IFMA Foundation Announces Newmark’s Support for its Global Workforce Initiative
HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA – The IFMA Foundation today announced that Newmark Group Inc., a world leader in commercial real estate, has pledged its support of the Foundation’s Global Workforce Initiative, aimed at filling a growing talent gap in facility management (FM).
Working in partnership with industries globally, the IFMA Foundation is leading the charge to make FM a career of choice. By working with educators at all levels and increasing the number of accredited FM degrees and workforce development programs, the Global Workforce Initiative is helping create a clear career pathway to an exciting and fulfilling profession in FM. More information can be found at: foundation.ifma.org/global-workforce-initiative.
“Newmark will contribute funding to the initiative to attract diverse talent to FM and support long-term career growth through training opportunities,” stated Rick Bertasi, Newmark GCS Chief Executive Officer.
“The IFMA Foundation is pleased to work with Newmark’s Global Corporate Services (GCS) on this critical effort to ensure the continued sustainability of the facility management profession,” said IFMA Foundation Executive Director Diane Levine. “There is a labor shortage on the horizon, and without decisive action, this shortage could impact industries worldwide. We are proud to collaborate with Newmark, utilizing the firm’s global reach on this critical initiative to attract and grow future talent.”
“Newmark looks forward to collaborating with IFMA on the Global Workforce Initiative. Our industry-leading data and technology, combined with a passion for innovation, will help bring new insight to the initiative while improving the future of the FM worldwide,” said Luis Morejon, Newmark Global Facilities Management Leader.
Newmark Group Inc. (Nasdaq: NMRK), together with its subsidiaries (“Newmark”), is a world leader in commercial real estate, seamlessly powering every phase of the property life cycle. Newmark’s comprehensive suite of services and products is uniquely tailored to each client, from owners to occupiers, investors to founders, and startups to blue-chip companies. Combining the platform’s global reach with market intelligence in both established and emerging property markets, Newmark provides superior service to clients across the industry spectrum. For the year ending Dec. 31, 2022, Newmark generated revenues of approximately US$2.7 billion. As of June 30, 2023, Newmark’s company-owned offices, together with its business partners, operate from approximately 170 offices with over 7,400 professionals around the world. To learn more, visit nmrk.com or follow @newmark.
About the IFMA Foundation
Established in 1990 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and separate entity from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the IFMA Foundation is a United Nations Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with special consultative status. The IFMA Foundation works for the public good to promote educational opportunities in facility management to grow future leaders in the industry to achieve economic empowerment and educational advancement. The IFMA Foundation is supported by the generosity of the FM community including IFMA members, chapters, councils, corporate sponsors and private contributors who share the belief that education and research improve the FM profession. To learn more about the IFMA Foundation, visit www.foundation.ifma.org.