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The Leading Property Management Company in Orange County

FirstService Residential’s associates have a depth of local market knowledge and breadth of industry experience that enables them to deliver unrivaled services to clients throughout North and South Orange County. Our portfolio of managed communities includes master-planned communities, single-family and condominium homes and mid- and high-rise buildings alike. With corporate headquarters located in Irvine, we understand the unique dynamics of this market – and leverage that knowledge for expertly managed communities.

Our clients enjoy these HOA property management services:

  • The industry’s most advanced and accurate accounting tools
  • Carefully designed programs to meet your specific situation
  • Increased savings that expand reserves and fund improvements
  • Introduction of exciting association and resident services at no additional cost
  • Lower rates for utilities, cable, and other costly requirements
  • Uniquely qualified accounting, service, and management staff
  • Improved terms with current and new vendors
  • Proprietary property management software, FSRConnect™

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Phone: 949 448 6000
Address: 15241 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618

Get to know our leadership.

KATIE WARD, CMCA®

Executive Vice President, Community Management Southern Region
Email: katie.ward@fsresidential.com

Katie serves as the President of FirstService Residential’s forward planning and budget consulting division. She also maintains her role as Executive Vice President, Community Management for FirstService Residential in California.

Previously, Katie held multiple positions with FirstService Residential including Senior Vice President, Community Management and Vice President Community Management. Katie received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Irvine, and holds the professional designation of Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) from the Community Associations Institute (CAI). She has also completed a leadership program through the Urban Land Institute.

Katie is an active member of the United Way and participates on the Finance and Advancement committees at St. Francis of Assisi in Yorba Linda as well as is an active volunteer for the Young Leader Organization, Orange County Leadership Program.

 

KEVIN PENNINGTON, CMCA®, AMS®

Vice President, Community Management
Email: kevin.pennington@fsresidential.com

Kevin serves as Vice President, Community Management for the Orange County region. He is responsible for the leadership and management of business development in Orange County with key responsibilities that include expanding client growth. He is also responsible for supervising community managers in the day-to-day operations of association communities, coordinating and supervising new contracts and maintaining client relations. He ensures compliance with all California civil and corporation codes and is responsible for the overall quality control for services being provided to his regional clients. Additionally, Kevin serves on the board of directors for both the subassociation and master association of his own residential community in Mission Viejo. Serving as a board member himself provides additional insight into what board members need from their management partners.

Kevin has been with FirstService Residential for over ten years and held previous positions as an assistant facility administrator, account executive, community manager, senior community manager,  District Manager, Executive Director and Business Unit Leader. He holds professional designation of Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) with the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from California State University, Long Beach.

 

JOE BOLICH, CMCA®

Vice President, Community Management
Email: joe.bolich@fsresidential.com

As FirstService Residential’s Vice President, Community Management, Joe is responsible for the leadership and management of business development in Orange County with key responsibilities that include expanding client growth. Joe manages all aspects of a high profile coast community along with the on-site staff. In addition, Joe oversees four Orange County accounts and community managers. He resolves issues ranging from financial, civil and legislative compliance and is responsible for communication between the board and vendors as well as city, county and state officials.

Joe joined FirstService Residential over 12 years ago and has held positions as regional director, executive director, director of operations and senior community manager. In his prior role as Regional Director, Orange County, Joe was responsible for coordinating and supervising new contracts, maintaining client relations and supporting FirstService Residential’s continued growth throughout the region.

Joe is an active member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and has earned the professional designation of Certified Manager of Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®). He is a frequent speaker and panel member for various conferences throughout Southern California. Joe earned his Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ as well as an Associates Degree in Landscape Design from Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA.

 

TRACIE BLANKENSHIP, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM® 

Vice President, Community Management
Email: tracie.blankenship@fsresidential.com

Tracie Blankenship brings more than 16 years of HOA community association industry experience to the Orange County team. She is responsible for coordinating and supervising new contracts, maintaining client relations and spearheading continued growth throughout the Orange County’s master-planned, multi and single family communities. Her strength in leading teams allows her to extend her expertise while she supervises account executive staff and association onsite teams.

She also holds the professional designations of Certified Manager of Community Association (CMCA®) and the Association Management Specialist (AMS®) and the prestigious Professional Community Association Management (PCAM®), all earned from Community Associations Institute (CAI). In addition, she has served as a Board Member and Committee Member for CAI, and the Building Industry Association Women’s Council.