O. Roper is Professor of Integrated Facility and Property Management at
Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta Georgia and teaches in the
areas of graduate sustainable facility and property management, facility
planning, project management, benchmarking, and corporate real estate.
Prior to coming to Georgia Tech in 2002, she practiced facility
management and corporate real estate for corporate, government and
not-for-profits for 20+ years.
Roper was 2011-2012 Chair of the International Facility Management
Association Board of Directors, having served on the Board since 2008,
and she has been a member of the Atlanta Chapter of IFMA Board of
Directors for over 15 years, serving as president in 1997.
In 2007, Roper was awarded the International Facility
Management Association (IFMA) Fellow, the associationís highest
recognition of service and lifetime achievement in the field. Roper is
also a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional and an
IFMA Certified Facility Manager.
Roper is the Co-Founder and Co-Editor of the International Journal of
Facility Management, launched in 2009. She is co-author of The Facility
Management Handbook, Third Edition and Fourth Edition (due out in July!)
and she also writes regularly for other academic and professional
journals and conferences.
Her research focuses on strategic facility
planning, sustainability in facility operations and new trends in