Chicago, IL (May 7, 2018) — FirstService Residential, Illinois’ leading property management company, was recently granted the Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC®) designation from the Community Associations Institute (CAI), joining an elite group of 10 community association management companies holding the designation in Illinois, and 150 nationally. The AAMC® is presented to companies that have earned the highest level of professional recognition in the community association management field.
“Being among just 10 management companies in Illinois to receive this credential is a testament to our team and our corporate values,” said Asa Sherwood, president of FirstService Residential. “We are committed to the success of our client communities and this dedication is founded on experienced managers with advanced training and a demonstrated passion for their roles.”   
To earn the AAMC® credential, a management company must have three years of experience in providing community association management services, and at least 50 percent of its managers must have earned professional designations.
“Professionals who earn CAI credentials maximize the value they can provide to their community association clients,” said CAI Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Skiba, CAE. “Not only have these professionals demonstrated a personal commitment to self-improvement, but they have also elevated their practical knowledge and expertise. That’s what all community associations need, and what board members and residents deserve.”
About CAI
CAI and its 60 chapters work on behalf of the professionals and volunteers engaged in the management and governance of homeowner and condominium associations, cooperatives and other planned communities. CAI’s 31,000-plus members include community association volunteer leaders, managers, management companies, and businesses that provide products and services to these communities. Learn more about CAI at
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 160 communities and 50,000 residents throughout Chicagoland.

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 07, 2018