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Fall Forum

Planning for the Realities of Aging & Failing Piping Systems

Event Details:

As our infrastructure ages, piping systems within buildings are beginning to fail at an alarming rate. You will hear from a panel of industry experts on how insurance, legal, finance, engineering, and construction management all work together to help you plan for a successful pipe replacement solution that minimizes the impact on your community and maximizes return on investment.

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Featured Panelists:

Condo Financing for Capital Improvement Projects:

Don Plank
Community Association Loan Specialist,
National Cooperative Bank

In 2014 Mr. Plank joined NCB as Assistant Vice President of Association Banking. Mr. Plank has about ten years of experience in community association management. At NCB he manages business development for Association Banking products and services in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Mr. Plank is also a member of the Community Associations Institute and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board. In 2013, Mr. Plank was named Committee Chair of the Year for the Washington Metro Chapter of Community Associations Institute; in 2012 he earned the organization’s Rising Star Award. He has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in education from Vanderbilt University.

Construction Management / Engineering:

Ted Ross
Ted Ross Consulting, LLC

Mr. Ross has 30 plus years of experience in mechanical systems. He is an instructor for the National Association of Power Engineers Educational Foundation and the Building Owners and Managers Institute. Mr. Ross has lectured throughout the industry on Energy Management and Conservation, Aging Building Infrastructure, HVAC Systems, Aging Piping Systems, High Volume Air Conditioning and Bidding Issues.

Insurance Considerations:

Robin Manougian
JMI – John Manougian Insurance Agency, Inc.

Ms. Manougian is a Licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent (MD, DC, VA, DE), responsible for community association insurance accounts at JMI. She earned her CIRMS (Community Insurance Risk Management Specialist) designation in May 2006 and was CIRMS chair from 2007-10. She has been a member of CAI’s Maryland Legislative Action Committee (MD-LAC) since 2010 and has been instrumental in helping to pass legislation that affects community associations, including helping to draft the bill that overturned the the Maryland Court of Appeals Anderson v. Gables decision in 2008. Ms. Manougian also is currently a member of the CAI Law Seminar Planning Committee, and is a frequent speaker at both the Law Seminars and CAI’s National Conferences. She is a 1987 graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and holds a B.S. degree in magazine journalism.

Living Through a Repipe as a Portfolio / Property Manager:

Marianne Pukal
Portfolio Manager
Polinger Company

Ms. Pukal manages apartment, condo, commercial, and retail properties and is the Portfolio Manager for 1,367 residential units.  She also participates in acquisitions, asset management and training for residential properties.  She previously served as both a Board Member and President of the Property Management Association (PMA) in Washington, DC.


Multifamily Refinancing / Refinancing:

Connor Locke
Vice President – Multifamily Finance
Walker & Dunlop

Mr. Locke is based out of Walker & Dunlop’s New York office and is responsible for multifamily loan originations through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bridge, CMBS, and HUD executions. In addition to conventional multifamily, Mr. Locke focuses on student and manufactured housing. Mr. Locke joined Walker & Dunlop in 2009 as a member of the multifamily finance underwriting department and was promoted in 2013 to his current position. Since that time, Mr. Locke has been directly involved in more than $2.5 billion in multifamily mortgages nationwide. Mr. Locke graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he was captain of the lacrosse team and an All-American selection.


Benefits of Repiping from an Owner’s Perspective:

Clay Lunsford
Vice President of Capital Projects
RealSource Management

Mr. Lunsford has over 20 years of leadership experience in commercial and residential construction, and currently leads Real Source Management’s Construction Management division and assists in all their renovations. Prior to joining RSM, Mr. Lunsford served as an Executive Account Manager for two of the leading multifamily contractors in Texas. He has supervised the successful completion of more than 1.5 billion dollars of construction over the course of his career. As Owner/Operator, Mr. Lunsford received the Triple7 award 2 years running for project performance and completion. Another notable example of his construction leadership ability is the completion of an asbestos abatement of a seven-story administration building on the UT-Austin campus that he managed to complete between semesters.


Co-Hosts and Moderators:

Peter M. Page
President and Co-Founder
As co-founder and President, Peter has led SageWater since its inception to become the premier national contractor for pipe and mechanical system infrastructure replacement in aging occupied buildings. Peter started SageWater immediately after graduating from The University of Virginia in 1988 with a degree in International Relations. Over the past 29 years, under Peter’s guidance and leadership, SageWater has grown to become the largest company in the United States specializing in replacing aging piping and mechanical systems in occupied multifamily and commercial buildings.


David Hossfeld
Vice President of National Accounts

With nearly 20 years in the pipe replacement and restoration business, Mr. Hossfeld has overseen dozens of large and complicated re-pipe projects for SageWater’s largest clients. He has in-depth knowledge of and experience with large-scale polybutylene failures on the supply side, complex HVAC re-pipes of closed-loop systems, as well as drain, waste and vent jobs.

Throughout his career, he has spent a considerable amount of time educating multifamily owners and managers on the benefits of repiping and the economic and social impact leaking pipes can have on property values.

Mr. Hossfeld has presented more than 150 seminars throughout his career primarily focused on the effects and challenges of defective plumbing systems located inside occupied dwelling structures.

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