It’s not easy being a facilities professional in today’s real estate market. Tenant and employee expectations, increasingly narrower margins to hit the bottom line, competitive exercises in pushing higher occupancy rates, and an unsure economic future are challenging even the industry’s greatest visionaries – individuals and companies that are rethinking and redefining the industry.Yet, with the challenges come new opportunities – new markets, new processes, and new and improved buildings. And a new professional. One who is setting standards, shifting trends, and making history.Buildings presents its annual exclusive: “Who’s Who in the Buildings Market 2003,” featuring our ‘A’ List of industry players and our Buildings Census of developer/owners, management firms, corporate real estate departments, and facilities organizations within institutions and government agencies.Comments? Don’t hesitate to contact the Buildings Editorial Staff ( 364-6167) about your company’s facilities activities and its place in redefining the ownership of commercial/institutional real estate – now and in the future.This year’s ‘A’ List, developed by the Buildings’ Editorial Staff, is based upon industry interviews, questionnaires, and published information: 10K reports, company websites, industry-related reports, Hoover’s Online, and other published and electronic materials. While every attempt has been made to make the ‘A’ List and the Buildings Census as complete as possible, Buildings magazine cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information. For companies interested in participation in 2004, please contact our Editorial Department at: ([email protected]).Selected by our editorial team, Buildings’ Professionals of the Year – facilities-related businesses from development, management, corporate, institutional, and government entities – prove that success comes from clear communication, long-range planning, a commitment to excellence, and talented professionals.