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  • IFMA Foundation announces new executive director

    IFMA Foundation announces new executive director

    July 09, 2018
    The IFMA Foundation today announced the appointment of Diane Coles Levine as Executive Director. Her executive role began July 2. She has been a driver of workplace strategy within the facility management (FM) community for more than 25 years. She is a cofounder of IFMA’s Workplace Evolutionaries community and the IFMA Foundation Workplace Strategy Research Summits. She is also an award-winning co-editor and author of the “Work on the Move” books and recently completed a three-year term on IFMA’s global board of directors. A sought-after speaker who has guest lectured at MIT and the Vienna University of Technology, Coles Levine has been actively involved in the IFMA Foundation and is one of the pioneers of the foundation’s Global Workforce Initiative. She joins IFMA staff as a remote employee, working from Long Beach, California, USA.
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  • IFMA announces 2018-19 executive committee and global board of directors

    IFMA announces 2018-19 executive committee and global board of directors

    July 02, 2018
    IFMA is pleased to introduce the member-elected executive committee (EC) and new appointees of its global board of directors for the 2018-19 fiscal year. July 1 marked the first day as chair for Graham John Tier, CFM, FMP, MRICS. He is joined by first vice chair John Carrillo, CFM, IFMA Fellow, and second vice chair Peter Ankerstjerne, MBA, COP, FRICS, IFMA Fellow. EC terms last one year. In addition, four new board members were appointed to three-year terms: Beverley Farrington, Kate North, Michael Redding and Dean Stanberry, CFM, LEED AP O+M. These professionals bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization globally renowned for thought leadership in facility management (FM) and workplace strategy.
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  • IFMA Foundation announces support by ABM for Global Workforce Initiative

    IFMA Foundation announces support by ABM for Global Workforce Initiative

    June 29, 2018
    The IFMA Foundation today announced major progress on its Global Workforce Initiative, a multi-industry effort to fill a growing talent gap in facilities services. ABM, a leading provider of facility solutions, announced its commitment to support the funding of the initiative.
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  • New study highlights shifting workplace trends

    New study highlights shifting workplace trends

    June 12, 2018
    IFMA, through its trend-setting Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) community, is pleased to have supported the fifth biennial global benchmarking study on alternative workplace strategies. The study, entitled “The Once Alternative Workplace Strategies,” continues the data-driven investigation into the evolution of the workplace around the world.
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  • IFMA board pursues strategic objectives following departure of CEO

    IFMA board pursues strategic objectives following departure of CEO

    June 04, 2018
    The global board of directors for IFMA continues to pursue a bold strategic agenda as it announces the departure of Tony Keane, CAE from the organization. The board of directors is responsible for hiring a replacement to direct the organization toward four strategic goals: 1) Sharpening FM Skills, 2) Exceptional member experience, 3) Broadening and Globally Advancing the FM Profession, and 4) The Evolution of the Global FM Profession and Its Member-Centric Association. IFMA Interim Chief Operating Officer Don Gilpin will continue to manage the association's daily operations.
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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.