Canton, MA (February 23, 2021) – FirstService Residential, North America’s property management leader, earned the AMO® (Accredited Management Organization) accreditation from IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management). FirstService Residential’s New England operation joins an exclusive group of nearly 600 real estate management companies worldwide that have met the requirements to earn this distinction.

“We’re thrilled to receive this impressive accreditation,” says Michael Mendillo, president, FirstService Residential. “It is an important symbol of our ongoing commitment to deliver service excellence to the associations we serve. Designations and accreditations are becoming increasingly more important to boards and trustees in their due diligence process.”

Recipients of the AMO accreditation demonstrate strong financial performance, outstanding leadership and adhere to a Code of Professional Ethics strictly enforced by IREM to maintain integrity beyond reproach. Accreditation as an AMO requires firms to follow best practices in real estate management, demonstrating that they meet standards and functions related to operations and service. Property owners can be assured that an AMO will put their interests first.

“We value our ongoing partnership with IREM and are honored to have received this acknowledgment,” says Bryan Hughes, CPM®, CMCA®, president, New England, FirstService Residential. “Our values are aligned with those of IREM, including integrity, transparency and consistently well-managed communities. We are grateful for IREM, its local chapter leaders and members, and we look forward to continuing to partner together.”

The AMO accreditation sets the standard in property management excellence for firms of all sizes. Our AMOs lead the industry in conduct and unmatched client service,” says Chip Watts, CPM®, CCIM, IREM President-Elect and President of Watts Realty Co., Inc., AMO®. “We congratulate FirstService Residential on this accomplishment and welcome them into this exclusive group of property management firms.”

About FirstService Residential
FirstService Residential is North America’s property management leader, partnering with more than 8,500 communities across the U.S. and Canada, including low-, mid- and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives; single-family communities; master-planned, lifestyle and active-adult communities; and mixed-use and rental properties. HOAs, community associations and condos rely on their extensive experience, resources and local expertise to maximize property values and enhance their residents’ lifestyles. Dedicated to making a difference, every day, FirstService Residential goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional service.

FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (FSV), a North American leader in the property services sector. Visit 

About IREM
For over 85 years, our members have made us the world’s strongest voice for all things real estate management. Almost 20,000 leaders in commercial and residential management call this home for education, support and networking. Our CPM®, ARM®, ACoM and AMO® certifications are internationally recognized symbols of ethical leadership and a well-managed property. And our tools deliver decades of on-the-job know-how to help members get even better at what they do. Put simply – IREM and its members are here to elevate the profession. If you know real estate management, come get to know us.
Feb 19, 2021