Facility Management is the holistic and proactive management of real estate and service on the strategic, tactical and operational level to support and enable the core business of this organization. Since 2005 the IFM of TU Wien is conducting surveys analyzing the demand side in several European countries on a yearly basis. The population of the survey are the 500 largest companies (measured by turn over) of the countries. This paper outlines the development, the value added and the strategic goals of FM. In addition, the organization of FM, the outsourcing behavior, and the IT support are analyzed. The comparison of the different years and countries enables to point out common ground and diversities. It also allows comparing the different stages of the markets.