UMS Advisory Held 9th Annual Strategic Real Estate (RE) & Facilities Management (FM) US Conference - At Amgen, Oct. 2-3, Thousand Oaks, CA

Powerful network of Fortune 500 executives shared best practices and unique challenges facing RE/FM market

Oct 15, 2012, 11:20 ET from UMS Advisory, Inc.

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UMS Advisory, Inc., a leading global management consulting firm focused on driving measurable performance improvements in Real Estate and Facilities Management, held its 9th Annual Strategic Real Estate (RE) and Facilities Management (FM) conference – At Amgen on Oct. 2-3, 2012 in Thousand Oaks, CA.

The 2012 UMS Advisory US Conference focused on innovation and third generation outsourcing strategies in RE/FM. Several leading companies presented their third generation approaches to contracting including negotiated, hybrid, and market RFP options.

Rakesh Kishan, UMS Advisory president and executive managing director, kicked off the 9th annual conference with a discussion on third-generation outsourcing strategies, how global market trends continue to evolve amid a post-recession business environment, and how corporations are developing new approaches to transform their business.  

"This year's conference at Amgen's HQ was a remarkable success and the feedback was exceptionally positive. Attendees appreciated the unique opportunity for direct, open dialogue on current topics of interest to very seasoned practitioners on RE/FM strategies. In addition, they valued the market intelligence that can help shape their RE/FM strategies," said Rakesh Kishan, UMS Advisory president and executive managing director.

UMS sessions consisted of a powerful network of Fortune 500 company senior RE/FM and Procurement executives. Highlights from this year's conference included topics such as:

  • Global Re/FM Market Trends
  • Third-Generation Outsourcing Strategies
  • RE/FM Innovation: From Definition to Enablement
  • Contracting Advancements: Structures & Mechanisms
  • RE/FM Technology: Options and Opportunities

Attendees for UMS Conferences for current and previous years include corporate real estate, facilities management, procurement, and operations senior executives from companies such as Agilent, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Capital One, DuPont, Fifth Third Bank, Intel, Proctor & Gamble, Merck, Whirlpool, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Genentech, Toyota, Cisco, BMW, Pfizer, Citibank, ExxonMobil, Kraft Foods, Kimberly Clark, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, Novartis, Sprint, Sanofi, United Health, Warner Bros, and State Farm Insurance.

About UMS Advisory, Inc.

UMS Advisory, a leading global management consulting firm, focuses on driving measurable performance improvements in Real Estate and Facilities Management (RE & FM) for Fortune Global 500 companies. The firm partners with clients in various industries, such as bio-pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, financial services and high-technology, to develop transformational solutions and quantifiable results in RE & FM. Main areas of focus include, strategy, outsourcing approach and implementation, contract assessment, supplier governance, performance benchmarking, operations excellence and market intelligence. For more information, visit or contact Yvonne Liu,

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