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11 Qualities to Seek in Your Community Association Management Company

Posted on Wednesday July 20, 2016

Choosing the best community association management company can be a time-consuming task. It takes research, interviews, and a lot of input from your fellow stakeholders in the community.  So how can you streamline this process? Well, while it’s not good to take shortcuts, there are a few basic qualities you should seek in a company while you’re vetting your candidates, and that can simplify things. We’ve put together a short checklist of those qualities here.  
 

Michael Mendillo, Regional President of FirstService Residential, Mid-Atlantic, Inspires William Patterson University Students

Posted on Thursday April 09, 2015

Michael Mendillo, president of FirstService Residential's Mid-Atlantic region, returned to William Patterson University, his alma mater, to inspire students with real-life lessons about leadership and success.  

Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes When Hiring a Property Management Company

Posted on Tuesday October 14, 2014

Learn what factors you should consider when hiring a Property Management Company and the qualities you should seek in the best management company for your community.

What Do Association Board Members Really Want? The Top Service Issues the Best Property Management Companies Should Address

Posted on Thursday June 19, 2014

Board members of community associations and condominiums are always seeking for a property management company that will provide the best service for their community.  But what does that really mean?
 
How do you choose the property management company that is the best fit for your community’s needs? Surely, different types of communities define “best service” in different ways.

FirstService Residential Executive Discusses Offbeat Second Home Investment Locations and Trends

Posted on Wednesday July 10, 2013

While exclusive communities like the Hamptons or Malibu will always be attractive locations for affluent vacation home buyers, several new trends are emerging in the growing second home market. 

Good Management – The Key to Active Adult Community Success

Posted on Friday June 07, 2013

Today’s active adult communities are growing in popularity in New Jersey and across the country, spurred in great part by the maturing U.S. population. As interest in activity-rich, amenity-driven lifestyles increases for the 55-plus group, existing age-restricted communities are working hard to adapt their facilities and programming in order to compete in the changing marketplace. At the same time, developers and builders are searching for the best strategies to make new ventures stand out from the crowd.

Municipal Duties Move to ‘Burbs as HOAs Must Step In

Posted on Friday April 19, 2013

John Friedrichsen, Senior Vice President & CFO of FSR parent company FirstService Corporation, is quoted in USA Today about how HOAs benefit from the value-added services provided by leading professional management companies.

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