Monday, October 23rd

Convene – One Liberty Plaza, NYC

All-Day Event For Better Compliance & Ops Management

RealFocus event brings together the best industry experts, agency representatives, and management professionals to review best practices, new trends, and critical details on real estate compliance and property operations. It’s the only all-day event that connects your team with need-to-know information for managing your portfolio.

RealFocus 2023 was on Monday, October 23rd. Check out our video recap to the left, and stay tuned for information on upcoming events from your friends at SiteCompli!


Engage and interact with management & compliance experts to get the latest updates on running your properties.


Network with fellow colleagues and industry leaders during targeted workshops, Q&A sessions, and a few fun surprises!


Discover new products and technology to make your operations more automated, and your life less stressful.


We're thrilled to honor the best of the best in property operations once again in 2023. Stay tuned for Checkmark Award nomination information, coming later this Summer.


The best property management organizations send their teams to RealFocus to ensure they’re prepared to face another year of compliance challenges. It’s the best place to learn from industry experts, agency representatives, and fellow professionals – all in one day, in one location.

Here are some of the highlights for RealFocus 2023:

  • Your chance to learn & interact with representatives from DOB, HPD, OATH, and the DOHMH
  • Annual report debut: which neighborhoods see the most violations?
  • The best in-person expert conversation: The Ultimate Compliance Checklist!
  • Get live guidance on how to respond to the latest Local Law 97 updates
  • Announcements of new SiteCompli & InCheck features, and how you can get priority updates!

View our detailed agenda below, and stay tuned for more announcements – we’re always adding new and exciting events to RealFocus!

Breakfast & Registration

Get your RealFocus started the right way! We'll be here ready to check you and your teammates in for a day of learning and fun. And don't worry - we've got unlimited, all-day coffee on hand.


Main Hall

All Attendees

Welcome & Team Talk – How Are We Handling Compliance?

This year's RealFocus is all about building great property operations teams. That's why we're starting the day with stories from teams like yours - sharing what's working for them, how they're handling NYC compliance, and what they're planning for the future.


The Forum

Meet the Experts: Building Your Ultimate Compliance Checklist

It's that time again - review your ultimate Compliance Checklist before the December crush hits. Join expert panelists to discuss how to structure your year in compliance, how to prevent outsized penalties, and more. Plus - get a look at new features from SiteCompli and InCheck, designed to help you keep track of it all.


DOB Presents: Parking Garage Inspections & Requirements

With the first wave of required parking garage inspections coming due this year, it's more important than ever to understand what you need to do to keep NYC spaces safe. Join the Department of Buildings for their presentation on parking garage requirements, including the upcoming inspections and proposed rules & laws.


All Attendees

DSNY Presents: Key Sanitation Updates & Requirements For Property Managers

Join representatives from the Department of Sanitation to review the latest changes critical for building owners and managers, including:
  • This year's updates to trash set-out times and enforcement
  • Ongoing expansion of the Curbside Composting program
  • And more!


The Race For 2024: Finalizing Your Local Law 97 Plans

Enforcement for the law that's been looming for several years is finally here. Critical due dates for Local Law 97 are coming in 2024 - is your team prepared to meet them? Marc Zuluaga, Co-Founder of Cadence OneFive and sustainability expert will be joined by representatives of energy efficiency rebate and financing programs. This panel will walk your team through some of the latest updates and best practices, including:

  • New rules focused on the prescriptive list for affordable housing
  • Programs you can - and should - take advantage of
  • Where to start taking action, even if you haven't yet
Avoid outsized penalties by being prepared with expert advice and answers to your biggest questions.


East Hub

All Attendees

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Why Back-of-Door Safety Is A Top Priority

It's not just about enforcement - ensuring residents know what to do (and where to go) in the event of a fire emergency is critical for saving lives and helping people stay safe. Join Stephanie Cardello, Vice President of Compliance at FirstService Residential and Jim Bullock & Robert O'Brien from NY Fire Consultants to discuss strategy when it comes to resident safety, and review how you can prioritize sharing back-of-door information so residents understand it.


The Forum


Enjoy a well-deserved break with a delicious lunch. Network with fellow event guests and session experts while you relax & gear up for the afternoon sessions. Kosher meals will be provided upon request - please let us know when you reserve your spot!


Main Hall

All Attendees

FDNY Violations Are Heating Up: How To Prevent & Respond

Join the team from Capitol Fire Sprinkler for a lunch & learn session outlining which FDNY violations are trending upwards, and how you and your team can stay prepared and prevent escalating penalties.


The Forum

Mailings Q&A – Best Practices For The Best Response Rate

With new lead laws in place, getting annual safety notice mailings right is more important now than ever. Learn how other teams are approaching mailings season, and plan out yours before Jan 1.


East Hub

HPD Presents: Regulations Review

Join representatives from HPD Code Enforcement to review recent regulations, including lead, mold, and more critical must-know requirements.

45 min

The Forum

Compliance Manager: The Best Tool For Staying Proactive & Preventing Fines

Learn about the latest features for staying proactive, and staying in compliance - Compliance Manager! Get an up-close tour of how Compliance Manager can help you and your team track offline filings and requirements and prevent thousands in penalties.


