Global Facility Management – According to CBRE Group Inc.’s 10th annual study of international retail expansion*. The survey found that retailers’ expansion into new markets increased by 2% in 2016, down from 2015 CBRE’S study where it showed it was up at 3.1%.
Perhaps due to the dollar’s strength, compared to other international currency, American retailers were the most active in expansion at the city level by 21%, the next to follow was Italy at 12% and France at 11%.
American retailers instead are targeting Europe, Asia, and the Middle East for much of their expansion into new markets, especially for food and beverage.
With this happening in the industry, it’s no wonder that an organization like the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has become a haven for today’s global facility management professionals.
Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 104 countries. IFMA meets its mission to “advance the professional discipline of facility management worldwide,” on an annual basis through its conferences, expositions, gatherings and research.
IFMA’s Global Facility Management Upcoming events.
Advocacy Day and Public Policy Forum 2017*
- Dates: 12 – 13 Sep, 2017
- Location: Arlington, VA 22202, USA
- Address: Westin Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy
IFMA’s annual Advocacy Day and Public Policy Forum will take place Sept. 12-13 in Washington, D.C., USA. This free event allows IFMA members and chapter leaders in the U.S. to utilize their experience and expertise in FM to help inform the public policy process.
Attendees will get a first-hand look at how Congress creates and implements the laws that affect FM, learn about pending legislation that may directly impact the industry and get policy updates from IFMA’s legislative team, administration officials and members of Congress.
No experience is needed — all you need is a desire to help advance the global facility management professional. Come experience this tremendous benefit of IFMA membership and find out why so many attendees keep coming back each year.
Location: Westin Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202
To register click here, Advocacy Day and Public Policy Forum 2017
World Workplace China 2017 Conference and Expo*
- Dates: 14 – 15 Sep, 2017
- Location: Shanghai, China
Conference theme – We are FM: Leveraging Innovation in the Built Environment
World Workplace China will focus on the Chinese market and introduce new FM practices, ideas, as well as demonstrate how to implement them in daily operations. Held on 14-15 September, 2017, the first IFMA World Workplace China will invite visiting and local professionals and experts to share and discuss, and will provide a valuable experience and solutions.
World Workplace 2017 Conference and Expo*
- Dates: 18 – 20 Oct, 2017
- Location: Houston, Texas, USA
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://worldworkplace.ifma.org/
- Date: Oct. 18-20, 2017
- Location: Houston, Texas, USA
- Venue: George R. Brown Convention Center
SAME-IFMA FACILITIES MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP*
- Dates: 07 – 09 Feb, 2018
- Location: San Antonio, TX, TX, United States
- Address: Westin Riverwalk 420 W. Market Street
- Contact: Nicole Mathews
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: https://www.fmworkshop.org
Presented in partnership with International Facility Management Association, the SAME/IFMA Facilities Management Workshop is an intensive two-day series of sessions for facilities management practitioners addressing topics including facilities management best practices, asset management, lifecycle sustainability, energy efficiency and strategic sourcing. The workshop provides insight from both the public and private sectors on emerging trends in facilities management and related fields and includes networking functions and an exhibit hall.
SAME and IFMA are celebrating their 14th year working together to provide outstanding educational programs to the members of both associations. This successful partnership continues to bring together IFMA’s excellent facility management education and training, and SAME’s wealth of military installation management experience.
IFMA Facility Fusion U.S. 2018 Conference and Expo* Global Facility Management
- Dates: 20 – 22 Mar, 2018
- Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Address: Sheraton Grand Chicago 301 East North Water Street
Save the Date for IFMA Facility Fusion 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
Professional Retail Services (PRS) is a leader in the commercial facility maintenance and general construction industry. Merging technology with client requirements to capitalize on cost-effective solutions, while increasing productivity is synonymous with PRS.
Our dependable staff will deliver a positive experience for all maintenance and reactive needs as they arise. We provide services to America’s top Brands. Our goal is simple: to always deliver diamond level service using the 4cs for total customer satisfaction : Commitment, Consistency, Creativity & Communication.
The PRS team takes pride in building and sustaining long-term relationships with our clients and service-partners. PRS provides service to many brands across the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico since 2001.
Trade Bundling : PRS is very proactive with a client mind-set and whenever there is a possibility to reduce cost and bundle trades and service calls, rest assured PRS will do just that.
Efficient Software Automation: PRS has commissioned Facilities Exchange to create a module that handles mundane tasks within work orders to be processed through the use of software automation, designed to increase accuracy, efficiency and decrease redundancy costs for all trades and services .
Recurring Issue Alert: Our software platform Facilities Exchange developed an alert enabling PRS to recognize recurring or ongoing issues at individual locations, this allows us to be proactive about providing the proper solution, not the “band aid effect” to reduce cost for the long term.
“We are thrilled to now offer customers a total solution to their facility maintenance needs in the Facility Maintenance Sector. PRS was built on the same foundation as Retail Mechanical Services (RMS) and Retail Security Services (RSS) with the assurance to always deliver Diamond Level Service using the 4cs for Total Customer Satisfaction : Commitment, Consistency, Creativity & Communication.