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FMCC President’s BLOG – November/December 2022

Monday, November 7th, 2022

It has been another active couple of months for us at the IFMA FM Consultant’s Council. Most recently, we have elected two new officers to the board: Kathleen Lausman from Canada, and Stephanie Brounstein from the USA. Kathleen takes on our vacant role as Vice-President, and Stephanie has been appointed as our Secretary; we welcome… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – September/October 2022

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

Beyond the debate of working from home vis a vis working at the office (or a little bit of both – referred to as ‘hybrid’), we see 4 day a week trials often on a 100-80-100 model. Employees earn 100% of their pay, work 80% of their previous hours, with 100% productivity despite the reduction… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – July/August 2022

Sunday, July 3rd, 2022

The Facility Management Consultants Council remains very active as we head into the summer months (or winter, for those below the equator) of 2022. First, I would like to thank all those who participated in our ‘town hall’ forum on May 11: ‘Filling the Gap: FM demand; Consultants fill in; What’s next?’ Town hall style… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – May/June 2022

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

The Facility Management Consultants Council is a fairly unique community of IFMA owing to our global reach and membership. With that in mind, our Council is excited about hosting a forum for WORLD FM DAY (May 11, 2022) – ‘Filling the Gap: FM demand; Consultants fill in; What’s next?’ I am happy to be taking… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – March/April 2022

Monday, March 7th, 2022

We at the IFMA FMCC are fortunate to have a growing membership despite the challenges we have faced with the pandemic and other uncertainties. The FMCC Board recognizes the importance of engaging with our members and continually adding value. We are very pleased to now launch our Member Help initiative – now detailed on our… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – January/February 2022

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Happy New Year! I am certainly looking forward to 2022. I look forward to the end of the pandemic, that includes traveling and meeting people without restriction or worry. The FMCC board had an active 2021 and we begin 2022 with a focus on the value we offer our membership. The growth in our membership… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – November/December 2021

Monday, November 8th, 2021

I just returned from my first IFMA World Workplace held this year in Orlando (Kissimmee) Florida at the Gaylord Palms Resort. Coming from outside the United States, I was a bit anxious with all the testing and protocols both coming in and leaving. It was hectic, but I came through it ok – long gone… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – September/October 2021

Sunday, September 12th, 2021

As a group of facility management professionals and consultants, it is important for us to recognize those members of FMCC that make a real difference by advancing the profession – by way of their great work, education, and mentoring. For this, the FMCC has the Kit Tuveson Award that his presented annually (this year on… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – July/August 2021

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

13 years ago, I made a major decision. After 18 years of working for others, I made the decision to go out and start my own business. I had no clients. I had an office set up in my basement at home. I had a clear vision – to convince mid-sized businesses to outsource their… Read the full article »


FMCC President’s BLOG – May/June 2021

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

As vaccinations are being administered in varying degrees the world over, we can now anticipate the coming end of the Covid pandemic.  The role suddenly placed on facility managers when the pandemic first hit was unprecedented in modern times.  Building Continuity Plans were implemented by following remote work procedures and adapted to address gaps in… Read the full article »