Dr. Alexander Redlein is a university professor for Real Estate and Facility Management at the Vienna University of Technology, president of REUG and past president of IFMA Austria. He is also executive board member of EuroFM. After his interdisciplinary studies at the Vienna University of Technology and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration he is now engaged in research, education and consultancy in the area of FM for almost 20 years. He is head of the Centre for Real Estate and Facility Management (IFM) at the Vienna University of Technology which consists of 15 researchers in the field of Facility and Real Estate Management. Beside his research activities he is responsible for technology transfer between the university and CEE companies. In numerous projects he acted as a strategic advisor, set up FM concepts for international companies and optimised their FM processes, ICT and space management. As a researcher he conducted international studies about the status quo of FM in CEE and about the value added by FM. In the area of sustainability he analyses CSR reports and their impact on facility and real estate management. In addition, he heads a MBA for FM at the Vienna University of Technology and several FM certification courses in CEE and also India.