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MH Public Discourse Impasse Ends 9/11/2014 & more….

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Blog Column # 290 Copyright 2014 30 March 2014

Perspective. ‘Land-lease-lifestyle communities, a.k.a. manufactured home communities cum ‘mobile home parks’, comprise the real estate component of manufactured housing.’

Reason for this blog. ‘It’s the national advocacy voice, statistical research reporter, & communications resource for LLLCommunities, of all sizes, throughout North America!’

Input this blog & affiliate with the Community Owners (7 Part) Business Alliance, a.k.a. ‘COBA7’, via Official MHIndustry Hotline: (877) MFD-HSNG or 633-4764

I.

Why I’m Not Attending the
Manufactured Housing Congress This Year

II.

‘Who Ya Gonna Call in 2014?’

III.

MH Public Discourse Impasse, to End
in Six Months at Networking Roundtable
_________________________________

I.

Why I’m Not Attending the
Manufactured Housing Congress This Year

As penned in the April issue of the Allen CONFIDENTAIL! business newsletter,
“Unless something unexpected happens (e.g. “Hey George, come to the MHCongress and remind us how, as an industry and realty asset class, we should ALWAYS TAKE THE HIGH ROAD when interviewed by the press, especially The New York Times; and NEVER EVER ENGAGE IN PUBLIC BACKSTABBING of MHBusiness associates online or anywhere else!”), I won’t be participating in the Manufactured Housing Congress later this month! WHY?

• Burned-out on Vegas, at least for this year. Maybe back next year…

• Have much better ways to invest $3,000.00, than in multiple event registrations (e.g. NCC Forum @ $219.00, plus MHCongress @ $599 = a Whopping $818.00!), plus travel expenses, hotel accommodations, lavish meals and more.

• And frankly, with the hub of land-lease-lifestyle community 1) research, 2) resources, 3) communication, 4) networking, 5) deal-making, 6) PM training & certification, and when need be, 7) national advocacy, now in the Midwest, there’s plenty to do here in Indianapolis these days. FYI. Have already begun a search for someone to help GROW the Community Owners (7 Part) Business Alliance, and eventually oversee the seven aforementioned function areas. INTERESTED? Contact me via the MHIndustry HOTLINE: (877) MFD-HSNG or 633-4764. Must be Management Capable, MH &/or LLLCommunity – Experienced, and Highly Self-motivated – even Passionate about our industry and realty asset class!

And hey, I’m not going to be missed in Las Vegas anyway. Word on the street is registrations are up 30 percent over last year! That’s Good; and, either a favorable business barometer for the combined industry/asset class, OR indicative of how many people have little else to do these days, than to party in Las Vegas, enduring yet another lecture on ‘mystery shopping’ – recalling the first NCC leadership Forum program this past Fall in downtown Chicago.

Know what? Go back to the first paragraph here, and reread the ‘make believe petition’ from MHCongress organizers. Now, would you agree: It’s high time one of our elected national leaders delivers this twofold message, embodied in said quote, to the assembled masses in Las Vegas later this month? They’re certainly timely and worthwhile public concerns. And if no attention is drawn to either matter, we can expect such ‘image-damaging’ & ‘unethical behavior’ to occur again and again. So, let’s ‘see & listen’ as to whether said admonitions are delivered, or slip on by as a ‘missed opportunity’.

II.

‘Who Ya Gonna Call in 2014?’

COBA7 Signature Series Resource Document, or SSRD, for April 2014

Can you name the 40+ freelance consultants who serve a wide variety of specialty needs throughout the manufactured housing industry and land-lease-lifestyle community asset class? Not many of us are able to do so; that’s what makes the annual update of this fourth, one of a dozen, Signature Series Resource Documents so valuable, month in, month out.

The 15th annual ‘Who Ya Gonna Call in 2014?’ SSRD will be enclosed with the April 2014 issue of the Allen Letter professional journal going to those businessmen and women who’ve affiliated with COBA7 since the first of this year – a group whose number now eclipses 200! If interested in affiliating, at the Option II level – providing you an issue of the Allen Letter each month and all 12 SSRDs, for $544.95, simply phone the Official MHIndustry HOTLINE: (877) MFD-HSNG or 633-4764.

The 15th annual ‘Who Ya Gonna Call in 2014?’ SSRD includes wealth preservationists, real estate brokers and appraisers specializing in land-lease-lifestyle communities, resident screening services, sub metering & RBS firms, LLLCommunity conversion specialists, insurers, infrastructure specialists, self-finance training and compliance guidance, MHLifestylists, land planners and engineers, RV-related consultants, underground utility locaters, printing and promotional products sources, turnaround experts, home sales trainers, installation specialists, home valuation and rent survey resources, public relations and industry image communicators, landscaping specialists, and more.

III.

