Eatontown, NJ - FirstService Resdiential, the leading community management company in New Jersey, announced Executive Director Jim Magid, PCAM, CMCA, LSM was awarded the Jerome M. Fien Distinguished Service Award by the New Jersey Chapter of the Community Assocations Institute (CAI-NJ). Magid was honored for many years of service to both CAI-NJ and CAI National. This award honors the work of Jerry Fien, a homeowner member of CAI-NJ, who was dedicated to advocate for Community Association Volunteer Leaders throughought the country.

Magid has a long history of service to CAI and has held numerous leadership positions including servig on the Board of Directors (2002-2005), CAI-NJ President (2005), Public Relations Committee (2000-2001), and Membership committee (1995-1998), where he served as Committee Chair in 1995. He currently chairs the Legislative Action Committee upon which he has been an active member since 2006, and is in his second two year term on the CAi National APCM Board.

“Jim is a tireless supporter of CAI and can be seen everywhere from the CAI National Conference, to the CAI-NJ networking events, educational programs and the Chapter’s Conference and Expo,” said Nina Stanton, 2013 CAI-NJ Chapter President. “Jim was recognized and is well-deserving of this award for his dedication to and untiring support of CAI, and especially the New Jersey Chapter.”

"I am truly humbled and appreciative to receive this award named in honor of Jerry Fein who was a good friend,” said Jim Magid, FirstService Residential Executive Director. “My dedication to this organization both locally and nationally has been extremely rewarding from many perspectives and I encourage everyone to stay involved."

Magid has been involved in the professional community management business for over 25 years and has been FirstService Residential associate for the past 17 years. His responsibilities have included executive management of two regional offices with oversight of approximately 70 communities and a staff of 45. Currently he is the Executive Director at a large scale community situated on 2,500 acres with 910 homes, and extensive amenities including a lake and restaurant.

“Jim brings tremendous value, knowledge, and passion to our organization and industry,” said Michael A. Mendillo, MidAtlantic President of FirstService Residential. “We are proud he’s on our team and for the well-deserved recognition of his extraordinary efforts.”

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 6,500 residential and commercial associations including 1.5 million residential units and over 50 million square feet of commercial space across 21 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 annual budgets. For more information, visit
Mar 18, 2014