The National Association of Facility Management and Building Management Service Providers (LEO) published its annual book offering valuable information on Hungary’s FM market. The publication, FM Benchmarking IV, along with new themes focuses on technology, sustainability and the effects of the pandemic.
The 349-page publication is an iconic piece of the association’s independent research. The book, published for the fourth time, includes an analysis of aggregate data for more than a thousand facilities. “The book offers valuable and useful information for the profession as well as for property owners, company managers, facility managers, business and property managers,” – said József Schmidt, President of the Association (LEO) founded in 2013, having 43 member companies.
“In addition to asking leading industry experts to review the chapters and write their introductions, we have also added important innovations to the material. We created our chapters Focus on Sustainability, The Impact of the Pandemic on the FM Market and Proptech: The Technology Revolution. For user convenience, the Methodology, Glossary, Research-Based Questionnaire, and Appendix are also provided in the book” – Rita Istiván, Secretary-General of LEO, told fmbusiness.hu.
The book aims to meet both the needs of domestic real estate management and international standards and to provide reliable support for decision-makers in the real estate industry. The data sets of the four professional books compiled by the National Association of Facility Management and Building Management Service Providers so far already provide an opportunity for relevant comparative analyses.
“In 2017, we were happy with a data set of 200 buildings. In 2017, we were proud of the data of 400 facilities. In 2019, we could hardly believe that we had crossed the 7 million sqm floor area and the 800 samples. This year also saw a significant increase in this, as the latest research includes data analysis of more than 1,000 facilities with a floor area of 15 million sqm”- the Secretary-General emphasized.
The professional director of the book was Gábor Décsi, MRICS LEO Benchmarking team leader.