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Budgeting is Main Concern

11 July 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970
 
A new survey has highlighted the key issues troubling facilities managers in their operations

 

According to a group of FMs, 40% believe that budgeting is the main challenge facing them. This was the key finding from a survey conducted by Propertyserve UK.

In terms of the other challenges, more than 35% stated procurement, and 26% advised that it was time.

Commenting on the findings, Chris MacDonald, MD, Propertyserve, said: "The fact that the three leading concerns stated by FMs make no reference to property owners, or tenants, is a real sign of the times. Procurement, time and budgets are mainly internal procedures and activities; two of which relate directly to administration.

"Once upon a time, we would have had answers along the lines of: 'troublesome tenants', 'over-demanding clients', or 'time spent on the road' as some of the typical responses.

"Procurement is an area of property management which has come under the spotlight in recent years. More than ever, it has become important for organisations to achieve savings through economies of scale, and improved control over their contractor base."

 

Pictured: Chris MacDonald, MD, Propertyserve – "Procurement is an area of property management which has come under the spotlight in recent years”

 

Article written by Mike Gannon | Published 11 July 2014

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