An outlook into real estate and facilities management outsourcing for 2018
An outlook into real estate and facilities management outsourcing for 2018
PODCAST

An outlook into real estate and facilities management outsourcing for 2018

Gilles, Burr, and Fairbanks discuss the future of REFM outsourcing, what types of providers will drive the charge forward with automation and outsourcing.

Although news of organizations increasingly favoring automation to reduce costs and gain process efficiencies in their back offices dominates the headlines, outsourcing continues to hold its own in the real estate and facilities management (REFM) function.

In fact, 74% of the buyer respondents to our recently completed annual REFM Pulse survey stated they plan to increase outsourcing usage over the next three to four quarters, and the remaining 26% have no plans to change their levels. And looking 12+ months out, only 16% plan to decrease their usage.

To gain insights into the dynamics of the REFM outsourcing market, several executives from KPMG’s Shared Services and Outsourcing practice sat down for a detailed, two-part discussion.

In this first podcast, Patrice Gilles, Doug Burr, and Clinton Fairbanks, share their views on:

  • Why automation is not as prevalent in REFM as it is in other functions, and why software providers, rather than service providers, will likely drive the uptick
  • Why REFM buyers are increasingly seeking support from service providers for higher-level, decision making-type processes
  • The differences in public and private sector REFM outsourcing.
Patrice Gilles

Patrice Gilles

Managing Director, Shared Services, KPMG (US)

Doug Burr

Doug Burr

Director, Real Estate & Facilities Management, KPMG (US)

Clinton Fairbanks

Clinton Fairbanks

Manager, Shared Services & Outsourcing, KPMG (US)