CHICAGO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Levin, president of property management firm Wolin-Levin Inc. (www.wolin-levin), was recently honored for his decades of service in the property management business by receiving the annual Outstanding Leadership Award and the new Property Manager of the Year Award presented by Condo Lifestyles magazine at its 2009 State of the Industry Seminar.
Approximately 100 people attended the luncheon and award ceremony, held Dec. 10 at the Chicago Cultural Center. Presentations were made focusing on the financial and legal issues facing community associations and property management organizations in the Chicago area.
Levin has been a key figure in the industry for more than 30 years. He worked for a Fortune 50 company and a management-consulting firm before joining family owned Wolin-Levin Inc. in 1978. Under his leadership the company has expanded greatly and now has approximately 20,000 managed units in more than 200 properties throughout Chicagoland – with a focus primarily on high-rise condo buildings in Chicago within a mile of Lake Michigan.
Levin was chosen for the honor because he and his company "have been a fixture in Chicago condominiums since the beginning of the condo boom," explained Michael C. Davids, editor and publisher of Condo Lifestyles, when presenting the award. "And because of the length and reach of Bob's involvement in condominiums, he has had a unique and significant impact on improving professionalism and the level of education of so many others in this field."
Levin is a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) and licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois. After joining the company his father founded 60 years ago, he was instrumental in developing Wolin-Levin's presence in the condominium and cooperative management segment.
Wolin-Levin has set itself apart from other property management companies by using cutting-edge technology to facilitate communication between property managers and community residents, maintaining transparency through building-specific record keeping, and using green initiatives to save clients money while increasing building efficiencies. Wolin-Levin concentrates on Chicago residential property management.
National company FirstService Residential Management, a division of FirstService Corp., acquired a majority interest in Wolin-Levin in 2004. The corporation manages more than 1 million units nationally, with Wolin-Levin serving as its Chicago affiliate. Wolin-Levin is able to leverage and offer significant benefits to its clients through the buying power and competitive national contracts FirstService provides.
SOURCE Wolin-Levin Inc.