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Here are some recent examples of how FirstService Residential New York has been making news.
 

FirstService Residential Joins Mayor's Carbon Challenge

In this Multi-Housing News (MHN) Online article, Dan Wurtzel, President of FirstService Residential New York, comments on the company's commitment to NYC's Carbon Challenge and explains how energy conservation is an important environmental and critical financial goal for FirstService Residential managed properties.

Posted on Thursday January 23, 2014 read more

Energy Benchmarking: If the Data Isn't Accurate, Is the Law Any Good?

This article from Habitat magazine addresses the accuracy of New York City Local Law 84 data collection for multifamily buildings. Aaron Mehta, Director of Energy Information for our affiliate, FS Energy, is quoted.

Posted on Thursday January 23, 2014 read more

Energy Saving Strategies for Multifamily Properties

In his guest blog for Multi-Housing News, Tal Eyal, president of FS Energy, discusses strategies boards and managers can implement to contain energy costs now and throughout the year.

Posted on Thursday January 16, 2014 read more

Knowing When to Call Your Manager

The FirstService Residential customer care center means residents don't have to wait for the right time to call their manager -- the care center provides 24/7 access to help to address their questions and concerns.

Posted on Wednesday January 15, 2014 read more

Spending Hours on the Minutes

What's in the minutes that is so important? It turns out to be quite a bit.

Posted on Monday November 18, 2013 read more

A Passion for Service Excellence

"Making a Difference. Every Day." is not just FirstService Residential's tagline. It is the guiding philosophy of each of the associates who serve the company's clients across the five boroughs.

Posted on Tuesday November 05, 2013 read more

Fallon Describes Emergency Storm Relief on Fox Business’ Cavuto

On October 28, the eve of Superstorm Sandy’s one-year anniversary, Fox Business News aired a powerful segment featuring Chuck Fallon, FirstService Residential CEO. 

Posted on Tuesday October 29, 2013 read more

From Growing Costs to Big Savings, Thanks to Submetering

Residents of Park City Estates, a co-op in Queens, NY, decided to upgrade to electricity submetering and give residents control over their electricity use.

Posted on Tuesday October 29, 2013 read more

FirstService Residential Chairman Gene Gomberg Honored as Ultimate CEO/Chairman

Gene Gomberg, Chairman of FirstService Residential, was honored as an Ultimate CEO/Chairman by the South Florida Business Journal

Posted on Thursday October 24, 2013 read more

How We're Helping Board Members Succeed

Dan Wurtzel, president of property management at our New York office, was tapped as a thought leader in an article about seasoned board members in the Cooperator. Dan discusses how uncertainty about building knowledge and the position’s requirements can be detrimental to productivity, as well as some of the services the company provides to help both new and experienced board members become more effective in their roles.

Posted on Thursday September 12, 2013 read more

Co-Op Managed by Our New York Office Chosen for Mayor’s Recycling Pilot

NYC's Organic Food Waste Recycling Pilot Program includes Morningside Heights Housing Corp., a cooperative building managed by FirstService Residential’s New York office. This exciting program is designed to reduce the amount of post-consumer waste sent to landfills.

Posted on Monday August 12, 2013 read more

FirstService Residential Keeps Energy Costs on a Tight Leash During Dog Days of Summer

High summer temperatures bring high electric bills – especially this summer, as heat waves and soaring temperatures continue to blaze across the U.S. and Canada. But FirstService Residential’s innovative FS Energy program is keeping residents cool, curbing electric bills and lowering energy emissions and usage – and it saved $1.5 million in energy costs for NYC residents last summer.  Now, the program is rolling out to multifamily buildings in Chicago and Miami. 

Posted on Saturday July 27, 2013 read more

Sustainability Expo Champions “Green” Building Systems and Practices for Condos and Co-ops

Photo spread from event featured in Mann Management Report

Posted on Saturday May 25, 2013 read more

FirstService Residential is Growing and Hiring; Positions Include Property Managers, #2 Happiest Job

Are you happy at your current job?

Posted on Friday February 01, 2013 read more

A View from the Top: FirstService Residential New York

Since its founding 25 years ago, FirstService Residential New York, previously known as Cooper Square Realty, has achieved astounding growth, expanding from a single client to managing more than 500 condominiums, cooperatives, and rental properties with an aggregate value over $6 billion – thereby earning the distinction as the largest residential management company in New York City.

Posted on Monday December 03, 2012 read more

FirstService Residential Advantage

Read the 4th quarter edition of Advantage, our newsletter for clients of FirstService Residential.

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Reduce Your Association’s Risk with Cyber Liability Insurance

If you think your building’s security is top-notch because everyone locks their doors and there are state-of-the-art video cameras monitored by building staff, think again. Consider what is found in an association’s computer files and desk drawers: a gold mine for criminals. And in many cases, there’s very little to prevent the crooks from getting their hands on the goods.   

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Reduce Your Association’s Risk with Cyber Liability Insurance

If you think your building’s security is top-notch because everyone locks their doors and there are state-of-the-art video cameras monitored by building staff, think again. Consider what is found in an association’s computer files and desk drawers: a gold mine for criminals. And in many cases, there’s very little to prevent the crooks from getting their hands on the goods.   

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Reduce Your Association’s Risk with Cyber Liability Insurance

If you think your building’s security is top-notch because everyone locks their doors and there are state-of-the-art video cameras monitored by building staff, think again. Consider what is found in an association’s computer files and desk drawers: a gold mine for criminals. And in many cases, there’s very little to prevent the crooks from getting their hands on the goods.   

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Pending Anti-Co-Op Legislation In The City Council And The State Legislature

There are presently two bills pending before the New City Council: Intro 1458 of 2017, the Fair Residential Cooperative Disclosure Law, and Intro 1467 of 2017, the Cooperative Corporation: Timing of Decisions Law, both of which will have an adverse impact on all cooperative housing corporations in New York City. There is also a bill in the State Senate S 5644 called the Fairness in Cooperative Home Ownership Act. These three bills are intended to solve a problem that does not exist, but could better be called the “Bills to Keep Shareholders From Wanting to Serve on Co-Op Boards.”

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