Why Join IFMA


Get a sneak peek of IFMA’s award-winning publication, Facility Management Journal —covering the latest FM hot topics, complemented with additional online resources.
Preview IFMA’s biweekly e-newsletter, The Wire – your go-to resource for news, events, courses and opportunities within your association. IFMA Insider


IFMA’s online Buyer’s Guide takes the uncertainty out of hit-or-miss Internet searches for your facility solutions, connecting you directly to reputable companies in hundreds of FM categories – plus end user reviews from your colleagues. FM Deals and Discounts: Member exclusive deals and discounts on FM solutions and products.

Events & Meetings

Get a taste of the in-person member experience at the most longstanding, well-respected learning and networking events for FM’s. As an IFMA member, create awareness of your profession at the government level – whether in the US, Europe or throughout the world.

Student Specific Opportunities

Academic scholarships – available to highly qualified FM students
International Student of the Year- An effort to recognize, honor and encourage excellence of FM students from around the world based on merit.

Learning Resources

Gain a deeper understanding of issues challenging FMs today through free white papers provided by IFMA and the IFMA Foundation.

Enhance your FM knowledge where you want, when you want, with member priced educational opportunities in IFMA’s FM knowledge Center

Building Stronger FMs

Members help shape the future of your industry and association – Explore volunteer opportunities. See how the IFMA Foundation is energizing facility professionals in advancing the profession – Annual Progress Report.

Contribute to the conversation with your government leaders – Raise the awareness of the importance of Facility Management.

Career Resources

Whether you are a seasoned facility manager or just getting started in the profession, IFMA offers the resources you need to find the perfect FM position and advance their career.

IFMA members get an advanced screening of all job postings.


Get a preview of IFMA members’ local source of facility management education, information and

IFMA chapters bring the association’s vast resources to you where you live.
Get access to an invaluable platform for knowledge sharing and meet individuals that understand your FM goals and issues.


  • Access educational and informational resources that will help you meet goals, strengthen your skill set, and ensure high-performing facilities and teams.
  • Connect with peers who share your commitment to excellence and the continued advancement of FM.
  • Exchange ideas and best practices with fellow members.


  • Under the age of 30? Just starting out as an FM? Young Professional membership is a valuable knowledge-, network- and career-builder.
  • Increase your marketability as a knowledgeable professional through continuing education, industry information and leadership development.
  • Get active, get involved and make a difference in your career, the association and the profession.

Students and Job Seekers


  • Jump start your career! As a Student member, you can begin building your resume early.
  • Connect with experienced professionals, find out about internship programs and research projects, and get involved in local student chapters.
  • Add IFMA courses to your curriculum and attend IFMA events at reduced rates.


  • The IFMA community is an active support system of professionals who assist and counsel one another.
  • Take advantage of a free resume listing on JOBnet, a searchable online job board exclusively for FM.
  • Many IFMA chapters and councils offer employment referral services for members.


  • Join as a Professional Member and tap into IFMA’s extensive knowledge and resources to learn more about your new career.
  • The Facility Management Professional (FMP®) credential program will help you get up to speed on FM core competencies.
  • Chapter and/or council membership provides a wealth of opportunities for professional growth.

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  • Associate membership is primarily for those who market, represent, distribute or provide facility-related products and services.
  • Connect with FM professionals, build brand awareness and contribute to the advancement of FM.
  • Benefit from education, credentialing and resources geared toward enhancing your knowledge of the profession.


  • Corporate Sustaining Partnership is designed for companies that provide product and service solutions to FM professionals.
  • Strengthen your corporate profile among the world’s largest facility management audience.
  • Membership is for the company, not an individual.
  • Choose from several levels of participation, each offering exclusive marketing and promotional benefits.


  • If you’ve retired from a full-time FM position, you can still stay on top of advancements in the industry and keep in touch with the IFMA community.
  • Share your FM expertise and insights; continue contributing to the ever-growing knowledge base of the profession.
  • Reach out to students and emerging leaders as a mentor; join committees and advisory boards.


Our MemberShip Application Process is Quick and Easy

Professional Members

  • Includes National & Chapter Fees
  • Focus on local issues that impact your workplace.
  • Build long-lasting friendships with professional peers.
  • Benefit from on-site professional development programs.

Young Professional Members

  • Includes National & Chapter Fees
  • Benefit from support and advice from professional peers.
  • Get involved in career-building activities.
  • Earn recognition through IFMA’s Emerging Leader Award of Excellence.

Associate Members

  • Includes National & Chapter Fees
  • Develop strong business partnerships with fellow members.
  • Contribute to the growth and success of your chapter.
  • Earn recognition through IFMA’s Associate Member Award of Excellence.

Retired Members

  • Includes National & Chapter Fees
  • Stay connected to your professional community.
  • Mentor students, emerging leaders and CFM candidates.
  • Share your knowledge of FM and the association.


