Immobilien und Facility Management
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Research Topics

Digitalisation and digital transformation are the key words of today. Digitalisation impacts real estate and facility management in two main areas: Due to changes of the core business (new ways of working) the demand for infrastructure and services changes. Digitalisation also has a big impact on the facility service (FS) provision: the application of new technologies, for example, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) allow control over the complexity of FM processes and services in a more effective way.

Our research includes:

To cover these topics in our research agenda, we concentrate on Workplace management and digital transformation of real estate and facility management.

  • Value Added by FM 
  • Status Quo and International Trends within FM – what the demand sides asks for what the supply side delivers
  • Digital transformation

    • Service Provision of the Future - IoT and its new possibilities
    • Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Controll System (ICS)
    • Change Management, Processes and ICT Support within FM 
    • Integrated Facility Services – Optimisation of the Service Provision

  • New Ways of Working and Workplace Management – not only to enable but to empower the human being
  • CSR and Sustainability
  • Municipal FM – Linking the strategy of a municipality with the zoning but also the organization structure to enable smart cities 
  • Outsourcing