2018 Real Estate Development & Construction Growth and Profitability Forum | RKL LLP

2018 Real Estate Development & Construction Growth and Profitability Forum

Thursday, January 18, 2018
7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel
4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111

To succeed in today’s real estate development and construction industries, owners and executives must continually build a strong foundation. Join RKL as we provide knowledge and expertise to RED&C industry leaders at our first-ever Real Estate Development & Construction Growth and Profitability Forum.

From elevating the contributions of key players within your team to preparing your company to do business with the Commonwealth, you’ll gain strategic insights that will position your company for better growth and profitability in 2018 and beyond.

CPE Credits Available | Full Breakfast & Served Lunch | Networking

This event is limited to Real Estate Development, Construction and Architecture professionals.

Free and by invite only.

Registration is now closed.

Questions? Contact Lindsey Howe at lhowe@rklcpa.com or (717) 394-5666.

This year’s forum agenda includes:

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.: Developing Next-Level Leadership Among Your Project Management Team
Robert E. Pozesky, Manager, RKL Business Consulting Services Group
Danielle J. Hoffer, SPHR, Practice Leader, HR Consulting, RKL Business Consulting Services Group

Today’s quickly evolving construction and real estate development environment requires project managers to go beyond the role of skilled tactician to strategic contributor to the success of the company. How do you challenge them think beyond job supervision to initiate proactive solutions to challenges on the job site or at the office? Are you using the right metrics to measure performance? Does your project managers’ compensation structure reinforce your desire to get them engaged at a strategic level? In this session, attendees will be equipped to elevate the role their project managers play in their organizations and apply performance metrics that support this development.

8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Break

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.: Building Your Succession Plan: Strategies for Your Company’s Transition

Paula K. Barrett, CPA/ABV, CVA, CGMA, Partner, RKL Business Consulting Services Group
John S. Stoner, CPA, CVA, Partner, RKL Business Consulting Services Group

Just as no two businesses are the same, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions for succession planning. The key is understanding what is important to you and your family, your company and its stakeholders, as well as the many options that can ensure your plans are aligned with these needs and desires. How can you derive the greatest value from your company? What are your personal financial needs? Who is best positioned to lead your company into the future? What are your best options for transferring ownership of your company? Whether you’re transitioning in the next three years or the next decade, you’ll walk away with different perspectives on achieving success in your transition plan. In this session, attendees will be able to describe the importance of succession planning and identify transition options for business owners.

9:50 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Break

10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.: Protecting Your Profits: Dispute Avoidance and Resolution
Thomas O. Williams, Shareholder, Reager & Adler, P.C.

In today’s complex construction and real estate development environment, the handshake is no longer the bottom line. Heightened risk among stakeholders requires companies to take measures to proactively protect against disputes and to understand the best options for resolving problem situations when they inevitably occur. In this session, attendees will gain insights into contract development best practices, alternative dispute resolution, breach of contract, prompt payment, Mechanics liens and payment claims, and be better equipped to proceed with payment claims utilizing various dispute resolution processes for maximum net recovery.

10:50 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Break

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.: Doing Business with the Commonwealth
Gary Crowell, Former Secretary of the Department of General Services, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Whether it’s constructing new buildings or improving existing infrastructure, there are significant opportunities for construction and real estate development firms to generate new revenue through doing business with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. While opportunity abounds, so too do requirements for bidding, payment and general process and procedures. In this session, we’ll help your company align with the Commonwealth’s procurement process, give you tips on outreach development and relationship building and help ensure that your internal systems and approach are positioning your company for favorable results. Attendees of this session will be able to adhere to procurement requirements and best practices when doing business with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Noon – 1 p.m.: Lunch and Tax Reform and Its Impact on Your Company in 2018 and Beyond
Kevin Eisenhart, CPA, MBA, MST, Partner, RKL Tax Services Group

Get the latest insights on how to maximize your construction, real estate or development business and personal tax savings under the new law. We’ve done the deep dive on tax reform so you don’t have to. In 30 minutes, we’ll share ideas on new depreciation rules, considerations for pass-through entities and separate fact from fiction to help you navigate decisions you need to be making now to enhance your company’s growth and profitability in 2018 and beyond.

Additional Information

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits: This seminar qualifies for 4 total hours of CPE, 2 management credits and 2 specialized knowledge credits.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this seminar.

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group-Live

Cancellations, outside of unforeseen circumstances, are requested by January 16, 2018.

CPE Information

CPE: Earn up to four hours in the fields of specialized knowledge or management.

For information regarding our complaint policy contact RKL’s HR department at 717.394.5666.

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