MEFMA inks MOU with Ajman’s Department of Land and Real Estate Regulation

The agreement comes at a time where the FM industry has been experiencing massive growth in terms of technology, new developments, and innovation

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) and Ajman’s Department of Land and Real Estate Regulation (RERA). The agreement aims to enhance, advance and unify facility management (FM) activities in the region.

Under the terms of the agreement, both parties will cooperate to implement research and educational programs, activities, and strategies to achieve common objectives. They will also support FM organisations and institutions to help them develop the best sustainable industry practices, the firm noted. Furthermore, MEFMA and RERA agreed to exchange knowledge to contribute to the development of the regional FM community.

“The MoU will lead to the creation of innovative solutions to modern FM-related challenges. Together, we can design a standardised framework for use by FM professionals in the Middle East. We will also support and initiate events focusing on networking, education, knowledge sharing, and legislative governance. Our aim is to help the industry by planning and managing facilities strategically. Through this collaboration, MEFMA can further expand its role in the growth of the regional FM industry,” said Jamal Lootah, Co-Founder and President of MEFMA.

H.E. Eng. Omar Ahmed Bin Omair Al Mheiri, General Manager, RERA said the MoU is part of RERA’s strategy to enhance the management of residential complexes and real estate projects in Ajman. He also stressed RERA’s commitment to the wise leadership’s directives to advance the real estate sector and cement the position of Ajman as a modern, attractive and integrated city, which offers luxurious and comfortable living to its residents. In addition, the directives bid to make Ajman a global economic hub and a preferred destination for investors and entrepreneurs.

Al Mheiri praised the efforts of MEFMA, its reputation and FM expertise. He noted that the partnership is pivotal to the work and the improvement of the performance of FM companies, in line with the vision of RERA. The MoU will also help enable both parties to meet the requirements of the occupants of various real estate development projects in the emirate, the statement noted.

The agreement allows RERA to access the best FM practices in the Middle East. The MoU will enable MEFMA to extend support to the real estate sector. Both MEFMA and RERA agreed to strengthen their collaboration and conduct research on the latest trends and developments in the FM and real estate sectors, the statement concluded.

MEFMA has previously organised sessions to discuss trends in the FM industry and highlight the importance of competitiveness, AI technologies, blockchain, energy management, smart facilities, & wellbeing in the workplace. In the broader FM sector, in February 2021, Global FM appointed Ali AlSuwaidi as Vice Chairman and in June 2022, Emrill said it was expanding its in-house offering via rope access cleaning service.

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