FirstService Residential, North America’s leading property management company, announced today that it has expanded its market-leading residential property management business in California with the acquisition of Willis Management Group, Inc., a full-service residential and commercial association company based in San Ramon, California. The partnership adds more than 165 residential and commercial associations to the company’s management portfolio and expands its regional footprint in Northern California.  The partnership became effective July 1, 2023.
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“This partnership represents an alignment of culture, goals and values between our two companies and is an exceptional fit with our existing operations,” said Amy Mathieson President of FirstService Residential, California. “The expansion allows for broad regional growth in Northern California while providing Willis with access to proprietary and innovative systems that will allow them to enhance their services to their clients.”
Founded in 2001, Willis was established by Chris Willis, an industry professional for over 20 years. Chris Willis will serve as President of the Willis operations.
“We’re excited about this partnership and look forward to joining FirstService Residential,” said Chris Willis, founder of Willis Management Group, Inc.  “The people aspect of this decision was so important, and, after careful consideration, we felt that FirstService Residential was a company whose culture and behavior mirrored ours.  We share the same commitment and appreciation for the most important assets of any good business – the people within it.”
About FirstService Residential
FirstService Residential is simplifying property management. Its hospitality-minded teams serve residential communities across the United States and Canada. The organization partners with boards, owners, and developers to enhance the value of every property and the life of every resident. 
Leveraging unique expertise and scale, FirstService serves its clients with proven solutions and a service-first philosophy. Residents can count on 24/7 customer care and tailored lifestyle programming, amenity activation, and technology for their community’s specific needs. Market-leading programs with FirstService Financial and FirstService Energy deliver additional levels of support. 
Boards and developers select FirstService Residential to realize their vision and drive positive change in the communities in their trusted care. 

FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ and TSX: FSV), a North American leader in providing essential property services to a wide range of residential and commercial clients. 
Jul 12, 2023