CHICAGO, IL (DECEMBER 21, 2023) FirstService Residential Vice President Ian Novak, AMS, CMCA, CPM, PCAM, was installed as Chapter President of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) on November 1 along with Jackie Abraham, Regional Director being installed as a board member.

Novak’s focus as President is ambitious with a goal to continue growing the Chapters membership base, helping local newcomers obtain their ARM designation through the Chapter's scholarship fund, aiding in sponsored Cares Days, maintaining a healthy partnership with the Chapter’s sister organizations CCIM and CAI, celebrating members and partners at events throughout the year and lastly holding the annual Premiere Awards and Gold Outing events. Novak looks forward to accomplishing great work for the Chapter through the leadership of the Board, Committee Chairs and volunteers.

“I am proud of my commitment to being an ambassador to my professional peers,” said Novak. “As a representative of the Chicago Chapter, I will exhibit the ethical conduct and professional excellence that my CPM and FirstService Residential AMO certifications represent.” Novak aims to increase efficiencies for communities managed by FirstService Residential by leading presentations on capital budgeting, board orientations, and customer service training.

Jackie Abraham currently serves as a Regional Director for FirstService Residential Illinois. With a proven track record overseeing the operations of luxury high-rise communities in downtown Chicago, Abraham manages a diverse portfolio of over 1800 units with combined annual property budgets of $20M. “I take great pride in chairing the IREM Chicago Cares Committee, said Abraham. “I have the pleasure of spearheading the fundraising efforts for a local charity on behalf of the chapter. There is so much reward in being a part of a group that seeks to continuously give back to their local community.”

FirstService Residential is one of the longest-running property management companies in Illinois. Along with Novak and Abraham, several other leaders have taken industry leadership roles, expanding the reach and maintaining deep roots and expertise in Chicago's residential property management industry.

IREM® is an international force of 20,000 individuals united to advance the profession of real estate management. Through training, professional development, and collaboration, IREM® supports our members and others in the industry through every stage of their career. The Governing Council is IREM’s ultimate decision-making body. The leaders have a strong understanding of local, national, and international issues, as well as deep knowledge about the real estate management industry.

About FirstService Residential

FirstService Residential is simplifying property management. Its hospitality-minded teams serve residential communities across the United States and Canada. The organization partners with boards, owners, and developers to enhance the value of every property and the life of every resident.

Leveraging unique expertise and scale, FirstService serves its clients with proven solutions and a service-first philosophy. Residents can count on 24/7 customer care and tailored lifestyle programming, amenity activation, and technology for their community’s specific needs. Market-leading programs with FirstService Financial and FirstService Energy deliver additional levels of support.

Boards and developers select FirstService Residential to realize their vision and drive positive change in the communities in their trusted care.

FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ and TSX: FSV), a North American leader in providing essential property services to a wide range of residential and commercial clients.

Dec 21, 2023