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September 10, 2019

What Is Facilities Management And Do You Need It?

As a property owner, you want to do whatever it takes to protect your property. One of the most logical methods is through facilities management. Facilities management helps secure long-term growth through the protection of your investment and is commonly used to define the operational management of the commercial property.

The primary purpose of hiring a facilities manager is to ensure someone oversees the ongoing upkeep and maintenance of the property. Facility managers also ensure the property runs efficiently and looks its best at all times. When it comes to commercial property, first impressions are everything, especially for the tenants who pay you to be there. It can be very difficult for a tenant to run a professional business in a property that doesn’t have a professional face. This is why it is so important to have a great facilities manager.

What Will A Facility Manager Do For My Property?

The roles of a facility manager include setting maintenance schedules, regular monitoring of the buildings structure, lifts, escalators, stairways, lighting, fire control systems, and generally carrying out preventative maintenance schedules to ensure future repair costs are minimised. The facilities manager will also coordinate trade service providers during maintenance or works to ensure work is carried out to a high standard and efficiently.

Facility managers have the role of making your property run as efficiently as possible and use a range of techniques to do this. From energy-efficient lighting options to solar and alternative energy options, they will ensure your building is costing you as little as possible.

Facility managers will generally be competent in business continuity, emergency preparedness, environmental sustainability and stewardship, business and finance, operations and maintenance,  project management as well as excessive knowledge of real estate and property management.