FirstService Residential Prepares Board Members to Plan for Capital Projects in Condominium Associations

CHICAGO (May 26, 2017): FirstService Residential, Chicagoland’s leading property management company, announces its upcoming board training roundtable for condominium, cooperative and homeowner association board members. The free training will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 303 East Wacker Drive in Chicago. The session’s discussion will be focused on “Planning For and Managing Capital Projects.” Mark Waldman, president of Waldman Engineering Consultants, will be the guest speaker, presented by Asa Sherwood, president, and Robert Meyer, director of engineering services, at FirstService Residential in Illinois.
 
Waldman has 20 years of engineering, design and construction experience. He has completed numerous technical problem-solving and reserve studies for Illinois condominium associations. The June roundtable will show board members how to best execute and plan for capital projects in their association, from assessing reserve studies to project completion. Space is limited and advance registration is required to attend this free training. Board members can sign up on the company’s website, www.fsresidential.com/CapitalPlanningIL.
 
“It is so important to start early in planning capital improvement projects because it takes time for the plan to evolve,” said Waldman.
 
“We want to empower board members to effectively plan for and manage capital projects in associations. Many board members believe the process will be stressful but it doesn’t have to be,” said Sherwood. “By providing the right tools and resources developed through years of managing capital improvement projects on behalf of our clients, we set board members up for success. Our quarterly roundtables provide a great forum to share best practices and equip boards with the knowledge they need to lead and support successful communities.”
 
FirstService Residential offers free training seminars for board members as a value-added service, whether they are current clients or not. Past events have included lectures on a variety of topics, including: Board Orientation and Best Practices, Legal Updates for Communities, Budget and Financial Health, Active Shooter Response and more.
 
 
About FirstService Residential
FirstService Residential is recognized as Illinois’ leading and most experienced full-service community association management firm. For over 65 years, FirstService Residential has continued to provide the best-in-class community management solutions and genuinely helpful service to its more than 150 communities and 50,000 residents throughout Chicagoland.
 
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 www.fsresidential.com.
 
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