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What is Facilities Management?

Facility management is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology.

THE CORE COMPETENCIES OF FACILITY MANAGEMENT
In 2009, a global job task analysis (GJTA) defined 11 core competencies. The GJTA included responses from facility managers in 62 countries. It is the most comprehensive to date and the first truly global survey and analysis. The core competencies are: 

Communication Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Finance and Business Human Factors Leadership and Strategy Operations and Maintenance Project Management Quality Real Estate and Property Management Technology.

Fast Facts and Figures

IFMA VISION

To serve as the ultimate resource and representative for facility management professionals and to be the leader in promoting excellence in management of the work environment.

IFMA MISSION

To advance the facility management profession by providing exceptional services, products, resources and opportunities.

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting more than 23,500 members in 94 countries.

The association’s members, represented in 130 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. 

To meet its mission to “advance the facility management profession by providing exceptional services, products, resources and opportunities,” on an annual basis IFMA.

IFMA Worldwide Facts

Year Founded

1980

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1982

Members

Over 24,000

Chapters

136

Councils

16

Countries Represented

100

Certified Facility Managers (CFM)

3310

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1982

Facility Management Professionals

3480

Purchasing Power

$526 billion


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