CHICAGO (July 27, 2017): FirstService Residential, Chicagoland’s leading property management company, is hosting a free educational seminar for condominium, cooperative and homeowner association board members on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 303 East Wacker Drive in Chicago. Discussion and learning will be focused on “Budgets and Strategic Planning” for homeowner associations and communities.   

Guest speaker, Jim Cherep, certified fraud examiner will be joined by FirstService Residential experts Patricia Bialek, vice president of property management, and David Jandak, vice president of finance. The August roundtable will show board members how to protect their community by anticipating future expenses, creating a workable budget, having an investment strategy and maintaining financial stability. Space is limited and advance registration is required. To attend this free training, board members can sign up on the company’s website,

“Financial planning is paramount to the sustainability of a happy and thriving community. Our goal is to equip association board members with the insight they need to build a robust and sound budget,” said Asa Sherwood, president, FirstService Residential in Illinois. “These training sessions give us the opportunity to lean on our breadth of resources and more than 65 years of experience in the Chicagoland area to share best practices and industry knowledge to make a difference in the communities we serve.”
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: Legal Updates for Communities, Planning for Capital Projects, 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
Jul 26, 2017