One of the Superior Washington DC Property Management Companies
Over the past three decades, FirstService Residential has remained one of the leading Washington DC property management companies in the area. We have grown to become the most trusted full-service property management company serving the Washington, D.C. Metro area handing all types of community associations.
To ensure your community’s long-term success, we seamlessly blend expert strategic analysis and business planning with friendly, helpful service for your Board members and residents. Our management solution supports the need for managing your property as a valuable real estate asset, while enhancing the lifestyles of residents who call your community home. And we understand the value that good curb appeal brings to your property, both in terms of enhancing resident satisfaction and property values, so we meticulously maintain and manage your community’s common areas and amenities to maximize their appeal.
FirstService Residential provides professional property management services to properties of all types and sizes, including:
- Condominium associations
- High-rise buildings
- Active adult communities
- Lifestyle communities
About the Area
Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It's also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.
In 1790 the U.S. Congress established a 100-square-mile (260-square-km) territory to serve as the permanent seat of the federal government. (The territory was later named the District of Columbia, within which the city of Washington was built.) The location for the new territory was centralized among the Eastern Seaboard states and was about 90 miles (145 km) inland from the Atlantic Ocean on land ceded by Maryland and Virginia. In the mid-19th century the land south of the Potomac River that had been ceded by Virginia was returned to the state, reducing the District to its present-day size.
Character of the AreaWashington is an extraordinary city, one with multiple personalities: a working federal city, an international metropolis, a picturesque tourist destination, an unmatched treasury of the country’s history and artifacts, and a cosmopolitan centre that retains a neighbourly small-town ambience. The role Washington plays as the capital of the United States often overshadows its lively local history and its complex political, economic, and social issues. About half the land in Washington is owned by the U.S. government, which pays no taxes on it. Several hundred thousand people in the D.C. metropolitan area work for the federal government.
City History, Plan and Layout
Washington’s visionary planner was Pierre Charles L’Enfant, a French army engineer who fought in the American Revolution. Two factors strongly influenced L’Enfant’s imagination as he planned the capital city: his understanding of 18th-century Baroque landscape architecture and his familiarity with the city of Paris and the grounds of Versailles. L’Enfant adapted the city’s formal plan to the area’s natural topography, carefully selecting important sites for principal buildings on the basis of the order of their importance, beginning with the U.S. Capitol building, which he placed on a high ridge. He then symbolically linked it, by way of Pennsylvania Avenue, to the presidential palace (the White House), on a slightly lower ridge.
Decades as one of the Leading Washington DC Property Management Compaines
In our role as one the leaders among Washington DC property management companies, our proactive Metro West property management approach includes implementing proven, time-tested standard operating procedures to ensure all aspects of your homeowner association are managed with care and professionalism by our highly trained team.
Washington DC Property Management Services Include:
- Attendance at Board meetings
- Written management reports
- Implementation of Board policy
- Association document rules enforcement
- Communication with residents
- Coordination of staff, sub-contractors and vendors
- Assistance with vendor RFPs and job specifications
- Regular property inspections
- Timely correspondence
- Budget preparation
- Financial reporting
- Equipment maintenance
- Community newsletters and resident surveys
- Committee coordination
- Emergency planning
- Preparation of management calendar
We also offer a full range of optional value added programs and services designed to lower operating costs, improve communication and enhance resident lifestyles.
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