FirstService Residential is hosting a free HOA/condominium board certification course designed to address the most critical aspects of day-to-day condominium and homeowners’ association operations on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.  The event will take place at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island, located at 725 South Harbour Island Boulevard in Tampa, FL 33602. Hors D’oeuvres will be served and a vendor expo will take place at 5:30 p.m., followed by the course at 6:30 p.m. Mitchell Krauss, Value Engineering Manager for FirstService Residential will moderate and Stephen H. Mezner, Esquire of the law firm of Bush Ross, PA will serve as a panelist.

This course is open to any area board member who wishes to attend.  Upon completion of the course, newly elected or appointed board members will receive a certificate of completion that satisfies Florida legal requirements for board members to fulfill within 90 days of taking office.   

As the leading Florida property management company, FirstService Residential shares best practices in the communities it serves to help enhance board effectiveness and efficiency. Participants will be offered guidance in the areas of the rights, roles and responsibilities of their position, meeting and quorum requirements, financial reporting and obligations and how to take a practical approach in running an association. A review of governing documents will be highlighted and the ins-and-outs of the elections process will be addressed.

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
Apr 15, 2014