The Leading Association Management Company in Minneapolis and St. Paul

FirstService Residential in Minnesota was established in the 1970s as Gittleman Management Corporation, a family-run company specializing in association management. Over the past three decades, we have maintained our strong focus on integrity, communication and a higher standard of service, while leveraging our decades of experience, long-standing client relationships and extensive resources to grow and expand our services.

As a result, we are recognized as the leading full-service association management company in Minnesota. Our high-quality management services are tailored to communities and properties including condominiums, townhomes, common interest communities, single family homes and co-ops.  

To ensure our clients receive the highest quality construction and maintenance services, we created an affiliated company, Gittleman Construction Corporation, a licensed general contractor, to provide maintenance, plumbing, electrical, custom remodeling, disaster management and restoration services.

In November 2011, Gittleman Management became part of FirstService Residential, the largest residential property management company in North America. This major milestone in the history of our company enabled us to participate in many differentiating programs and industry-leading association management services the organization offers which benefits our clients.

In June 2013, we experienced another important milestone when our parent company united all of its management companies under the FirstService Residential brand.  At that time, Gittleman Management was renamed FirstService Residential, the name we hold today. The rebranding facilitates our ability to leverage the shared resources, best practices and collective buying power of North America’s property management leader. We continue to provide clients with our local market expertise, trusting relationships and commitment to service excellence – the qualities that helped make us Minnesota’s leading association management company.


About FirstService Residential

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

About FirstService Corporation

FirstService Corporation is a North American leader in the property services sector, serving its customers through two industry-leading service platforms: FirstService Residential, North America's largest manager of residential communities; and FirstService Brands, one of North America's largest providers of essential property services delivered through individually branded franchise systems and company-owned operations.

FirstService generates more than US$1.1 billion in annual revenues and has more than 15,000 employees across North America. With significant insider ownership and an experienced management team, FirstService has a long-term track record of creating value and superior returns for shareholders. The Subordinate Voting Shares of FirstService trade on the NASDAQ and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "FSV".