The objective of this one of a kind networking meet was to appreciate the men behind the scenes – the facility managers who make everyday living simple and hassle free for people living in their facility campus, both residential and commercial. We saw a good turnout of property managers from across Bangalore as well as Industry experts.
This meet provided a common platform for all facility managers to share their experiences and their success together.
The meet also had eminent speakers from the real estate industry; discuss the need of software and technology in facility management.
The speakers included Mr.B S UMESH, Deputy General Manager – Civil, Prestige Property Management & Services of Prestige Group and Col. SHRIKUMAR SM & Bar (Retd.), General Manager – Facilities, Puravankara Projects Ltd.
Vikas Malpani, Co-founder of CommonFloor.com addressed the gathering. He thanked everyone for their presence and spoke about the need for a Facility Management Academy and the success story of the Academy so far. He spoke about the various challenges facility managers face and acknowledged their contribution for saving the day, every day and annotated them as the real life super-heroes.
Mr. B.S Umesh threw light on his days as a facility manager and gave various anecdotes from it. He stressed on the fact that customers are kings and concluded by saying there are two kinds of customers a facility manager has to make happy – the resident owners who are the external customers and his boss who is the internal customer.
Col. Shrikumar stated that every facility manager is a magician and he spoke about how crucial technology is in today’s world. He motivated these magicians to give in their best. He also stated that a facility manager comes to notice only when he doesn’t do his work so it is his work that makes all the difference in a 100 houses in his facility campus.
Further, there was a felicitation for few ex-participants of CommonFloor.com Facility Management Academy. Post the felicitation, a pledge was taken by every facility manager to serve their facilities more efficiently and effectively.
The celebration ended with a networking dinner and we could see a lot of happy faces motivated to go back to their facilities and give in their 100 percent.