In This Issue
August Luncheon
CFM & FMP Courses
August FM Roundtables
Leverage Your Beverage
Professional Member Campaign
IFMA World Workplace
Datebase Updates
Member Spotlight
News fron SDG&E
Calendar of Events

2015 Sponsors

Quick Links
Join Our List


AUG 12th Luncheon              How to Sell to FMs
Wed, Aug 12th 11:30 - 1 PM
Doubletree - Del Mar
11915 El Camino Real, San Diego 

The successful facilities management team is made up of both internal and external business partners: Facility Managers and Service Providers both play important roles, and  success for both parties often depends on how well they interact...
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Registration deadline:  Sunday, August 9, 11:59 PM

CFM & FMP Courses Offered in San Diego
CFM logo

IFMA San Diego Chapter
will be offering the FMP Credential Courses - taught by IFMA Fellow Phyllis Meng in the San Diego area.

FMP Course - Project Management

August 20-21, 2015, 8 AM - 5 PM

Registration deadline, Monday, August 10, 2015, 5 PM     

To register now, CLICK HERE 


Plan for UPCOMING Courses 

Nov 4-6: SFP - Sustainability Facility Professional Part 1 

Dec 10-12:  SFP - Sustainability Facility Professional - Part 2



FM Work Group

Mark your calendar for one of these upcoming roundtables 

Kearny Mesa - County of SD
Operations Center Building
August 20th & November 19th
3:30pm to 5 PM

North County - City of San Marcos
1 Civic Way San Marcos
Twin Oaks Meeting Room
August 20th
3:30pm to 5 PM

Rancho Bernardo - Sony
August 18th & November 17th
3:30pm to 5 PM

UTC  - Mitchell International
August 19th
3:30pm to 5 PM
UTC  La Jolla Inst for Allergy & Immunology
November 18th
3:30pm to 5 PM

FM's in Education
San Diego Unified School District
August 17th & November 9th
3:30pm to 5 PM
Please Note:  The FM Roundtables are open to facility professionals only.  If you would like to register for any of these, please email Ben Freisen
Wed, Aug 26th
Come and enjoy this relaxed networking event with your fellow IFMA San Diego members and guests. This is your opportunity to meet others involved in the facility management community.


When:  Wednesday August 26, 2015,  4:30 - 7 PM

Where:  Rough Draft Brewing Company

8830 Rehco Road
San Diego, CA 92121


CLICK HERE to register. 
Deadline is Monday, August 29 at 11:59 PM

Sponsorships are available.  For details, please click here. 
This will be an amazing event for all vendors, Principal Members and Facility Managers of the San Diego chapters of BOMA and IFMA.
It will be more fun than a barrel of monkeys!  Join in the games, contests, lunch and much more!
We know that all members rely on successful business relationships. So whether you are a vendor, a property manager or a facility manager, what better way to develop those business relationships than to Step Right Up to our Carnival of Services and come together at this exciting event!


When:  Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 11 AM - 3 PM

Where:  Doubletree Mission Valley - Hazard Center

7450 Hazard Center Drive

San Diego, CA  92108  



  • Exhibitors CLICK HERE to register. Space limited!
  • FM Professional ATTENDEES use this link for details and registration.
  • Please note:  Anyone registering under the wrong category will have be contacted and registration denied.


2015 Professional Member Campaign

The Membership Committee is excited to announce the 2015 Professional Member Campaign! We have a goal of inviting 50 new professional members to join IFMA SD by November 30, 2015! 


 We are asking each existing member to invite new potential facility managers to an IFMA SD luncheon during the promotional period. You will receive recognition at each luncheon you bring a new potential facility manager to! 


 For every facility manager you bring, you will receive a ticket for a prize drawing! For every facility manager you sponsor and joins IFMA SD you will receive a second ticket for a bigger prize drawing! The drawing winners will be announced at the December Holiday Social!

For more information please talk to one of your Membership Committee members at check-in or email Lydia Reyes


To sign up a potential Facility Manager for a IFMA SD Luncheon please email Caryn.

IFMA World Workplace 2015
Grants Available

IFMA's World Workplace in Denver on October 7 -9th  


IFMA's World Workplace is a hands-on, interactive learning and networking event for professionals who support all aspects of the work environment.


Together, we find solutions to common facility challenges. Together, we set trends in creating and sustaining livable, lucrative, leading-edge spaces. We Collaborate to Innovate, creating opportunities for ourselves, our profession, our employers and our world.


IFMA San Diego is offering five grants to chapter members to attend this event.  If you would like to apply for a grant, please complete the application (which can be obtain the grant application at the FORMS DEPOT).

