Press Releases

For information about our latest corporate news items, updates and events, take a look at some of our recent press releases

FirstService Residential Launches New Employment Website and Lifestyle Blog

Property management leader FirstService Residential has launched  two new websites: I Am FirstService Residential,an industry-first employment microsite targeted to career candidates, and The Elements of Living, a consumer lifestyle blog for current and prospective residents.

Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2015 read more

Dennis Abbott Appointed to CAMICB Board of Commissioners

Dennis Abbott, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM®, President of the Carolinas region of FirstService Residential, has been appointed to the Board of Commissioners of the CAMICBSM (Community Association Managers International Certification Board).  The CAMICB is an independent nonprofit organization that develops and administers the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) certification program, the only internationally accredited certification program in the community association management field.​ 

Posted on Monday January 26, 2015 read more

FirstService Residential Announces Gregory Franks as Senior Vice President Lifestyle Division, Southeast

FirstService Residential, the leading property management company in North and South Carolina, announces Gregory Franks as Senior Vice President Lifestyle Division, Southeast. In this role, Franks will be responsible for the oversight of all operations, customer retention and business development within the Lifestyle Division in the Carolinas.

Posted on Tuesday August 26, 2014 read more

FirstService Residential Launches FirstService Rental Management in Ontario

FirstService Residential in Ontario has launched FirstService Rental Management, a new division providing full-service rental management services for residential property owners and investors.  These customized services, designed to maximize occupancy and value throughout each investment property's life cycle, target owners and investors who may lack the time or experience to effectively manage their units in the regulated Ontario market.  

Posted on Thursday May 22, 2014 read more

FirstService Residential Selected to Provide Management Services for the Biltmore Lake Association

Property Management Leader, FirstService Residential is providing Management Services for Biltmore Lake Association, a development in Asheville, NC built by Biltmore Farms.

Posted on Thursday February 20, 2014 read more

FirstService Residential Named "Environmental Stewardship Team of the Year"

FirstService Residential received the "Environmental Stewardship Team of the Year" award at the New York Association of Realty Managers (NYARM) annual awards gala on January 25, 2014.  

Posted on Thursday February 06, 2014 read more

FirstService Residential Launches FS Energy’s Energy Benchmarking Program in Florida

FirstService Residential is launching the innovative cost- and energy-savings programs of affiliate FS Energy in Florida. The pilot program, which targets nearly 100 managed properties in South Florida, is projected to save about $11 million over the next year. 

Posted on Thursday November 14, 2013 read more

FS Energy Gas & Electric Purchasing Program Saves FirstService Residential Properties Millions of Dollars

FS Energy has completed its fall 2013 Energy Aggregation Purchasing Program, which leverages the buying power of FirstService Residential to lower its clients' costs for natural gas and electricity. This is the fifth aggregation program conducted by FS Energy, the energy management and advisory subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, which has saved participating properties over $6.3 million since its launch in fall 2011.

Posted on Friday September 27, 2013 read more

Associates of FirstService Residential Achieve Industry Designations

Another four Community Association Managers within FirstService Residential have been designated a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) by Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB).

Posted on Tuesday August 27, 2013 read more

Abbott Enterprises, Inc. Changes Name to FirstService Residential

The corporate headquarters of FirstService Residential has announced that its subsidiary, Abbott Enterprises, Inc., has been renamed FirstService Residential. This name change is part of FirstService Residential’s national rebranding effort, which took effect on June 27, 2013.

Posted on Thursday June 27, 2013 read more

Chuck M. Fallon Named CEO of FirstService Residential

FirstService Corporation announced today that Chuck M. Fallon has been named chief executive officer of FirstService Residential, a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, and largest manager of residential communities in North America. Fallon succeeds Gene Gomberg, who will remain with the Company as Chairman.

Posted on Monday March 25, 2013 read more