About IFMA Redwood
IFMA REDWOOD EMPIRE MISSION STATEMENT:
Redwood Empire IFMA provides an informative
and fun forum in which members foster relationships, network
with peers and industry professionals, and enhance careers
through educational development.
The International Facility Management
Association (IFMA) is an association dedicated to providing
support to facility management professionals through programs
of career development, education and research. Founded in
1980, IFMA has steadily grown with the profession, and is
the premiere organization supporting facility management.
Today, IFMA boasts a worldwide membership of more than 19,000
facility managers throughout 54 countries with 129 chapters.
The average IFMA member is responsible
for 500,000 square feet of property, 75% of which is office
space. More than half of IFMA's Professional members work
in the service sector, with more than one quarter in manufacturing
and production, and the remainder in the government and education
sectors. More than half manage facilities for organizations
with a work force in excess of 1,000.
The vast majority of IFMA members serve
multi-function roles for their employers. These roles include,
but are not limited to: administration, architecture, engineering,
operations and maintenance, real estate, and space planning.
More than half describe their primary role as "department
head", with two-thirds managing staffs of six or more
plus contract personnel.
To provide professional development for
To advance the philosophy and practice
of facility management.
To promote the positive effect of facility
management on company and corporate assets.
Facility management plays a key role
in the business management and technical operations of all
organizations regardless of size. IFMA, through the wide variety
of services provided to members, supports facility managers
in performing this key role.