MHPublic Discourse Impasse, to End
In Six Months at Networking Roundtable

‘Where Present Day Business Practices will be Challenged to Leave Trailer Vestiges Behind, and Embrace the Future of Manufactured Housing ‘as housing’; and, Land-lease-lifestyle Communities, challenged likewise, to embrace their future as ‘lifestyle communities’!’ GFA

A SUGGESTION. Print off or copy this Blog Posting and cut Part III from it. Then, keep this Challenge Reminder handy, reflecting on it frequently during the next six months, and making notes of your thoughts. Finally, bring the Challenge Reminder & Your Reflections to Peachtree City, GA., 10-12 September 2014, when the ‘Manufactured Housing Public Discourse Impasse Ends’ during two sequential Keynote Presentations the morning of 11 September 2014, opening day of the 23rd annual International Networking Roundtable. That way, YOU will be prepared to participate in the First National Public Forum to parse and discuss the Future of Manufactured Housing & Land-lease-lifestyle Communities nationwide!

HOW will this First National Public Forum occur at the Networking Roundtable?

We’ve invited four veteran MHIndustry & LLLCommunity businessmen and women to serve as spokespersons, espousing opposing views relative to present day and anticipated future practices pertaining to manufactured housing on one hand, and land-lease-lifestyle communities on the other. It is unlikely there’ll be any ‘pat answers’ coming from these four keynote presentations cum public discussions. But one thing will be for certain; the issues identified and considered, will no longer be kept hidden from view, intentionally or otherwise, where MH and LLLCommunity aficionados are concerned! We’ll finally be able to – (But will we?) – move forward as an industry and realty asset class, far more in knowledge and control of our individual and collective futures than ever before.

How can YOU not want to be present when our ‘double dual industry*’ positions itself for a fresh start on’ 911 of year 2014’, when we turn our industry’s ‘five year shipment malaise’ into a Fresh Start as bona fide ‘housing’ and eminently desirable ‘lifestyle’!

Our friends and colleagues at MHARR & MHI are hereby invited to participate in this Community Owners (7 part) Business Alliance, or COBA7, hosted National Public Forum! To ensure your name is on the invitation list, phone the MHIndustry HOTLINE: (877) MFD-HSNG or 633-4764 and request a registration brochure for the 23rd annual International Networking Roundtable: 10-12 September 2014, at the DOLCE Conference Center, Peachtree City, GA.

End Note:

* ‘double dual industry’ = ‘manufactured housing fabrication & delivery; land-lease-lifestyle community development & investment’

***

George Allen, CPM® & MHM®
Box # 47024, Indianapolis, IN. 46247
(317) 346-7156

Blog Column # 290 Copyright 2014 30 March 2014

Perspective. ‘Land-lease-lifestyle communities, a.k.a. manufactured home communities cum ‘mobile home parks’, comprise the real estate component of manufactured housing.’

Reason for this blog. ‘It’s the national advocacy voice, statistical research reporter, & communications resource for LLLCommunities, of all sizes, throughout North America!’

Input this blog & affiliate with the Community Owners (7 Part) Business Alliance, a.k.a. ‘COBA7’, via Official MHIndustry Hotline: (877) MFD-HSNG or 633-4764

I.

Why I’m Not Attending the
Manufactured Housing Congress This Year

II.

‘Who Ya Gonna Call in 2014?’

III.

MH Public Discourse Impasse, to End
in Six Months at Networking Roundtable
_________________________________

I.

Why I’m Not Attending the
Manufactured Housing Congress This Year

As penned in the April issue of the Allen CONFIDENTAIL! business newsletter,
“Unless something unexpected happens (e.g. “Hey George, come to the MHCongress and remind us how, as an industry and realty asset class, we should ALWAYS TAKE THE HIGH ROAD when interviewed by the press, especially The New York Times; and NEVER EVER ENGAGE IN PUBLIC BACKSTABBING of MHBusiness associates online or anywhere else!”), I won’t be participating in the Manufactured Housing Congress later this month! WHY?

• Burned-out on Vegas, at least for this year. Maybe back next year…

• Have much better ways to invest $3,000.00, than in multiple event registrations (e.g. NCC Forum @ $219.00, plus MHCongress @ $599 = a Whopping $818.00!), plus travel expenses, hotel accommodations, lavish meals and more.

• And frankly, with the hub of land-lease-lifestyle community 1) research, 2) resources, 3) communication, 4) networking, 5) deal-making, 6) PM training & certification, and when need be, 7) national advocacy, now in the Midwest, there’s plenty to do here in Indianapolis these days. FYI. Have already begun a search for someone to help GROW the Community Owners (7 Part) Business Alliance, and eventually oversee the seven aforementioned function areas. INTERESTED? Contact me via the MHIndustry HOTLINE: (877) MFD-HSNG or 633-4764. Must be Management Capable, MH &/or LLLCommunity – Experienced, and Highly Self-motivated – even Passionate about our industry and realty asset class!

