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Utility Management’s Evolution and Regulatory Update

This extended webcast is the first episode in an encore presentation of the most popular sessions from the RealPage® 2021 Energy Summit. Episode 1 in the series covers Utility Management’s Evolution and Regulatory Update.

In the Utility Management’s Evolution segment, Mark Coffman, SVP RealPage Utility Management, discusses the substantial shifts that have occurred in utility management over the last year resulting from the exponential increase in property and unit energy consumption and its subsequent impact on maintenance, recovery and expense management.

Mike Semko and Jeff Peterson, both VPs of Legal at RealPage, co-host the Regulatory Update segment and reveal how resident utility and billing processes may be exposing you to unnecessary legal risk and help you:

  • Learn the risks of non-compliant or inconsistent leases and statements
  • Understand how to evaluate your residents’ agreements and statements
  • Understand the risks of not taking control of your leases

Mary Nitschke

Vice President, Sustainability, RealPage, Inc.

Mary Nitschke joined RealPage as Vice President of Sustainability in 2019. Previously she was the Director of Ancillary Services for the award-winning Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc, where she had the privilege of managing both the resident costs and expense sides of the utility wheelhouse.

Mary is passionate about utilities, and should perhaps switch to decaf. She was the first president of the Utility Management Advisory board, possesses an Energy Resource Management Certificate from UC Davis, and two Bachelors of Art from UC Berkeley.

Jeff Peterson

Vice President, Legal Counsel, RealPage Utility Management, RealPage Utility Management (RUM)

Prior to joining the RealPage family, Jeff began his utility billing career with American Utility Management in the Engineering Department where he applied his expertise in Civil Engineering to submetering. Jeff compiled an extensive index of regulations dealing with all types of utility billing. Jeff supervises or processes regulatory matters for RUM, from property start-up review to governmental agency investigations. He holds regular dialogues with agencies such as NCUC, TCEQ, California DMS, as well as various state consumer protection departments.  He is an active member of the Utility Management and Conservation Association Government Affairs Committee (UMCA), a group of utility industry leaders whose sole focus is lobbying and legislation review.

Mike Semko

Vice President, Legal, RealPage, Inc.

Mike Semko is Vice President of Legal for RealPage and advises the company on corporate and regulatory issues. Prior to that, he was VP and legal counsel to the National Apartment Association (NAA) for nearly a decade.

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