Developer Services | Shaping the NYC Skyline

Drawing upon decades of experience in the built environment, FirstService Residential provides expert guidance to developers looking to create value and increase the marketability of their planned properties. Our project portfolio includes consulting services for complex, multi-phase developments, ultra-luxury residential buildings, high-rise structures and mixed-use properties.

As the region’s leading property management company, we understand the unique complexities of project planning and development in New York City, as well as the expectations of future residents and boards following delivery and turnover. Our end-to-end solutions and high-touch, personalized service are tailored to the unique nature of each assignment which distinguishes FirstService Residential from other development partners.

Today, FirstService Residential manages some of New York City’s most prestigious residential buildings and is proud of our contribution to the evolution of its iconic skyline.

Tailored Development Services

Design Development & Construction Phases
  • Amenity design and programming
  • Review of building operations compatibility
  • Design drawing review to optimize front and back-of-house operational efficiency
  • TCO phase scheduling
  • Vendor and service contract recommendations
  • Energy purchasing options
Financial Services & Risk Management
  • Preparation of Schedules A and B
  • Operating expense and staffing projections
  • Budget creation
  • Cost saving and reserve study analysis
  • Insurance and compliance review
Pre-opening Management Services
  • Building staff recruitment, training and phase-in schedule
  • Union negotiations for building staff
  • Resident manager and unit financing
  • Unit owner welcome package and resident manual
  • Security system and door keying schedule review
  • Governing documents

We provide developer services to all types of multifamily residential property types:


Read more about our full suite of developer services for condominiums, rental properties, hotel residences and mixed-use residential developments.