Dan Wurtzel


Dan Wurtzel is President of the New York operations of FirstService Residential, the leading residential property management company in North America. He oversees the departments and teams that collectively manage nearly 500 condominium, cooperative and rental properties comprising 70,000 apartments in New York City. 
A 30-year industry veteran, Dan is a board member of the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations (RABLOR). He holds a Registered in Apartment Management (RAM) credential from the National Associated Builders and Owners (NABO) and is a licensed real estate salesperson in New York State. His numerous awards and honors include being named “RAM of the Year” by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). He also received the Emma Lazarus Award from the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York (ABO) as well as a Management Achievement Award from Habitat magazine.  
Under Dan’s leadership, FirstService Residential associates are provided the tools and technology necessary to successfully navigate the complex financial, regulatory, and operational challenges they face daily. He also is responsible for ensuring that FirstService Residential delivers its promise of “service excellence” to board members, building owners and residents across the company’s New York City portfolio.
Dan served on NABO’s national Board of Governors from 2003 to 2006 and shares his expertise by speaking at industry events and conducting seminars on topics such as building finances and labor relations. For over a decade, he has been an active board member of Community Access, Inc., a non-profit organization that assists New Yorkers living with psychiatric disabilities make the transition from shelters and institutions to independent living. 
Dan joined the company in 1987 as a Property Manager and was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer prior to being named President in 2008. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s business school.