FAQs

Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions pertaining to the New York City Chapter and to IFMA. If you cannot find the information needed, please contact us anytime at [email protected] for personal assistance.

How do I become an IFMA member? 
Memberships are managed at the national IFMA office, not at the local Chapter level, but we are here to assist you every step of the way. To start, visit the Membership section of our IFMA website, where you will find the benefits of membership, membership types, dues structure information, and membership application. To apply for membership online please visit the membership section of the IFMA website.

Am I automatically affiliated with the New York City Chapter if I become an IFMA member? 
No, every new IFMA member must affiliate with a local Chapter their first year of membership. Dues are based on membership categories, and Chapter dues are additional. You can learn more about the actual cost of membership here.

Can I be a member of multiple Chapters at once? 
Yes! Simply contact IFMA to add a local chapter to your membership.

How much does a New York City Chapter membership cost? 
It depends on your membership type, but IFMA's basic membership is $219.00. The New York City Chapter membership costs $170.00, making the basic membership investment $389.00. For additional fees you can also join different IFMA councils, as well as make donations to the IFMA Foundation. For more on the dues structure, click here.

What type of member am I? 
Whether you’re a Facility Manager, Service Provider or Student, all of our membership types are outlined here. If you still have questions about your membership type, please contact [email protected].

What is a council or community of practice? 
IFMA formed councils to meet the industry-specific networking and information needs of its members. Truly global in nature, councils are not limited by geographic boundaries. You are able to communicate with colleagues worldwide about issues, concerns and best practices specific to your area of facility management. - See more here

A community of practice is more organized than a forum, but not as structured as a Council. The resources will be similar to Councils and only IFMA members in good standing can be a member of a COP.  COP’s are/were designed to be incubators for Councils.

Does my membership cover anyone from my company? 
No, each membership is based upon an individual, not a company. Others from your company are welcome to attend events; however, they will pay the non-member cost to attend.

How much do your events typically cost? 
Our event costs vary per event and per member type. Some events are complimentary with a limited number of tickets available but some special events and certain programs which have additional costs, such as venue rental and catering, require us to charge our members to attend. Our events calendar includes all event cost information.

How many and what type of events does the New York City Chapter host each year? 
The New York City Chapter hosts various events including a monthly members-only networking breakfast, facility tours, educational programs, Annual Golf Outing, Annual Awards for Excellence dinner and many more. There are typically multiple events per month that cater to all our member types.

What if I'm not sure if the New York City Chapter is right for me? Can I attend an event? 
Yes! We welcome prospective members, and there is no better way for us to show the value of our Chapter than by allowing you to see it in person. If you would like to attend one of our Networking events or other programs, please contact us at [email protected].

How can I get more involved? 
IFMA New York City is always looking for members to get more involved by volunteering on a committee. If you are interested in joining a committee, click here to view the description of each and complete the volunteer interest form.

What if I need to change my membership status or contact details? 
Changes to contact information may be sent directly to the Components Team at IFMA by contacting [email protected]. Any changes made with the IFMA national team will come directly to the Chapter as well.

What if I am having trouble accessing the website? 
Website credentials for IFMA.org are assigned by IFMA and can only be obtained by contacting the Membership Department at [email protected].

All new members receive login information when the Chapter receives a notification of your joining from IFMA. If you are having trouble logging into the New York City Chapter website, please contact us at [email protected] for assistance.

I have more questions - where should I go? 
We welcome any questions you may have – the New York City Chapter can be reached at [email protected] or 212-986-1609.