Understanding Facilities Management


Facilities Management (FM) refers to coordination of maintenance, repair and operation services of real estate properties. FM is always perceived by the C-suite as a support function, with minimal strategic value. However without proper strategy for FM, balancing between non-core business and core business is very challenging. Therefore FM is very integral in realisation of overall business objectives.

Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) encompasses consolidating many or all of office support services with an intent to streamline communication and make day-to-day operations easier to manage. Packaging office support services together allows you to cut costs and juggle fewer vendor relationships. It is therefore important to get an experienced specialised vendor as a partner in delivering FM services.

Core Competencies for FM

  • Communication
  • Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity
  • Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
  • Finance and Business
  • Human Factors
  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Project Management
  • Quality
  • Real Estate and Property Management
  •  Technology

FM services include but not limited to the following:

Maintenance Services
a) Property Improvement & Refurbishment
b) Painting
c) Grounds maintenance
d) Plumbing Services
e) General Electrical Maintenance
f) Tiling & Paving
g) Fence & Gate Installation & Repairs
h) Interior Design & Office fitout

Office Support Services
a) Janitorial Services
b) Solid Waste Collection
c) Pest Control Services
d) Moves and Rearrangement Service
e) Facilities Management Consulting

Property Management
a) Tenant Procurement
b) Lease Administration
c) Rent Collection
d) Snagging & Handover
e) Maintenance and Repairs

Depriss Group is highly specialised in delivering FM services.