Whether you’re a property owner or current property manager, there’s one thing that you know: Keeping a real estate property open and efficiently functioning is a tireless job, full of moving parts and ever-changing responsibilities. If you’re facing these responsibilities yourself, you may be looking for a bit of help.
This is where facility management companies come in. But, with so many choices of facilities management companies out there, how do you find the one that is right for you?
We know that trusting someone with the day-to-day operations of your real estate property can be a big step, especially when you are still learning about everything that goes into facilities management in the first place. We’re here to make it a little easier. With our extensive expertise (more than 20 years!), we can help you navigate the process of understanding what facilities management is and hiring the perfect facilities management business for you.
Below, we’ve laid out some of the basics of professional facility management below. To talk to a facility manager about your real estate space today, please schedule a consult with our CEO and founder Chris Gardner.
What is a Facilities Management Company, and What Do They Do?
Facilities management can often be confusing for real estate property owners and tenants. Like many aspects of the real estate industry, facilities management is intertwined with other things — such as maintenance management and facility planning — and it can be overwhelming to try to keep them all straight.
We completely understand. CTG Real Estate Services is dedicated to transparency and information when it comes to your real estate services, and we’re happy to explain exactly what a facilities management company is and what role it can play in your real estate space.
Generally speaking, a facilities management organization takes care of all your responsibilities as a building owner or tenant. This includes the services, maintenance and repairs that are needed to keep your space running smoothly and efficiently on a day-to-day basis. The scope of services offered will always depend upon the facilities management service providers’ own experience but, generally, facility management companies will take care of:
- Critical systems management
- Janitorial and housekeeping duties
- Maintenance and repair duties
- Hiring service vendors, like food trucks or fitness trainers
- Proactive/predictive maintenance
- Catering and hospitality services
- Business support services
- Environment, health and safety issues
- Security services
Overall, facilities management firms are here to manage the upkeep of your space, including the interior and exterior of the property. Some of the best facility management companies will go a step further and incorporate maintenance management, long-term facility and capital planning, and other services into their facilities management practice.
In short, facilities management firms are here to make your time in a real estate property easier.
Why Do I Need Professional Facility Management?
As you know, facilities management can be complicated, especially if you are a new property owner or manger or you have recently moved into a new space. There’s a learning curve when it comes to managing all these responsibilities on your own. It’s common for owners or tenants who attempt to manage facilities on their own to expend a great deal of time, energy and cost for little productive result.
Leaving these responsibilities to facilities management providers can eliminate that wasted effort. When you work with facilities management companies, you can be assured that your property is in the hands of someone who has done this before — and will maximize your space’s productivity.
Facilities management companies know what does and doesn’t work when it comes to managing a space; thus, they can provide tailored solutions for your tenants and companies for the most effective management methods. When things go wrong or unexpected situations occur, your facilities management company will be on it quickly to solve the issue and improve the ways in which your property is run. Professional facility management has connections to all the providers and vendors necessary — no more searching or networking on your part.
All in all, hiring a facility management business will go a long way in taking responsibility of your space off your shoulders and placing it into the hands of an experienced professional manager.
Let CTG Real Estate Services Be Your Facilities Management Company
We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to facilities management companies. But, we are here to tell you that CTG Real Estate Services is ready to serve all of your facilities management needs — and more.
When you hire Chris Gardner, you are more than just a client; you are a partner in the management process. Your input and knowledge is valuable to us, which is why you will be an integral part of creating a facility plan that works best for your property and your organization. We will plan for your short- and long-term facility management needs to ensure the most productivity possible.
But, that’s not all we’ll do. CTG Real Estate Services is proud to offer unique turnkey solutions to all of our clients. What does this mean? This means we can assist property owners and tenants with all kinds of additional real estate services, including:
- Finding the right real estate space
- Assisting in the buying or leasing process
- Completing requests for proposals and hiring contractors
- Designing the space
- Building out the space
- Moving into the space
- Creating long-term facility plans and capital plans
- Decommissioning old spaces
- And more
Because we have experience in all of these services, our facilities management services are better informed, too. We will take all of this knowledge into account when creating a plan that meets your goals and needs — and we’ll be happy to offer any additional support you need, wherever you are in your real estate journey. With CTG Real Estate Services, your needs and goals will always come first.
Curious? Want to learn more about our facility management company? Schedule a consult with our team today.