California State Government’s Management of Real Property

Report #70, March 1986


Despite the State’s long experience as a major property holder and user, there are serious problems in the manner in which the State of California buys, leases and manages real property. This report concludes that the State’s property management system is not strategic, is not systematic, and lacks performance incentives.

This study contains 12 findings and nine recommendations. These recommendations include authorizing a pro-active assets management pilot program; adopting an organizational structure for State property management; developing a comprehensive inventory system; and awarding performance incentives to both departments and individual property managers to achieve increased revenues.