Roundtable: Taxpayer Savings Opportunities in Washington, DC Area Federal Leases

2253 Rayburn House Office Building

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0 Wednesday, February 11, 2015 @ 11:00 | Contact: Jim Billimoria 202-225-9446

Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee Chairman Lou Barletta (R-PA) will lead this Subcommittee roundtable on opportunities for saving taxpayers money by reducing costs and space of federal office leases in the Washington, DC metro area.

In the National Capital Region alone, the General Services Administration (GSA) – the federal government’s landlord – leases 56 million rentable square feet.  The leases for an unusually large amount of that space – 32 million square feet – will expire over the next five years.  The Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) occupy 44% of the total of square footage of expiring leases.  Subcommittee Members will hear from participants representing GSA, DOJ, DHS, and HHS, in addition to representatives of the commercial real estate industry. 

Last Congress, through efforts to get GSA’s tenant agencies to improve their space utilization, the Committee authorized leases that will result in over $2 billion in savings to the taxpayer over the terms of those leases.

Additional background information about this roundtable can be found here.


  • Mr. Darren J. Blue, Regional Commissioner, Public Building Service, National Capital Region, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Mr. Michael H. Allen, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Policy, Management and Planning, Justice Management Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mr. Jeffery Orner, Chief Readiness Support Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Ms. Genevieve Hanson, Director, Real Estate and Logistics Portfolio, Program Support Center, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Mr. Scott Homa, Mid-Atlantic Research Director, Jones Lang LaSalle | Materials (1); Materials (2)
  • Mr. James Michael Reidy, Senior Managing Director, Savills Studley | Materials
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