IFMA and CBRE Release ‘Facility Management Trend Report’

March 4, 2014
The white paper covers: • Facility management’s (FM's) relevance and impact. • The communication of FM opportunities and challenges. • The future of FM.

A white paper identifying key trends and opportunities within the facility-management (FM) industry is available from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).

Produced in conjunction with commercial-real-estate-services firm CBRE Group Inc., “Facility Management Trend Report: Emerging Opportunities for Industry Leaders” covers:

• FM’s relevance and impact in areas such as business continuity, corporate social responsibility, and employee well-being.

• The communication of FM opportunities and challenges in ways that resonate with the C-suite.

• The future of FM—the identification of talent, the building of integrated systems connecting data from disparate resources, and the cultivation of agility to meet changes in business and culture.

The white paper is a data-supplemented account of a two-day workshop held during IFMA’s 2013 World Workplace Conference and Expo. The workshop included more than 20 FM practitioners, real-estate leaders, service partners, academics, consultants, and members of IFMA who explored FM trends related to leadership, sustainability, and technology.

An executive summary of the report is available for free to IFMA members and 99 cents to non-members at the FM Knowledge Base. The full report is available for $120 to IFMA members and $180 to non-members at IFMA’s online store.

About the Author

Scott Arnold | Executive Editor

Described by a colleague as "a cyborg ... requir(ing) virtually no sleep, no time off, and bland nourishment that can be consumed while at his desk" who was sent "back from the future not to terminate anyone, but with the prime directive 'to edit dry technical copy' in order to save the world at a later date," Scott Arnold joined the editorial staff of HPAC Engineering in 1999. Prior to that, he worked as an editor for daily newspapers and a specialty-publications company. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Kent State University.