IFMA Launches Research Advisory Committee

October 13, 2021 IFMA Launches Research Advisory Committee

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has announced the launch of a new research advisory committee.

Composed of an international panel of multidisciplinary subject matter experts, the committee will focus on reshaping the built environment through a future-oriented research agenda of occupant wellbeing and facility sustainability. The research committee will be led by Jeffrey Saunders, IFMA director of research, and overseen by Lara Paemen, managing director of IFMA Europe, Middle East, and Africa (IFMA EMEA).

“The facility management industry faces several inflection points induced by the sudden shift toward hybrid ways of working, ongoing sustainability challenges, rapidly digitizing operations, and the adoption of circular approaches to building management. As a result, the industry needs to transform,” said Saunders. “We need a globally-oriented and multidisciplinary team of advisors to help IFMA set a future-oriented research agenda, and we are truly excited to see what they will recommend.”

About IFMA
Formed in 1980, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is an international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 19,000 members in 60 countries. To learn more, visit