FirstService Residential Selected to Manage Historic Villa Riviera Condominium Association
LOS ANGELES (October 26, 2018) --- FirstService Residential, California’s leading high-rise management firm, was awarded the management contract for Villa Riviera Condominium Association in Long Beach. FirstService Residential’s High-Rise Management Division is providing day-to-day operational support, cost-containment measures and efficiencies, oversight and development of on-site staff, an enhanced resident experience, IT support as well as finance and accounting expertise.

The Villa Riviera, built in 1928, is on the National Register of Historic Places and recognized for its Gothic revivalism architecture. The 16-floor high-rise contains 134 residential units and numerous amenities, including a grand common area entry, a ballroom sundeck and access to the beach.

“The Villa Riviera is iconic not only in Long Beach but in the West, and we are excited to add this premier building to our ever-growing high-rise portfolio of distinguished clients,” said Gary Hamblin, business development manager for FirstService Residential. “The board was seeking a highly committed business partner with the depth of resources to provide hands-on professional guidance, strong financial acumen and transparency, efficiencies in operations and staffing as well as expertise in local legislation impacting the association.” Hamblin continued, “Our dedicated high-rise team has a proven track record for delivering exceptional value to our clients, and we look forward to exceeding the expectations of Villa Riviera.”

About FirstService Residential

FirstService Residential is recognized as California’s leading and most experienced full-service association management firm. For more than 35 years, FirstService Residential has continued to provide the best-in-class association management solutions and genuinely helpful service to its over 950 commercial and residential associations encompassing more than 235,000 homes and commercial units throughout California.

FirstService Residential is North America's largest manager of residential communities and the preferred partner of HOAs, community associations and strata corporations in the U.S. and Canada.  FirstService Residential's managed communities include low-, mid- and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives, single-family homes, master-planned, lifestyle and active adult communities, and rental and commercial properties.

With an unmatched combination of deep industry experience, local market expertise and personalized attention, FirstService Residential delivers proven solutions and exceptional service that add value, enhance lifestyles and make a difference, every day, for every resident and community it manages.  FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a North American leader in the property services sector. For more information, visit

Oct 26, 2018