Real Estate Services

Mission Statement


The mission of the Real Estate Services Division (RES) is to provide the Mayor, Council, elected officials, and City departments with a high level of customer service in real estate strategic advice and transactions involving City owned and leased property. This includes expert execution of appraisals, title reports, sales and acquisition projects, leases, property management, space planning and real property research and analysis.

The Leasing Unit manages lease transactions in support of elected officials and Council controlled City departments. This includes the negotiation, execution and ongoing management of three separate lease portfolios:

  • Payable - primarily office space for City employees in privately owned buildings
  • Receivable - retail locations in City owned buildings, communication sites
  • Non-Profit - decommissioned City owned buildings or space within City owned buildings leased to non-profits providing community services

For City owned retail sites, we issue Request for Proposals through the City's Business Virtual Network. Register your company at and you will be notified the next time an RFP is issued.


For information, call 213-922-8500 and ask for a Real Estate Officer in the Leasing Unit.

Sales and Acquisitions
The Sales and Acquisition Unit provides real estate transactional support to elected officials and Council-controlled City departments for the acquisition and sale of property under GSD's jurisdiction that is required for City purposes. These include:

  • Title research
  • Class C and Class A appraisals
  • Purchase and sale transactions
  • Auctions of City owned property

Click here to register for the next real estate surplus property auction.

View and download the User’s Guide to Sale or Development of City Property

For information, call 213-922-8500 and ask for a Real Estate Officer in the Sales and Acquisition Unit.

Tenant Services
The Tenant Services Section provides support and services for Council controlled departments and elected officials for new space, relocations and space configuration projects. In coordination with the CAO Municipal Facilities Group, projects approved and funded through the Municipal Facilities Committee and Council are then managed by the Tenant Services team to ensure the project adheres to schedule and budget for a smooth transition for the client department.


For information, call 213-922-8500 and ask to speak to a Tenant Services representative.

The Moving Services Section handles small, incidental moves within or between City departments and facilities Citywide. These include:

  • Relocation of office furniture and miscellaneous items.
  • Transport of unwanted office furniture, computers, printers and other items to City Salvage.
  • Transport of City record retention boxes for destruction or retention
  • Transport of items from City Salvage to City facilities for use by departments.

To initiate a request, click on the Moving Services Request Form  and follow the instructions. Requests should be made three-five days in advance.


GSD Moving Services also coordinates large scope moves. To schedule an assessment, please e-mail the Move Coordinator at to initiate this process.


GSD Moving Services provides special-event set-ups within the Los Angeles Civic Center. These requests are coordinated through the GSD Special Events Unit at 213-928-9579.


For information, call 213-978-7694 or email at

Nuisance Abatement
The Real Estate Services Division conducts Nuisance Abatement activities on the following types of properties:

  • Decommissioned and vacant City owned buildings
  • Vacant City owned land

Nuisance abatement services are restricted by funding to boarding, fencing, weed abatement, trash removal, homeless encampment clean-up and graffiti removal.


To report an issue with a City owned vacant property, call 213-922-8500 and ask for the Nuisance Abatement Coordinator.

Asset Management System
The Asset Management System (AMS) provides an integrated solution to manage the City's multi-million dollar owned and leased portfolio.

The AMS is comprised of several modules, including property, leasing, building operations and maintenance and space. It also leverages mobile devices for GSD’s building maintenance technicians in the field to receive and respond to work orders in real time, eliminating the need for paper work orders and timecards.


The AMS includes the GSD Service Portal, which can be accessed at  This web-based tool is available to City employees and can be used to request maintenance and repair work at GSD maintained City facilities.  The public can also use the GSD Service Portal to obtain information on surplus City property; request to use certain City locations for a community rally; and for the filming industry to request filming at City facilities.


For information, call 213-922-8500 and ask for the AMS Unit or email the Unit directly at