Federal Real Property

In Jan. 2003, fed. real property was designated as a high-risk area, citing the gov¿t. over-reliance on costly, long-term leasing.

Federal Real Property

In Jan. 2003, fed. real property was designated as a high-risk area, citing the gov¿t. over-reliance on costly, long-term leasing. Building ownership often costs less than operating leases, esp. for long-term space needs. This report identifies: (1) the profile of domestically held, federally leased space incl. the overall amount and type of space that agencies lease, and any related trends; (2) the factors that drive agencies to lease space that may be more cost-effective to own; and (3) any actions taken by the admin. and alternative approaches proposed to address this issue. The author interviewed officials from the GSA, the OMB, and the USPS. Also reviewed 10 building leases that were among those with the largest dollar value. Includes recommendations. Tables.

Federal Real Property

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Federal Real Property

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Federal Real Property

Federal Real Property: Government-wide Building-Disposal Data Generally Reliable, but Opportunities for Further Improvements Exist

Federal Real Property

Federal Real Property: Government-wide Building-Disposal Data Generally Reliable, but Opportunities for Further Improvements Exist

Federal Real Property Management

Federal Real Property Management


Federal Real Property

To address this objective, we reviewed relevant federal laws and executive
orders related to the Corps' disposal of landholdings, as well as its applicable
real property policies, guidance, and user/training manuals on the processing of
civil ...

Federal Real Property

Unreliable real property data has been a long-standing problem for federal landholding agencies. Under the President¿s real property initiative, agencies are being held accountable for, among other things, improving the accuracy of their real property inventory and disposing of unneeded property. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the fourth largest landholding agency, uses the Real Estate Management Information System (REMIS) for recording its civil works inventory. The author was asked to determine whether REMIS could provide reliable information on the Corps¿ civil works land disposals from FY 1996 through 2006. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.

Federal Real Property

Real property holding agency Authority Description of authority accepted for
lease payments in-kind consideration such as construction, maintenance, or
improvement of facilities, or providing services to NASA such as launch and
payload ...

Federal Real Property

Many fed. agencies (FA) hold real property (RP) that they do not need. Some FA have been granted authorities to enter into enhanced use leases (EUL) -- long-term agree. with public and private entities for the use of fed. RP, resulting in cash and/or in-kind consideration for the FA -- or to retain the proceeds from the sale of RP. This report reviews how FA are using their disposal authorities: (1) what authorities the 10 largest RP holding FA have to enter into EULs and retain proceeds from the sale of RP; (2) the extent to which FA with authority to retain proceeds sold RP and how they used the proceeds; and (3) the relationship between FA having the authority to enter into EULs or retain sales proceeds and the amount of RP that they retained or sold.

Federal Real Property

The federal government and the District must comply with environmental laws
when completing the transfers and conveyances. Two environmental laws
relevant to the properties involved are the National Environmental Policy Act (
NEPA) and ...

Federal Real Property

The Fed. and District of Columbia Gov¿t. Real Property Act of 2006 mandated a review of the property exchanges between the District and the fed. gov¿t. This report determines: (1) the status of the conveyances and transfers of the properties identified in the law; (2) what steps the District and the fed. gov¿t. have taken toward completing the conveyances, what factors have affected their completion, and what additional steps remain; (3) what preliminary development has occurred on the properties exchanged between the District and the fed. gov¿t., and what are the current plans for use of these properties; and (4) what development challenges the District and fed. gov¿t. face going forward. Illustrations.

Federal Real Property an Update on High Risk Issues

Madam Chair and Members of the Subcommittee: We welcome the opportunity to
provide this update on our recent work on issues that led us to designate federal
real property as a high-risk area. As you know, in January 2003, we designated ...

Federal Real Property  an Update on High Risk Issues

In Jan. 2003, fed. real property was designated as a high-risk area because of long-standing problems with excess and underutilized property, deteriorating facilities, unreliable real property data, over-reliance on costly leasing, and security challenges. In Jan. 2009, it was found that agencies have taken some positive steps to address real property issues but that some of the core problems persist. This testimony focuses on: (1) progress made by major real property-holding agencies to strategically manage real property; (2) ongoing problems regarding agencies' efforts to address real property issues; and (3) underlying obstacles identified as hampering agencies' real property reform efforts governmentwide. Illustrations.

The Office of Real Property

The Office of Real Property


Federal Real Property

Federal Real Property


Federal Real Property

Many federal agencies hold real property that they do not need, including property that is underutilized or excess.

Federal Real Property

Many fed. agencies (FA) hold real property (RP) that they do not need. Some FA have been granted authorities to enter into enhanced use leases (EUL) -- long-term agree. with public and private entities for the use of fed. RP, resulting in cash and/or in-kind consideration for the FA -- or to retain the proceeds from the sale of RP. This report reviews how FA are using their disposal authorities: (1) what authorities the 10 largest RP holding FA have to enter into EULs and retain proceeds from the sale of RP; (2) the extent to which FA with authority to retain proceeds sold RP and how they used the proceeds; and (3) the relationship between FA having the authority to enter into EULs or retain sales proceeds and the amount of RP that they retained or sold.

Federal Real Property Actions Needed to Enhance Information on and Coordination Among Federal Entities With Leasing Authority

Federal Real Property  Actions Needed to Enhance Information on and Coordination Among Federal Entities With Leasing Authority

" GSA leases real property on behalf of many federal tenants, but some federal entities have statutory independent leasing authority. GAO was asked to review federal entities with independent leasing authority. This report examines (1) what is known about which federal entities have independent leasing authority and their use of this authority; (2) how selected independent leases compare to GSA and private sector leases in terms of cost; and (3) to what extent selected entities have leasing policies and practices that align with leading government practices. GAO conducted a survey of 103 federal entities identified in previous GAO work; selected eight entities for their diversity in size and mission, and visited 37 leased office and warehouse locations; analyzed leases and lease files for the 37 locations; reviewed applicable laws, policies, and guidance; and interviewed GSA, OMB, and officials from the selected entities. "

Federal Real Property

Its portfolio includes courthouses, land ports of entry, and federal office space. This book provides an analyses of key issues of federal real property.

Federal Real Property

Prior to seeking appropriations, The General Services Administration (GSA) is required to obtain congressional authorization for constructing, purchasing, leasing, or renovating real property. The GSA controls more than 8,700 owned and leased buildings with 422 million square feet of floor space, which represents about 12.6% of the government's 3.354 billion total building square footage. GSA has the authority to acquire, operate, and dispose of real property on behalf of other federal agencies, including the judiciary. Its portfolio includes courthouses, land ports of entry, and federal office space. This book provides an analyses of key issues of federal real property.