In its quest to ensure Facilities Management (FM) further boosts Ghana’s rapidly growing Real Estate market, one of Africa’s leading Facilities Management Company, Alpha Mead Facilities &
With Real Estate assets becoming an integral part of business operations, brand identity, and corporate culture, organizations globally are, more than before, paying serious attention to not just the look and feel of their buildings; but ensuring that their management standards are consistent across all their locations.
Also, with the increasing interests of global brands in Africa and consequent pickup of the Real Estate industry on the continent, the need to leverage local capacity to deliver global standards is still largely unmet; with only few indigenous Facilities Management companies able to demonstrate this capability.
In Nigeria, the situation is not different: global brands are entering the market and the Real Estate industry, particularly the office space market is responding – although currently oversupplied – with the required sophistication in terms of design and technology.
While the country is witnessing entry of some global FM companies, the issues remain how to localize global standards on the one hand; and how local FM companies, who are now upscaling to standards such as the ISO 9001:2015, will implement with local capacity, on the other hand.
The Nigerian FM Roundtable 2019 seeks to – against the backdrop of the ISO 41000 FM Standards – spotlight trends around localizing global FM standards, the challenges in the Nigerian market, and strategies that can help local FM companies and businesses implement global standards.