Regional Commissioner (PBS) Chaun Benjamin
Public Building Service
Chaun Benjamin serves as the Public Buildings Service (PBS) Regional Commissioner for the Northwest/Arctic Region of the U.S. General Services Administration.
He is responsible for PBS programs and services delivered in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington—managing a portfolio of 15.9 million rentable square feet in 577 owned and leased buildings, that generate $356 million in revenue.
Mr. Benjamin was hired as Regional Commissioner in October 2014. He most recently served concurrently as Acting PBS Regional Commissioner, and as Director of the Region’s Leasing Division. The Leasing Division he led negotiates leases for federal agencies residing in private leased space, and offers a full range of reimbursable real estate services.
Mr. Benjamin began his career with GSA in 2003 as a Contracting Officer in the Design and Construction Branch, and has served in many capacities in the Northwest/Arctic Region. Prior to his current role, Mr. Benjamin led Service Centers Division from 2011 to 2013, the Facilities Management and Services Programs Division from 2008 to 2011, and the Design and Construction Contracting Branch from 2006 to 2008. He has also served as a Senior Contracting Officer for various projects throughout the Region. Prior to coming to GSA, Mr. Benjamin served 20 great years in the United States Air Force as an Acquisition Professional, and has served in numerous campaigns throughout the world.
Mr. Benjamin and his wife Kathleen make their home in Olympia, Washington, and have four grown children: Tony, Jenelle, Zach, and Alex. They are also the proud grandparents of Aiden.