FirstService Residential’s Randy Grimes wins “Rising Star” Award

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Regional director at FirstService Residential recognized for outstanding leadership skills by Community Associations Institute of Illinois.

CAI's Diana Lane and Cheryl Murphy present Randy Grimes with award

Randy Grimes receives Rising Star Award from CAI. From left to right – Asa Sherwood, Diana Lane, Randy Grimes and Cheryl Murphy.

The board members Randy serves have valued his outstanding leadership and dedication to the best interests of the building, residents, shareholders and board.

FirstService Residential, Chicagoland’s leading property management company, is pleased to announce that Randy Grimes, regional director at FirstService Residential has been presented with the Rising Star Award from Community Associations Institute of Illinois (CAI). This award recognizes newer committee members who have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills, expressed interest in becoming future leaders and have become an asset to the local chapter CAI through volunteerism.

“Randy is an asset to the FirstService Residential team. The board members he serves have valued his outstanding leadership and dedication to the best interests of the building, residents, shareholders and board,” said Asa Sherwood, president of FirstService Residential in Illinois. “We are pleased to see his hard work and dedication recognized by his peers.”

Grimes has more than 20 years of management experience with 15 years concentrated in property management. He started at FirstService Residential in 2006 as a property supervisor. Now a regional director, he manages a diverse portfolio including luxury high-rise condominiums and cooperatives located in the Gold Coast, Lakeview, Loop, South Loop and Evanston. Grimes is an Accredited Residential Manager (ARM). He is an active member of Apartment Building Owners and Managers Association (ABOMA), Association of Condominium, Townhouse and Homeowners Associations (ACTHA), Association of Sheridan Condo/Co-op Owners (ASCO), Gold Coast Neighbors Association (GCN) and The Magnificent Mile Association (GNMAA). He has served on the golf committee for Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), the associate board for Equality Illinois, the Young Chicago board and currently serves on the social committee for the Chicago chapter of CAI.

“I am utterly surprised, thankful and humbled by the recognition of my colleagues. Acknowledgements like this inspire me to give more,” says Grimes.

About FirstService Residential
FirstService Residential is recognized as Illinois’ leading and most experienced full-service community association management firm. For over 65 years, FirstService Residential has continued to provide the best-in-class community management solutions and genuinely helpful service to its more than 150 communities and 50,000 residents throughout Chicagoland.

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 http://www.fsresidential.com.

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