What people are saying

Ted Helm
Ted HelmModular Designs
I have been an IFMA member in five different cities over my career. (IFMA Nashville is obviously the best!) Frankly, IFMA been one of my anchors through that time. I’ve developed a number of IFMA friendships that have been so helpful with both personal and professional advice. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been able to talk through facility issues rather than learn the hard way. It’s hard to choose my favorite meeting, but the most fun was the first time I heard Russ sing the Facility Managers’ Christmas Song.
Jeff Martin, FMP
Jeff Martin, FMPCaterpillar Financial
I have been involved with IFMA since 2008, after my previous manager suggested I join to get some experience in the FM world, network with others in the field and gain additional knowledge and education. I enjoy the monthly meetings and have learned many things and picked up on some great ideas throughout the years, which I have applied in my career. When I am able to attend World Workplace events, I find those valuable to further my education and help keep up with what is new, trending and learn from others, discussing best practices. I see this not only as a benefit to my personal growth, but to my employer as well.  I have watched  IFMA Nashville grow since 2008 and have always enjoyed visiting other facilities and learning what they do, how they manage things and love the fact that we get the “behind the scenes” tour and info that most do not. I would say my favorite event, to date, was the tour of the state capital building and I look forward to the future of our Chapter as it continues to grow.
Debbie Robertson, CFM
Debbie Robertson, CFMAsurion
My IFMA membership has been invaluable to me throughout my career in Facility Management. I’ve enjoyed participating on the Board with talented professionals that are committed to supporting our IFMA members. There are many benefits, but I would say that the top three call outs are (1) Knowledge sharing - being able to tap into theexperience and knowledge of both our professional and associate members; (2) educational opportunities for my FM team to learn about best and next practices and go for their credentials; and (3) being able to spend time networking at some of our afterhours events like the Toast and Tours. The 2014 Christmas party was one of my favorite events. The venue was perfect and it was fun and inviting.
Blair Bego
Blair BegoEMS
I have been involved with IFMA since relocating to Nashville in 2013. In these few short years, I have served on the Programs Committee, Sustainability Committee and since 2014 have been the Events Committee Chair. In addition to my personal involvement, my company —Executive Management Services, Inc — has been a proud sponsor of the Chapter since 2012. This is an awesome (and growing) city and I feel that our IFMA Chapter fits right in line with that description! I am grateful for the relationships and friendships I have developed through my involvement with this group.As the Events Chair, its difficult for me to pick a favorite, but a few events that truly stand out in my mind are the 2014 Membership Appreciation Event at Jack Daniels Distillery and last year’s Holiday Cocktail Party at East Ivy Mansion. I am also really looking forward to the upcoming Haunted Tour of Franklin and this year’s Holiday Party at OZ Arts Nashville. I hope to see you all out and about at our monthly Toast & Tour Events or any of our special events throughout the year, including our annual Golf Outing, Holiday Party and Membership Appreciation Events!
Chris Corby, CFM, LEED AP
Chris Corby, CFM, LEED APSFM
For nearly all of my fifteen years of involvement with IFMA Nashville, I have served in some capacity on the board or on a committee.  I love the membership meetings,events, tours, and educational opportunities.  But for me, the real value of IFMA comes from the networking and the long and strong relationships I have built withboard members over the years.  Lis Wyatt, Director of Plant Operations at Vanderbilt, is a great example of this for me.  I think she and I walked into our first IFMANashville chapter meeting back around 1999 or 2000.  Our friendship has been very important, but also important to me is that I can pick up the phone and call her andknow that I will not only connect, but I can rely on getting intelligent, honest and candid feedback.
April Vance, BSN, MSPT
April Vance, BSN, MSPTDunross Ergonomics
I have been a member for 2 years and an active member for 1 year.The meetings are always productive in education, general knowledge, or meeting the other members. The after hour events are particularly wonderful for getting to knowthe members that I met at the meetings. The events are creative and organized. They are a real pleasure to attend.The behind the scenes tours are a particular favorite of mine. The Vanderbilt University Power Plant was unbelievable. Just unbelievable. As an associate member, andnot a Facility Manager, there would simply never be an opportunity, such as this, to see how things work and the skill sets required to manage them all.
JC Blakely, CFM
JC Blakely, CFMPICA Group
I took the CFM exam in 1983 to bolster my career.  Only later would I realize what a great investment I had made.  Being a Certified Facility Manager has served mewell for over thirty years by enhancing my job knowledge and my professionalism.  My CFM designation has enabled me to collaborate with colleagues around the countryand become a leader within my company.
Angel Herendeen
Angel HerendeenBrickman Landscaping
I have enjoyed networking and getting to know the members of IFMA Nashville!  I have been a member for almost 2 years and in that time I have met so many wonderfulpeople in different facets of the industry.  One of my favorite events was our Night with the Nashville Sounds.  It was a fantastic turnout and the event waseducational and fun.  The charm of this group is definitely its members.  I would recommend IFMA Nashville to all Facility Management Professionals and serviceproviders.
