Like many federal agencies, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office emerged from the pandemic with too much space. USPTO recognized that with 90% of its workforce teleworking, it no longer needed 2.2 million square feet of space in its Alexandria Headquarters. With its lease expiring in August 2024, USPTO swiftly chose to release 2 of its 5 buildings, freeing up 600,000 square feet of office space. That choice will save $150 million over the 5-year term of the new lease!
Join FRPA Members online on February 21, 2024 for a lunchtime discussion from the USPTO real property professionals behind the decision to return almost 40% of its office space. They will explain how they decided what they needed, what they didn’t need, and how they got from there to here.
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm Cost: Free to FRPA members only Location: Online – you will receive a link after registration Moderator: Lisle Hannah, Director for the Office of Facilities and Environmental Quality at the U.S. Department of Commerce & FRPA Board Member USPTO Panel participants:
Kevin Mahoney, Director, Office of Administrative Services
Jessica Fols, Branch Chief, Space and Project Management
Hillary Turner, Space Planning Specialist
This event is exclusively for FRPA members. If you haven't purchased a membership for 2024 yet, please click here. Note that event registration will close at noon on Tuesday, February 20th. The meeting link will be provided at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting via email.
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