FirstService Residential, the leading property management company in North America, announced that it has been appointed to oversee the management of 53 West 53rd Street, an 82-story luxury condominium property in Midtown Manhattan. Located adjacent to and directly above the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the property features 161 residences, and offers buyers an unrivaled suite of amenities and services. Several of the building’s lower floors will be utilized as gallery space at MoMA, with the remainder of the building devoted to the condos, restaurant and amenities of 53 West 53rd. 
Designed by acclaimed architect Jean Nouvel, the sleek, 1,050-foot tower is one of the most architecturally unique buildings in New York. With its tapered shape and angular structural pattern, the building has already established itself as a distinctive part of the city’s skyline. 
The property is being developed by a joint-venture partnership of Hines, Pontiac Land Group and Goldman Sachs.
“We worked closely with MoMA to create this building as a fitting companion to the world-renowned museum, with a structure that exudes design ingenuity paired with luxury living of the highest level,” said David Penick, Managing Director from Hines. “To deliver this experience to our residents requires a unique level of five-star, hospitality-style services. We selected FirstService Residential as the managing agent of 53 West 53rd because of their wealth of experience managing luxury high-rises and proven track record of providing residents with an unparalleled living experience.”
Residents of the 161 units at 53 West 53rd — which range from one to five bedrooms — will have access to an unrivaled array of amenities, including in-residence dining and catering from the building’s restaurant, a 65-foot pool and a private theater and dining room. Residents will also receive lifetime Benefactor memberships to MoMA.
“In addition to being a physical extension of MoMA, 53 West 53 truly embodies the artistic spirit with its unique design, exterior and finishes,” said FirstService Residential Senior Vice President Mark Kotler. “Running luxury high-rises is very different from managing more conventional residential buildings because of both their vertical height and the level of amenities and service they require. FirstService Residential is currently handling the management of three of the tallest residential buildings in North America, and we’re excited to leverage this expertise in supporting the operations of the city’s most breathtaking new building.”
The elegant residences, designed by Thierry Despont, feature panoramic views of New York City, and are fully appointed with top-of-the-line finishes, including triple-glazed windows, detailed oak floors, white marble countertops and backsplashes, and spa-like master bathrooms. 
About FirstService Residential
As North America's largest manager of residential properties, FirstService Residential oversees more than 7,000 properties and 1.5 million residential units across 21 U.S. states and three provinces in Canada.
In New York City, FirstService Residential’s management portfolio comprises more than 500 rental, condominium, and cooperative properties with an aggregate value of more than $6 billion. This includes more than 70,000 residential units that are home to over 200,000 people in properties ranging from luxury towers and new developments to pre-war landmark buildings and apartment complexes.
For nearly 30 years, FirstService Residential’s dedicated team of local professionals has worked hard to become New York City’s premier residential property management company – a trusted partner representing buildings of every type and size.
FirstService Residential is committed to philanthropic and humanitarian concerns throughout the United States and Canada. Through FirstService Residential’s company-wide social purpose initiative, the company’s associates are given the opportunity to donate toys to needy children, gather donations for food banks and help build homes with Habitat for Humanity. The company has also raised money for autism support services, breast cancer research, Down’s syndrome research and other worthy causes. 
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.  FirstServiceResidential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a North American leader in the property services sector. For more information, visit
Jun 03, 2019