FirstService Residential Named Property Management Company of the Year by New York Building Managers Association

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NYC’s Leading Property Management Company Receives Accolades at 96th Annual Grand Ball

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FirstService Residential associates receive Honorary Member Awards from the New York Building Managers Association. Full caption within press release.

FirstService Residential, New York’s leading residential property management firm, was honored as Management Company of the Year by the New York Building Managers Association (NYBMA), the oldest and one of the largest organizations comprised of resident managers and superintendents in New York City. The award is the most recent recognition of FirstService Residential’s continued commitment to delivering exceptional service and solutions to the hundreds of condominiums, cooperatives and rental properties in its management portfolio.

The award was presented to FirstService Residential at NYMBA’s 96th Annual Grand Ball held on April 16, 2016 at Cipriani Wall Street. In addition to the company honor, five FirstService Residential property management professionals received Honorary Member Awards in recognition of the support they have contributed to NYBMA over the years. These include:

  •     Maria Auletta, Senior Property Manager, Co-op and Condo Management Division
  •     Marc Kotler, Senior Vice President, New Development Group
  •     John MacGowan, Managing Director, Rental Management Division
  •     Tom Padilla, Senior Vice President, Co-op and Condo Management Division
  •     Keith Werny, President, CityLine Division

“FirstService Residential is honored to receive this award from the New York Building Managers Association,” said Dan Wurtzel, President, FirstService Residential New York. “From programs that expand skills and knowledge to networking events through which operational best practices are shared, we appreciate the tremendous contributions and support this organization provides to the employees in our managed properties, as well as the partnerships its members have formed with our property managers.

“Our resident managers and superintendents are the heart and soul of our buildings,” adds Wurtzel. “NYBMA’s programs, coupled with our client-first service philosophy, enable us to truly make a difference for the properties we serve.”

PHOTO CAPTION: FirstService Residential associates receive Honorary Member Awards from the New York Building Managers Association; (from left) Keith Werny, President, CityLine Division, FirstService Residential; Maria Auletta, Senior Property Manager, FirstService Residential; Tom Padilla, Senior Vice President, FirstService Residential; Tom Smajlaj, President, NYBMA, and his son Nicholas; John MacGowan, Managing Director, FirstService Residential; and Scott Casazza, past President, NYBMA.

About FirstService Residential
FirstService Residential is North America's largest manager of residential communities and the preferred partner of HOAs, community associations and strata corporations in the U.S. and Canada. FirstService Residential's managed communities include low-, mid- and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives, single-family homes, master-planned, lifestyle and active adult communities, and rental and commercial properties.

With an unmatched combination of deep industry experience, local market expertise and personalized attention, FirstService Residential delivers proven solutions and exceptional service that add value, enhance lifestyles and make a difference, every day, for every resident and community it manages. FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a North American leader in the property services sector. For more information, visit

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