Governments Selectively Privatizing Real Estate Management

Fall 1998, Vol 23, No 3

Abstract: Outsourcing of services has become a way of life in the private sector. But to what extent has the public sector decided to outsource or privatize real estate functions? Have the results of outsourcing been satisfactory? To answer these questions and more, American City and County and MBIA & Associates Consulting/Bartram & Cochran recently conducted a survey and interviewed key federal, state, and local government staff and vendors. Here, the author presents key findings of the 1998 survey, as well as a comparison to a similar poll conducted five years ago by John Hentschel, CRE.