The Asset Management Branch (AMB) is your initial point of contact to request RESD services. As the State’s real estate asset manager, AMB maintains a strategic overview of State-owned and leased property, prepares long-term occupancy forecasts and implementation strategies for future State office requirements, and identifies and implements value enhancement solutions for unused or underutilized State-owned properties.
Building & Property Management
The Building and Property Management Branch (BPM) provides building management and administration, operations, maintenance, janitorial, groundskeeping, and repair services necessary to support the State´s real estate assets. BPM is responsible for managing State-owned buildings and properties in geographic locations where it is cost effective to do so.
The Project Management Branch (PMB) provides project management services for large or complex real estate projects. PMB manages the design and construction process on behalf of state agencies and departments. PMB assists state agencies and departments in developing conceptual documents for cost and budget control, programming, site planning and master planning for capital outlay projects that are necessary to obtain legislative authorization and funding projects.
Architecture & Engineering
The Design Services Section (DSS) provides in-house architecture, engineering, facilities planning and interior design services for State agencies and other clients. DSS is organized into specialized studios:
Facilities planning and interior design
Civil & Structural engineering
Mechanical / plumbing engineering
Construction & Inspection
The Construction Services Section (CSS) provides construction and inspections for State Agencies:
Quality Assurance Inspection and Testing
Code inspection to ensure compliance with applicable building codes and regulations
After-Contract Guarantee enforcement and dispute resolution
Rapid Design and Construction
The Environmental Services Section (ESS) provides environmental planning services for State agencies:
CEQA and NEPA documents:
EIR/EIS, ND/FONSI, exemptions
Development permits and consultation with regulatory agencies.
Studies including: Biology, Cultural/Historic Resources, Hazardous Materials Assessments, Traffic, Community Outreach, mitigation plans and monitoring.
Leasing and Planning
The Real Estate Leasing and Planning Section (RELPS) works with building owners, investors, and property managers to lease space to State agencies in property that is not owned by the State of California. With over 1,800 active leases and 20 million square feet of leased space throughout the State of California, RELPS has a proven track record in delivering quality space that meets all State leasing standards and administering lease management solutions for State agencies.
The Real Property Services Section (RPSS) provides products and reviews for projects involving State agencies or State land:
Appraisals and Appraisal Review.
Acquisitions and Acquisition Review.
Leasing (State-owned and telecommunication leases).
Real property transactions including easements, transfers of jurisdiction.
Land title review and analysis.
Staff to State Public Works Board (SPWB).
Relocation Assistance (RAP).
Seismic & Special Programs
The Seismic and Special Programs Section (SSPS) provides program/project management of multiple statewide programs involving both buildings and sites for seismic, energy savings, renovations/repairs, access compliance, and hazardous materials, along with managing individual Special Repair projects. The section’s management expertise in these disciplines is available to assist customers with all their building and site assessment, renovation and remediation needs.
Energy and Sustainability Programs
The Energy and Sustainability Programs section (ESP) develops and oversees programs that increase energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable energy generation. ESP provides the tools departments need to finance and contract for projects that improve or reduce their facilities’ energy usage and carbon footprint. Implementation of these energy and sustainability projects can be managed by departments that have authority to do so, or by DGS staff.