Training for Federal Agency Customers

The GSA Office of Real Property Utilization and Disposal offers a Utilization and Disposal training course as well as topic specific webinars to assist our Federal Agency customers in better managing their underutilized and unneeded real property assets.

Utilization & Disposal Training Program
This comprehensive 3-day class is an interactive resource for Federal real property professionals.  The class content is comprised of core topics, with associated information that real property professionals should know to better utilize and dispose of real property.The core topics are bolstered with examples of real property transactions and interactive exercises.

Course Topics Include: 
  • Effectively navigating real property laws, regulations, roles and responsibilities
  • Asset management and repositioning strategies
  • How to report real property excess
  • The real property disposal process, and other transactional options
  • Environmental and historic laws and applications as they relate to the utilization and disposal of Federal real property.    
What is the format of the course? The classroom format encourages open discussions on real property utilization and disposal issues, as well as specific projects.  The class topics are routinely updated in response to new laws, regulations, and legislation, and illustrated using examples of real property transactions and transactional exercises.  The class can also be presented to individual agencies and tailored to their specific needs and regulations.

Who are the presenters for the class?  Presenters are comprised of experienced GSA managers, realty specialists, and environmental and general counsel professionals, from both headquarters and regional offices. 

What types of classes are offered? We offer training delivered to multiple agencies at once or training tailored for your individual agency. 

Classes open to Multiple Agencies

Typically, GSA will schedule at least two classes per year that are open to all agencies.  One will be in Washington, DC and one will be offered in one of GSA’s Regional Offices on a rotating basis.  The cost for the multi-agency training is $400 per attendee, payable only with a GSA SmartPay Purchase Card.  To register for a class complete the following two forms and send them to

Upcoming Multiple Agency Classes
We are pleased to announce the following offerings of our 3-Day Real Property Utilization and Disposal Multi Training Agency Classes, open to all Federal agencies for FY2017.

May 2-4 in Washington, DC at:
GSA Headquarters
Room 1459
1800 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20405

May 23-25 in Boston, MA at:
Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building
Room 343
10 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02222

June 27-29 in San Francisco, CA at:
Federal Office Building
San Francisco Conference Room - 1st floor
50 United Nations Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94102

Classes Tailored for an Individual Agency

An agency can host the 3-Day class at a location of their choosing.  The class can be tailored to meet the agency's needs and include information that pertains particularly to that agency.  The agency agrees to cover the actual travel, lodging, and per diem costs of the class presenters at the agency's location of choice.  There would be no cost per student charge, as there is in our multi-agency training classes ($400/attendee), thus it may be the more economical option for your agency, dependent on the number of attendees. To schedule the class at a mutually convenient time, contact Gary Jordon on 202-841-6995 or at

Want more information? Contact Gary Jordon at 202-841-6995 or

Educational Webinar Opportunities
The impacts on federal real property asset management and disposal evolve with each law that is passed, each regulation put into place, and each Presidential Memorandum or Executive Order that is signed.  As federal real estate professionals, it is important to understand how those factors affect your business.  The GSA Office of Real Property Utilization and Disposal is available to provide educational webinars on those issues as they arise.  

Real Property Reform(April 5, 2017) - Learn how new Real Property Reform legislation impacts your agency.

NEPA(January 26, 2017) - Learn about the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations that agencies must follow when planning federal real property conveyances.

NEPA Webinar (pdf)

Previous webinar topics have included:
  • McKinney-Vento
  • National Historic Preservation Act
  • Report of Excess
  • Targeted Asset Reviews
  • Benefits of Using Online Auctions
  • Real Property: Abandonment, Destruction or Donation to Public Bodies
  • How to Report Property Excess
  • Federal Real Property Profile
  • Helping Federal Landholding Agencies Realize True Cost Savings
  • Project Management and Services
GSA will be offering more webinars on topics of interest to our federal landholding agency customers, and is also available to tailor one to your agency's specific needs. Have a topic you want us to cover in an upcoming webinar?  Send your suggestions to