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February 2017

A Monthly Update from the IFMA New York City Chapter

Local events

February 2017

Wednesday, February 8
An Overview of the NYC Retrofit Accelerator

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Switzer Group

Thursday, February 9
Members Only Networking Breakfast
8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Avison Young

Wednesday, February 22
Engagement Injection: Sound Practical Advice on Healthy Collaboration
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


March 2017


Tuesday, April 4 - Thursday, April 6, 2017
IFMA's Facility Fusion 
Las Vegas, Nevada



Dear Members, Dear Members,
Happy new year and Kung Hei Fat Choy!  According to the Chinese astrological calendar, January 28, 2017 marks the start of the year of the rooster.   As we all begin this new year, our IFMA NYC Board are planning what we want to deliver for our members and reflect on what we could have done better than 2016.  Please continue to send us your feedback on programs and networking events.

We will continue to work with the mayor’s office (landlord/tenant sustainability challenge), schools (mentorships and educational awareness), and other chapters to produce educational programs, panel discussions and special events for our members. Considering these opportunities, please take time to check our website to find what things may interest you.

On Thursday, January 12 Avison Young hosted the Monthly Networking Breakfast with over 50 members in attendance. On Wednesday, January 18 the Sustainability Committee hosted the ‘Scaling Smart – Optimizing Space for Flexibility and Mobility’ event at Interface where attendees learned how incorporating certain building products, furniture and technology can support a workspace that is easily adjustable to meet employee needs. The IFMA NYC Awards for Excellence Dinner was held at the Pierre Hotel on Thursday, January 26 with over 400 industry members in attendance. Click here to view the winners. 

The ‘Overview of the NYC Retrofit Accelerator’ at the Switzer Group on Wednesday, February 8 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM will feature presentations aimed to help owners and operators of privately-owned buildings in New York City increase the value and sustainability of their properties through energy and water upgrades. Also, this month’s Members Only Networking Breakfast will be hosted by Avison Young on Thursday, February 9 from 8:15 AM-9:45 AM. The ‘Engagement Injection: Sound Practical Advice on Healthy Collaboration’ at Humanscale on Wednesday,  February 22 from 5:30 PM-8:00 PM will include a  workshop geared to help real estate professionals, business world, government officials and healthcare professionals with complex problem-solving through collaboration.
Please check our website and mobile app for a full event schedule. We would love to hear what types of future IFMA NYC educational programs and panel discussions you want to attend – email us your feedback at or tweet at us @IFMANYC!
Thank you to all of our sponsors and members for your involvement and continued dedication to our chapter. Your commitment allows this organization to continue to thrive and lead the industry in Facility Management in the New York Metropolitan Area.
James Camille

FACMAN: the monthly Facility manager comic strip

Please enjoy IFMA NYC's very own FM Adventures with our monthly comic strip, The Facility Manager starring FACMAN.

For FACMAN ideas and submissions, send to

committee highlights

Mentorship Program:

Mentorship Program: IFMA New York City is seeking mentors to work with Facility Management students! For more information and to sign up visit our website.

Communications Committee:

Coming soon – Stuart’s Corner! This will be our monthly column with Stuart Goldberg of SiriusXM answering all your pressing facilities management questions!

Sustainability Committee:

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is now offering a free Building Operating Certification Training for IFMA New York City Members. These 8-week courses are offered during the day once per week (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) and also in the evening twice per week (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM). For the full program brochure visit the IFMA New York City website and to register please contact George Brennan at

IFMA Cares Committee:

Since January 2014, IFMA Cares has raised approximately $37,500 for the following charitable organizations:

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: $1,500
  • Dress for Success: Two clothing drives
  • IFMA Foundation: $20,000
  • Fraternite Notre Dame Toy Drive: approximately 650 toys
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: $16,000

FM Resources

IFMA NYC Job Board:

Did you know IFMA New York City regularly posts facility management and related industry job openings? These job listings are available on our website. To sign up for the job board email list please email Mia Johnson at

Getting Social

Favorite Tweet of the Month!

"Thank you @IFMANYC for honoring @Sony as part of your 2016 award recipients!" via @STUDIOSarch


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