Jennifer Cox
Jennifer CoxNashville Machine
I have been involved with IFMA for a little over 2 years. Shortly after joining the organization I was asked to be involved with our social events committee, which isa blast! One of my favorite events was a Christmas party we had. It was such a great time and I look forward to helping plan the next one! Soon after that I joined theBoard as Secretary, and let me just say what a wonderful group of people to work with. What has been so beneficial to me since joining IFMA has been being a part of ateam that makes a difference. We collectively make decisions that have an impact on the success of IFMA. We all work together for a common goal and for these reasons Ihave been blessed to be part of a great organization and look forward to continuing my involvement in the future!Let me just say, that you are missing out if you aren't a member of IFMA!
Kathleen Maxwell
Kathleen MaxwellMaxwell Roofing
Some benefits that I have experienced personally through IFMA are networking and facility knowledge.  I have been an IFMA member for approximately two years, and inthat time I have learned how to interact with business people of all ages and trades.  Coming straight out of college into the construction world was quite theexperience for me, and IFMA has helped me create relationships that further my career and personal life.  Recently, I have helped out on the communications board,which has allowed me to be more engaged with the IFMA community.  The monthly luncheons contain interesting topics with educational value while networking with thosearound you.  The Toast & Tour events allow you to meet others in a more relaxed environment after the work day is through.  My favorite event was the Bridgestone ArenaTour, followed by a Predators game (Go Preds!)  I love supporting Nashville as a local native.
Brian Hook, FMP
Brian Hook, FMPCBRE | AIG Account
One of the benefits that I have experienced personally is the education. The FMP course has been a great tool for me and helped me to gain more knowledge of thefacility management world. I have been a member of IFMA Nashville for about 3 years and continue to be part of the board. Each and every monthly meeting is packed fullof networking and education for the FM professionals. One of my favorite events was when we toured the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, TN. I would recommend youcome to a meeting very soon. Another great time we had was at the Christmas party a few years ago. Some folks really enjoyed themselves that night
Brian Anderson, CFM
Brian Anderson, CFMCBRE | AIG Account
I’ve been in IFMA for many years.  We’ll just say “decades”.  I only occasionally attended meetings, rarely helped out with the Chapter and thought I needed to onlyfocus on work with my employer.  When I moved to Nashville in early 2012 my life had recently changed in dramatic fashion.  So with some spare time and a new desire toexcel in my profession I jumped into a leadership role as Chapter VP later that year.  Here I am 3 years later and now in my second term as Chapter President. In thattime I have developed more business contacts than I could have ever imagined and found not only personal reward but professional accomplishment beyond myexpectations.  I always knew I should have done this long ago! So my advice to anyone that is thinking about stepping forward and helping out is to reach out tosomeone in the Chapter and join us in the fun!
Chris Weir
Chris WeirLee Company
IFMA Nashville is a vibrant organization filled with people who want to help others by providing knowledge and skills to support each other in their respectivecareers. Meetings and social gatherings are always well attended with professionals from many different areas of the industry who always willing to exchange ideas onhow to address facility management challenges in the region. I have been a member of several industry organizations but in my first year’s membership with IFMANashville, I have met more people and made more friends across a broader scope of experience and knowledge than I had with any other organization in the region.
Becca Beasley Rowland
Becca Beasley RowlandModular Designs
I was encouraged to join IFMA Nashville in 2006 by my boss, Ted Helm.  Within a few months, I  began taking an active role by volunteering on various chaptercommittees. By July 2007, I took the plunge and decided to Chair the Membership Committee!  This role as Membership Chair has by far been the best decision for myprofessional growth.  It has allowed me to network and develop a deeper relationship with our members, many of whom I call friends.One of my favorite IFMA Nashville moments was attending the Awards of Excellence dinner at World Workplace 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona.  That year IFMA Nashville wasawarded Small Chapter of the Year!!We are not just a sterile organization.  We are personal.  We are connected. We are a community. We are IFMA Nashville.
Lis Wyatt, CFM
Lis Wyatt, CFMVanderbilt University
When I set out to search for a new and challenging position after retiring from a successful 20 year military career as an Army Engineer Officer, IFMA Nashville became my primary networking professional association home.  As a member of IFMA I was able to not only network with local facility professionals and associates, but most important I was able to receive and take advantage of the many chapter professional development offerings.  Little did I know then, that a fellow chapter member sitting next to me in one of many meetings would become my next boss and the one who helped me launch my 13-year, and still counting, career at Vanderbilt University with the Department of Plant Operations?