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IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 104 countries. This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management, conducts research, provides educational programs, content and resources, and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest series of facility management conferences and expositions. To join and follow IFMA’s social media outlets online, visit the association’s LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr pages.

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  • IFMA launches portal for FM professionals to forge a shared path forward with the Internet of Things

    IFMA launches portal for FM professionals to forge a shared path forward with the Internet of Things

    Jan. 05, 2017
    IFMA has launched a collaborative portal where FM professionals can go to pool knowledge and best practices and engage with other interested individuals and organizations relating to the Internet of Things (IoT). IFMA has created a dedicated IoT task force to ascertain the best way for FM professionals to utilize the vast potential of billions of interconnected physical objects (things), each gathering data to understand and interact with the built and natural environments.
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  • IFMA statement on President Obama signing into law the Federal Asset Sale and Transfer Act and the Federal Property Management Reform Act

    IFMA statement on President Obama signing into law the Federal Asset Sale and Transfer Act and the Federal Property Management Reform Act

    Dec. 20, 2016
    IFMA has released the following statement praising the bipartisan effort in the United States Congress to send two critical pieces of legislation to President Obama who signed them into law. The bills — H.R. 4465, the Federal Asset Sale and Transfer Act and H.R. 6451, the Federal Property Management Reform Act — were both top advocacy priorities for IFMA’s government affairs program and subjects of support at IFMA’s Advocacy Day and Public Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., for several years running.
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  • IFMA, RICS launch one-stop FM online training platform

    IFMA, RICS launch one-stop FM online training platform

    Dec. 12, 2016
    IFMA, in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), has launched an exciting new platform that jointly hosts all IFMA and RICS facility management (FM) training materials on a single, easy-to-use website. The site, www.fm.training, offers convenient access to a robust catalogue of FM continuing education resources.
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  • New issue of FMJ magazine: Strategic Planning

    New issue of FMJ magazine: Strategic Planning

    Nov. 18, 2016
    The November/December 2016 issue of FMJ, IFMA's official magazine, examines the theme of srategic planning as an essential component of effective facility management.
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  • IFMA releases Year in Review: FY 2016 Annual Report

    IFMA releases Year in Review: FY 2016 Annual Report

    Nov. 09, 2016
    IFMA has released its Year in Review: FY 2016 Annual Report, which outlines the organization’s continued initiatives and association-wide achievements from the 2015-16 fiscal year, as well as strategic projections for the future.
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  • Chair of IFMA Board of Directors honors outstanding accomplishments by members, staff at World Workplace 2016

    Chair of IFMA Board of Directors honors outstanding accomplishments by members, staff at World Workplace 2016

    Oct. 07, 2016
    Four longstanding members and four employees of IFMA were honored for contributions to the association and the FM community with Chair Citations issued by 2016-17 IFMA Chair Maureen Ehrenberg, FRICS, CRE. Individual citations were presented to: James E. Loesch, P.E., CFM, IFMA Fellow, Nancy J. Sanquist, IFMA Fellow, Steve Lockwood, CFM, IFMA Fellow, and Rick Corea; with two joint citations presented to Cathy Pavick and Brenda Varner, RCFM; and Andrea Sanchez and Geoff Williams, FMP.
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  • IFMA’s 2016 Awards of Excellence recipients honored at World Workplace

    IFMA’s 2016 Awards of Excellence recipients honored at World Workplace

    Oct. 07, 2016
    IFMA announced the recipients of its 2016 Awards of Excellence at the World Workplace Conference and Expo in San Diego, California, USA. Recipients in 16 categories were announced at a luncheon and banquet honoring those who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of the association and FM.
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  • IFMA Fellows Class of 2016 honored at IFMA’s World Workplace

    IFMA Fellows Class of 2016 honored at IFMA’s World Workplace

    Oct. 07, 2016
    IFMA has named four new IFMA Fellows: Peter Ankerstjerne, MBA, FRICS, COP, IFMA Fellow of ISS World Services A/S, Søborg, Denmark; Stephen Ola Jagun, CFM, FRICS, FNIVS, IFMA Fellow of Jagun Associates, Lagos, Nigeria; Jon Seller, IFMA Fellow of Optegy Limited, Hong Kong; and David (Dave) Wilson, CFM, IFMA Fellow of Effective Facilities Limited and Morphose Limited, Canterbury, United Kingdom. Being named an IFMA Fellow is the highest honor the association bestows upon members.
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  • IFMA Foundation launches follow up book, Work on the Move 2

    IFMA Foundation launches follow up book, Work on the Move 2

    Sept. 29, 2016
    Produced by the IFMA Foundation and launching at IFMA’s World Workplace Conference, October 5-7 in San Diego, Work on the Move 2: How Social, Leadership and Technology Innovations are Transforming the Workplace in the Digital Economy, is the collaborative effort of 15 international experts in the fields of workplace strategy, human capital, real estate, technology and business. The book helps organizations prepare for the future of work, workers and the workplace
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  • New issue of FMJ magazine: FM Leadership

    New issue of FMJ magazine: FM Leadership

    Sept. 19, 2016
    The September/October issue of FMJ, IFMA's official magazine, examines leadership through features on demonstrating the strategic value of FM, critical thinking, implementation of organizational and technological change, and perspectives on leveraging IFMA as a vehicle for thought leadership. It also debuts the bold new look of the IFMA-RICS collaboration, the movement that is strengthening the future of facility management.
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