Several community associations managed by FirstService Residential, Florida’s leading property management company, were recipients of awards at the 2014 Florida Communities of Excellence Awards, held on Friday, May 2, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

As a presenting sponsor of the awards banquet, FirstService Residential joined other companies that dedicate themselves to meeting the needs of residents who live in condominium and homeowners associations. The Florida Communities of Excellence Awards is the only independent recognition program for community associations in the state. 

Founded in 2009, the program serves to laud communities statewide for various outstanding achievements in a variety of categories, including Financial Innovation, Disaster Preparedness, Safety & Security, and Civic Volunteerism & Advocacy.

Metropolis at Dadeland in Miami won for “Energy Efficiency” for its energy conservation programs, Waterchase Master POA in Tampa won for Family-Friendly Programs & Initiatives and The Club at Brickell Bay in Miami walked away with an award in the “The Comeback Kid” category. This award recognizes communities whose boards and managers have developed and implemented successful turnaround programs to revitalize distressed properties. 

“FirstService Residential is dedicated to bringing its communities the industry’s top professionals and finest resources available, and the multiple awards our communities and professional staff have won over the years exemplify our commitment,” said Tim O’Keefe, President of the South Region of FirstService Residential. “We are extremely proud of our communities and managers who have received recognition in the Communities of Excellence Awards.”
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 a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, one of the largest markets in the world. As the largest residential property manager in North America, FirstService Residential oversees more than 6,500 residential and commercial associations including 1.5 million residential units and over 50 million square feet of commercial space across 21 U.S. states and three provinces in Canada. The company has more than 12,000 employees driving local market expertise and managing in excess of $6 billion in annual budgets. For more information, visit
May 08, 2014