What is the International Facility Management Association?

IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 19,500 members in 60 countries. The association’s members, represented in 125 chapters and 15 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs, recognizes facility management degree and certificate programs and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition.

IFMA transforms the world of facility management into a community of working partners.

IFMA represents, supports and unites the largest community of facility management practitioners, consultants, educators, students, and product and service providers in the industry.

Through research efforts, educational programs and resources, professional certification, a network of chapters and councils, and global professional development events, IFMA assists corporate and organizational facility managers in developing strategies to manage human, facility and real estate resources.

IFMA’s goal is to lead the advancement of facility management by:

  • Support a community that fosters vitality, momentum and impact for the facility management professional. (Stakeholder Perspective)
  • Anticipate and prioritize the resources required to enhance effective delivery of products and services. (Operational Excellence Perspective)
  • Inspire passion for the facility management profession that compels facility practitioners to want to join the IFMA network, engages volunteer leaders and attracts/retains top-talent to the full-time staff. (People Perspective)
  • Sustain IFMA’s financial integrity to achieve and fulfill our mission. (Financial Perspective)

Find out more by visiting www.ifma.org