Members and non-members are welcome.

  • Members are admitted for free
  • Non-members are free the first time, then pay $50/yr.

Membership options.

Please note: this event is run by volunteers at a partner association.

Tickets are not required. Members can just show up.

Price: $0.00

Date: April 3, 2017

Marlborough: All You Need to Know about De-Leading

John Risko, founder of JHR Environmental Testing, will be joining us to educate us on de-leading. Most homes in Massachusetts built prior to 1978 contain lead based paint. A lead paint inspection is a requirement in Massachusetts. John will delve into things like: lead paint inspections, risk assessments and subsequent clearance inspections. Come prepared with all your de-leading questions!

We'll be dining together again this month on a spread of sandwiches, salad and treats.

Tuesday, April 11th

Meeting Agenda

  • 6:30pm Registration, socializing and dinner
  • 7:00pm Association and MassLandlords Business Updates
  • 7:10pm John Risko: De-Leading 101

Location

AHEPA
80 Northboro Rd
Marlborough, Ma. 01752

Food

  • Panera sandwiches, salads
  • Beverages
  • Cookies

Pricing

Members and non-members are welcome.

  • MassLandlords.net/MWPOA Members pay $50 annual MWPOA dues and each meeting is free
  • MassLandlords.net Members and Non-members $5

Members should log in for member pricing.

Membership options.

Please note: this event is run by volunteers at a partner association.

Marlborough Event Tickets
April, 11th 2017
De-leading 101

Event Page

Log in for MWPOA Member Registration

Buy a Non-Member Ticket $5

Purchase tickets one at a time. Your credit card is stored securely so additional tickets can be purchased with less effort than the first ticket.
Note: Accounts labeled "secondary" can get member prices through the primary account.

 

Price: $5.00

Date: April 11, 2017

Worcester: Generating Your Success

This month we've got a special One-on-Two Interview with Mike O'Rourke, Mike Deluca, and the hilarious Rich Merlino. Mike and Mike will be diving into Physical Due Diligence. They'll be covering topics like: inspections, maintenance, condition of units, and rehabbing. Mike Deluca actually buys a property every week, so he knows a thing or two about what to look for when purchasing an investment property. Join us for what will be a very entertaining and informative interview where you'll learn from landlords who know the ins-and-outs of acquiring property.

Have you ever thought to yourself: "Am I making as much money as I should be?". No matter if you've pondered this or not, how would one find out? Derek Chojnacki will be joining us to do just that! He'll be talking about budgeting and creating a better-than-average profit and loss. Join us to make more money by sitting at your desk!

"Mike and Mike have a wealth of knowledge about buying rentals and will teach you to differentiate between the good, the bad and the fixable."- Doug Quattrochi, Executive Director/Landlord

Wednesday, April 12th

Meeting Agenda

  • 5:45p Socializing and Networking
    • Network over drinks and appetizers
    • Topics will be marked off by table for one-on-one help
  • 6:15pm Buffet Dinner
  • 6:40pm MassLandlords Business Update and Member Minutes
  • 7:00pm Rich Merlino Meeting Introduction
  • 7:05pm Derek Chojnacki: Make More Money by Sitting at Your Desk
  • 7:35pm One on Two Interview with Mike Deluca, Mike O'Rourke and Rich Merlino
    • Physical Due Diligence
  • 8:20pm Networking
  • 9:00pm Doors close

Worcester Technical High School
1 Skyline Dr
Worcester, MA 01603

Food

  • Cheese and crackers, sodas, water
  • Buffet dinner and refreshments
  • Desserts

Pricing

Please prepay 9 days in advance to receive the early bird pricing. The school requires this much notice for food orders.

  • Early-bird only until April 3rd at 10am:
    • Non-members: $19.50
    • Members: $13.50 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
    • Premium Members: No charge and no need to register
  • After April 3rdrd at 10am or at the door:
    • Non-members: $22
    • Members: $17
    • Premium Members: No charge and no need to register

Worcester Event Tickets

Generating Your Success

April 12th 2017

Early Bird pricing only until April 3rd at 10am

To get the members discount, you must be logged-in and be a member in good standing.

Log in or join for $98 to access the members only discount.

Buy an Early Bird Non-Member Ticket $19.50

**Not Available until 4/3 after 10am**

Member Ticket $17

Non-Member Ticket $22

Purchase tickets one at a time. Your credit card is stored securely so additional tickets can be purchased with less effort than the first ticket.
Note: Accounts labeled "secondary" can get member prices through the primary account.

Price: $19.50

Date: April 12, 2017

Springfield: In the Know - Building Codes & Marijuana

How do you keep all of your properties up to Code? How do you know what's going on with Marijuana Laws? Where can I ask questions from locals who really know their stuff? If you or someone you know has been pondering these questions, then we've got the perfect meeting in store!

