A management facility company is hired to manage the facilities of an owner occupied property such as a block of flats, a small hotel or a block or business park of offices. Though there are a few things to be considered when doing management facility.
1. Choosing the company
A facilities management company that services offices will usually provide cleaning and maintenance services for the offices and deal with rubbish disposal. The company may also supply office equipment such as telephone systems and computer networks.
2. It is also important to consider the reception service if possible
An increasing number of facilities management companies may also offer full reception services where calls are answered and routed to the right people and business associates and other visitors may be greeted at the door and shown to the particular office that they are looking for.
3. The furnishing option offered by the company.
A company may opt to include office furnishings in the list of the services they offer and the company may also be involved in collecting rent from tenants and forwarding it on to the property owner. Some companies will take responsibility for both indoor and outdoor cleaning others will do one or the other.
4. The issues of the janitorial service
Not all management companies will offer things like janitorial services and reception services; a lot depends on how large the facilities management company actually is and how long they have been in business. Established companies will tend to offer a greater level of managed facilities than new businesses.
5. The issues of subtracting a security company
At some office blocks and business parks the facilities management company may subcontract security of the building to another firm or they may undertake the security aspect themselves. An increasing number of managed offices now have 24/7 access for the occupying businesses and 24/7 security. Most blocks of offices will have CCTV and alarms and in certain areas the security will also be manned twenty four hours a day.
6. Leaving the entire property to the facility management company
Where a property company buys up blocks of offices and immediately turns them over to a facilities management company, they often leave the whole running of the property to that company, including IT and telecommunications. Sometimes the management company will outsource the telecommunications installation and computer network management and sometimes they will deal with it in-house.
7. IT and telecommunication support is also to be considered
Business owners who move their business into managed offices will often expect those offices to be telecommunications and internet ready, they will also expect ongoing IT and telecommunications support from the management company.
8. Ensuring the furnishings
Some managed offices can be rented fully furnished with desks, work stations and storage facilities, which makes it easier for businesses to move in and out of the offices. A good facilities management company will ensure that everything is kept running smoothly, earning them more contracts for managing office space