Charles River Past Meetings

For events in 2018, visit the main Events page and press “back” on the calendar. Past events now remain on the calendar.

May 2018: Sell Out and Clean Up With Condo Conversion; Screen Tenants with Public Eviction Histories

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February 2018: Tech to Comply with Mass Law

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January 2018: Tenant Screening Workshop, Insurance Overview

Insurance is one of a landlord’s top-three biggest expenses, after mortgage and taxes. Matt Pelrine of North Star Insurance addressed a variety of surprises. For the first time in Charles River, we ran our interactive screening workshop! We role played with fellow members by following the letter and spirit of the law to pick the best applicants. Click here to learn more about this meeting

December 2017: Purchasing Multi-families in this Market, Hard Money Lending

Rich Trifone, REALTOR and landlord, shared his expertise on purchasing multifamilies. Dennis Coy, Senior Partner at Capital and Financial Centre, covered the whole spectrum of lending options, including leasing, sale / leasebacks, revolving lines of credit, purchase order financing, factoring, and private placements (aka hard money loans). Click here to learn more about this meeting

October 2017: Housing Court – What Does This Change Mean?

Administrative Attorney of the Housing Court Ben Adeyinka and Landlord Attorney Jordana Greenman will be joining us for a panel on Housing Court. This Housing Court expansion changes how evictions work! Two representatives from Mass Save also joined us to give us a rundown on incentives currently available to landlords through the Mass Save® Program that will add value to your properties, tenants, and business. Click here to learn more about this meeting and download the handouts

September 2017: Laws Landlords Need to Know & Construction Fires/Fire Safety

To kick off our 2017 -2018 event season, Waltham City Councilor Bill Fowler will be discussing how to prevent construction disasters like the infernos we’ve seen devastate communities all over the world and we’ll also discuss fire safety in existing structures. Then, Executive Director Doug Quattrochi gave a presentation on laws all landlords need to know. Click here to learn more about this meeting

June 2017: Housing Court Inside Scoop from Chief Justice Tim Sullivan

For our Charles River Season Finale, we offered a unique opportunity for landlords. The Honorable Tim Sullivan, Chief Justice of the Housing Court, presented on the recent efforts to expand the housing court, ins-and-outs of housing court, housing initiatives, and the modernization of the courts. The possible expansion of the housing court into Waltham would mean that landlords might end up in housing court when they prefer district court instead. Click here to learn more about this meeting

May 2017: A Special Evening with Richard Vetstein, Real Estate Law Expert

In his famous blog, Attorney Vetstein goes in-depth on topics like: new foreclosure rules, recreational marijuana, student housing and “no more than 4 rules”, renting to criminals, and security deposits. On the evening of May 16th, Attorney Vetstein discussed things like: the new 90 day post foreclosure eviction ruling in Housing Court, Update on Rent Escrow bill in Boston, Marijuana Issues, and Tales from the Housing Court War Trenches. Click here to learn more about this meeting

April 2017: Opioid Emergency Training & LLCs, INCs and Trusts

Doug Quattrochi presented on the ‘Free Rent Trick’ and Insurance vs. Corporate Entities. We learned how LLCs are like castles and insurance is like an army. Amy George, the Clinical Outreach Director at Sunspire Health, also joined us to talk about addiction, the opioid epidemic and the use of Narcan. What we learned from Amy could help us save a life some day. Click here to download files and learn more about this meeting

March 21st 2017: Evictions, Fire Prevention & 1031 Exchanges

This was the first of our New and Improved CRRHA meeting series; new date, new venue, better networking, more room to grow! Our own Executive Director, Doug Quattrochi, an experienced landlord himself, presented a brief overview of the eviction process. Then Waltham Fire Prevention Expert, Lieutenant Scott Perry talked to us about fire safety and prevention. Last but not least, 1031 Exchange Advisor, Chris Brown from Edmund and Wheeler Inc. joined us to discuss 1031 exchanges. Click here to download presentations and learn more about this meeting

March 1st 2017: Codes and Credit and Changes, Oh My!

Ting Wong from Eastern Bank spoke to us about and took questions on opening a line of credit. We were also very excited to welcome Bill Forte, Inspector of Buildings and Waltham Superintendent of Public Buildings, to dive into building codes. Click here to download presentations and learn more about this meeting

February 2017: The Changing Rental Scene: An In-Depth Interview with Charles O’Neill

Executive Director Doug Quattrochi did a live interview with Charles O’Neill, experienced landlord, real estate broker and MassLandlords member. Charles has a wealth of knowledge built up after working in many areas of real estate. Attendees joined us for a unique opportunity to learn directly from a highly knowledgeable and successful member of our organization. Click here to learn more about this meeting

January 2017: Jeopardy: Landlord Edition

We rang in the new year with a night of networking, learning and fun! We had a fantastic interactive Jeopardy game that helped to educate attendees on topics like: Vacancy, Legalese and Property Odds and Ends. Click here to learn more about this meeting

December 2016: Reasonable Modifications and Accommodations

Attorney Lee educated us on how to reasonably accommodate prospective tenants who require service animals and how to reasonably modify your structure to accommodate the physically disabled. Exterminator Steve Buono also joined us to discuss controlling pests during the winter. Click here to learn more about this meeting

November 2016: Waltham Subsidies, Planning for a new Season of

MassLandlords runs regular educational/networking events at various locations around the state. We started up a meeting series in the “Charles River” region of Massachusetts, including Arlington, Belmont, Waltham, Watertown, and Newton, to better serve landlords in this unique area. Click here to learn more about this meeting



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