News: Press Release

John Raftery To Speak At PMA Fair Housing Seminar In Rockville, Maryland

For Immediate Release

Bethesda, MD | February 11, 2017John Raftery will lead an, in-depth discussion of fair housing laws (federal, state and local) as they impact the rental and management of residential properties.

Topics will include:

  • Disparate Treatment – What Does It Mean?
  • Service and Companion Animals – Is Internet “Approval” Binding on Landlords?
  • Disability Related Requests for Modifications and Exceptions
  • Detailed Overview of Recent Cases and Developments


Tuesday March 21, 2017
9:00am – 12:00pm

Rollins Congressional Club
1621 Martha Terrace
Rockville, MD  20852


**The cost to attend the seminar is $95 for PMA members and $125 for non-members.

**To reserve your space please visit


Mr. Raftery’s practice focuses on real-estate litigation, contractual disputes and representation of managers and owners of residential and commercial real estate.  He negotiates and drafts management and vendor agreements, leases, tenant-workout agreements, and policies and procedures for residential fair-housing compliance.


Mr. Raftery lectures and advises to local and national industry associations, such as the Property Management Association, Apartment and Office Building Association, Institute of Real Estate Management, and the Mid-Atlantic Affordable Housing Management Association on compliance issues and regularly represents landlords in defense of Fair Housing Act claims and litigation.



Since 1952, PMA has enabled property management professionals to advance professionally by offering practical education and networking opportunities that help property managers to become more successful.  PMA is a thriving community of more than 1,800 property management professionals who manage an estimated 750,000 residential units and in excess of 100 million square feet of commercial, retail and mixed-use space. PMA’s resources include nearly 400 Associate Member firms that provide products and services property managers and properties use daily.



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