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IFMA is saddened to mark the passing of its first president and one of its original founders, George Graves, IFMA Fellow. George's family has requested that donations be made to the George Graves Endowed Scholarship fund to support the FM profession.

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What's New

  • IFMA workplace strategy survey finds unassigned space on the rise
    Oct. 09, 2015
    A new survey released by IFMA provides critical insights into the evolving state of workplace strategy. According to “Distributed Work Revisited,” released earlier this week, most surveyed organizations have increased the number of staff sitting in unassigned spaces when compared with the initial 2009 “Distributed Work,” report. At the same time, survey respondents reported a decrease in the amount of space required to support unassigned staff. The complete version of “Distributed Work Revisited: Research Report #37” is available for sale online.
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  • IFMA releases white paper exploring the C-suite perception of facility management and how to improve it
    Oct. 08, 2015
    Continuing its role of thought leadership in facility management, IFMA, in partnership with JLL, has published a thought-provoking white paper exploring the challenges and benefits of a shift in C-suite perception of facility management from a support-based cost center to a strategic partner. The paper, officially released at IFMA’s World Workplace 2015 Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado, USA, offers a compelling case for facility management professionals to take a more active role in informing and achieving organizational goals, while also providing specific suggestions to achieve this elevated status.
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  • IFMA distributed work report demonstrates prominent role of facility professionals in strategic workplace decisions
    Oct. 07, 2015
    A survey released by IFMA further illustrates the increasingly important role facility management (FM) and real estate professionals are playing in high-level strategic workplace decisions. Specifically, when asked who was driving workplace strategy decisions related to the implementation of distributed work, FM and real estate managers were identified in 30 percent of responses, only slightly less than senior executives (38 percent). The complete version of “Distributed Work Revisited: Research Report #37” is available for sale online.
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  • IFMA’s free World Workplace Expo features collaborative atmosphere, innovative solutions for facility management professionals
    Sept. 22, 2015
    IFMA invites one and all to attend the world-class World Workplace Expo free of charge. The expo, featuring cutting-edge products and services for the facility management industry, is open on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 8 from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. during IFMA’s annual World Workplace Conference and Expo held in Denver, Colorado, USA, Oct. 7-9, 2015. Exhibitors this year represent a wide variety of business sectors including alternative energy, architecture, building maintenance, disaster recovery, education, food services, furniture, health care, real estate, security, technology and more. World Workplace is a global event where vendors often unveil new products and services, making it a tremendous resource for facility management professionals in search of fresh concepts.
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  • One month until World Workplace; IFMA introduces keynote speakers
    Sept. 08, 2015
    IFMA is pleased to introduce the two inspirational speakers who are set to open and close its flagship annual event, the World Workplace Conference and Expo held in Denver, Colorado, USA, Oct. 7-9, 2015. Josh Linkner is delivering the opening keynote and Neil Pasricha will give the closing keynote.
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