2017 Annual Conference/Honolulu

Honolulu, Hawaii
September 20–24, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Ka'ala Souza

Join us in welcoming our 2017 Annual Conference keynote Ka’ala Souza, Friday September 22, 2017 at 10:15 a.m.

Ka’ala Souza was born and raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. In 1999, he left his job as a marketing researcher and program evaluator to become a professional speaker, consultant and trainer. Ka’ala has a gift to connect with diverse audiences by making them laugh, think, and grow.

In his keynote “Thinking Nui,” Ka’ala introduces his audience to “Nui,” a Hawaiian word that means “large, big, and abundant.” Nui is the way you need to think if you want to move from surviving to thriving. Ka’ala will share his expertise on how to think “nui” by teaching us how to:

  • Think Different: The problems of today won’t be fixed by the solutions of yesterday.
  • Think Back: Stay connected to our deep values and history.
  • Think Ahead: Clarify and communicate our vision.
  • Think Service: Identify and meet the needs of those around us.

GENERAL SESSIONS

Thursday, September 21

3:15 - 4:45  Commercial Real Estate 101 for Regulators - An engaging overview for Regulators about Commercial Real Estate including what product types make up the commercial world; an overview of leasing and the various types of leases. Presenters: Gene Bentley, OR; Finley Maxson, NAR; Anne Petit, OH; and Jennifer Weed, CCIM.

Friday, September 22

8:00 - 10:00 Protect Your Exam: Security Measures During Key Points in the Exam Life Cycle - Exam security extends far beyond catching proxy testers and cheaters at the test center.  Beginning with exam design and maintaining effective policies and procedures, this panel of testing industry experts will provide best practices for protecting valuable assets and integrity of the real estate profession by preventing security breaches and mitigating their consequences. Speakers Bryan Friess, Pearson VUE and Tadas Dabsys, PSI.

1:30 - 3:00  Award Winning Ideas-Education and Communication awards are given to jurisdictions every year. See the jurisdictions that won an award and hear representatives of these jurisdictions share explanations of their award winning ideas. Impressive information will be shared that could provide ideas for other jurisdictions to implement and possibly win future awards. Presenter: Ryan Adair, AL.

3:15 - 4:30 Fair Housing Discrimination Trends -Housing discrimination trends; the future of fair housing laws approaching the 50 year anniversary; enhancing local regulatory enforcement; and international fair housing efforts. Speakers: Marcus Kawatachi, HI. Shanna Smith, NFHA.

Saturday, September 23

10:45 - 12:15 You Wired My Money Where?  Current Real Estate Closing Scams- Learn about current scams related to real estate closings, hacking broker emails, and ways regulators can educate their licensees on avoiding being caught up in the worst transaction imaginable! Speaker: Troy Crawford, Lawyers Mutual.

 

Schedule

Wednesday September 20
1:00 pm Registration Desk Open
4:00–5:30 pm New Member Orientation / First-Time Attendee Reception
5:30–7:30 pm Welcome Reception and ARELLO Foundation Silent Auction
Sponsored by Rice Insurance Services Co., LLC & PSI
 
