The Continental Group Presents Free Condo Association Seminars in Miami Beach, Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale

Miami, Florida (PressExposure) January 13, 2012 -- HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Jan. 12, 2012 - The Continental Group (TCG), a FirstService Residential Management company, announced today that three seminars discussing "Maintenance Issues in Buildings 20 Years and Older," are being offered free of charge in South Florida for Condominium Board and Committee Members. The first seminar takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19th at the 5600 Condominium Association located at 5600 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL. The second seminar is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25th at the Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center located at 1301 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL. The third seminar is at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26th at the Europa by-the-Sea Condominium located at 1460 South Ocean Blvd., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL.

As the leading Florida property management company, TCG shares best practices not only in the communities it serves, but in the community-at-large, to help enhance Association Board effectiveness and efficiency. Each seminar is being moderated by Julie Magaldi, TCG's Director of High-Rise Operations Assessments, and will feature a panel of subject-matter experts. Focused on the maintenance issues that older buildings face, the seminar will also discuss Dade and Broward County's Condominium Associations' legal obligation to undertake a successful 40-Year Recertification project. A comprehensive review of the complex codes, as well as structural and electrical safety requirements will be explored. Association Board and Committee Members will walk away with a better understanding of how to manage common maintenance issues, a 40-Year Recertification project and the ones required every 10 years thereafter.

The Miami Beach seminar panelists include Tim Marshall, Structural Engineer of A.T. Designs, Inc.; Robert Busher, Electrical Engineer of RK Busher Engineering, Inc.; Helio De La Torre, Attorney at Law of Siegfried Rivera Lerner De La Torre & Sobel P.A.; Monte E. Kane, CPA/PFS of Kane & Company; and Clay Thomas, Quality Assurance Manager of The Continental Group. To RSVP online, please visit [http://www.EventsTCGMGT.com/Midbeach].

The Hollywood seminar panelists include Tim Marshall, Structural Engineer of A.T. Designs, Inc.; Robert Busher, Electrical Engineer of RK Busher Engineering, Inc.; Roberto Blanch, Attorney Siegfried Rivera Lerner De La Torre & Sobel P.A.; Henry O. Castro, Registered Architect & Reserve Specialist at HOC Consulting, LLC; and Clay Thomas, Quality Assurance Manager at TCG. To RSVP online, please visit [http://www.EventsTCGMGT.com/Hollywood].

The Fort Lauderdale seminar panelists include Tim Marshall, Structural Engineer of A.T. Designs, Inc.; June Willcott, Structural Professional Engineer of Willcott Engineering, Inc.; Roberto Blanch, Attorney at Siegfried Rivera Lerner De La Torre & Sobel P.A.; Henry O. Castor, Registered Architect & Reserve Specialist at HOC Consulting, LLC; Robert Busher, Electrical Professional Engineer of RK Busher Engineering, Inc.; and Clay Thomas, Quality Assurance Manager at TCG. To RSVP online, please visit [http://www.EventsTCGMGT.com/Pompano].

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP since space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, guests may contact Gilda Ellison at 305-345-9409.

About The Continental Group, Inc.

Founded in 1990, The Continental Group's corporate headquarter 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 http://www.firstservice.com.

To learn more about The Continental Group, call (954) 925-8200, toll-free: (800) 215-2316 or visit http://www.tcgmgt.com.

About The Continental Group

Founded in 1990, The Continental Group's corporate headquarter 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 http://www.firstservice.com.


To learn more about The Continental Group, call (954) 925-8200, toll-free: (800) 215-2316 or visit http://www.tcgmgt.com.

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