TMHA Convention Detailed Schedule

TMHA Convention

September 10-12, 2017

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
4150 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75038

We will be running three sessions simultaneously all day long on our main education day, Monday, September 11.  This is why in the schedule below you will see multiple presentations in the same time spots.  Our comprehensive offerings this year address all aspects of the manufactured housing retail, financing, insurance, and community industries in Texas.  We have curriculum tailored for community owners and investors, but also a track focused on day-to-day operations and best practices.  For our retailers we have sales training and tips, new ideas for selling homes in a modern world leveraging technology, and reading body language. 

Sunday 9/10

6 p.m. – Welcome Reception at Four Seasons Las Colinas

Monday 9/11

8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Breakfast and Opening Remarks by Executive Director DJ Pendleton


9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Community Manager/Owner: Home Rentals or Lot Lease - Learn The legal differences and how to navigate the applicable property laws for your community business from attorney April Robbins of Brackett & Ellis, P.C.

Community Investor/Owner:  What is the Texas Community Market Doing?  What is happening to communities in cities?  Where is the Community Market going?  Learn from Casey Thom of Sunstone MHC as he explores his detail state and local market analysis for MH communities in Texas

Retailer: Don’t' let Social Media Scare You; Harness it for more sales and higher profits - Leverage the modern world of social media to grow your business and increase sales with David Eitrem, the VP of Marketing for Titan Factory Direct

10:15 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

Community Manager/Owner: Sell more, spend less, and increase margins - Ken Corbin will teach you how to increase sales, improve prospects and market your community to maximize gains

Community Investor/Owner: Expand your existing community, break ground on a new development, what you need to know before the first shovel hits the ground - Todd Lamb with Park Asset Management leads a panel discussion on expansion efforts and new community developments in Texas

Retailer: All About the Lending - Dick Ernst of Financial Marketing Associates will lead you through the recent developments in government loan programs so you know what is available and what is to come so more consumers can buy more of your homes

11 a.m. -11:45 a.m.

Community Manager/Owner: No Vacancy - Filling communities and flipping homes for big profits by Gannon Baird / Sun Coast MHC and Casey Homer / Yellow Rose Estates

Community Investor/Owner: Water, Water Everywhere - Learn from an industry expert and leader, Brice London of Manage America how to properly submeter the utilities in your community

Retailer/: Selling MH in the Modern World - Braustin Mobile Homes' Alberto Pina will introduce you to new ideas, new techniques and technologies to sell MH in todays markets and the markets of the future


12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Jan Hargrave - Strictly Business Body Language Take advantage of the secrets of nonverbal communication for that extra edge of confidence to overcome buyer resistance, increase sales and boost profits. Strictly Business Body Language gives you the answers and the rules of nonverbal selling power.


1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Community Manager/Owner: Do's and Don'ts with the Federal Fair Housing Law - Navigate the most recent updates to the federal Fair Housing laws and protect yourself, your employees and your community against complaints by MHI's General Counsel/Sr. VP State & Local Affairs, Rick Robinson

Community Investor/Owner: Can't I just do "rent to own?" Hear from industry expert attorneys Marc Lifest and Jeff Barringer of McGlinchey Stafford on how to properly utilize leases with options to purchase so that you are compliant and protected

Retailer: How Housing Manufacturers & Retailers Can Become Invincible to Lawsuits & Save Thousands in Taxes - Larry Oxenham / American Society for Asset Protection (ASAP)

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Community Manager/Owner: "Understanding Financial Statements - Making Yourself Attractive to Banks and Other Business Partners" - Kurt Kelley, JD, President of Mobile Insurance

Community Investor/Owner: Green Homes, Solar Shingles, Energy Efficient - Steve Lefler with Modular Lifestyles explores the possibilities to improve communities and your bottom line with modern energy efficient upgrades and community improvements

Retailer: How Housing Manufacturers & Retailers Can Become Invincible to Lawsuits & Save Thousands in Taxes - Larry Oxenham / American Society for Asset Protection (ASAP)

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Community Investor/Owner: Want to move your Community Assets into a Self Directed Individual Retirement Account?  Learn from Kelli Click, President / Self-Directed IRA Services Inc., how to create a self directed IRA and manage your community assets within you own retirement account


7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Chairman’s Dinner at Four Seasons Las Colinas with entertainment by Comedian Dean Lewis

Dean Lewis has appeared on Last Comic Standing, CNN, The Ellen Degeneres Show and he is the winner of the Wendy’s Clean Comedy Challenge. Dean has also won an Emmy for writing. He has sold material to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and to Ron White.  He has over 25 years experience working in the corporate market.  Dean also was a part of the Jagger Show on DFW morning radio for 8 years before deciding to get some sleep and commit full time to performing in the corporate world. 

Tuesday 9/12

9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Cup of Coffee with Joe - Listen to Joe Garcia, Executive Director of the MH Division of TDHCA on all the latest updates from the top regulator in the state

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Washington D.C. comes to the Four Seasons - Republicans, Democrats, CFPB, HUD, Dodd-Frank, Preserving Manufactured Housing Act and the action from our nation's capitol from MHI's General Counsel/Sr. VP State & Local Affairs, Rick Robinson

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. S.O.L Be Gone!  TMHA Fights the Cities and wins the Community Right to Replace Law - The action packed 2017 Texas Legislative Session ended in June, hear from TMHA's Executive Director, DJ Pendleton on the industry progress, new laws and tales from a Texas Session for the record books

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. TMHA Fourth Quarter Board Meeting

Directly following adjournment of the Board Meeting:  General Session

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The 2016 TMHA Convention was held at the J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa in San Antonio August 14-16, 2016.  Here is a video recap!