Thursday September 21
6:30 am Registration Desk Open
7:00–8:00 am Welcome Breakfast
8:15–8:45 am District 1 Caucus
8:15–8:45 am District 2 Caucus
8:15–8:45 am District 3 Caucus
8:15–8:45 am District 4 Caucus
8:15–8:45 am District 5 Caucus
9:00–10:30 am Membership Committee Meeting
Brad Chisholm, Chair. Michael Gamblin, Vice Chair.
9:00–10:30 am Exam Accreditation Committee Meeting - OPEN SESSION
Jerry McDonald, Chair. Heather Garrett, Vice Chair.
9:00–10:30 am Law & Regulation Committee Meeting
Kerri Lewis, Chair. Rhonda K. Richardson, Vice Chair.
9:00–10:30 am IT/Communications Committee Meeting
Nicole Novotny Smith, Chair. Monica Rut, Vice Chair.
9:00–10:30 am Timeshare Committee Meeting
Charlie Moody, Chair.
10:30–10:45 am Break
Sponsored by gl Solutions
10:45 am–12:15 pm Administrator Roundtable
Gary Isom, Facilitator.
10:45 am–12:15 pm Program Committee Meeting
Rowena Cobb & Janet Thoren, Co-Chairs. Andrea Alford & MiChell Bird, Co-Vice Chairs.
10:45 am–12:15 pm Investigator/Auditor Resource Committee Meeting
Kimberley Wells, Vice Chair. Selina Barnes & Sherry Kueffler, Co-Chairs.
10:45 am–12:15 pm Commissioners Roundtable
Robert J. (Bob) Ramseur, Jr. Facilitator.
10:45 am–12:15 pm Exam Accreditation Committee Meeting - CLOSED SESSION
Jerry McDonald, Chair. Heather Garrett, Vice Chair.
12:15–1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
12:15–1:30 pm ARELLO Foundation Working Lunch
Closed Session
1:30–3:00 pm Commissioner Resource Committee Meeting
Scott C. Arakaki and Denise Johnson, Co-Chairs.
1:30–3:00 pm Education Certification Committee Meeting
CLOSED MEETING 1:30-2:30 Open 2:30-3:00
1:30–3:00 pm Fair Housing Committee Meeting
Ulani Prater, Chair. Bryan Chaplog, Vice Chair.
1:30–3:00 pm Nominating Committee Meeting
Anne M. Petit, Chair - District 1. Nicole Novotny Smith, Vice Chair - District 4.
3:00–3:15 pm Break
Sponsored by gl Solutions
3:15–4:45 pm Finance Committee Meeting
Lisa Holst, Treasurer/Chair. Dean Owens, Vice-Chair.
3:15–4:45 pm Governance Review Committee Meeting
Trevor Koot, Chair. Teresa Hoffman, Vice Chair.
3:15–4:45 pm General Session - Commercial Real Estate 101 for Regulators
An engaging overview for Regulators about Commercial Real Estate including what product types make up the commercial world; an overview of leasing and the various types of leases. Presenters: Gene Bentley, OR, Finley Maxson, NAR, Anne Petit, OH, Jennifer Weed, CCIM.
3:15–4:45 pm Real Estate Best Practices Roundtable
J. Nicholas (Nick) D’Ambrosia, Facilitator.
 
Friday September 22
7:00 am Registration Desk Open
8:00–10:00 am General Session - Protect Your Exam: Security Measures During Key Points in the Exam Life Cycle
Exam security extends far beyond catching proxy testers and cheaters at the test center - does your exam security program take into consideration the entire exam lifecycle? Beginning with exam design and maintaining effective policies and procedures, this panel of testing industry experts will provide best practices for protecting valuable assets and the integrity of the real estate profession by preventing security breaches and mitigating their consequences. Join us for a panel presentation and discussion and learn how advanced security measures strengthens your program. Speakers Bryan Friess, Pearson VUE and Tadas Dabsys, PSI.
10:00–10:15 am Break
Sponsored by gl Solutions
10:15 am–12:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Thinking Nui-Ka'ala Souza
In his keynote “Thinking Nui,” Ka’ala introduces his audience to “Nui,” a Hawaiian word that means “large, big, and abundant.” Nui is the way you need to think if you want to move from surviving to thriving. Ka’ala will share his expertise on how to think “nui” by teaching us how to: Think Different: The problems of today won’t be fixed by the solutions of yesterday. Think Back: Stay connected to our deep values and history. Think Ahead: Clarify and communicate our vision. Think Service: Identify and meet the needs of those around us.
12:00–1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
12:00–1:30 pm Executive Committee Working Lunch
Closed Session
1:30–3:00 pm General Session - Award Winning Ideas
Education and Communication awards are given to jurisdictions every year. See the jurisdictions that won an award and hear representatives of these jurisdictions share explanations of their award winning ideas. Impressive information will be shared that could provide ideas for other jurisdictions to implement and possibly win future awards. Presenter: Ryan Adair, AL.
3:00–3:15 pm Break
Sponsored by gl Solutions
3:15–4:30 pm Education Issues Roundtable
REEA President, Michael McAllister, will kick off the session with an update and feedback that REEA would like to share with regulators. Presenter: REEA President, Michael McAllister, Corean Hamlin, Facilitator.
3:15–4:30 pm General Session - Fair Housing Discrimination Trends
Housing discrimination trends; the future of fair housing laws approaching the 50 year anniversary; enhancing local regulatory enforcement; and international fair housing efforts. Speakers: Marcus Kawatachi, HI. Shanna Smith, NFHA.
4:30–5:15 pm Getting Involved in ARELLO Leadership
 
