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PBS Office of Leasing Outreach
GSA Leasing Industry Roundtable
Wednesday 18 December 2019, 08:00 PM UTC - 09:30 PM UTC
The General Services Administration (GSA) is committed to fostering productive relationships between GSA and its industry partners. Toward that end, the GSA Office of Leasing within GSA’s Public Buildings Service (PBS) is working with GSA’s Office of the Procurement Ombudsman to host a GSA Leasing Forum in February 2020.  The target audience for this event is the Office of Leasing's industry partners. In order to ensure that the GSA Leasing Forum is meaningful and effective, PBS is hosting a virtual Roundtable discussion to identify leasing topics of interest to GSA’s industry partners.  

The General Services Administration (GSA) Public Buildings Service (PBS) Office of Leasing will host a GSA Leasing Forum on February 24, 2020.  


The target audience for this event is the Office of Leasing's industry partners. 


Date: Monday, February 24, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Location: The meeting will be held physically at the GSA Central Office Auditorium, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC  20405; and, virtually through Meeting Space (call-in information will be made available to registrants).

Registration:  Industry partners wishing to attend must register by February 20, 2020. Registration is free and based on space availability. 

Members of the press, in addition to registering for this event, must also RSVP to press@gsa.gov by February 17, 2020. 


Day of: The GSA Leasing Forum will start at 9:30 a.m. EST in the GSA Central Office Auditorium in Washington, DC.  For virtual attendees, the Meeting Space line will open up at 9:15 a.m. EST  Attendees must be registered to participate.  Virtual participation will be through a moderated virtual messaging chat function within Meeting Space. 

Objective:  Inform Real Estate Industry Partners on current initiatives for FY2020.  Provide feedback based upon input from Industry Roundtable held on December 18, 2019.

Background: PBS is seeking to build productive relationships with its industry partners.  On December 18, 2019, PBS hosted a PBS Leasing Roundtable for industry representatives from the leasing community to share thoughts, major topics of interest, and challenges that their company or industry faces with regard to GSA’s leasing program.  PBS is using the information gathered from the Roundtable event to inform the content of this GSA Leasing Forum.

Format:  The Forum will consist of presentations from GSA speakers regarding subjects raised during the PBS Leasing Roundtable.  Some presentations will include allotted time for questions and answers, as time permits. Virtual meeting attendees will have the opportunity to send in questions through a moderated chat function during the session. 

Special accommodations: This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities.  Request for auxiliary aids should be directed to Brian.Snow@gsa.gov by February 17, 2020.


GSA Leasing Forum Agenda:

  • Welcome
    Speaker: Allison Azevedo, Acting Deputy Commissioner, Public Buildings Service

  • Innovation/Technology
    Facilitator: Gina DiTommaso, Office of Leasing
  • Speakers: PJ Brennan and Joel Tabatcher, Office of Leasing; and Elyssa Tanenbaum, Office of General Counsel
  • Total Workplace Program
    Speaker:  Chuck Hardy, Total Workplace Management Office

  • Compliance and Policy Updates
    Speakers:  Denise Broskey and Julie Hepp, Office of Leasing
  • Post Award Project Management
    Speakers:  Mike Trotter and Mark Kinslow, Office of Leasing
    Speaker:  Dan Mathews, Commissioner, Public Buildings Service
  • Wrap up: John Thomas, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of Leasing


For Further Information Contact:  Lance Feiner at lance.feiner@gsa.gov