2024 Trade Expo & Education Conference

Opening Speaker - Dave Valero

Topic: Conversational Management

Description: Conversational Management™ is a comprehensive management system developed by Real Retention, Inc. that equips people-leaders with a new operating system to develop and lead high performance teams, thereby increasing engagement and retention. It does that by integrating four core processes that move managers from directing to connecting. Our highly interactive, instructor-led learning experience focuses on discovery and application of skills to the workplace. 

Speaker: Tony Sousa

Topic: Post Pandemic Leadership


Tony Sousa, VP of Marketing Relations for RPM Living, is a respected industry thought leader, providing unique and experienced perspectives on today’s most relevant topics. Tony has extensive and diverse multifamily experience, working in California and Texas markets. Tony has led experienced teams across the country, working on a range of asset types from value-add to luxury Class-A assets.  Tony has a unique background as a TV journalist prior to his experience in multifamily. Tony is passionate about people, operations, technology, culture and his family.  Tony is currently on the Board of Directors for the San Antonio Apartment Association (SAAA) and a committee member on the Texas Apartment Association’s Education Foundation. Tony currently serves as the company spokesperson for RPM Living.

Speaker: Fernando Vazquez 

OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer 

Certified Safety & Health Official - UTA 


A bilingual safety professional with 18 years of experience working in the safety field conducting site safety inspections, accident investigations, & employee training on safety & health for both, the general and the construction industries. 

Currently working as freelance consultant, inspector, and safety trainer for consulting companies and as a part time instructor for the Risk Management Institute at EPCC.