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GSA Holds Industry Roundtable on Lease Construction

GSA # 10510

June 12, 2008
Contacts:  MaryAnne Beatty (202) 501-1231
Melissa Williams (202) 208-0059

WASHINGTON—The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), in order to better fulfill its mission of providing world-class workspace to federal workers at best value to the American taxpayer, held a roundtable with real estate developers on its lease construction program, the agency announced today.

“Currently, the percentage of owned-to-leased space is about even,” said GSA’s Commissioner of Public Buildings David L. Winstead.  We turn to lease construction projects when we are unable to meet customer requirements within GSA’s existing owned and leased portfolio or within the inventory of space available in a market.”

The focus of the roundtable was to seek industry comment and insight on the subject of lease construction as well as to educate real estate developers on how GSA approaches these types of projects.  Topics of discussion included the site selection process; how to submit an offer to lease space; procurement methods used in the process; and improving the design quality in lease construction projects.  GSA officials from the Office of Real Estate Acquisition were on hand to answer any questions about the program.

For more information on GSA’s leasing program, visit


GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.

- Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 208,000 vehicles.
-GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 425 historic properties, and as manager of, the official portal to federal government information and services.
-GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

Did You Know?  GSA leases approximately 176 million rentable square feet of space in 7,106 facilities nationwide.

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