• 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

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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 1
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
OJBA WE
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

BRINGING AN INTEGRAL CONSTRUCTION FORCE TOGETHER.

OJBE WE teamed up with Women Entrepreneurs bringing you leaders in innovation, motivation and education at a women's only forum.
SARAH FISCHBEIN
Shany Teller
Naomi Mamiye
MALKIE SCHOLNICK
Estie Rand
EDUCATION PROGRAM 2
12: 15 PM – 2:00 PM

Developing your business idea into a successful reality

Have you ever had that 'aha' moment where some great business idea pops into your mind but quickly vanishes due to lack of direction? Joel Klein who has successfully coached over 1500 businesses, will take you behind the scenes of BizTank. A show he created dedicated to empower entrepreneurs with big dreams who pitch their business idea to a panel of super successful Moguls in hopes for a deal which will help their businesses financially and strategically. Joel will share his step-by-step guide to entrepreneurs who have great business ideas and are motivated to bring it to fruition. Find out what makes a good idea, what type of pitches have most potential to close a deal and what type of entrepreneur has the highest success rate. What are investors most interested in when investing in a start-up and more. Followed by Q&A.
Joel Klein

Lead to Sale: Strategies to Catch & Convert the Best Prospects

Learn how to sell even if you're not the classic sales personality as we optimize your business pitch, create a successful lead funnel and teach you the best follow up protocol to convert all those great potentials into committed clients and customers.
Estie Rand
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

Overview of New Jersey Prevailing Wage Law and Independent Contractor Issues in the Construction Industry

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 3
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 4
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.
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