Saturday September 23
8:00 am Registration Desk Open
8:30–10:30 am Case Law Update
Live interactive presentation of some of the year's top cases. You be the judge! —Kerri Lewis, Chair: Law and Regulation Committee
10:30–10:45 am Break
Sponsored by gl Solutions
10:45 am–12:15 pm General Session - You Wired My Money Where? Current Real Estate Closing Scams
Learn about current scams related to real estate closings, hacking broker emails, and ways regulators can educate their licensees on avoiding being caught up in the worst transaction imaginable! Speaker: Troy Crawford, Lawyers Mutual.
12:15–1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
1:30–4:00 pm General Assembly / Board of Directors Meeting
5:30–6:30 pm Installation Reception
6:30–9:00 pm Installation Dinner
 
Sunday September 24
8:30–9:00 am Commissioner College Registration Desk Open
9:00 am–4:00 pm Commissioner College 101 - SEPARATE REGISTRATION

 

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Sponsors

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Installation Sponsor

 

Hotel Information

Sheraton Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: 808-922-4422

http://www.sheraton-waikiki.com/

Online reservations using the ARELLO Passkey

or U.S. by *phone, 808-921-4611.

*Phone reservation office hours are Hawaii–Aleutian Standard Time. Monday-Friday: 7:00am–5:00pm, Saturday: 8:00am–4:00pm, and Sunday: closed.


Cut off date for Room rate:  August 25, 2017

ARELLO® Room Rate:    $250 City/Mountain View

For other room options, please contact the hotel directly and mention that you are part of the ARELLO meeting.  

Add 13.962% Room Tax

Message to Attendees: ARELLO® has made every effort to secure the best possible group nightly room rate for you at this event. That rate results from a negotiated overall package of event needs such as sleeping rooms, meeting room space and other requirements. ARELLO® will incur costs if the association falls short of its minimum room block guarantee. Please help ARELLO® keep the costs of this event as low as possible by booking your housing needs at the designated host hotel and in the ARELLO® room block.  Reserving outside the contracted room block may jeopardize ARELLO's ability to meet its contracted obligations and to keep registration fees to a minimum. ARELLO® appreciates your support and understanding of this important issue. If you experience difficulties when contacting the hotel, please advise ARELLO HQ. Thank you.

Transportation Information

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  • From the airport, travel east on the H1 freeway.
  • Take Nimitz Highway (HI-92 East) which will turn into Ala Moana Boulevard.
  • Turn right onto Kalakaua Avenue and continue for two miles.
  • Turn right onto Royal Hawaiian Avenue.
  • The resort will be on the right.

 

Attire Information

Conference Attire:

The meetings are business casual.

Installation Reception & Dinner

"Aloha Attire"

Aloha Attire describes striking a happy medium between excessive formality and casual wear that also reflects the playful yet mysterious and exotic nature of the island. Bottom line: we want this to be a fun, festive evening full of celebration and joy for all involved.  Feel free to leave your suit and tie at home.

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATIONS: All requests for refunds must be in writing and sent to ARELLO's Chief Executive Officer. Cancellations received on or before August 14, 2017 will receive a full refund. There is a $100.00 cancellation fee for cancellations received between August 15 and September 9, 2017. No refunds will be made for cancellations on or after September 10, 2017.  Refunds for cancellations due to an illness, injury, death or emergency will be considered on a case by case basis by the ARELLO® Chief Executive Officer.

 

Registration Information

Attending the entire event.

Type Fee
Regulatory Member
Representative of a member jurisdiction that is current with its member dues.
$630.00
Affiliate/Associate Member
Affiliate or Associate Member (does not qualify for regulatory membership) and is current with member dues.
$560.00
Non-Member $690.00
Non-Member (Regulatory)
Representative of a jurisdiction that qualifies for Regulatory membership but is not current with its member dues.
$760.00
Emeritus Member $440.00
Guest
A non-member spouse/guest accompanying a full conference attendee - includes all events, receptions and meals provided by the conference.
$230.00
Guest - Welcome Reception Only
Guests who only wish to attend the Welcome Reception.
$90.00
Guest - Installation Reception/Dinner Only
Guests who only wish to attend the Installation Reception and Dinner.
$120.00
Guest - Combined Welcome/Installation
Guests who wish to attend the Welcome Reception and Installation Reception and Dinner, but no other events.
$210.00

Registration closes on:9/14/17

 

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