Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/17/2012 -- The Continental Group (TCG), a FirstService Residential Management company, received numerous recognitions at the Fourth Annual Florida Communities of Excellence Awards hosted on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Conference Center in Hollywood, Florida.
Sponsored by the Florida Community Association Journal, the awards recognize communities from across the state that are setting the standards in meeting today's communities’ challenges and for outstanding achievements that benefit residents, enhance property values and contribute to the quality of life in Florida. A panel of independent experts, including representatives of leading state and local government departments and agencies, judged the awards. With 10 award categories, winners were chosen from both smaller communities (fewer than 400 units) as well as larger communities.
The 2012 “Managers of Excellence” Award included TCG Community Association Managers, Kathy Jean Pinchuk of Valencia Shores in Lake Worth and Kristoffer Schaeffer of Solaire at the Plaza in Orlando, who were inducted during the Florida Communities of Excellence Conference & Awards Ceremony, which honored a total of seven of the state’s outstanding Community Association Managers. The managers were chosen based on the cumulative performance of their associations.
The Carbonell Condominium in Brickell Key won in the small communities’ category for “Energy & Water Conservation (Non-Landscaping)” for its sustainable practices and resource conversation programs. Other TCG managed properties recognized were Edgewater Condominium of Broward County in Coral Springs and Anclote Point Town Home in Tarpon Springs, which both won in the small communities’ category “The Comeback Kid.” This award presented by BB&T Association Services recognizes communities whose boards and managers have developed and implemented successful turnaround programs by revitalizing distressed properties.
“The Continental Group strives to bring the industry’s top professionals and finest resources together to deliver exactly what our associations and residents need to thrive,” said Tim O’Keefe, President of TCG. “We are proud of the TCG communities and professional staff that were recognized in the different categories of the Communities of Excellence Awards.”
The Continental Group was also a Diamond-level sponsor of the awards program joined by other sponsors who have business interests dedicated to the servicing the needs of residents of condominiums and homeowner associations.
About The Florida Communities of Excellence Awards
The Florida Communities of Excellence Awards is a unique recognition program that shines a spotlight on the positive and productive initiatives taking place in condominiums, homeowners associations and cooperatives across Florida. Now in its fourth year, the independently judged program enables the top communities in the state to promote their accomplishments and raise their profiles while documenting their success and enabling others to learn from their examples. For more information, please visit communitiesofexcellence.net
About The Continental Group, Inc.
Founded in 1990, The Continental Group’s corporate headquarters is located in Hollywood, FL.
It also has regional offices in Boca Raton, Miami, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Vero Beach, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Jacksonville and Destin. The company is the largest manager of condominium and homeowner associations in the state, and one of South Florida’s leading private sector employers.
Today, The Continental Group manages and maintains 1,500 Associations and more than 310,000 residential units. As the leading community association management company in Florida, Continental pioneered many of the practices widely utilized throughout the industry today.
The Continental Group is a subsidiary of FirstService Residential Management (FSR). FSR is the largest manager of residential communities in North America, overseeing more than 5,600 properties and over 1.3 million residential units. FSR is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV, TSX: FSV), 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. More information about FirstService is available at firstservice.com.
To learn more about The Continental Group, call (954) 925-8200, toll-free: (800) 215-2316 or visit tcgmgt.com.