The aim of facility management is to reconcile the working environment in the building with the needs of the users of the facility and the work processes that are in progress at each workplace.
IFMA World Studies show that savings of 10-50% of operating costs have been achieved in projects implemented so far with the consistent introduction of Facility Management.
We do not treat the provided services (technical operation of the building, cleaning of common areas, security, etc.) as a group of individual works. In our concept of facility management, it is a complex activity, where these services are interconnected and managed so that in the final effect they create a pleasant environment in the object corresponding to the determination of the object.
We provide Facility Management at such a level that our work is a real added value ensuring our return on investment – through satisfied tenants and a fully occupied facility.
We would like to offer you a comprehensive property management, which we have been providing for 20 years of our activities. With our management experience, we help to address real estate issues and find successful solutions. We offer the report to all who are owners of apartments or non-residential premises, owners’ associations and housing associations. Facility management is little known in the industry and is often confused only with the building management system. Facility management represents the integration of activities within the organization to ensure and develop agreed services that support and enhance the effectiveness of its core business.
Why Facility Management ?
at least 30% cost savings
Examples not only from abroad but also from the Czech Republic have clearly demonstrated the main advantages of FM-managed properties. The main one is cost savings of an average of ten to thirty percent against the cost of administration by the staff. That’s why FM is so often associated with outsourcing. In practice this means millions, often tens of millions of crowns of savings per year. The area covered by Facility Management is quite wide. Yet sometimes it is considered “mere” property management by ignorance. The International Facility Management Association, a world-wide professional organization, offers the industry’s official definition. According to this organization, facility management is a “method of reconciling workers, work activities and work environments within organizations that incorporate the principles of business administration, architecture, humanities and engineering”. GEFMA offers a similar definition. FM is defined as “analyzing and optimizing all the costs of the relevant processes related to a building, other building object or business performance that do not belong to the core business”.
Industry propulsion: competition
The main reason why facility management started to advance
The main reason why FM has begun to advance relatively quickly in all developed countries is that organizations’ efforts to succeed in a tough competitive struggle – to reduce the cost of activities that “do not live” (in the case of FM to those associated with building management), and on the contrary, to free up workers and funds for areas where the company sees its core business. Facility management can very effectively take over all the so-called support activities, without which it is not possible to introduce the company, and perform them substantially cheaper and better than the company itself. These support activities include, but are not limited to, building management, property, space utilization, reconstruction and relocation planning, maintenance, cleaning, catering, mail, transportation, photocopying, and so on.
Research among commercial property owners has shown that at least eighty percent of them would rather invest more time and money in planning and construction to be able to manage their objects later on. However, they could save their experience by introducing and using facility management in a timely manner, with the benefit of cost transparency and full use of the building’s potential.
Other data speaks for FM management. For example, anyone who has experience with maintenance, management, operations, and other commercial real estate activities confirms that there is a simple rule: about every ten years, an amount worth of property is spent on operating and maintaining property. If this sum is converted into the life of the object, the “operating” cost will exceed the building value by up to ten times! At the same time, the task of the FM company is clear: to do everything to make the property owners more favorable