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Pre-Development Services

FirstService Residential in Minnesota provides guidance and a forward-thinking association management approach to leading national and local developers, leveraging our industry knowledge and expertise to help bring their community visions to life. We employ best practices built from around the country by FirstService Residential in its work with developers in over twenty U.S. markets across a range of association types and serving thousands of communities. We work best by building relationships from the ground up, bringing our years of association and property management experience to the earliest planning phases and remaining committed through buyer turn-over and governance.
What makes us your development partner of choice? As Minnesota's association management industry leader, we have the extensive knowledge and expertise to support your vision, and we are the only residential property management company that can offer both national resources and local insights and connections – the ideal combination to help your planned community succeed and thrive.

Supporting Developers at Each Stage of Development

Our professional teams provide valuable guidance and support to developers and their partners, such as architects, engineers, attorneys and sales and marketing teams. We understand industry best practices, as well as the complex design, operational and legal challenges faced by developing properties in the Twin Cities. As a result, we can deliver customized solutions, supported by responsive, genuinely helpful service, to reduce costs, streamline operations and add value to your project at every stage. From conception through build-out, transition and beyond, we work hand-in-hand with your development team to create a distinctive identity and desirable lifestyle for your planned community – positioning it for success and enhancing its marketability and financial stability, both now and for succeeding generations.

FirstService Residential's comprehensive developer services include:

  • Homeowner Association forward planning

  • Site plan review

  • Financial planning, including community assessment and supporting budgets

  • Comprehensive project management, including deliverables guidelines and timeframes

  • Governance structure consulting

  • Insurance administration

  • Web-based Association communication software (FirstService Residential Connect)

  • Dedicated management team for each property in development

  • Staffing and preparing for opening

  • Proven track record of customer service and client satisfaction

Additionally, we make a difference and add value by providing the following:

Combined Buying Power

As the industry leader, FirstService Residential leverages its combined purchasing power to negotiate the best possible rates, terms and quality for your planned community's third-party vendor services, such as utilities, cable, insurance, and more.

Customized Financial Management

Our CPA-led financial experts manage your community's finances, ensuring fiscal stability during development and beyond. Our proprietary financial management services and reporting system ensures every detail is handled and provides accuracy and transparency at all times.

Mixed-Use Expertise

As North America's leading property management company, we have extensive management and consulting experience targeted to condo/hotel, condo/retail and other mixed used properties.


We understand the importance of having the right fit when it comes to staffing. In addition to recruiting, screening and hiring the industry's most talented professionals, we support your on-site teams with our industry-leading training programs to ensure they are prepared, polished, professional and dedicated to service at all times.

Preventive Maintenance Programs

We make it a priority to ensure quality maintenance services are regularly provided to all common areas to continually maximize curb appeal, add value, secure your investment and prevent unforeseen expenses.

Learn more about how FirstService Residential's professional developer services can help you create a truly unique lifestyle for your future residents.

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