August 2011  

Note from your Administrator

Welcome to our NEW Monthly Newsletter from our NEW Website! We hope you are finding it informative and easy to use! By now, you should have received an email from welcoming you to the new site and providing your user name and password. By logging into the site you will be able to sign up for meetings, events and classes at the member rates. If you have not received the email and help with your login info please contact me at

Once you're logged in, you can manage your account profile. Changing your password, email and phone numbers are just a few options. I encourage you all to at least go to your account profile and choose a business category from the drop-down list. When other members are looking for a certain business, your info will appear for the category you select.

As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact me!

Kathleen Severson
Chapter Administrator

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President's Report

Dear Fellow IFMA Members,
Another year has passed and the incoming board for 2011 would like to thank Ted Ritter and his board for the great job they did over the last year. This coming year should be extremely exciting for the Greater Phoenix Chapter; “IFMA’s World Workplace 2011” will be held in our own backyard October 26-28.


Rick Corea
President; “The Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA”
ON Semiconductor
Manager, North America Facilities


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Member Spotlight

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Golf Tournament

Join us September 23rd at the Biltmore
The Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA is hosting our third annual Carbon Neutral Golf Event at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club on Friday September 23rd. This is a great opportunity to network with your peers and support your association.

To represent your company give some thought to providing an item that will be placed in the Golfer Goodie Bag this year. We're always looking for things like sunscreen, tees, mini first-aid kits, ball markers, or whatever else fun that you can think of.


To provide a Contribution to the Goodie Bags

Contact Ted Ritter at

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Student Chapter News

Message from the Student Chapter President...
As the incoming student chapter President I would personally like to extend an invitation for all IFMA members to attend our student chapter meetings. If you know of a young adult or student whom you think would benefit from being involved with the student chapter, have them send me an email at Better yet, accompany them to our first student chapter meeting of the year! Come support the longevity of this organization and the future of facilities!

Robert Kong
Greater Phoenix Student Chatper of IFMA President

Next meeting-
Topic:  What is Facilities?  What is FM?
Speaker: Ted Ritter, Immediate Past President, Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA
September 14th
Time:  TBD
Location: TBD

Check back for details...

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World Workplace 2011

The Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA is proud and excited to host IFMA's Annual Conference and Expo!  World Workplace 2011 at the Phoenix Convention Center is the perfect place to Learn, Network and Explore.

Early-bird Deadline is August 25th!
Save $100 off Full Event Registration

There are many Volunteer Opportunities avaible for Phoenix Chapter members! Click the button below for details and how to volunteer...

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Education Update

The education opportunities with IFMA just keep getting better!  In addition to the Facility Manger Professional (FMP) and the Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credentials, IFMA has now launched the Sustainability Facility Professional credential! 

The Greater Phoenix Chapter is offering these classes right here in the Valley instructed by our very own IFMA Fellow, Patrick Okamura CFM, CSS, CIAQM, LEED AP

Click on the icons for more details and to register.

next class-
September 15&16

Exam Review-
November 10

classes begin-
August 25!

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Save the Date

Upcoming Meetings and Events

SFP course
8/25, & 8/26/11
9/8, & 9/9/11
10/5, 10/6 & 10/7/11

FMP- Leadership & Strategy Essential
9/15, & 9/16/11

Annual Charity Golf Tournament


World Workplace 2011
October 26-28, 2011

CFM Exam Review

November Member Meeting

Holiday Party

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Classified Ads


Manager, Facilities Services, Operations - Downtown Phoenix campus

Arizona State University

Facilities, Management Downtown Campus

Campus: Downtown Phoenix

Requisition Id# 35008BR


Salary Range:

$60,000 - $80,000 per year


Close Date:



Job Description:

Facilities Development and Management, Facilities Management, seeks an Operations Manager to coordinate and manage unit-wide administrative functions to include development and implementation of management and operations strategies for Facilities Management.


Essential Duties:

Manage, through subordinate supervisors, work activities of facilities management. Manage and direct the facilities sections related to the area of appointment.Manage the multi-craft facilities management activities (i.e., plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and carpentry), including maintenance and operation of all physical assets.Administer campus energy conservation programs, custodial services, grounds maintenance, construction services, general maintenance services, capital projects, training and development, and campus storage.Assist with coordination and assistance on facility renovations, maintenance operations, project management and scheduling, contract administration and quality assurance, construction, code compliance of facilities. Manage facilities budget and monitor performance of budget.Oversee the purchase, distribution, use and maintenance of all utilities including cost/benefit analysis of services. Develop programs, practices, and procedures, for assigned facilities sections to provide effective, efficient and safe methods of operation.Compile information for budget estimates and special projects. Inspect facilities management work in progress.Set employee standards and department goals.Inspect work accomplishments and job progress to ensure conformance to established standards.Develop department strategic plans.Assist with all aspects of campus facilities planning, including identification, development, and implementation of plans to meet short and long-range physical needs.Make decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees, or makes related recommendations. Maintain effective working relationships with administrators of university academic, research and support services units as well as various agencies and organizations, including professional societies, and state and local planning, maintenance and educational agencies. Ensure all applicable federal, state and Arizona Board of Regents laws, regulations, policies and procedures are followed. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.



Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm and/or schedule depending on need of campus


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field and five (5) years of related experience, which includes three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR,Nine (9) years of related experience, which includes three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR,Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications:

•Experience in supervising multi-craft shop

•Demonstrated knowledge of local, state and federal building codes

•Demonstrated knowledge of maintenance operations and maintenance budgets

•Experience working in Higher Education and/or large facility commercial building environment

•Experience in commercial or industrial/commercial plumbing

•Experience in commercial or industrial/commercial electrical

•Experience in commercial or industrial/commercial HVAC

•Experience in commercial or industrial/commercial carpentry

•Demonstrated knowledge of fire alarm/suppression maintenance

•Demonstrated knowledge of locks/keyless building entry

•Demonstrated knowledge of local, state and federal building codes

•Demonstrated knowledge of maintenance operations and maintenance budgets

•Demonstrated knowledge of work order systems

•Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills


Working Environment:

Activities are performed in a variety of internal and external settings. Access various facilities and sites which involves walking, climbing stairs or ladders, standing and walking on uneven surfaces for long periods of time in extreme temperatures. Activities require bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, crouching, stretching, climbing, crawling and lifting up to 25 pounds. Participate in field work which requires exposure to dirt, dust, and inclement weather. Field work may also include exposure to central plant equipment and systems in a loud environment; dirty environment with inadequate lighting, extreme noise, confined spaces (e.g. tunnels, vaults), and restricted movement. Climb stairs, ladders and scaffolding at heights above thirty (30) feet.   May also perform some activities in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse. Must be physically and mentally fit to respond to emergency situations. Specific vision requirements include close vision, distant vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus in dimly lit areas. Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions. Drive University vehicle.


Department Statement:

Facilities Development and Management measures performance expectations and seek candidates who are aware of, participate in, and encourage team support of Arizona State University's sustainability programs. The University has made an institutional commitment to lead by example through the sustainable operations of its campuses. By demonstrating exemplary practices and sharing solutions, ASU stimulates changes in individual, institutional, and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable world.


ASU offers tuition waiver (to include yourself, spouse and dependents), paid vacation and holidays, excellent benefit package, employee training and development opportunities, and an employee assistance program.


Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.


Must pass pre-employment physical examination post offer of employment.


This position may be called in for emergency response including nights, weekends, and holidays.


This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of all background, including fingerprint checks.


ASU Statement:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit


AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement:

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Fingerprint Check Statement:

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.


Instructions to Apply:

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.  


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States.


To apply please go to click "External Applicant" under Staff job opportunities, see Req Id# 35008BR or go directly to:








Regional Construction Manager

Vestar is actively seeking a well-qualified individual with strong written, verbal and problem-solving skills, having 2-4 (+) years’ experience in the development and construction industry. Responsible for construction activities on large and complex development projects. Ensures construction meets standards and timeframes within cost estimates. Responsible for project plans, contract negotiations, and day-to-day onsite project progress. Must have knowledge of codes, estimating, contract negotiations, scheduling and planning typically gained through prior experience. General construction degree or equivalent degree or experience a plus. Candidate must be willing to travel. Summary of job description as follows:

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage design professionals, including consultants, engineers and architects.
  • Value engineer permit and construction plans and documents.
  • Estimate and maintain development budgets and schedules.
  • Coordinate all development permits required for construction from utility providers, local, state and federal agencies.
  • Act as the owner’s representative during construction phase, overseeing critical delivery dates and budgets.
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to work with a team as well as independently.
  • Work with retailer’s construction departments to coordinate design, delivery, and occupancy.
  • Special projects as needed.

All qualified candidates should submit their resume to Paul Rhodes at



Tenant Coordination Manager

Vestar is actively seeking a well-qualified individual with strong writing, verbal and problem-solving skills, having 2-4(+) years of experience in the retail tenant coordination field and with knowledge of and light experience in the construction field. This person will be responsible for tenant coordination on multiple retail projects in Arizona. These responsibilities will include review of tenant improvement plans and signage, interfacing with utility companies on behalf of tenant, assisting tenant with landlord requirements per the terms of their lease and construction support during tenant build-out. This position will require construction management experience in preparing a space, per the terms of the lease, to turn over to a tenant. A degree in Construction Management, Construction Engineering or Civil Engineering is required as well as some experience in your respective field. Travel to centers in Arizona is required for this position. A detailed summary of the job description is as follows:

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Review landlord’s schedule for tenant’s space and confirm completion of landlord’s scope of work and notify tenant when turnover is expected. A 30-day notice or a 60-day notice will be sent to tenant.
  • Review with tenant the construction exhibit in their lease outlining landlord’s deliverables and confirm to tenant when completed.
  • Provide to tenant any as-built drawings of shell and/or tenant improvement plans, any inspection records and any other relevant information that will be helpful to complete their tenant improvement plans. Upon receipt of tenant’s improvement plans, review with development manager for approval.
  • Coordinate the review and approval of tenant’s plans and assist with any issues arising during city inspections and build-out.
  • Provide tenant with landlord’s sign criteria. Review tenant’s signage with development manager.
  • Coordinate with the respective utility companies regarding tenant’s design, subsequent meter applications and any infrastructure modifications.
  • Review tenant’s construction schedule and monitor their construction progress. Resolve any issues immediately in order to stay on schedule and open on time.
  • Advise senior construction manager of tenant-related issues during the tenant build-out.
  • Issue notice of turnover date and welcome letter, and process TI allowances with the approval from the development manager. Advise property manager when these documents are issued.
  • Special projects as needed.

All qualified candidates should submit their resume to Paul Rhodes at

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