Today's big thinkers are tomorrow's big leaders.

This award program aims to tell the incredible stories of FMs under 40 years old that stand out as influencers in the built environment community for their incredible commitment to the industry.

January 15 – Call for nominations opens.

April 30 – Deadline for nominations.

March 12 – August 14 – Nominations are reviewed and selected.

September 4 – Deadline for nominee profile questionnaire.

November/December FMJ Issue – Finalists announced in IFMA's FMJ.

December – Finalists recognized and appreciated.


In celebration of our fortieth anniversary this year, we want to recognize the future of the industry and the profession by honoring the talents and achievements of young facility professionals as they rise through the ranks of the profession.

Entries are open to anyone under the age of 40 as of Dec 31, 2020.



Step 1: Review the elibility requirements and deadlines.

Step 2: Fill out the nomination form for your candidate.

Step 3: You will receive a confirmation that your nomination has been recorded. In the event we need more information, an IFMA staff member will reach out to you.

Step 4: All nominees must fill out a follow-up profile questionnaire.

  • Nominees are Built Environment Professionals who are less than 40 years old as of 12/31/2020.
  • Nominees are making a positive impact on the FM industry, whether through innovation and discovery, special achievements, overcoming extreme challenges, making notable contributions, rendering aide to others, or bringing recognition to the profession.
  • Nominees are not required to be IFMA members or hold any certain title within their organization.
  • Nominees are required to be working in any part of the FM industry.
  • Anyone can nominate a young FM, and you are welcome to nominate yourself.

Call for nominations is now open.

Follow @IFMA for updates about the program.



We want to recognize the most compelling stories of successful, impactful facility professionals.

Judging will take place over the course of 3 months.

Our committee of independent judges are looking for exceptional contributions to the industry and interesting success stories that will inspire other facility professionals.

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