Leasing Space to the Government
GSA, the nation's largest public real estate organization, provides workspace for more than 1.2 million federal workers through its Public Buildings Service. Approximately half of the employees are housed in buildings owned by the federal government and half are located in over 8,100 separate leased properties, including buildings, land, antenna sites, etc. across the country. An updated listing of this inventory is posted after the 15th of each month at Monthly Lease Inventory. Its downloadable excel spreadsheet contains 29 data elements per lease including the information most requested under the Freedom of Information Act.
GSA prepares an annual turnover analysis (Excel .xlsx format) on its lease inventory as requested by the commercial realty community. This is the latest analysis; however, GSA does not recommend that business decisions, in particular portfolio and financing decisions, be based upon this analysis.
GSA leases space in diverse locations when leasing is the best solution for meeting federal space needs. More than 50 percent of GSA leases are for 10,000 square feet or less, so owners do not have to be corporate giants to compete for lease contracts.
More information on negotiating federal leased opportunities is available on the Negotiating on Federal Leased Opportunities page.
Lease Acquisition Circular (LAC) LAC-2012-02 issued the templates for Request for Lease Proposals (RLP) and Lease for the models that were developed through the PBS Lease Reform initiative. This LAC also issues a revised Solicitation Provisions, GSA Forms 3516 and 3516A; General Clauses, GSA Form 3517B; and Representations and Certifications, GSA Forms 3518 and 3518A. LAC-2012-02 also cancels the Tenant Improvement (TI) SFO; Leasing Specialists must not issue any new TI SFOs. All versions of GSA Forms 3516, 3517, and 3518 issued prior to LAC-2012-02 are canceled.
GSA LEASING FORMS
|GSA FORM||Date Revision||Description||LAC||Type|
(Acquisition of Leasehold Interests in Real Property)
|3516A||06/2012||SOLICITATION PROVISIONS (For Simplified Acquisition of Leasehold Interests in Real Property)||2012-02|
|3517B||03/14/13||General Clauses GSA Form 3517B||2013-01||DOC|
|3518||06/2012||REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS(Acquisition of Leasehold Interests in Real Property)||2012-02|
|3518A||06/2012||REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS (For Leases At or Below the Simplified Lease Acquisition Threshold)||2012-02|
|L201A||03/14/13||Simplified Lease L201A||2013-01||DOC|
|L201D||06/2012||On-Airport Lease Contract||2012-02|
|1364A||09/30/11||Simplified Proposal to Lease Space||DOC|
|1364A-1||03/29/12||Simplified Lease Proposal Data|
|02/27/13||Succeeding/Superseding National Lease Decision Tool||XLS|
|04/2011||Present Value Analysis Directions||DOC|