Creating a future ready Real Estate & Facilities Management (REFM) function

Creating a future ready Real Estate & Facilities Management (REFM) function

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GlobalLinker Staff

GlobalLinker Staff

311 week ago — 4 min read

Enterprise: EffE (Experts forum for Excellence)


Founder: Ramakrishnan R (Co-founder)


Sector: Real Estate


Year it was founded: 2014


Based out of: Bengaluru

Future ready, is the need of the hour for corporations and SMEs as the digital revolution pervades every aspect of our lives. The Real Estate sector is one of the sectors that is poised for radical transformation with the adoption of new practices and technology. Ramakrishnan R and his team are experienced consultants with more than 3 decades of experience working individually with Fortune 500 companies. They decided to leverage their collective expertise and establish a consultancy - EffE, or Experts forum for Excellence. Real Estate Facilities Management (REFM) is the domain they specialise in and now provide consultancy services to make this function future ready for their clients with large scale commercial and office spaces. The enterprise is growing steadily and making a mark in the real estate sector as they help firms to drive transition, transformation and sustainable digitization.


In conversation with GlobalLinker (GL) Ramakrishnan Ramasamy (RR) shares the journey of his company.

GL: Tell us about your business.


RR: Sustainable digitization is need of the hour for REFM (Real Estate Facilities Management) and CRES (Corporate Real Estate Services) function in any organisation.


Reasons are obvious as this function’s services -

  • Touches each employee working in the organisation
  • Helps increase the employee satisfaction and retention
  • Enhances the productivity of employees
  • Plan allocation is highest after salary in any organisation

EffE (pronounced as FE), a team of experts, offers consulting services to future ready 'REFM / CRES' through a systematic approach. EffE is providing services since 2014 to prepare REFM future ready by focusing on transition, transformation and technology to achieve operational excellence, continuous improvement and cost-benefit through sustainable use of technology. 

Our value proposition is that we are a 'one stop' consulting services organisation covering all the areas of REFM/CRES, services based on the collective experience of our expert panel. We adopt a unique 3 dimensional 'Service Delivery Excellence' framework. We apply Project Management and COE concepts for effective outcomes. We ensure that we maintain our business ethos of firm commitment, meticulous planning and efficient execution. Moreover, we support our clients beyond the project period till there is a favourable resolution.


GL: What are the challenges you have faced in establishing your business?


RR: Change management is the biggest challenge, even though the need for this type of services are obvious and will deliver sure shot results. There is some sort of fear or hesitance to request for it.


GL: How did you hear of GlobalLinker? How has it helped you?


RR: I got to know about GlobalLinker through a mailer. It is helping me connect with people easily to develop my business.


GL: What is your big business dream?


RR: Our vision is to create a world class REFM/CRES Consulting organisation so it becomes the most preferred REFM consulting services organisation.


GL: What is your message to aspiring entrepreneurs?


RR: Chase your dream with definite plans, don’t be afraid of temporary failure or setbacks.


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