2017 Investigator Workshop/Portland

Portland, Oregon
October 17–19, 2017

The 2017 Investigator Workshop is presented by the ARELLO Investigator/Auditor Resource Committee and is designed by and for investigators and auditors.  The personalized setting of the Workshop provides an invaluable opportunity to interact with speakers, share experiences and exchange ideas with colleagues.

The 2017 ARELLO Investigator Workshop includes:

  • Conducting effective phone interviews
  • Investigation allegations of financial elder abuse by licensees
  • Report writing
  • Real estate wholesaling
  • Case studies
  • Round table discussions (always popular)
  • Investigator of the Year Award Presentation
  • And more!



Tuesday October 17
8:00–8:30 am Registration Desk Open
8:30–9:00 am Welcome and Introductions
9:00–10:30 am Allegations of Financial Elder Abuse by Licensees
Selina Barnes, Regulation Division Manager - Oregon
10:30–10:45 am Break
10:45–11:45 am Conducting Effective Phone Interviews
Francis Hlawatsch, Investigator/Auditor - Oregon
11:45 am–1:00 pm Lunch on you own
1:00–2:30 pm Successful Investigations & Hearings from Attorney Perspective
Raul Ramirez, Assistant Attorney General - Oregon
2:30–2:45 pm Break
2:45–4:00 pm Group Discussion - What's going on in your world?
5:00–7:00 pm Welcome & Networking Reception
Light refreshments and drinks will be provided
Wednesday October 18
8:30–10:30 am Report Writing
Craig Boyack, Chief Investigator - Idaho
10:30–10:45 am Break
10:45–11:45 am Group Discussion - What's going on in your world?
11:45 am–1:00 pm Lunch on your own
1:00–2:30 pm Real Estate Wholesaling
Kimberley Wells, Division Counsel - Ohio
2:30–2:45 pm Break
2:45–4:30 pm Property Manager Theft Cases & Court Appointed Receiverships
Selina Barnes, Regulation Division Manager - Oregon
Thursday October 19
8:30–9:30 am 2017 Investigator of the Year Award Presentation
Introduction, Craig Boyack - Idaho -- Recipient, Brenda Bryant - Ohio
9:30–10:30 am Group Discussion - What's going on in your world?
10:30 am–10:45 pm Break
10:45 am–12:00 pm Round Table Discussions



Hotel Information

Hotel Information

Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown -- Convention Center
1441 NE 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 233-2401

ARELLO® Room Rate: $169.00
Add 13.3% Room Tax (subject to change)

Reserve Your Room before 09/22/17 to get the special ARELLO® room block rate.

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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.

Airport transportation is provided at $10.00 per person.


Attire Information

Business Casual

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATIONS: All requests for refunds must be in writing and sent to ARELLO's Chief Executive Officer. Cancellations received on or before September 6, 2017 will receive a full refund. There is a $100.00 cancellation fee for cancellations received between September 7 and October 6, 2017. No refunds will be made for cancellations on or after October 7, 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 has closed.

Registration Information

Attending the entire event.

Type Fee
General Admission
All registrants pay the same registration fee for this event.

Registration closes on:10/10/17


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Please note that registration fees for guests are set to ensure ARELLO's costs are covered including the hotel/venue service charges and state and local taxes. Every effort is made to make these reasonable and affordable for our members.

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