For many, the construction and development of a host of new mixed-use and high-rise residential properties across Boston is proof of the greatly-hyped desire for neighborhoods with a “live-work-play” attitude.  New studies show that the demand for close-knit urban living is rooted in the changing demographics of the 21st century workforce, which is now largely dominated by the Millennial generation.

This week the Boston Business Journal write about a new survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors that explains how Millennials’ preferences are impacting a variety of industries, starting with real estate.  Read the full article here and for more on the impact of the demographic shift in the workplace, check out the whitepaper by IFMA Boston Past President Joe Flynn and Chapter sponsor Marguiles Perruzzi Architects.

The new TripAdvisor headquarters (right nearby in Needham, MA) is a hot topic at water coolers around Greater Boston this week.  The Boston Globe’s “Beta Boston” section recently showed off the impressive workplace for all to see.  While not every company is looking to house up to 1,500 employees, the story has everyone talking about ways to build and renovate employee-friendly work spaces.

How does your company attract top talent?  Is your office part of the sales pitch?  Share your thoughts and stories with us on Twitter (@IFMABoston) using #IFMABoston.

Vote for the 2015 People’s Choice Award

April 27, 2015

The nominations are in and it’s time for you to vote for your People’s Choice!  Review all of the nominations here and then place your vote.  Voting ends at noon on Friday, May 1st!  Then don’t miss this year’s Awards of Excellence on Wednesday, May 20th at 6:00 PM to take place at the Institute […]

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Could Don Draper work in an open office environment?

April 7, 2015

That intriguing question is answered in a recent Inc.com article by author Niki Hall, and will undoubtedly be an interesting one to any of our fellow IFMA Members who are also fans of the AMC TV show Mad Men.  Though the links between Facility Management and 1960’s Madison Avenue advertising may seem tenuous at first, […]

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Awards of Excellence Online System is Up

March 24, 2015

The new online system for the Awards of Excellence is now open and accepting registrations at http://awards.ifmaboston.org/nominations.  There you can register yourself as a nominator and then select the Award type you would like to do for your first nomination.  As with any online system, save often.  You can save and work on your nomination […]

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Extreme Makeover: Campus Edition

March 20, 2015

On Thursday, March 12, the IFMA Boston Chapter hosted an event at UMass Lowell. The event depicted the journey of reconstructing the core of the University’s three campuses (North, South, and East). Initial plans came about in spring 2011, and with acquisition of St. Joseph’s Hospital, the project was officially underway. St. Joseph’s Hospital was […]

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2015 IFMA Boston Scholarship Application

March 20, 2015

The IFMA Boston Scholarship application is now open for applications and is open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled within a Facilities Management program.  All applicants must be an IFMA Boston member in good standing.  This year, the Board of Directors will award up to two $2,500 scholarships at the 12th Annual Awards of […]

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2015 Awards of Excellence Call for Nominations

March 20, 2015

The Call for Nominations for this year’s 12th Annual Awards of Excellence are now open.  We’ve streamlined the process to include contact details and answer 2-4 questions with a 300 word maximum each to assure that all nominators are providing the same information allowing the judges to evaluate the projects apples to apples.  All nominations […]

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3D Printing the Future

February 12, 2015

The popularity of 3D printing has been growing quite rapidly in recent years as the possibilities of what we can create using 3D printers seems to have no end. They can print organs, food, knick-knacks, and even full scale buildings. In fact, WinSun, a Shanghai-based engineering company, is leading the way having printed 10 homes […]

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A Week Ago, in an Office far, far away

January 30, 2015

by Andrew Verderame on January 30, 2015 As many of you might have heard, the IFMA Boston Chapter was given a special tour of Carbonite Incorporated’s new office facility on January 20th. The event was titled “Carbonite – Episode I: A New Space” and showcased Carbonite’s Star Wars-themed office, fully equipped with several modernly designed meeting […]

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