Faces of Facilities: Bobby R. LaRon from CBRE

As the immediate past chair of the International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) Americas Advisory Board, Bobby R. LaRon remains passionate about advancing the FM industry. He calls for collaboration, encourages high-tech solutions, and promotes the invaluable role of facilities managers. LaRon has about 14 years of industry experience and currently serves as senior commercial property […]

FM Industry Welcomes the 2023 Class of IFMA Fellows

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has announced the 2023 Class of IFMA Fellows. Bestowed with the association’s highest honor, Marshall MacFarlane, Paul Ratkovic, and Debbie Jaslow Shatz will be inducted officially on Sept. 27 at the opening session of IFMA’s World Workplace 2023 Conference and Expo in Denver. IFMA’s Fellows Program was established in 1992 to recognize […]

Faces of Facilities: Carolyn McGary from FM Pipeline Team Inc.

More than half of today’s facilities management workforce is expected to retire within the next 5 to 15 years, leaving a major talent gap to fill. Carolyn McGary, the national director of FM Pipeline Team Inc. and self-proclaimed Wonder Woman of FM, to the rescue! Here’s her superhero origin story. With nearly 20 years of […]

Choosing a Third-Party Maintenance Provider You Can Trust

Editor’s note: This article covers ways to vet third-party maintenance service providers. For tips on finding in-house maintenance workers, click here. For any facilities manager, finding a qualified maintenance partner is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Your building systems, equipment, and overall operations depend on services that keep your facility running safely, […]

IFMA Welcomes 2023-24 Global Board of Directors

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has announced its member-elected executive committee and appointed members of its global board of directors for the 2023-24 fiscal year. Led by Chair Dean Stanberry, CFM, SFP, who begins his term July 1, the board will concentrate efforts on ensuring facility management professionals worldwide have the resources and support to advance […]

How Facilities Managers Can Maintain a Safe Workplace

While many people think keeping facilities safe is solely dependent on security access control measures like biometrics, keycards, and other electronic locks, nothing could be further from the truth. Lesley Groff, Senior Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds at UGI Utilities Inc., recently spoke during the Facilities Management Advisor webinar “The Facility Manager’s Role in Maintaining […]

Faces of Facilities: Jose Rosas Roque from HungerRush

In honor of Pride Month this June, it’s important for the facilities management industry to recognize and celebrate members of the LGBTQ+ community. As a gay male in FM, Jose Rosas Roque offered to share his story and provide insights on equality, pride, and general industry issues. The young professional urged the industry to embrace […]

IFMA Leader Talks World FM Day, Industry’s ‘Very Bright’ Future

Happy World FM Day! Global FM, a group of leading facilities management (FM) associations, spearheads the annual celebration every May. The event brings together the FM community and highlights the positive impact that FM professionals have on businesses and people’s lives. To commemorate World FM Day, Facilities Management Advisor spoke with Don Gilpin, President and […]

Texas Gov. Signs Proclamation Recognizing May 10th as World FM Day

Signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a proclamation officially recognizing May 10, 2023, as World Facility Management (FM) Day was presented to IFMA Global Headquarters in Houston, Texas. IFMA contacted the governor’s office in March to request a proclamation formally recognizing FM’s responsibility for the functionality, safety, and sustainability of the built environment, and publicly […]

Faces of Facilities: Darin Rose from the Credit Union of Colorado

Darin Rose, a 30-year facilities management veteran and esteemed IFMA Fellow, has a lot of advice to offer industry professionals. Like many leaders, he has overcome career challenges and found success. And like any great leader, he wants to help others succeed. Rose currently serves as the director of facility services for the Credit Union […]