And hey, I’m not going to be missed in Las Vegas anyway. Word on the street is registrations are up 30 percent over last year! That’s Good; and, either a favorable business barometer for the combined industry/asset class, OR indicative of how many people have little else to do these days, than to party in Las Vegas, enduring yet another lecture on ‘mystery shopping’ – recalling the first NCC leadership Forum program this past Fall in downtown Chicago.

Know what? Go back to the first paragraph here, and reread the ‘make believe petition’ from MHCongress organizers. Now, would you agree: It’s high time one of our elected national leaders delivers this twofold message, embodied in said quote, to the assembled masses in Las Vegas later this month? They’re certainly timely and worthwhile public concerns. And if no attention is drawn to either matter, we can expect such ‘image-damaging’ & ‘unethical behavior’ to occur again and again. So, let’s ‘see & listen’ as to whether said admonitions are delivered, or slip on by as a ‘missed opportunity’.

II.

‘Who Ya Gonna Call in 2014?’

COBA7 Signature Series Resource Document, or SSRD, for April 2014

Can you name the 40+ freelance consultants who serve a wide variety of specialty needs throughout the manufactured housing industry and land-lease-lifestyle community asset class? Not many of us are able to do so; that’s what makes the annual update of this fourth, one of a dozen, Signature Series Resource Documents so valuable, month in, month out.

The 15th annual ‘Who Ya Gonna Call in 2014?’ SSRD will be enclosed with the April 2014 issue of the Allen Letter professional journal going to those businessmen and women who’ve affiliated with COBA7 since the first of this year – a group whose number now eclipses 200! If interested in affiliating, at the Option II level – providing you an issue of the Allen Letter each month and all 12 SSRDs, for $544.95, simply phone the Official MHIndustry HOTLINE: (877) MFD-HSNG or 633-4764.

The 15th annual ‘Who Ya Gonna Call in 2014?’ SSRD includes wealth preservationists, real estate brokers and appraisers specializing in land-lease-lifestyle communities, resident screening services, sub metering & RBS firms, LLLCommunity conversion specialists, insurers, infrastructure specialists, self-finance training and compliance guidance, MHLifestylists, land planners and engineers, RV-related consultants, underground utility locaters, printing and promotional products sources, turnaround experts, home sales trainers, installation specialists, home valuation and rent survey resources, public relations and industry image communicators, landscaping specialists, and more.

III.

MHPublic Discourse Impasse, to End
In Six Months at Networking Roundtable

‘Where Present Day Business Practices will be Challenged to Leave Trailer Vestiges Behind, and Embrace the Future of Manufactured Housing ‘as housing’; and, Land-lease-lifestyle Communities, challenged likewise, to embrace their future as ‘lifestyle communities’!’ GFA

A SUGGESTION. Print off or copy this Blog Posting and cut Part III from it. Then, keep this Challenge Reminder handy, reflecting on it frequently during the next six months, and making notes of your thoughts. Finally, bring the Challenge Reminder & Your Reflections to Peachtree City, GA., 10-12 September 2014, when the ‘Manufactured Housing Public Discourse Impasse Ends’ during two sequential Keynote Presentations the morning of 11 September 2014, opening day of the 23rd annual International Networking Roundtable. That way, YOU will be prepared to participate in the First National Public Forum to parse and discuss the Future of Manufactured Housing & Land-lease-lifestyle Communities nationwide!

HOW will this First National Public Forum occur at the Networking Roundtable?

We’ve invited four veteran MHIndustry & LLLCommunity businessmen and women to serve as spokespersons, espousing opposing views relative to present day and anticipated future practices pertaining to manufactured housing on one hand, and land-lease-lifestyle communities on the other. It is unlikely there’ll be any ‘pat answers’ coming from these four keynote presentations cum public discussions. But one thing will be for certain; the issues identified and considered, will no longer be kept hidden from view, intentionally or otherwise, where MH and LLLCommunity aficionados are concerned! We’ll finally be able to – (But will we?) – move forward as an industry and realty asset class, far more in knowledge and control of our individual and collective futures than ever before.

How can YOU not want to be present when our ‘double dual industry*’ positions itself for a fresh start on’ 911 of year 2014’, when we turn our industry’s ‘five year shipment malaise’ into a Fresh Start as bona fide ‘housing’ and eminently desirable ‘lifestyle’!

Our friends and colleagues at MHARR & MHI are hereby invited to participate in this Community Owners (7 part) Business Alliance, or COBA7, hosted National Public Forum! To ensure your name is on the invitation list, phone the MHIndustry HOTLINE: (877) MFD-HSNG or 633-4764 and request a registration brochure for the 23rd annual International Networking Roundtable: 10-12 September 2014, at the DOLCE Conference Center, Peachtree City, GA.

End Note:

* ‘double dual industry’ = ‘manufactured housing fabrication & delivery; land-lease-lifestyle community development & investment’

***

George Allen, CPM® & MHM®
Box # 47024, Indianapolis, IN. 46247
(317) 346-7156