We're pleased to welcome Springfield City Code Enforcement Commissioner Steven T. Desilets to give us the in on how to keep our Buildings up to Code. Come listen to the Commissioner so you can prevent getting a laundry list of hefty fines that could have been avoided!

Worcester Massachusetts Neighborhood Real Estate Houses MassLandlords Paul Nguyen CC BY SA 4.0

We're also happy to have Attorney Dick Evans join us to give us a run-down of and an update on Marijuana Laws. Do you know your rights? Do you know your tenants rights? Are you familiar with the various forms cannabis can come in? Or are you just curious about this legislation? Join us to test your knowledge and learn something new from Attorney Evans!

"Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker acknowledged the state is in a "no man's land" four months after voters broadly legalized the controversial substance for adults who are over the age of 21."-Reported by MassLive.com

Thursday, April 13th

Meeting Agenda

  • 5:30pm Socializing and Networking
    • Cash bar
  • 6:00pm Buffet dinner
  • 6:45pm State-wide Business Update and Member Minutes
  • 7:00pm Local Updates
  • 7:05pm Legal Update
  • 7:10pm City Code Enforcement Commissioner Steven T. Desilets with Staying up to Code
  • 7:30pm Attorney Dick Evans with Marijuana Laws
  • 8:20pm Networking
  • 9:00pm Doors close

Location

Twin Hills Country Club
700 Wolf Swamp Rd
Longmeadow, MA 01106

Food

  • Hot Buffet Dinner
  • Cash bar
  • Hot Coffee & Tea
  • Dessert

*If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible so we can provide options for you.
 

Pricing

Please register at least 10 days in advance to get the early bird discount. Purchasing your ticket before the event helps us to order the right amount of food.
Only those who purchase their tickets before the meeting will have a name tag prepared for them. If you must pay at the door, please email agee@masslandlords.net to reserve your ticket.

  • Early bird Only until April 3rd at 10am:
    • Non-members: $25
    • Members: $20.50 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
  • After April 3rd or at the door:
    • Non-members: $30
    • Members: $25

Membership options.

**If you are purchasing a ticket for your child, there is no discount for children. We are charged the same amount for a child as we are for an adult, therefore we cannot give a discount for children. Your member's discount is the only applicable discount. Thank you for understanding.

Please note: this event is run by MassLandlords staff and volunteers.

Springfield Event Tickets

In the Know - Building Codes & Marijuana

April 13th 2017

Early Bird pricing only until April 3rd at 10am

To get the members discount, you must be logged-in and be a member in good standing.

Log in or join for $98 to access the members only discount.

Buy an Early Bird Non-Member Ticket $25.00

**Not Available until 4/3 after 10am**

Member Ticket $25

Non-Member Ticket $30

Purchase tickets one at a time. Your credit card is stored securely so additional tickets can be purchased with less effort than the first ticket.
Note: Accounts labeled "secondary" can get member prices through the primary account.

Price: $25.00

Date: April 13, 2017

Cambridge: Screening For Success & Saving Lives

Brian Lucier of Belaire Property Management, will be distilling his 16 years of tenant screening experience into a single night! Knowing how to weed out the bad apples from the bunch effectively and efficiently is not an easy task, but with Brian's help it can be much easier. Come and be enlightened by Brian's "Dancing Through the Landmines: A Property Manager's Guide to Tenant Screening Without Getting Blown to Bits" and see how you can take your screening to the next level!

Portrait of Brian Lucier of Belaire Property Management
Belaire Property Management Logo

Kristin Doneski, Outreach Coordinator of the AIDS Action Committee, will be joining us to inform us about the opioid epidemic that is booming in Massachusetts and to demonstrate how to administer the life-saving drug Narcan. There were over 2,000 reported opioid related deaths in Massachusetts just in 2016. An addict could be anyone: your neighbor, your tenant, your employee, even the ones you hold most dear. Addicts need help and deserve the chance to overcome their addiction. We hope that you will join us to learn how to save a life.

 

Monday, April 17th

Meeting Agenda

  • 5:30pm Registration, Socializing and Networking
  • 6:15pm Buffet Dinner in the Venture Cafe
  • 6:50pm Executive Director Doug Quattrochi with the MassLandlords Business Update
  • 7:00pm Kristin Doneski: Opioid Epidemic and Narcan Demo
  • 7:30pm Brian Lucier: Dancing Through the Landmines: A Property Manager's Guide to Tenant Screening Without Getting Blown to Bits
  • 8:15pm Networking
  • 9:00pm Doors close

Location

Cambridge Innovation Center
1 Broadway (5th Floor)
Cambridge, MA 02142

Food

  • Assorted Sandwich Buffet (Meat and Vegetarian options available)
  • Salads (Pasta and Garden)
  • Beverages
  • Desserts

*If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible so we can try to accommodate you.*

Pricing

Please prepay 10 days in advance to receive early-bird pricing. The caterer requires this much notice for food orders.

