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February 2014


Thursday, February 13
Monthly Members-Only Networking Breakfast
8:15 AM – 9:30 AM
Tuesday, February 18
Health Law Changes: Construction Issues Impacted by Vermiculite
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Thursday, February 27 & Friday, February 28
FMP Credential Workshop: Operations and Management
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
MARCH 2014
Thursday, March 6
Professional Members-Only Networking Event
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday, March 13
Monthly Members-Only Networking Breakfast
8:15 AM – 9:30 AM


APRIL 2014
Tuesday, April 15
- Thursday, April 17

IFMA Facility Fusion 2014
Washington, D.C.
JULY 2014
Tuesday, July 15
- Wednesday, July 16

IFMA  Advocacy Day & Public Policy Forum
Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, September 17
- Friday, September 19

World Workplace Conference & Expo 2014
New Orleans, LA

Message from the President

Dear Members,

We ended 2013 on a high note and January 2014 has set the tone for a great year for the New York City Chapter of IFMA. Our premier event, the Annual Awards for Excellence Dinner, was a great success and drew a crowd of 450 attendees – the largest crowd in years. It was great to see IFMA members, sponsors and guests out in full force to celebrate our 2013 nominees at the Pierre Hotel.

February is set to bring a series of great events, including a program on Construction Issues and new Health Laws Surrounding Vermiculite on February 18, 2014, a Professional Members-Only Networking event on February 26, 2014, and an FMP Workshop on February 27, 2014.

February also marks the start of our annual Sponsorship drive. I’d like to take this time to thank all our current sponsors. Our annual sponsorship supports and promotes volunteer involvement, emerging leaders, educational programs and social networking.

I would like to express my gratitude for your continued membership and support of this organization. Without it, IFMA New York City would not be able to provide networking and educational opportunities for its participants. I am looking forward to 2014 and all this year has to offer.

Gary Anzalone

Upcoming Events

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New Members

IFMA NYC Awards for Excellence Dinner Recap

On Thursday, January 23, 2014 chapter members, sponsors and guests gathered at the prestigious Pierre Hotel for the Annual Awards for Excellence Dinner. The guests enjoyed a cocktail hour, a wonderful dinner and the presentation of award winners in categories such as Distinguished Professional Member of the Year, Facilities Management Achievement, Distinguished Emerging Leader of the Year and Design and Construction of a New Facility. A new award category, Disaster Recovery, recognized our members and their teams responsible for getting infrastructure up and running after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City. A record number of 450 attendees came to support their colleagues, projects and fellow members of the Chapter.

Member Lorena Perez, winner of the Distinguished Emerging Leader of the Year said "I am very honored to have received this award, and appreciate the amazing support and recognition for my hard work."

J. Strong, winner of Distinguished Associate Member of the Year said, “This year’s awards banquet was our best ever. The turnout was fantastic and the energy in the room was amazing! Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make the event a success.”

A full list of winners is below and photos from the event are available on our Chapter website.

Distinguished Associate Corporation: MACRO Consultants
Distinguished Associate Member: J Strong, Arenson Office Furnishings
Distinguished Professional Member: Frank Lazzaro, Univision
Facilities Management Achievement – Facilities & Project Planning: Merritt Tam, Teach for America
Facilities Management Achievement – Facilities Management & Operations: Floyd Primavera, GroupM
Facilities Manager “Emerging Leader:” Lorena Perez, St. Nicks Alliance
Environmental Awareness: Perkins+Will
Design & Construction of a New Facility (under 100,000 sq. ft.): Aegis Media, HOK, Benchmark Builders, Inc., Robert Derector Associates
Design & Construction of a New Facility (100,000 – 300,000 sq. ft.): National Football League, Ted Moudis Associates, J.T. Magen & Company, Robert Derector Associates
Design & Construction of a New Facility (over 300,000 sq. ft.): Young & Rubicam Group, Gensler; L&K Partners, Inc.; Jaros, Baum & Bolles
LEED Certified Projects: National Football League, W83 Ministry Center, Young & Rubicam
Disaster Recovery: the team at AIG, the team at IAC, the team at Morgan Stanley, the team at Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

International Facility Management Association: New York City Chapter

Chapter Administrators: The Berman Group, Inc.
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New York, NY 10168
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