Field Asset Services Launches Comprehensive Online Vendor Training Program

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Classes Offer Vendors Hands-On Training to Improve Their Operations

Dale McPherson, CEO. Field Asset Services

FAS Vendor University is a series of lessons and ‘go-and-do’ exercises that apply directly to field service companies. By providing vendors with the latest tools and education, they are given the opportunity to make their businesses more efficient.

Field Asset Services (FAS), the nation’s leading provider of pre-foreclosure, REO, and renovation field services to the mortgage servicing industry and residential housing investors, today announced the official kick off of FAS Vendor University. A six-month program incorporating online courses and hands-on learning activities, FAS Vendor University is designed to help FAS vendors learn the most effective methods to manage their businesses and improve their operations.

“What really sets FAS Vendor University apart from other online training courses is the fact that it is specifically tailored for our vendors and our industry,” said Dale McPherson, Chief Executive Officer of Field Asset Services. “FAS Vendor University is a series of lessons and ‘go-and-do’ exercises that apply directly to field service companies. By providing vendors with the latest tools and education, they are given the opportunity to make their businesses more efficient. In addition, by implementing more effective business strategies, our customers can be guaranteed they are receiving only the highest quality of service. We’re excited to kick off FAS Vendor University and look forward to the positive impact it will have.”

FAS Vendor University has been created in conjunction with the Acton School of Business, one of the top MBA programs in the country for entrepreneurship. It is guaranteed to help vendors master the business skills needed to improve their operations. During the program, vendors will learn how to:
·        Streamline their financial processes
·        Identify bottlenecks in their operations
·        Design a hiring process that helps qualify and retain the right employees
·        Incorporate other industry-leading Best Practices to make their businesses more successful

The inaugural session for the program’s first group of students has now begun. As part of the curriculum, FAS will track vendors’ progress and award Business Growth Certification status to those who complete the course. The material will be delivered via the Internet, allowing vendors to schedule their learning when it’s most convenient for them.

FAS Vendor University is available only to FAS-approved vendors. For more information, visit http://www.FASVendorUniversity.com.

About Field Asset Services
Field Asset Services (FAS), a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (TSX: FSV; NASDAQ: FSRV; preferred shares – TSX: FSV.PR.U), is the premier Property Preservation, REO Maintenance and Repair Services company in the United States, servicing more than $10.8 billion in residential assets on behalf of its clients. FAS works with 30 mortgage and asset management clients nationwide, servicing more than 130,000 active properties on a recurring basis. For more information about FAS, please visit http://www.fieldassets.com.

About FirstService
FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV) is a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, providing a variety of services in commercial real estate, residential property management and property services. As one of the largest property managers in the world, FirstService manages more than 2.3 billion square feet of residential and commercial properties through its three industry-leading service platforms: Colliers International, the third largest global player in commercial real estate services; FirstService Residential Management, the largest manager of residential communities in North America; and Property Services, including Field Asset Services, one of America’s largest providers of property preservation and distressed asset management and FS Brands, one of North America’s largest providers of property services through franchise networks.

FirstService generates over US$2.2 billion in annual revenues and has more than 20,000 employees worldwide. More information about FirstService is available at http://www.firstservice.com

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