About IFMA

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the premier professional association for facility management. Supporting the largest community of FM professionals in the industry, IFMA membership comprises more than 18,000 facility professionals throughout 50 countries. Our members have a voice in 125 chapters and 15 councils.

IFMA was established in 1980 as a not-for-profit, incorporated association dedicated to promoting excellence in the management of facilities. Globally, IFMA spots trends, conducts research, provides educational programs, and assists corporate and organizational facility managers in developing strategies to manage human, facility and real estate resources.


To serve as the resource and representative for facility management.


To provide exceptional products, services, and opportunities that support and advance the facility management profession.


  • Support a community that fosters vitality, momentum and impact for the facility management professional.
  • Anticipate and prioritize the resources required to enhance effective delivery of products and services.
  • Inspire passion for the facility management profession that compels facility practitioners to want to join the IFMA network, engages volunteer leaders and retains/attracts top-talent to the full-time staff.
  • Sustain IFMA’s financial integrity to achieve and fulfill our mission.