Please join the Federal Real Property Association (FRPA) on Tuesday, February 18th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for our discussion on "Examining the Efficacy of Large Federal Consolidation Projects." Speakers will include representatives from the Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), General Services Administration (GSA) and Congress. The event will be held at Holland & Knight in Washington, D.C. (800 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006).
Event Description: Over the past decade, the Federal government has pursued large scale facility consolidation projects based on the promise of mission impact and cost savings. Headquarters consolidation projects such as DHS at St. Elizabeth’s and the renovation of the Department of Commerce building have been underway for many years but remain far from complete. Other large-scale consolidations have yet to materialize as capital funding limitations constrain the ability to move forward on these projects. As the Administration espouses the benefits of Federal ownership, budget realities have made it difficult to truly achieve these ownership objectives. The February session of the Federal Real Property Association will examine the Federal strategy for large scale consolidation projects in light of capital budget constraints. The discussion will consider how consolidation projects have evolved to reflect today’s budget reality and focus on lessons learned over the past decade. Panelists will share their perspective on the outlook for future consolidation projects here in the National Capital Region and beyond.
Speakers will include:
Byron Adkins, Director, Office of Facilities and Environmental Quality, Department of Commerce
Michael Karau, National Director, Real Property, Department of Homeland Security
Elliot Doomes, Professional Staff, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Committee on Appropriations (INVITED)
Stuart Burns, Assistant Commissioner, Portfolio Management and Customer Engagement, General Services Administration
The session will be moderated by Norman Dong, Managing Director at FD Stonewater.
When: February 18th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (lunch and registration begins at 11:30 a.m.) Where: Holland & Knight (800 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006)