Acting Regional Commissioner (PBS) Chaun Benjamin
Public Building Service
Chaun Benjamin serves as the Public Buildings Service (PBS) Acting 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 appointed to this position in May, 2013, He concurrently serves as Director of the Region’s Leasing Division, which provides a full range of real estate services, from property management, new construction, renovations, and facility repairs. The Division 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 the Facilities Management and Services Programs Division from 2008 to 2011, the Design and Construction Contracting Branch from 2006 to 2008, and the Service Centers Division from 2011 to 2013. 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, his wife Kathleen and their four children, Tony, Jenelle, Zach and Alex make their home in Olympia, Washington.