DOHMH Presents: Regulations Review

Join the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to learn about the latest regulations and get answers to your questions.


The Forum

All Attendees

The State of Our Neighborhoods: Violation Counts In 2023

Join us for one of our biggest updates yet - our State of the Neighborhood Report for 2023:

  • Which neighborhoods are seeing the most violations?
  • Average violation counts for different building types
  • Top violation types by neighborhood & community district
Get the data, and our analysis on what it means for your properties. And be the first to get a copy of the full report!


East Hub

All Attendees

OATH Presents: Understanding OATH Hearings & Processes

Join representatives from NYC's Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. Learn about OATH processes and best practices that have changed in the past few years, and get direct answers to your OATH process questions.


The Forum

New Lead Laws: Staying Compliant, And Navigating The Challenges

Questions about NYC's newest lead-related regulations? Find out what's happening on the ground and how you can be prepared in this session, hosted by ALC Environmental.


All Attendees

SiteCompli Checkmark Awards

We're so excited to honor the best in the industry with this year's Checkmark Award ceremony. Let's celebrate the incredible work done by teams and individuals in 2023.


Recognize Your Talented Team In 2023!

We’re thrilled to once again honor the best of the best in property operations with SiteCompli’s Checkmark Awards!

RealFocus 2023 shines a spotlight on property operations teams and professionals who dedicate themselves to keeping residents & occupants safe, and properties in top shape. This year’s awards include recognition for compliance professionals, management experts, and the most forward-thinking teams.

Here are the 2023 Checkmark Award winners:

  • Compliance Changemaker – Artie Carminucci, Related Management
  • Community Leader of the Year – Francis Synmoie, NY Residential Works
  • The Pioneer Award – Luis Santiago, Fordham-Bedford Housing
  • Trailblazing Team Award – DTN Management
  • Organization of the Year – FirstService Residential

Below is the full list of nominees for 2023 – congratulations to these awesome individuals and teams!

  • Angela Moody – The Michael Koch Group
  • Artie Carminucci – Related Management
  • Erica Rojas – HSC Management
  • Francis Synmoie – NY Residential Works
  • Herb Gonzalez – Boston Properties
  • Julie Cheng – FirstService Residential
  • Leydi Baptiste – ELH Management
  • Luis Santiago – Fordham-Bedford Housing
  • Nicole Nosel – FirstService Residential
  • Robert Nunez – MHANY Management, Inc.
  • Saul Soto – FirstService Residential
  • Sherita Nicholson – Stellar Management
  • Vesa Naka – Silverstone Property Group
  • C&C Management
  • DTN Management
  • Finkelstein Timberger Real Estate
  • FirstService Residential, New York
  • Fordham-Bedford Housing
  • Pine Management
  • Prana Investments


The industry’s best experts, all in one place – ready to help your team

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What’s better than attending RealFocus?
Being a RealFocus Partner.

We’re thrilled to join with RealFocus partners to build an exciting experience for all attendees, including in-person interactions and virtual content experiences. Learn more about how your team can be a part of this year’s event – contact


Gather with us in the heart of NYC, right across from the Fulton St. station.

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In-person tickets are limited, so get yours now:



Full Access To All Event Content

Access to Digital RealFocus Library

Breakfast & Lunch, and Unlimited All Day Coffee, Tea, & Snacks (That’s Right)

SiteCompli Swag & Surprises




Full Access To All Event Content

Access to Digital RealFocus Library

Breakfast & Lunch, and Unlimited All Day Coffee, Tea, & Snacks (That’s Right)

SiteCompli Swag & Surprises

Group Tickets (5+ Guests)


Full Access To All Event Content

Access to Digital RealFocus Library

Breakfast & Lunch, and Unlimited, All Day Coffee, Tea, & Snacks (That’s Right)

SiteCompli Swag & Surprises

Stay tuned for additional ticketing updates for on-demand content.

Questions? Reach out to


MacKenzie Forsberg | Principal | Genesis Realty Group, LLC


RealFocus 2023 will adhere to all local, state, and venue requirements for indoor events. With that said, event attendance will be capped, and no tickets will be sold at the door. Enhanced sanitation protocols will be adhered to throughout the event.

RealFocus 2023 will be held primarily in person at Convene – One Liberty Plaza in New York City.

RealFocus will adhere to all city and state regulations that are in place at the time of the event. Please see the above FAQ for an up-to-date list of our safety protocols.

We’ve taken steps to ease back into in-person events with more spacing between seats and large meeting areas with plenty of space. That said, tickets are limited this year and tend to sell out quickly – make sure you save your spot in advance!

Specific RealFocus content will be available for ticket holders to view on-demand after the event.

We’re excited to host this year’s Checkmark Awards ceremony at RealFocus! Stay tuned for nomination information coming later this Summer.

Group tickets for RealFocus can be purchased for $139 each, with a minimum of 5 tickets. Group tickets have a limited capacity, so save your team’s spot now!

If RealFocus 2023 is unable to be held due to local or state regulations, and has no rescheduled date, guests may request a refund for purchased event tickets. Individual refunds are unavailable after September 30th – subject funds can be transferred to future SiteCompli events.

Contact the team at if you have any questions – we hope to see you there!


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