Chicago, IL (September, 5 2018) — FirstService Residential, Chicagoland’s leading property management company, is proud to announce that three of our community managers have joined the elite group of community association managers who have earned the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®) credential from Community Associations Institute (CAI). Elizabath Sokacich, Kristin Ward and Brian Butler join 1,000 managers nationwide who have earned the highest level of professional recognition in the community association field.
To earn the PCAM credential, managers must have five years of community association management experience and complete more than 100 hours of course work. In addition, credentialed PCAMs must fulfill continuing education and service requirements, as well as adhere to a code of ethics.
“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.”
“We are proud to have a culture of constant learning and professional development at FirstService Residential,” said Asa Sherwood, president of FirstService Residential Illinois. “We are committed to investing in our team to ensure we have the skills and knowledge to deliver expert management services that make a difference, every day, for the communities we serve.”
About CAI
CAI is an international organization dedicated to building better communities. 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 nearly 32,000 members include community association volunteer leaders, managers, management companies and businesses that provide products and services to these communities. More information is available 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 more than 150 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
Sep 05, 2018