Facility & Real Estate Management Research Institute

About the Institute

The Institute of Facility & Real Estate Management (FMI) is part of the degree course of Facility Management & Real Estate Management of the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tyrol. In the year 2005 it was established as “Immobilien-Benchmarking-Institut (IBI)” as part of competence-constitution program FHplus, belonging to the Austrian research funding corporation (FFG). Due to the extension of the field of research in the year 2010, the institute was renamed into “Institut für betriebliches Immobilienmanagement – Facility & Real Estate Management Research Institute (IBI)”. In the course of an increased internationalization of the degree course the name “Facility & Real Estate Management Research Institute” was used from now on. Since 2015 we seek to amend the renaming of the institute based on the existing coherence between the degree course and the institute. As part of a renewal of the institute’s strategy, the institute was named “Institut für Facility Management & Immobilienwirtschaft (FMI)”.

Focus: Real Estate data analysis

The focus is on processing projects, which require elicitation, analysis and interpretations of real estate-related data. In the last years the institute has achieved in this an international renown. Beside the process of research projects we also offer purposeful and scientific consulting for companies and the public sector.

Philosophy: A holistic view of real estatesA

We are researching & developing practice-related & independently on the interaction between humans & buildings, as well as technology & economy, in order that real estates and their environment can offer a maximum of user satisfaction, productivity and efficiency considering using a minimum of resources (ecology, economy, human resources). We consider the entire real estate life cycle, from development and planning through construction, commissioning, the long period of use and reuse, as well as the renovation and demolition.