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Our Story

Colleagues in facilities management since 2000

Sightlines was founded in 2000 with the mission of helping educational institutions better manage their facilities investments. Using shared data and working collaboratively with our members, we built an innovative model to benchmark performance. The partnership with our six charter institutions resulted in our Facilities Benchmarking and Analysis service and the Return on Physical Assets (ROPA) Process – a service that applies the same rigor to facilities resources that business officers provide to financial resources. Today, ROPA+, the newest iteration, takes our analysis “Beyond Benchmarking” and leads our members through a comprehensive and unique process of Discovery, Prediction, and Performance Measurement.

Our unprecedented success spurred growth that continues today. Sightlines now works at more than 450 institutions in 41 States, the District of Columbia and Canada. We steward the country’s largest database of information related to campus operations and capital investment, which represents more than 1.5 billion gross square feet (GSF). No other tool fosters the sharing of facilities insight and perspective better than the Sightlines database and the ROPA Process.

Today, Sightlines is proud to be a Gordian company. From building conception through facility management,  Gordian serves clients from every sector by providing efficient and effective solutions that maximize efficiency, optimize cost savings and increase quality across the entire construction lifecycle.