The Leading Residential Property Management Company in North America

Our company was founded in 1950, as Wolin-Levin, a small firm managing just one rental property in Hyde Park. Over more than a half century, we have grown to become the most experienced full-service community association management company in Chicago, offering a wide range of services, including physical, administrative, accounting and financial services, real estate leasing and brokerage services, developer consulting and more. 

As a result of our growth and experience, we have been selected to manage many of the Midwest’s most prestigious properties and communities. Our portfolio, although focused purely on residential communities, is diverse; consisting of townhomes, downtown high-rises, prestigious cooperatives, suburban Homeowner Associations, in Chicago and its neighboring suburbs.
In 2004, Wolin-Levin became part of FirstService Residential, the largest residential property management company in North America, overseeing more than 6,000 properties and over 1.5 million residential units. This allowed us to leverage the many differentiating programs and industry-leading management services the organization offers to benefit our clients.

Another major company milestone occurred in June 2013 as our parent company united its property management companies under the FirstService Residential brand. At that time, our name changed from Wolin-Levin to FirstService Residential Illinois, the name we hold today. This rebranding reinforces the visibility of our affiliation with FirstService Residential and facilitates our ability to share best practices and collective and corporate resources. And as an added benefit, we still offer the local Chicago area knowledge and connections, caring relationships and focus on customer service that have made us the leading residential property management leader in our area.


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

About FirstService Corporation

FirstService Corporation is a North American leader in the property services sector, serving its customers through two industry-leading service platforms: FirstService Residential, North America's largest manager of residential communities; and FirstService Brands, one of North America's largest providers of essential property services delivered through individually branded franchise systems and company-owned operations.

FirstService generates more than US$1.1 billion in annual revenues and has more than 15,000 employees across North America. With significant insider ownership and an experienced management team, FirstService has a long-term track record of creating value and superior returns for shareholders. The Subordinate Voting Shares of FirstService trade on the NASDAQ and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "FSV".

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