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A RealFocus Recap in Pictures

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Posted By Kristen Hariton

Missed out on this year’s sold-out RealFocus? Catch up on the day’s activities with our RealFocus Recap, and find out what over 200 of NYC’s top owners and managers discussed during our inaugural all-day event:

Understanding ECB Amnesty

Melinda Hamilton and Dwayne Munroe from the Department of Finance were on hand to discuss details of the ECB Amnesty program. RealFocus guests had the opportunity to ask specific questions about how to take advantage of the limited-time program for their portfolios.

As a reminder, any violations that are still outstanding after the program ends may be subject to increased collection efforts, including Sherriff/Marshal referrals, additional fees, and asset seizure. There are only 7 weeks left to take care of outstanding fines – if you haven’t started yet, take a look at our Ultimate ECB Amnesty Resource, and reach out to support@sitecompli.com with any questions.

A Deep Dive into the NFPA

Mark Valentino from Croker Fire Drill led attendees through the National Fire Protection Association standards (one standout – are you aware of regulations for holiday décor, specifically trees?). With the new fire code and subsequent promulgated rules, it’s critical to understand what’s required for your property. Check out slides from this year’s RealFocus to review some key points.

Compliance Round-Up

In addition to ECB Amnesty and the NFPA, guests also got detailed information on the following:
New cooling tower regulations for NYC and NY State from Scott Lenzi (the November 1st certification due date is next week!)
Navigating compliance laws from longtime industry experts Lori Boccadoro, Rob Hochman, and Mark Hertz (What’s coming down the road? Expect increased construction enforcement and scrutiny)
The ins and outs of mold, lead, and asbestos violations (oh my!), as reviewed by Josh Sarett from ALC Environmental, a RealFocus Partner (FYI – are you aware of new mold regulations for remediation work released this year?)

The Debut of SiteCompli U

SiteCompli’s own Julian Starr (alongside yours truly) led attendees through the very first SiteCompli Certified – Compliance 101 course! Participants interacted and answered questions about complaints and violations, administrative fines and requirements, and construction regulations. As a bonus, event guests got early access to the SiteCompli U portal, a growing library of online courses where users can get SiteCompli Certified in various subjects. Stay tuned for the official debut of SiteCompli U, and learn how you and your team can become SiteCompli Certified!

The All-New SiteCompli

The all-new SiteCompli graced the big screen at RealFocus, where VP of Product Innovation Jack Wurtzel and Senior Manager of Product David Mancarella gave guests a tour of key platform features: a supercharged, customizable Dashboard, the powerful work order system, and the widest breadth of critical NYC compliance data. Have you seen the new SiteCompli? Click here to get a close-up, personalized look at the new platform.

Reviewing DOB NOW

To wrap up the day, Archana Jayaram from the Department of Buildings reviewed the new DOB NOW system. DOB NOW launched a few weeks ago with job filings and façade inspections – information you can access directly in your SiteCompli account. If you have questions about how to file with the DOB NOW system, reach out to SiteCompli’s team at support@sitecompli.com.

In between compliance sessions, guests mingled at the Hotel Eventi and enjoyed delicious fare, courtesy of RealFocus Partners F&F Supply, Cohen, Hochman & Allen, and Original Energy. For a close-up look at the event, browse our picture slideshow below. And stay tuned to the SiteCompli Blog for an upcoming announcement about next year’s event!

For more information on RealFocus 2016, visit our event website!

RealFocus 2016 Pictures

Kristen Hariton

Kristen Hariton is the Product Marketing Strategist at SiteCompli. A member of the SiteCompli team since March 2013, Kristen has learned more about compliance and property operations than she ever thought possible. When she's not sharing the latest industry trends, changes, and updates, she's planning her next adventure to Walt Disney World.

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