East Brunswick - February 18, 2008 – Edward Guttenplan, CPA, MBA, Managing Shareholder of Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C. was a featured speaker in two educational sessions held during the 2008 International Builders' Show.
Produced by the National Association of Home Builders, the show was held February 13-16, 2008 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The show had nearly 300 educational sessions, all taught by nationally recognized speakers and designed to help attendees stay current on industry trends and issues.
Guttenplan's first session, entitled "Mixed-Use Communities: Challenges and Solutions," highlighted the increasing popularity of mixed-use developments, particularly for large-scale urban redevelopments, new sustainable communities and high-rise multi-use buildings. Featuring an experienced panel of accountants, engineers, property managers and architects, the program provided a
comprehensive look at this type of project, focusing on the inherent opportunities and challenges. Guttenplan, who has extensive experience working with builders of mixed-use communities,
spoke on the business, budgeting and cost allocation challenges and objectives faced by developers of mixed-use projects.
In "Removing the Risks in Developing a Community Association," Guttenplan was part of a panel consisting of property managers, engineers, builders, accountants and lawyers. The speakers spoke on the risks that can have a significant impact on the costs and liabilities facing developers. Guttenplan, who has more than 25 years of experience providing accounting services to community associations and their builders, discussed preparing forecasts, the obligations of the builder during sponsor control and transition and strategies to minimize risk.