Local Facilities Manager's Connection November Meeting Announcement:
When: Thursday, November 17, 2016
@ 8am – 930am
Host: Peace Health (Riverbend Annex)
Location: 123 International Way
Springfield, OR 97477
Topic: Leasing Tips and Traps for Facilities Professionals (meeting itinerary)
LFMC member Tamara Miller (SHMC) has a background in law from the University of Oregon and started working at Peace Health while in school working with the business office. She was approached to oversee trust estates, deed claims and managing leases for the organization and has been with Peace Health for 25 years. Her official title is System Manager for Property Management and she oversees the team that manages all non hospital properties in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Tamara will provide a brief presentation to LFMC discussing her experience with lease negotiations, clarifying expectations for all parties in a contract, financial considerations in an agreement and security when sharing a space with tenants. Presentation will open group discussion by all facilities, maintenance and risk professionals in attendance for the monthly LFMC meeting.
One tip Tamara noted in dealing with rent escalators is to have a firm agreement on what they are based upon as this can be calculated differently by many organizations, most common is consumer price index (CPI) or a flat fee. Landlords who are not diligent about the escalators may find themselves trying to recoup expenses as a lump sum for years rather than agreed gradual raises, this can cause a conflict for both the tenant and the leaser. As landlords the collection of funds is essential to an organization’s success, as a tenant poor management by a landlord can negatively impact the ability to hold to a budget. Clarity in the negotiations and the contract agreement is important to a positive experience by all parties.
Join your local peers in facilities management as we discuss issues relevant to our profession and our region. To find out more about Local Facilities Manager's Connection visit our ABOUT page or join our next MEETING (attendance is FREE).
LFMC News and Updates:
LFMC October video recap of our meeting discussing HR Tips for Facilities Professionals hosted by Oregon Community Credit Union
LFMC interview with Restoration & Remediation Editor in Chief Michelle Blevins, education and resources for facilities professionals through R&R
LFMC Tour & Social for the evening of Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 5-630pm at Ninkasi Brewing. We are working on sponsorship for drinks and refreshments.
Thank you to this month's sponsor - BELFOR Property Restoration – when water or fire damage occurs, facilities professionals know who to call to assist with clean up & restoration - Call BELFOR 541.726.9905
10/26/17 IFMA Oktoberfest Tailgater at Swallow Tail Spirits
Many thanks to this months sponsor:
Providing education and training that will help individuals and teams develop in their facilities, maintenance and risk related goals