  • Early-bird only until April 7th at 10am:
    • Non-members: $19.50
    • Members: $15.50 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
  • April 7th at 10:01am or at the door:
    • Non-members: $25.00
    • Members: $20.00

Membership options.

Please note: this event is run by MassLandlords volunteers and staff.

Cambridge Event Tickets

Screening For Success & Saving Lives

April 17th 2017

Early Bird pricing only until April 7th at 10am

To get the members discount, you must be logged-in and be a member in good standing.

Log in or join for $98 to access the members only discount.

Buy a Early Bird Non-Member Ticket $19.50

**Not Available until 4/7 at 10am**

Member Ticket $20

Non-Member Ticket $25

Purchase tickets one at a time. Your credit card is stored securely so additional tickets can be purchased with less effort than the first ticket.
Note: Accounts labeled "secondary" can get member prices through the primary account.

Price: $19.50

Date: April 17, 2017

Cambridge: The MassLandlords Crash Course in Landlording

Learn everything you need to succeed as an owner or manager of residential rental property in Massachusetts.

This fast-paced course is strictly limited to 16 participants to allow for detailed discussion and Q&A. Course tuition includes:

  • Small group session with the Executive Director, a trained presenter and experienced landlord.
  • A comprehensive agenda, see below.
  • Nolo's Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide
  • A bound summary of all material presented
  • A book on conflict resolution, title TBD, either by Peter Shapiro or Roger Fisher, depending on availability
  • Breakfast pastries, coffee, tea
  • Lunch sandwiches, sodas, chips, cookies; all dietary requirements satisfied
  • A MassLandlords gel pen
  • A coupon for 10% off any MassLandlords annual membership
  • A MassLandlords certificate of completion and permission to use "MassLandlords participant" on your marketing material.

 
crash course
 

Doug [course instructor] clearly demonstrated his own personal experience as a landlord in addition to the vast knowledge he's gathered by conversing and collaborating with other landlords as well.

-Feedback from May 2016 Class

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Need a different date? Email dquattrochi@masslandlords.net with your city and number of attendees to request a custom session, or join our mailing list, "News about local events," to be notified of the next crash course near you.

Agenda

  • 8:30 am - Introduction of MassLandlords and course participants
  • 8:45 - Rental markets
    • Urban, suburban, rural
    • Luxury, college, professional, working, subsidized, rooming houses
  • 8:55 - Property selection
    • Lead paint (Legal highlight)
    • Utilities
    • Bones vs surfaces
    • Amenities
    • Repairs and renovations
    • Durable vs beautiful
    • What if I'm stuck with what I've got?
  • 9:05 - Sales and marketing 101 for rental property managers
    • Marketing rentals
    • Sales process
    • Staying organized
    • Branding a small business
    • Getting more or fewer calls
    • Tips and tricks
  • 9:45 - Break
  • 9:55 - Applications and screening
    • Criminal, credit, eviction
    • Discrimination (legal highlight)
    • Interactive Game
  • 10:35 - Rental Forms
    • Lease vs Tenancy at Will
    • iCORI
    • Eviction notices
  • 10:55 - Legal Matters
    • Late fees
    • Security deposits
    • Eviction process
    • Move-and-store
    • Water and electrical submetering
    • Housing Court vs District Court
    • Warranty of habitability
    • Inspections
    • Subsidies
    • Rent control
  • 11:55 - Break
  • 12:05 - Lunch and free form Q&A
  • 12:25 - Maintenance, hiring, and operations
    • Keeping the rent roll and expenses
    • Filing taxes
    • To manage or not to mange
    • Tenants as customers
    • Notifying tenants
    • Extermination
    • Monitoring contractors
    • Lease violations and conflict resolution
    • Record keeping
  • 1:00 - Overview of books and resources for further education
  • 1:15 - End

Location

Cambridge Innovation Center
Charles Room
14th Floor
One Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02134

Accessible by T and highway. Parking available in several garages for weekend rates. See CIC Directions for details.

Food

  • Breakfast- Assorted pastries
    • Coffee and tea
  • Lunch- sandwiches, chips, soda/water, cookies

*If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible so we can accommodate you. Contact Alexis at agee@masslandlords.net .

Pricing

  • Online:
    • Non-members: $199
    • Members: $189 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
  • Online registration required.

Membership.

Please note: this event is run by MassLandlords staff.

Cambridge Crash Course Tickets

April 22nd, 2017

Event Page

Log in for Member Pricing

Non-Member $199

Purchase tickets one-at-a-time. Your credit card is stored securely so additional tickets can be purchased with less effort than the first ticket.

Note: Accounts labeled "secondary" can get member prices through the primary account.

 

Price: $199.00

Date: April 22, 2017

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