What Do Property and
Facilities Managers Do?
Many facilities and property manager duties
overlap. For example, they’re both responsible for
keeping buildings safe and secure, implementing
water and energy efficiency initiatives, and dealing
with third-party service providers. But there are
some distinct differences – see “Property Managers
vs. Facilities Managers” on page 22.
A third group, asset management, may work with
the other two and has additional responsibilities,
If you’re new to managing the built environment, it can be tough to find your place. But buildings are full of opportunities for growth, from handling
repairs and maintenance for one building to managing
a whole portfolio.
Facilities management and property management
are the two main career tracks for someone who’s
interested in maintaining and improving buildings for
a living. The two areas have a lot in common, but there
are some distinct differences that you should be aware
of as you chart the course of your career.
Facilities Management vs.
Which One is Right for You?
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