WHAT YOU’RE ABOUT TO MISS…
Blog Posting # 650 @ 6 August 2021: EducateMHC
Perspective. ‘Land lease communities, previously manufactured home communities, and earlier, ‘mobile home parks’, comprise the real estate component of manufactured housing!’
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INTRODUCTIOND: When will the manufactured housing industry FINALLY get together and meet face-to-face? Weill the very first such opportunity occurs 12 August 2021. Read about…
WHAT YOU’RE ABOUT TO MISS…
If not present at the final Networking Roundtable & Retirement Celebration on 12 August 2021 at the downtown Hilton Hotel in Nashville, TN.
From 10AM until 1PM, there’ll be a dozen or more vendors of products and services of interest to land lease community owners/operators, displaying their wares and explaining their unique offerings. When was the last time you got to do that? At the Louisville MHShow during January of 2020, more than 1 ½ years ago! This opportunity is well worth the trip to Nashville!
When the Networking Roundtable begins at 1PM, I’ll be Welcoming everyone to the 30th anniversary of this manufactured housing and communities event! Part of the Welcome is the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag. Why? Several reasons, but mainly it’s been a tradition, started when the 9/11 Roundtable was postponed in 2001, and has become our industry’s way of showing patriotic support of our great nation! Then, everyone in the main seminar room gets an opportunity to introduce themselves to the large audience – what a great way to begin one’s interpersonal networking at this event! And, in the Directory you receive while checking-in, mark the names of individuals you want to meet as they introduce themselves.
During the next hour I’ll be sharing what’s widely known as my take on the ‘State of the Manufactured Housing Industry & Land Lease Community Real Estate Asset Class’. Two things: this is a unique presentation, as it covers both major segments of our industry, home manufacturing statistics and trends, as well as community statistics and trends. No one else does this today! Second; this year’s presentation will be unlike any other I’ve delivered to date. How? What I decided to do was identify and expound on eight highly significant improvements, trends, and happenstances (‘fortuitous circumstances’) that have occurred during the past 50 years. And these are? Well, you need to be in the roundtable audience to learn them firsthand!
The keynote address will be Scott Roberts sharing his experiences and Lessons Learned while developing raw land into land lease (&RV) communities throughout the U.S.. Unlike others who ‘talk about land development’ on podcasts, etc., these days, Scott is hands-on and actually putting pipes in the ground and filling vacant rental homesites with new manufactured homes! If land development is in your future as a business venture, then you need to be present to hear this knowledge firsthand.
It’s no big secret, the International Networking Roundtable phenomenon Carolyn and I launched way back in the early 1990s, is – with this event in Nashville, TN. – coming to an end. So, I’ve written a ’30 Year Networking Roundtable Legacy’ history that’ll be distributed to all attendees when they arrive on the 12th. Plus, there’s an additional surprise gift for everyone in attendance. Care to guess what it is?
Next on the agenda is a Fireside Chat type audience participation conversation and discussion of any topic(s) desired. During recent networking roundtables this time of open expression has proven to be very popular and productive. No topic is off limits. Everyone knows our industry and asset class has at least a dozen Evergreen (i.e. ‘always present’) issues ready for debate and brainstorming. This ‘hour or so’ is your opportunity to so engage!
When we clear the seminar room at 5PM (to ready it for the evening banquet), we’ll attempt the usual annual photograph of everyone present. Then enjoy an hour or so of cocktails together. At the banquet that evening, it’s been requested all RV/MH Hall of Fame members present (know of at least six registered so far), wear their bright green RV/MH Hall of Fame blazers – to show support of the sole entity entrusted with the perpetuation of our industry and asset class legacies! Sometime during the evening I’ll share some parting thoughts on my pending retirement; titled, ‘It’s Been A Very Good Run’.
Friday morning(8/13) at 8AM, another roundtable tradition (also started post 9/11), an informal prayer meeting will be held in a private meeting room. Usually, a dozen or more folk participate in this opportunity to pray for the leaders of our nation and our military at home and abroad. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate.
So, that’s ‘What You’re About to Miss’ if not at the final Networking Roundtable & Retirement Celebration on 12 August at the downtown Hilton Hotel in Nashville, TN. Still not too late to register; visit www.educatemhc.com or phone Erin Smith, MHM via (317) 738-3434.
George Allen, CPM, MHM