Once completed, please return it to Caryn Worcester
by Monday, August 8th.
IFMA San Diego - Online Member Database Updates
hands_together_sand.jpg As you may or may not know, IFMA San Diego has recently switched web platforms for our already award-winning website. In doing so, we gained some new assets we didn't have before and others that we haven't had in a while. One of those is the ability to search for members by business type.

This is extremely valuable as
  • Professional members can search for a business partner by the trade
  • Business partners can look up one another for networking opportunities; and
  • Other professional members can look up each other for facilities related advice.
  • There's many applications
But.... we need your help with these updates. If you are a IFMA San Diego Chapter Member and have not done this already, please email us the following information at IFMA SAN DIEGO
  • List of your keywords that describes your business
  • Brief description of your products/services
  • Note: Only members (on an individual basis) are granted access to this information and the database. And. only members are loaded into the database.

If you have any questions, please email contact our communications committee co-chair, STEVE MILINKEVICH  



Learn more about our new Second Vice President in this month's spotlight, JAMES GONSALVES



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Calendar of Events - Plan Ahead
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2015 Events - Mark Your Calendar
August 1 - Start of the "Kids Clothing Drive" for SDYS (thru 9/9/15) 

August 12 - Monthly Luncheon - How to Sell to FMs

August 17 - FM Roundtable

August 18 - FM Roundtable

August 19 - FM Roundtable

August 20 - FM Roundtable 

August 20-21 - FMP Project Management

August 26 - Leverage Your Beverage

September 1 - Educational Breakfast (tentative) 

September 9 - Monthly Luncheon

September 15 - BOMA/IFMA Expo

October 7-9 - IFMA World Workplace

October 14 - Monthly Luncheon

November 4-6 SFP Course:  Sustainability Facility Professional - Part 1

November 9 - FM Roundtable

November 11 - Monthly Luncheon

November 17 - FM Roundtable

November 18 - FM Roundtable

November 19 - FM Roundtable 

December 1 - Educational Breakfast (tentative) 

December 7-8 - Decorating at SDYS Storefront

December 10-12 - SFP Course:  Sustainability Facility Professional - Part 2

December 16 - Holiday Social 


IFMA San Diego Board & Committee Meetings

2nd Wednesday - Community Services Committee

2nd Wednesday - Membership Committee

3rd Wednesday - Government Affairs Committee

4th Thursday  - Communications Committee

4th Thursday - IFMA San Diego Board Meeting

4th Thursday - Social & Events Coordination Committee

Last Tuesday - Education & Professional Development Committee 

Last Friday - Sustainability Committee  


Please note:  Topics may change at the last minute from what is listed above.

Welcome New Members
The San Diego Chapter is proud to announce the following individuals have joined our chapter.
  • Kyle Cabrai, SoCal Signs
  • Michael Edson, California Bank & Trust
  • Shannon Harbour, Associated Builders & Contractors
  • Mike O'Brien, REV
  • Alex Rose, Gridium
  • Katie Sanfelippo, KBS
  • Kenji Stratton, San Diego Rock Chursh
  • Ashika Thomas, San Diego Jeish Academy

E-News Submission 

E-News articles should address near-term activities and announcements. Hyper links may be included. To submit an email article, please send it to by the 15th of the month.  Other articles of less timely nature should be submitted to Donna Frick for inclusion in the San Diego Chapter Of IFMA Website newsletter.

Update Your Contact Information with IFMA International!

Have you recently changed e-mail addresses, phone numbers, your job, gotten a promotion, moved, or experienced a merger at your firm? Please contact the Membership Department at, to update your records.

Remember: IFMA International maintains the MASTER Membership Database, so your contact information needs to be updated with IFMA International.  Your Chapter Administrator and committees will pull information from this master database, so make sure your information is correct with them.


To update your information, just contact:


International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
800 Gessner Rd., Ste. 900, Houston, TX  77024-4257
Phone: 713-623-4362; Fax 713-623-6124
IFMA San Diego eNews
IFMA San Diego E-News is a monthly news bulletin sent to members of the
San Diego chapter of International Facilities Management Association to provide information about upcoming events and chapter activities.

If you would like more information about the chapter and its eNews, please consult our website

About IFMA San Diego 
IFMA San Diego is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the performance and professional growth of our members through networking, education and promoting the practice of facilities management.

Through educational programs, networking, career support and communications, the IFMA San Diego objective is to be the premier organization for facility management professionals.

For more information about IFMA San Diego, please consult the website or contact us at:

IFMA San Diego
PO Box 712322, Santee, CA 92072-2322
877-4IFMASD (443-6273) · f: 858-228-4365 ·