The General Services Administration (GSA) is typically referred to as the landlord for the federal government. On behalf of federal agencies it leases 191 million square feet in roughly 8,700 office, storage, lab and other types of leased locations across the United States and its territories (figures from when we conducted this analysis at the beginning of this year). The map below highlights those space concentrations.
It’s no surprise that federal leased space roughly matches the distribution of population in the United States. Also, it’s logical that the largest concentration of federal space is in Washington, DC. What may be interesting, however, is that there are significant concentrations of leases in markets such as Kansas City, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Minneapolis and Cinncinnati, among others; and the major “NFL cities” are all well-represented.