Name Change Part of North American Rebranding Effort Highlighting National Reach and Personalized Local Service

VANCOUVER, BC (July 1, 2013) – The corporate headquarters of FirstService Residential has announced that its British Columbia based subsidiaries, Crosby Property Management Ltd. and Vancouver Condominium Services Ltd., have been renamed FirstService Residential. This name change is part of FirstService Residential’s national rebranding effort, which took effect on July 1, 2013. 
FirstService Residential is the largest manager of residential communities in North America, overseeing more than 6,000 properties and over 1.5 million residential units. 
The former Crosby Property Management and Vancouver Condominium Services, both established leaders in the British Columbia residential property management market, manage a combined client portfolio of more than 430 strata, rental and commercial properties, though their operations remain separate. Both companies became subsidiaries of FirstService Residential in 2011.
“From day one, FirstService Residential has shared our mission to manage residential and commercial properties with the highest levels of service, and has supported us in our efforts to enhance the value and quality of life for every resident and community we serve,” said Jane Thorne, who led both companies and is now president of FirstService Residential British Columbia.
“FirstService Residential sets itself apart in British Columbia through our unique ability to combine substantial corporate resources with the local leadership, market expertise and personal touch of our individual property management companies throughout North America,” she added.
Jane Thorne also noted that the rebranding to FirstService Residential signifies a change in company name only, and all day-to-day operations will remain “business as usual.” Current locations will remain unchanged and continue to function as branch offices. Current property management teams will remain in place to service their existing customers, with added benefits gained from access to an expanded core of resources, combined purchasing power and shared expertise and best practices.
For more information on the rebranding in British Columbia, visit
About FirstService Residential
FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, one of the largest markets in the world. As the largest residential property manager in North America, FirstService Residential oversees more than 6,000 properties and 1.5 million residential units across 19 U.S. states and three provinces in Canada. The company has more than 12,000 employees driving local market expertise and managing in excess of $6 billion in budgets. For more information, visit
About FirstService Corporation
FirstService Corporation is a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector. As one of the largest property managers in the world, FirstService manages more than 2.3 billion square feet of residential and commercial properties through its three industry-leading service platforms: Colliers International, one of the top global players in commercial real estate; FirstService Residential, the largest manager of residential communities in North America; and Property Services, a leading North American provider of essential property services delivered through company-owned operations, franchise systems and contractor networks.
FirstService generates over US$2.3 billion in annual revenues and has more than 23,000 employees worldwide. More information about FirstService is available at

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Jun 26, 2013