Several community associations managed by FirstService Residential, Florida’s leading residential property management company, were recipients of awards at the 2016 Florida Communities of Excellence Awards, held on Friday, May 13, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

In its eighth year, the Florida Communities of Excellence Awards is the only independent recognition program for community association in the state. Founded in 2009, the program serves to laud communities statewide for outstanding achievements in a variety of categories, such as Financial Innovation, Disaster Preparedness, Safety & Security, and Civic Volunteerism & Advocacy.

Both the Cascades at St. Lucie West and The Solaire at the Plaza in Orlando won for Disaster Preparedness Initiatives; and Egret Landing at Jupiter won for Family Friendly Programs and Initiatives.

Additionally, three FirstService Residential managers received Manager of Excellence Awards and were inducted in the Communities of Excellence managers’ hall of fame. These awards are extended to community association managers whose communities have outstanding records of participating in the Communities of Excellence Awards, as a past finalist or winner in multiple years and categories. he recipients are:
  • Margie Kilfeather, The WaterGarden Condominium, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Alicia Laine, Egret Landing at Jupiter, Jupiter, Fla.
  • Mary Peralta, K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Delray Beach, Delray Beach, Fla.
“FirstService Residential is dedicated to bringing its communities the industry’s top professionals and finest resources available. The multiple awards our communities and professional staff have won over the years are testament to that commitment,” said David Diestel, Regional President, South, for FirstService Residential. “We are extremely proud of our communities and managers who have received recognition in this year’s Communities of Excellence Awards, and who continue to make a difference, every day, for the communities and residents they serve.”

About The Florida Communities of Excellence Awards
The Florida Communities of Excellence Awards is a unique recognition program that shines a spotlight on the positive and productive initiatives taking place in condominiums, homeowners associations and cooperatives across Florida. Now in its sixth year, the independently judged program enables the top communities in the state to promote their accomplishments and raise their profiles while documenting their successes and enabling others to learn from their examples. For more information, please visit

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 
May 16, 2016