There are two sides to every story.  Depending on the person you ask, or the industry you ask the question in, the concept of working from home will either be loved or hated.  Research conducted at Stanford back in 2014 has some concrete evidence that proponents of working from your home office, couch or kitchen table will definitely want to hear.

Click here to read the research that was published in the Harvard Business Review.  Thanks to IFMA Boston Past President Joe Flynn for sharing this interesting story with our Chapter on Twitter.

So, IFMA Community, what do you think? How does working from home impact your planning and decision making? Let us know on Twitter using hashtag #IFMABoston.

There is no denying that the open office concept has worked its way into many corporations and workplaces.  IFMA Boston has covered this workspace trend here on this blog, and has seen the trend in action at various programs over the past couple of years.  We’ve learned that while many love the collaborative nature of the open style, there are others who are still not sold on the idea.

A new article in Fast Company provides some unique solutions/suggestions for those looking to adopt the open office concept while not distancing themselves from the naysayers.  Click here to learn 5 Creative Design Solutions to Fix the Open Office.

Fox RPM Corp. Acquired by BRG

September 14, 2015

Fox and BRG Clients Will Now Benefit from an Enhanced North American Footprint, International Delivery Capability, Expanded Service Offerings and Industry Leading IWMS Technology Solutions. BRG, an international Workplace Management Solutions firm, today announced their acquisition of Fox RPM Corp., a leading provider of Project Management and Relocation Management services throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic […]

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How are Millennials influencing the demand for real estate?

July 29, 2015

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 […]

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Can a work space help companies attract top talent?

July 21, 2015

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 […]

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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 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  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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