Landlords of Iowa Convention Kick off tomorrow Oct 23rd


Hello everyone,


Tomorrow is the kickoff for our 26th annual Landlords of Iowa convention in Coralville at the Marriott Hotel and convention center.  One of the big items for the convention is discussion of landlord concerns we can bring to the Legislators and hope to find “solutions” whether it be writing new state code or get new guidance on how to solve local problems.  Our Lobbyist Joe Kelly will be attending both Friday and Saturday moderating and discussing issues concerning our members.  If you will be attending great, if not please send me your questions and concerns and I will pass them on to Joe for review.


It is not to late to sign up.  The Marriott has fantastic facilities for the convention.  The surrounding area offers many options to bring the family for a casual weekend mini vacation.  There are also many other hotels in the immediate area for more budget conscious options.  Below is the latest agenda and attached are the forms to sign up and 14 reasons to attend.


Bonus for Realtors – there are 9 CE credits that are included in the price of the convention.


26th Annual Landlords of Iowa State Convention, Oct 23, 24, & 25

Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

 300 East 9th Street, Coralville, Iowa

Trade Show, October 24, 2014


Together We Solve Landlord / Tenant Problems


9 Real Estate CEU are available for the Convention!

(Prior contact required – David Essing <[email protected]>  

Over 100 Outstanding Door Prizes – Lynn Lampe

Convention Photographer Talia VanHaaften


Thursday Oct 23

1:30                 Registration opens    

2:00 to 5:00    Board Meeting          

5:15 to 9:00    Soup Sandwiches, Ice Cream Social,  Cash Bar

                                   (15 to 20 minute sessions)                                      

                        Screening Tenants  Gail Cudworth Mark Spain (Apartment Finder)

                          Community Buying Group  William Gumienny                                        

                   Ashley Jared          

                        Bed Bug update    Josh Rzepka  (Enviro-Pest Solutions)

                          Successful Vendor Member Programs   (Interactive Open Discussion)

                        In between each short session we bring up Best & Worst Tenant Experiences

                          Each chapter bring 10 copies of your best monthly newsletter!


Friday October 24   Trade Show opens

7:30                Registration Opens

8:00               Visit and support our Vendors

8:30 – 8:45    Welcome by Greater Iowa City Area Apartment Assoc. Chris Villhauer

8:45 – 9:45    Basic steps to being a Professional Landlord  (Dubuque Area Landlords)                                              presented by Margie White and Mary Gotz   

9:45 – 10:05   Break – Visit our Vendors

10:05-11:05   Landlord Tenant Legal Issues  – Panel of Lawyers – Mark Danielson &                                       Patrick Ford,  Attorneys at Law with Leff Law Firm, L.L.C. in Iowa City

11:05-11:25   Break – Visit our Vendors

11:25-12:15  Dealing with “Home Rule”, Local issues and solutions that effect Landlords                                                    (Joe Kelly)

12:15-1:00    Lunch plus open discussion time, Open Vendor Area           

1:00-1:50       Choice #1 Small Claims  Steps to a winning Strategy    Panel of Landlords

1:00-1:50       Choice #2 Personal Safety Seminar (Chris Samby)

1:50-2:05       Break – Visit our Vendors     

2:05-3:05       Landlord Mis-steps and Civil & Criminal actions (Ben Bellus – Ast Att Gen)

3:05-3:20       Break – Visit our Vendors     


3:20-4:20       Judge Chad W. Thomas, Johnson County Magistrate

4:20-4:30       Break – Visit our Vendors

4:30-5:30       Turning Judgments into Cash   John Dutcher

5:30-6:30       Wine and Cheese Reception

6:30                Banquet (Buffet Style)

7:30                Key Note Speaker, Paul Pate, Former Cedar Rapids Mayor, State Senator,

                          and Candidate for Iowa Secretary of State

9:00                Entertainment by Rod Pierson Quartet and cash bar


Saturday October 25

8:00-9:00       Presidents Breakfast  Tony McFarland  Ames Rental Association Director

9:00-11:30     Legislative Forum: this is where we hear from and directly ask questions of

                         our State Representatives, Senators  hosted by Joe Kelly with a break as needed

11:30-11:40    Morning Break

11:40-12:20    Legislative Review & PAC information

12:20-1:00      Lunch Break

1:00-1:20        Smoke Free Housing   Sieglinde Prior    

1:30-1:50        Titan Environmental Services       

2:00-2:20        Renter Insurance



We have reached an agreement with the Coralville Marriott Hotel for Room rates of $99. per room, plus tax.  You must talk to John Dutcher 319-240-2497 to arrange for late reservations to get this rate.