FAIRFAX, Va. (Nov. 26, 2018) – FirstService Residential, the leading property management company in North America, is proud to announce that Executive Director, Bernie Guthrie, was recently recognized by the Washington Metro Chapter of Community Associations Institute (WMCCAI) with its President’s Award.

“Bernie embodies the FirstService core values every day,” said Michael Mendillo, president, FirstService Residential. “This award is a recognition of all of her hard work and dedication, not only to our organization but to the industry, as a whole.”

“I’m always proud when one of our associates is recognized for their impact in the greater community,” said Robert Teeling, CMCA, senior vice president, FirstService Residential. “CAI is vital to our industry and we were not surprised when they chose to recognize Bernie for her support of the chapter’s mission to educate, advocate and provide resources for the community association industry.”

Guthrie started with FirstService Residential two years ago as a portfolio manager and was quickly promoted to regional director and then, earlier this year, to executive director, where she provides leadership to portfolio managers and plays a key role in the firm’s 98% client retention rate. 

The President’s Award is presented to an individual who has contributed the most toward assisting the WMCCAI president and chapter in reaching their goals for the year.  

“I am pleased to present this prestigious award to Bernie for all of her years of dedication to the chapter, her positive attitude and humble willingness to help when the call comes,” said Sarah Gerstein, chapter president of WMCCAI.

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 www.fsresidential.com.

Nov 26, 2018