A facility manager is an individual that helps combine people, place, technology and the working process involved to ensure functionality of the project. In every field, of course, there is a group tagged with the responsibility of leading the rest. Facility management is not distinct either. Below is a brief discussion of the thought leaders in this field. IFMA- Founded in the early 80s it happens to be the largest recognized association for facility managers. It enjoys a membership of over 20000 members globally. This association helps these managers connect, learn from each other and advance their skills to enhance management.
British Institute of Facilities management is another body. It was founded in 1993 and houses over 15000 managers. It helps train them and instill a principle of professionalism. Other leaders, though not so vibrant include RICS and GlobalFM all carrying along one aim of helping these practitioners deliver to the best of their abilities. All these bodies are tasked with one responsibility of providing a flat ground where managers meet colleagues, partners, employers, and competitors.Share ideas, learn and socialize and above all do business.