The 3 Most Dangerous Trends in Facility management

Presented: March 2017

Facilities management is a dynamic industry, growing at the unprecedented rate of 4.4 percent annually. This changing environment has influenced 3 dangerous trends that are negatively impacting the way we manage and operate our buildings. Without addressing these challenges head on, the safety of our students and value of our assets under management are at risk.


  • Buildings today are 58 percent larger than facilities 50 years ago.
  • Over half the buildings we manage were built before 1980.
  • The average age of a facility team is 49 years old.