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March 2017

A Monthly Update from the IFMA New York City Chapter

Local events

March 2017

Wednesday, March 8
FSDA and IFMA NYC Present: 25 Reasons Fire Alarm Inspections Fail
8:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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

Thursday, March 16

Tips to get Noticed in the Competitive Job Market
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WB Wood 

Thursday, March 23

The Facility Manager Toolbox – A How To on Thriving in Today’s Professional Environment (INVITATION ONLY)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


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



Dear Members, 
You told us…we took action.  We received feedback that our membership pricing for retirees should be reduced to student membership rates.  I can confirm that this is now in effect and have noticed several of our retired members already take advantage of this change.  We also have several complimentary (free) events this month as we strive to continue to add value to everyone’s membership. Please continue to send us your feedback as we are listening and more importantly, we are taking action.

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.

The ‘Engagement Injection: Sound Practical Advice on Healthy Collaboration’ was hosted by Humanscale on Wednesday, February 22 and included a workshop geared to help real estate professionals, business world, government officials and healthcare professionals with complex problem-solving through collaboration. The IFMA NYC Member Services Committee hosted a well-received private facility tour of  Barclays Center on Monday, February 27 for new members of the chapter.

The IFMA NYC and FSDA's ’25 reasons Fire Alarm Inspections Fail’ presentation by Jim Mundy will be on Wednesday, March 8 at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 8:15 AM-10:15 AM. The March Members-Only Networking Breakfast will be at Avison Young on Thursday, March 9 from 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM. The ‘Tips to Get Notices in the Competitive Job Market’ event will be held at WB Wood on Thursday, March 16 and will feature Craig Robinson, Manager of FM and Property Management Recruitment at Hays, on recruitment trends within the FM industry and tips to help boost your chances on that next career move. On March 23, the ‘Facility Manager Toolbox – A How to on Thriving in Today’s Professional Environment’ event will be at FEDCAP from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.

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!

"Congrats to all winners of the IFMA #NewYorkCity Chapter's Awards of Excellence" via @IFMA 


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