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Bill aims to save government billions of dollars on leased space

The legislation represents a "limited, tremendous" opportunity to fix the General Service Administration's leasing process, as half of federal buildings' leases expire soon.

Tags: GSA , federal buildings , legislation , Dena Levitz , Bill Shuster , andre carson

Monday - 05/18/2015, 05:08pm EDT

Data at the heart of OMB's latest office space reduction goals

Over the last two years, agencies have done a better job collecting information about their real property holdings. The Office of Management and Budget hopes that now can lead the government to better decision making. But Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) plans to introduce legislation to add "more teeth" to the government's property disposal process.

Tags: Freeze the Footprint , real property , real property disposal , OMB , GSA , David Mader , John Mica , Congress , House , Kenyattah Robinson , Jones Lang LaSalle , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 03:51pm EDT
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GAO: More detail needed from GSA on swap-construct exchanges

If the General Services Administration wants to swap its underutilized assets for private sector properties, it needs to provide more detailed information to potential responders, says a new Government Accountability Office report.

Tags: GAO , GSA , federal buildings , swap-construct exchange , FBI , Michael OConnell ,

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 04:13pm EDT

GSA to be 'more forceful' in real-estate decisions

The General Services Administration needs to step up its leadership to take advantage of cost-saving real estate opportunities, according to House members participating in a recent round table discussion.

Tags: Acquisition , Congress , GSA , House , Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure , Norman Dong , Lynn DeCastro , Stephanie Wasko

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 02:10pm EDT

Congress pressures agencies to speed up office consolidations

Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management want to know why the NRC spent millions of dollars to renovate office space it may never use. DHS and HHS were praised by the committee for their approach to consolidating office space.

Tags: GSA , NRC , management , real property , Freeze the Footprint , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Jason Miller , Dorothy Robyn , Lou Barletta , HHS , DHS , Ned Holland , Jeffery Orner , William Borchardt

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 06:12am EDT
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GSA challenges real estate developers with a 'once-in-a-several-lifetimes' opportunity

The General Services Administration issued two requests for information earlier this month to redevelop the FBI headquarters building and the area of Washington known as Federal Triangle South. Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini said he's willing to entertain any and all ideas for saving the government money, making the buildings more efficient and helping to transform the neighborhoods.

Tags: management , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Darian LeBlanc , Cassidy Turley , D.C. Building Industry Association , Energy , FAA , Federal Triangle South , FBI , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/21/2012, 05:19am EST

New federal leases in holding pattern this year?

Congressional gridlock and "stalling economic growth" could combine to put a freeze on many new federal leasing options, a recent report from Jones Lang LaSalle predicts. Kevin Wayer, co-president of the public institutes practice at Jones Lang LaSalle, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what the federal real estate market could look like in the coming year.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jones Lang LaSalle , federal property , SEC , Kevin Wayer

Monday - 01/09/2012, 05:39pm EST
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First-time home buyers may face challenges

Just as the spring real estate season gets under way, there's word that first timers may find buying a home more challenging than it used to be. WTOP's Bob Kur has the report.

Tags: first-time home buyers , Bob Kur , mortgage , down payment , fees , cash gifts

Sunday - 03/13/2011, 05:59pm EDT
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Interagency board identifies underused fed buildings

Congress is holding the government accountable for federal building ownership and leasing. Rep. Holmes Norton is asking GSA for access to excess building data.

Tags: consolidation , budget , GAO , OMB , Darrell Issa , Kathleen Turco , Eleanor Holmes Norton , Thomas Davis , Gene Dodaro , Ryan Alexander , John Buckner

Friday - 03/04/2011, 06:15pm EST
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