• Interstate Event - Nov 28 2018

    Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus NJ

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Welcome to Interstate 2018
Discover. Network. Prosper
9:00 am - 10:00 am

CHECK – IN | REGISTRATION | COFFEE & LIGHT REFRESHMENTS

Exhibition Event

All Pros Under One Roof

Meetup with professionals in the construction & management industries.  COMMUNICATE – great networking opportunities.  CONNECT– with new contacts and learn about the latest products and services. RECONNECT – with existing clients.
EDUCATION PROGRAM
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

FIVE MISTAKES TO AVOID IN REAL ESTATE

Real estate is a phenomenal industry, it has literally hundreds of different niches that entrepreneurs have created. Many have tried and succeeded by following the traditional methods, others have carved out a niche in order to succeed in this very competitive market. We will discuss how you can avoid costly mistakes that will help you gain access to more deals that will actually accept your offers and close.
Aron Gottlieb

LEVERAGING MARKETING TOOLS TO BUILD PROFITABLE RELATIONSHIPS

  • The three foundational elements to creating a written digital marketing strategy on LinkedIn.
  • Understanding the types of Posts, Articles and Media that you need to be an authority over.
  • How to promote yourself without selling so that people will listen and engage.
  • Tips on optimizing your profile even if you do not know how to use LinkedIn.
Joe Apfelbaum
BIZ TANK LIVE EVENT
12: 30 PM – 1:30 PM

BIZ TANK LIVE SHOW – EMPOWERING JEWISH ENTREPRENEURS

BizTank is a "Shark Tank" style platform founded by Joel Klein. The BizTank platform empowers Jewish start-ups and entrepreneurs with access to capital and brings a vetted deal flow to highly successful investors. OJBA partnered with BizTank to bring you a live show! Entrepreneurs and business owners will pitch their ideas, business expansion plans, patents and concepts for an investment offer from a group of seasoned investors who are aligned with BizTank's mission to empower Jewish startups. The BizTank team works intensely with presenters, coaching them on how to present their best pitch. Will they receive the funds necessary to grow their business to the next level? Experience the action live! LANDING A DEAL IS PART ART AND PART SKILL When pitching to investors, it's important to show that your pitch has clear value and a solid trajectory for attainable success. What are those time-tested deal breakers and how does an investor know if a deal is for him or not? Watch it LIVE. Presenters and investors on stage will engage in biz talk and negotiations.
Joel Klein
FOX ROTHSCHILD LLC EDUCATION PROGRAM
2:30 PM – 4: 50 PM

SO, YOUR PROPERTY TAXES ARE TOO HIGH? SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!

We all know that property taxes in the New York/ New Jersey area are sky high. For small businesses and builders, property taxes can be a drain on profits, increasing every year with little to show for it. Property taxes can be a big problem on properties that require land use approvals, where there may be a delay between the purchase of the building and its ultimate repurposing. There is a process to follow to reduce your property taxes. We will outline how to evaluate whether a property tax appeal is available, how to process that appeal, and what to expect in this process.
Alex Wixted

ZONING ISSUES? YOU MEAN I CAN’T JUST BUILD WHAT I WANT TO BUILD?

The land use regulatory system in NJ is one of the most difficult in America. Ordinances are often outdated and out of sync with the market. However, as a developer builder, you just can’t ignore zoning standards. We will provide tips on what to review, how to best and most efficiently proceed with land use applications and what you should do if you receive a Notice of Violation or stop work order.
Henry L. Kent-Smith

HOW TO AVOID PROBLEMS WITH THE IRS AND LABOR

Recent regulatory amendments for the construction industry have changed the rules as to when a person can be properly classified as an independent contractor, rather than an employee. This is particularly problematic in small construction businesses where related companies often operate as independent contractors. There are also significant, enhanced penalties for misclassification.  Also, construction industry issues related to unions and prevailing wage can expose construction employers to significant legal and finical liability, as well as worksite disruption. The program will outline what to look for, how to avoid pitfalls and problems and properly navigate construction project and contract classification.
Mark E. Tabakman

WHAT TO DO WHEN HANDSHAKE DEALS GO WRONG

Often business deals are consummated by a simple handshake. Partnerships are formed by handshakes, property is purchased in the same fashion. But sometimes the handshake falls apart.  We will discuss how to address failed partnerships, internal disputes between partners who do not have a formal operating agreement or corporate structure. What could you do before the fallout to avoid these pitfalls and others?
Irina Elgart
Education Program 2
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

DUE DILIGENCE – TECHNICAL & LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

This presentation will discuss due diligence activities of interest to those persons looking to buy, sell, or develop real estate, with a regulatory focus on the New Jersey area and environmental concerns. Experienced perspectives will be shared by both an environmental and engineering consultant and an environmental attorney. The discussion will include critical due diligence issues such as why due diligence is important, when and how due diligence is performed, and the scope of typical due diligence activities. Case studies will also be utilized to illustrate the main points described.
David Restaino
Chemmie Sokolic

HOW TO OBTAIN IMMEDIATE RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Goal setting has been proven to add clarity and motivation and drive results. In this interactive session, learn what SMART goals are, how to construct them, and how to use them to increase productivity and improve your bottom line.
Naphtali Hoff
Education Program 3
4:00 PM – 4:45

THE ART OF BALANCING BUSINESS WITH AUTHENTIC LIVING

In this seminar, David takes the myth out of the lie that we live in. Unfortunately, we live in a self-created prison where the bars are only excuses and there is no lock to let you out.
David Stern

KNOW OSHA STANDARDS – CONSTRUCTION SAFETY – SITE SAFETY PLANS – PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND MORE…

What is OSHA? Learn about the most common deviations that are cited during an OSHA inspection and how to mitigate them with the proper planning including a safety plan, providing the correct Personal Protective Equipment for your employees, and training your employees regarding the most common hazards found on a construction site.
Feliks Leybovich, P.E.
CLOSING CELEBRATION
6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

FOOD COURT @ EXHIBITION HALL
LAVISH DINNER BUFFET

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