Excess Properties for Sale!

As we reported yesterday, the federal government—the biggest property owner in the United States—is now in the process of disposing of billions of dollars worth of properties that it no longer needs. While the disposal process is well underway—GSA disposed of 88 vacant or underused properties in FY2010 and 2011—some 12,000 domestic federal properties remain on the market, and more will be added as they are identified.

Where are these properties located? The interactive map below, prepared by OMB, presents a sampling of about 14,000 buildings and structures currently designated as excess. These range from sheds to underutilized office buildings and empty warehouses. Not all of them are on the market; many will be disposed of through demolition or transfers, but others are available for sale to private sector buyers.

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