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PBS Office of Leasing GSA Leasing Forum on February 24, 2020

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 Noon, 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. 

Registration Linkhttps://meet.gsa.gov/fy20-gsa-leasing-forum/event/event_info.html

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 Brain.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
    Speaker: John Thomas, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of Leasing

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


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