The Catholic University of America



Useful Links

CUA FM: A PowerPoint Overview
What is Facilities Management?>

Current DC area FM Job Offers>
Related Professional organization websites
    - IFMA: International Facilities Management Association - Capital Chapter>
    - IFMA Foundation>
    - RICS: Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors>
    - BOMA: Building Owners and Managers Association - Metropolitan Washington

    - BOMI: Building Owners and Managers Institute>
    - NAR: National Association of Realtors>
    - FMI: Facilities Management Institute>
    - FBPTA>


Students are encouraged to take advantage of internship opportunities with DC area organizations and firms that manage facilities. The CUA program is in the process of establishing internship arrangements with various employers in the area.

DC area organizations that manage facilities include government groups such as the Architect of the Capitol (employing 2,700 facility managers to manage 13M SF), the Smithsonian Institution, the State Department (managing embassies and consulates around the world), the General Services Administration (managing 380M SF of government offices and other buildings), and the Department of Defense (managing military bases).

Private institutions include the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Religious groups include the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and National Cathedral.

Educational and medical facilities include many university campuses and hospitals such as the National Institutes of Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Private FM providers include such firms as Vornado, DTZ, Donohoe, and Jones Lang LaSalle, managing millions of SF of DC area commercial and residential facilities.