October 18th / 19th
Sheraton West Des Moines
1800 50th St.
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: (515) 223-1800


It’s time for the 2018 Landlords of Iowa State Convention. Save the date, and get ready for a great convention. As you can see, we have a very high caliber of people who want to help YOU navigate through the sometimes tricky regulatory environment, and in doing so, help you grow your business.

Registration Fees:

$125.00 – Regular registration. There will be an option to register and pay at the conference.

You can now register with your credit card online using this link.

NEW! Vendors and sponsors – you can register your company online using this link.

You can download and print the registration form here.


As the conference is on-site as the West Des Moines Sheraton, members can also reserve rooms online here, directly from Sheraton. If you call and rooms are no longer available, we can add more to our block of rooms – so please just let me know.

The convention site is centrally located in West Des Moines, with easy access to I-235, and a large number of hotels and restaurants are close. The site is an easy 10 minute drive to downtown Des Moines and the many visitor attractions in the area.

Additionally, please consider specific vendors you would like to attend. We are also now accepting sponsorships from companies that want to do more business with LOI members. Please keep your eyes open for any company that fits the bill for those things.

Finally, as you know, this is something new. Instead of a local chapter hosting the convention, this year, the convention is hosted by Landlords of Iowa, and LOI members from every chapter are engaged. If you would like to be a part of the 2018 Convention Committee as we get ready, please sign up here. We would love to have your input!

Keep your eye on this page, as we add vendors, sponsors, and special guests. We will also have the option to register electronically and by mail. Those details will be public in the coming days.

Until then, save the date – and see you at the convention!

Thank you,

The Landlords of Iowa Convention Team



Thursday, October 18th

1:00-3:00 – Landlords of Iowa Fall Board Meeting
3:00- 4:45 – Registration / Networking
5:00 – 6:00 Dinner and Welcome Remarks by Marc Gillette, Board Chair, Landlords of Iowa
6:00 -7:30 Keynote Speaker – Jodie McDougal, Davis Brown Law Firm: “Legislative and Case Law – Avoiding and Overcoming Common Landlord Problems.”

Friday, October 19th

7:30-8:30 – Registration and Coffee / Light Breakfast
8:30- 10:00 – Bill Gray, Regional Financial Consultant, and Jim McCarthy, Attorney: “Business Succession Planning and You.”
10:15 – 11:30 – Magistrate Judge David Kuehner and District Associate Judge Brook Jacobsen, 1st Judicial District
“Getting the facts and the law right – the rules of the road in court.”
11:30-12:30 – Networking and Lunch
12:30-1:15 – Jeremy Feitelson, Feitelson Law Office: “How to successfully represent yourself in small claims and in court – and when not to.”
1:15-1:25 – Break
1:30-2:00 – Steve DeVos – Convention GOLD Sponsor, MidAmerican Energy
2:00-2:45 – Daryl Kruse and Pete McRoberts: Legislative Update and Next Steps
2:45-4:15 Jim Obradovich and Bob Mulqueen, The Capitol Group “Getting to know the Landlords of Iowa Legislative Team”
4:25-5:00 – Break and Vendor Networking
5:00- 6:00 – Convention Closing Remarks by Colin Smith, Counsel to Governor Kim Reynolds, and Governor Terry Branstad “Behind the Scenes with Iowa’s Chief Executives.”
6:00-7:00 – Dinner
7:00-8:00 – Adjourn / Informal Social

Keep watching this page. See you on October 18th!