Name Change Part of North American Rebranding Effort Highlighting National Reach and Personalized Local Service
BLOOMINGTON, MN (June 27, 2013) – The corporate headquarters of FirstService Residential has announced that its affiliated company, Gittleman Management Corporation, has been renamed FirstService Residential. This name change is part of FirstService Residential’s national rebranding effort, which took effect on June 27, 2013.
FirstService Residential is the largest residential community management company in North America, overseeing more than 6,000 properties and over 1.5 million residential units. 
The former Gittleman Management Corporation, an established leader in the Minnesota residential property management market, manages a client portfolio of more than 260 associations, representing 25,000 units and 35,000 homeowners. The company was founded in 1979 by Mel Gittleman, a leader in condominium development in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Gittleman Management became part of FirstService Residential in 2011.
“FirstService Residential shares our commitment to deliver the highest levels of responsiveness and personalized service to our managed communities, and supports our goal to enhance the value and quality of life of every community and resident we serve,” said Mark Gittleman, formerly CEO of Gittleman Management and now president of FirstService Residential Minnesota.
Added Andy Gittleman, Executive Vice President, FirstService Residential Minnesota, “One of FirstService Residential’s most important differentiators is our ability to bring the best of both worlds to our clients – our organization’s extensive national property management resources, combined with the market leadership, deep market expertise and personal touch of our local property management company.”
Mark Gittleman also noted that the rebranding to FirstService Residential is a change in company name only, and all day-to-day operations will remain “business as usual,” with added benefits gained from access to an expanded core of resources, combined purchasing power and shared expertise and best practices.
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About FirstService Residential
FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, one of the largest markets in the world. As the largest residential property manager in North America, FirstService Residential oversees more than 6,000 properties and 1.5 million residential units across 19 U.S. states and three provinces in Canada. The company has more than 12,000 employees driving local market expertise and managing in excess of $6 billion in budgets. For more information, visit

About FirstService Corporation
FirstService Corporation is a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector. As one of the largest property managers in the world, FirstService manages more than 2.3 billion square feet of residential and commercial properties through its three industry-leading service platforms: Colliers International, one of the top global players in commercial real estate; FirstService Residential, the largest manager of residential communities in North America; and Property Services, a leading North American provider of essential property services delivered through company-owned operations, franchise systems and contractor networks.
FirstService generates over US$2.3 billion in annual revenues and has more than 23,000 employees worldwide. More information about FirstService is available at

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Jun 27, 2013