CHICAGO (August 22, 2017) --- FirstService Residential, Chicagoland’s leading property management company, has appointed Brian Butler to the position of Vice President of Property Management. In this role, Butler will oversee the Illinois portfolio’s team of regional directors and onsite management staff and report directly to Asa Sherwood, president, FirstService Residential Illinois. 
“Brian’s enthusiasm for delivering exceptional customer service and passion for leadership and associate development dovetail perfectly with our commitment to service excellence aimed at enhancing the lifestyles of every property and resident we serve,” said Sherwood. “His expertise in Chicagoland’s property management sector will benefit our clients greatly and further solidify our position as the industry leader.”
Butler spent five years in a leadership role with another property management firm helping secure more than $26M in external financing and assisting associations with  implementing necessary separate and special assessment plans. He brings a depth of knowledge and expertise guiding clients with annual multi-million-dollar operating budgets, planning for and executing tens of millions of dollars’ worth of capital projects. He was responsible for enrolling the first condominium association in the Retrofit Chicago Energy Challenge after undertaking a boiler plant retrofit project that saved the association hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs annually. 
Butler has a background in community association litigation matters and specialties in board governance issues and risk management analyses. He maintains a perfect client retention rate, which along with strategic business planning and new business development efforts, has led to notable building acquisitions and significant portfolio growth in his past endeavors.
“FirstService Residential is a respected name in property management circles and I am pleased to join this seasoned team of professionals to maximize the value and services our teams can deliver to the communities we are entrusted to manage,” remarked Butler.
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
Aug 21, 2017