13 Mar 2018

More than ever before, the pressure on Facilities Management professionals is increasing. From clients who want to optimize cost, to employers who want to save cost, and investors who want to ensure their tenants get value for money and return on their investment; the Facilities Manager is at the centre of everything that makes Real Estate work. From managing the security process in a f...

26 Oct 2017

The dynamic nature of the business environment is clearly taking a new turn as technological innovation is gradually differentiating organizations in today's competitive marketplace. Interestingly, this applies to the execution of both core and non-core business operations.In the case of the latter, Facilities Management (FM) has a pivotal role to play in support of the core business ...

12 Oct 2017

One of Africa’s leading Real Estate and Facilities Management Companies, Alpha Mead is set to hold the second edition of the Ghana Facilities Masterclass in Accra, on November 22- 23. The Facilities Management Masterclass is a two-day case-study masterclass session designed to take Facilities Management professionals and top executives through best practice standards in Operations and Ma...

10 Aug 2017

Since the discovery of oil in Ghana in 2007, the fortune of the country’s Real Estate industry has grown significantly; with Ghana Investment Promotion Centre registering building and construction projects estimated at US$232 billion in 2016. This, in addition to an anticipated 170,000 Square Metres of prime office and retail spaces, and a rising profile of a luxury residential assets a...

01 Mar 2017

With two months into 2017 and economic indices yet to take the desired turn, the reality of another year in recession is gradually dawning on everyone – including the most optimistic economic pundits. While the one percent growth rate in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) projected by the World Bank indicates some light to end of the tunnel – notwithstanding how deem – the big question mos...

22 Feb 2017

It is no news that the spate of kidnapping and abduction in the nation today is on the rise. As much as the appropriate authorities and government agencies are leaving no stone unturned in taming this ugly trend, the realities hit us in the face every day – with almost no newspaper going to press without a story about kidnapping and allied crimes. But do you know that in the chaos surrou...

22 Feb 2017

By: Ukeme Peters One of the major areas of contention between Facilities Management Companies and their customers is the demonstration of value. At one time or another in the course of their career, most Facilities Managers have had to prove value to their organisations or customers because in the first place; both parties did not align as to what value would be. At another level, FM cus...

22 Feb 2017

In different forms, every business – either Blue Chip Multinational or Small and Medium Scale Enterprise – has some form of Real Estate and Facilities Management (REFLM) objectives. For some, it might be saving cost through strategic management, while for others it might be expanding their asset for high employee/occupant productivity, etc. While some, particularly the Blue Chip Organisa...

22 Feb 2017

It is no news that one the major channels through which Foreign Exchange earnings leave Nigeria is medical tourism. In fact, a 2013 BusinessDay report revealed that 47% (18,000) of Nigerians, who visited India that year, did so for medical reasons and expended up to N41.6 billion. In addition, no one needs to be told that in spite of the fact that approximately 60% of the country’s healt...

22 Feb 2017

No one needs to be told the importance of electricity in our daily lives as individuals, communities and even as a nation. Just image a day without electricity; how would homes run? How would factories be powered? Imagine what will become of workplace productivity. This is one of the reasons, why in Facilities Management, Electricity is regarded and appraised as critical. What most peopl...
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