CANTON, MA (Jan. 8, 2019) – FirstService Residential, the leading property management company in North America, is proud to announce the addition of Michael Refat as regional director in Massachusetts. He will provide leadership and operational oversight to associates and client communities in the high-rise division.

“Michael brings a passion for exceeding expectations, along with rich experience, to his new role,” said Bryan Hughes, market president. “We welcome his fresh perspective to our region and know he will be a great asset to the communities we serve.”

“I am excited to take my experience and match it with FirstService Residential’s depth of resources,” said Michael Refat. “The tools and support that FirstService Residential offers will be a paradigm shift in this market.”
Refat comes to FirstService Residential with a nineteen-year career in property management that began on the accounting side in Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked for some of the largest property management companies and developers. While in Atlanta, Refat transitioned to direct property management and specialized in managing communities under developers’ control and overseeing the associations’ transitions to homeowner control. In 2008, he brought his experience to Boston, managing luxury high-rises.
Refat has experience in managing homeowners’ associations, high-rise buildings, townhouses and mixed-use facilities. His prior licenses and designations include Community Association Manager (CAM), Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) and Association Management Specialist (AMS). Refat has an undergraduate degree in accounting from Ain Shams University, an MBA from Kennesaw State University and a real estate license in Massachusetts.

About FirstService Residential
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
Jan 08, 2019