Miami, Fla. (March 19, 2017) - FirstService Residential, North America’s premier property management company, will host a complimentary seminar on “Navigating the 558 Process” on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Conrad Hotel in Miami.
Chapter 558 of the Florida Statutes, also known as the Florida Construction Defects Statute, defines the process that property owners must follow to have construction defects remedied. Community associations may run into construction defects when control of the community is turned over from the developer to the association. These issues can also happen with construction projects of all types and sizes throughout the life of the community.
The event is open to homeowner and condominium association Board members and residents, developers, engineers, contractors, and anyone involved in the 558 process. FirstService Residential has assembled a panel of experts to discuss the ins and outs of the often-complex 558 process, including 
  • Lynn Coulter, vice president, FirstService Residential
  • Monte Kane, CPA, MBAF Certified Public Accountants
  • Steven B. Lesser, Esq., Becker & Poliakoff
  • Misha Mladenovic, president, m2e Consulting Engineers
  • Christopher L. Pappas, vice president, FirstService Residential
  • Steve Siegfried, Esq., Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel
“As the leaders in the property management arena, we are excited to bring the best in the business together to discuss how to successfully navigate the intricate 558 process,” said Hector Vargas, president, South Florida High-Rise, of FirstService Residential. “At FirstService Residential, we are in the business of building better communities. Events like these are just one of the many ways we do so.”
Discussion topics will include managing the 558 process from start to finish; the common pitfalls developers, contractors and homeowners often face; the key players involved and how to nurture a positive relationship between developers and associations to ensure the successful resolution of potential issues. 
Since launching its educational series in 2010, FirstService Residential has held numerous seminars, roundtable and training sessions for Board members as a value-added service. Past lectures have included a variety of topics, including Board certification courses, preparing a budget that works, setting pet policies, staying relevant in a competitive market, being a successful Board member and more. 
For more information on the Navigating the 558 Process seminar, please contact Christina Arias at [email protected] or 786-319-5289.
About FirstService Residential

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
Mar 19, 2017