FGIA understands there is one story dominating the news cycle and is top of mind for our industry: COVID-19 and its impact on businesses and the economy at large. That’s why FGIA is hosting a webinar about how to navigate these unchartered waters and come out on the other side. Michael Collins, partner and Managing Director of Building Industry Advisors, will lead “Financial Management and Value Preservation in a COVID Economy” on Tuesday, May 19 to answer questions about this very important topic. Registration is complimentary, and this session is open to all in the industry.

Working from Chicago, Mike leads a national building products, mergers and acquisitions advisory and capital placement practice. Mike is a longtime collaborator and valued partner, both for in-person events and webinars. His vast knowledge of the economic intricacies, as well as his familiarity with our industry make him a go-to for timely and informative sessions. His presentations are always well-attended and found to be of high value to both our members and others in the industry.

In this session, Mike will cover specific financial steps and other direction that can be taken in order to adapt during the current crisis and emerge on the other side with a business that has retained its value. Specifically, Mike will discuss the following:

  • General economic backdrop of the pandemic
  • Safeguarding near-term profitability
  • Reducing the amount of working capital tied up on your business
  • Assessing the value of a business in a post-COVID environment


Mike’s session is the latest in FGIA’s webinar series, which happens every month, except when FGIA hosts a conference. This webinar is just a preview of the type of timely and relevant pandemic-related information that is included within the 2020 FGIA Virtual Summer Conference sessions. Registration for the virtual conference is now open, with discounted pricing for members. For even more resources on this topic, join the FGIA Legislative and Regulatory LinkedIn Group, which is reserved for members only.