Articles

Here you will find some of the latest articles about FirstService Residential in the various markets we serve.
 

FirstService Residential's New York Office Featured in Mann Management Report

Our New York office is profiled in the November/December issue of the Mann Management Report.  

Posted on Wednesday November 06, 2013 read more

Fallon Describes Emergency Storm Relief on Fox Business’ Cavuto

On October 28, the eve of Superstorm Sandy’s one-year anniversary, Fox Business News aired a powerful segment featuring Chuck Fallon, FirstService Residential CEO. 

Posted on Tuesday October 29, 2013 read more

FirstService Residential Chairman Gene Gomberg Honored as Ultimate CEO/Chairman

Gene Gomberg, Chairman of FirstService Residential, was honored as an Ultimate CEO/Chairman by the South Florida Business Journal

Posted on Thursday October 24, 2013 read more

How We're Helping Board Members Succeed

Dan Wurtzel, president of property management at our New York office, was tapped as a thought leader in an article about seasoned board members in the Cooperator. Dan discusses how uncertainty about building knowledge and the position’s requirements can be detrimental to productivity, as well as some of the services the company provides to help both new and experienced board members become more effective in their roles.

Posted on Thursday September 12, 2013 read more

How Property Management Experts are Making a Difference in Today's Competitive Housing Market

FirstService Residential’s Tasso Eracles discusses Toronto’s building boom and the important role property management experts play in helping condominium developers and builders overcome challenges and compete in this dynamic marketplace.

Posted on Thursday September 05, 2013 read more

Co-Op Managed by Our New York Office Chosen for Mayor’s Recycling Pilot

NYC's Organic Food Waste Recycling Pilot Program includes Morningside Heights Housing Corp., a cooperative building managed by FirstService Residential’s New York office. This exciting program is designed to reduce the amount of post-consumer waste sent to landfills.

Posted on Monday August 12, 2013 read more

FirstService Residential Keeps Energy Costs on a Tight Leash During Dog Days of Summer

High summer temperatures bring high electric bills – especially this summer, as heat waves and soaring temperatures continue to blaze across the U.S. and Canada. But FirstService Residential’s innovative FS Energy program is keeping residents cool, curbing electric bills and lowering energy emissions and usage – and it saved $1.5 million in energy costs for NYC residents last summer.  Now, the program is rolling out to multifamily buildings in Chicago and Miami. 

Posted on Saturday July 27, 2013 read more

FirstService Residential Executive Discusses Offbeat Second Home Investment Locations and Trends

While exclusive communities like the Hamptons or Malibu will always be attractive locations for affluent vacation home buyers, several new trends are emerging in the growing second home market. 

Posted on Wednesday July 10, 2013 read more

Good Management – The Key to Active Adult Community Success

The growing population of baby boomers in the U.S. is driving an increase in the popularity of age restricted communities.  Learn how existing "55 and better" communities are adapting their facilities and programming to retain a competitive edge in this evolving marketplace. 

Posted on Friday June 07, 2013 read more

Municipal Duties Move to ‘Burbs as HOAs Must Step In

John Friedrichsen, Senior Vice President & CFO of FirstService Residential parent company FirstService Corporation, is quoted in USA Today about how HOAs benefit from the value-added services provided by leading professional management companies.

Posted on Wednesday March 06, 2013 read more

FirstService Residential is Growing and Hiring; Positions Include Property Managers, #2 Happiest Job

According to Forbes.com, Property Managers are tied for the #2 spot on the list of Happiest Jobs in America. Coincidentally, thanks to our continued growth and success, FSR is currently recruiting for several Property Manager positions. If you’re a quality professional seeking an outstanding career with the industry leader, check out all of our open positions (happiness included).

Posted on Friday April 13, 2012 read more

Fixing a condo catastrophe without litigation

What happens when glass from a skyscraper crashes down onto crowded Fifth Avenue? It shatters your expectations of how a condo board, a developer and an insurance company can work together to come up with a compromise solution without litigation. Turns out it’s not impossible. Hey, who knew?

Posted on Tuesday January 24, 2012 read more

Aging Gracefully - The Retirement Industry in South Florida

Every day for the next 15 years, 8,000 additional Americans will reach retirement age -- and millions will move to active adult communities in Florida.  FirstService Residential manages 35,000 homes in 55-plus communities in South Florida, as well as thousands of additional units in active adult communities throughout the country. Hear CEO Chuck Fallon describe the challenges and opportunities of managing this unique sector in a radio interview on NPR.  

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Elderly New Yorkers, Here for the Duration

New York City's elderly resident population is growing rapidly, and is projected to increase by an additional 35% over the next 15 years.  FirstService Residential Managing Director Marni J. Berk, general manager of the Lincoln Towers complex, is one of the property management experts feautured in a recent New York Times article that describes the challenges of accomodating aging building residents.      

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