David Diestel

Regional President, South


David Diestel serves as Regional President, South, overseeing the FirstService Residential markets throughout the region.  

Diestel, who joined FirstService Residential in 2005, previously served as the company’s Senior Vice President, Operations. In this role, he supported the sales and operational excellence of markets across North America and was responsible for the company’s planning, marketing and business efforts. His responsibilities included developing strategic platform initiatives to improve customer experience and associate engagement, as well as delivering value-added services across all markets.

Before joining the company, Diestel held the position of Director of Strategy and Operations at parent company FirstService Corporation in Toronto, which he joined in 2002.    

Diestel earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McGill University, as well as an MBA  from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He earned his certification as a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) from the U.S. Green Building Council. He currently lives in South Florida with his wife and two sons where he enjoys traveling, running and the challenges of trying to keep up with his kids.