The St. Louis Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) will get an in-depth look at the massive City Foundry STL, including its infrastructure.
Members and guests will hear from Rob Soete, general manager of the development, as well as from representatives at the Lawrence Group. Located on 15 acres in the heart of the city, the Lawrence Group transformed the former century-old manufacturing facility into a mixed-use development. The $200 million first phase now boasts its centerpiece food hall, as well as retail, entertainment and office space. Attendees will hear about the impact of COVID and how the owners are moving forward to meet the challenges and opportunities. Additionally, speakers will address the facility’s construction and maintenance. A walking tour will provide a detailed look at the project, along with a behind-the-scenes view of its systems and infrastructure.
IFMA St. Louis offers its members a learning and networking environment among its diverse membership and supplies its members with the tools to achieve their professional goals. Started in 1985, IFMA St. Louis has nearly 200 members representing small and Fortune 500 companies throughout the region. Considered a leader among local chapters, IFMA St. Louis holds monthly programs to enhance members’ knowledge and provide networking opportunities. IFMA members also value their membership to build their careers, seek counsel and advice from other facility management professionals, access a variety of resources and achieve professional certification. Represented in 142 chapters and 16 councils worldwide, IFMA members manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than $526 billion in products and services. For more information, visit www.ifma.org.