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Mission Statement

IFMA San Francisco will provide members with an informative and fun platform where they can foster relationships, connect with peers and industry professionals, and improve their careers through professional/educational development.

IFMA National Information

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is an association dedicated to providing support to facility management professionals through programs of career development, education and research. Founded in 1980, we are the world’s largest and most widely recognized association for facility management professionals, supporting over 24,000 members in more than 100 countries.  IFMA’s vision is to lead the future of the built environment to make the world a better place and its mission is to advance the collective knowledge, value and growth for Facility Management professionals to perform at the highest level.

The Members

The average IFMA member is responsible for 500,000 square feet of property, 75% of which is office space. More than half of IFMA’s Professional members work in the service sector, with more than one quarter in manufacturing and production, and the remainder in the government and education sectors. More than half manage facilities for organizations with a work force in excess of 1,000.

The vast majority of IFMA members serve multi-function roles for their employers. These roles include, but are not limited to: administration, architecture, engineering, operations and maintenance, real estate, and space planning. More than half describe their primary role as “department head”, with two-thirds managing staffs of six or more plus contract personnel.

Principal Goals

  • To offer education, leadership, and professional development to all Chapter members.

  • To promote the advancement of facility management in the San Francisco Bay Area through education, theory and practice. 

  • To promote the positive effect that facility management has on business and corporate assets.



Facility management plays a key role in the business management and technical operations of all organizations, regardless of their size.  IFMA, through the wide variety of services provided to members, supports facility managers in performing this key role.

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