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Federal Lessor Advisory Group

The Federal Lessor Advisory Group (CBRE FLAG) is a specialized CBRE national practice group providing brokerage and lease consulting services to building owners, developers, investors and asset managers in connection with the acquisition, leasing, renewal, sale and administration of federal government leases.


Lease procurement services – obtaining new and renewing existing leases with Federal Government tenants is the cornerstone of CBRE FLAG’s services.  To ensure a comprehensive understanding of federal leasing activity, CBRE FLAG identifies and tracks all government lease procurements nationwide. CBRE FLAG also tracks all expiring federal leases.  The Federal Lessor Advisory Group’s database is one of the most extensive in the industry, tracking all significant Federal Government leasing actions nationwide. 

CBRE FLAG provides broad representation in virtually all aspects of the Federal Government leasing and lease administration process. The Group’s comprehensive range of services includes not only nationwide GSA lease tracking, but proposal preparation, procurement negotiations, market analysis, and competitive building analysis, as well as auxiliary services such as lease portfolio analysis, assistance with lease administration, evaluation and implementation of financing alternatives, acquisition and disposition lease due diligence, and evaluation of building compliance with current federal leasing requirements. 

The principals of CBRE FLAG have successfully negotiated over 1,000 Government leases involving millions of square feet, giving CBRE FLAG a depth of experience and knowledge unmatched in the industry. CBRE FLAG provides the subject matter expertise and business prospective required to structure a Federal Government lease that is both aggressively competitive and economically advantageous.  

Comprehensive Service with Seamless Delivery

  • Proposal Strategy & Preparation
  • Acquisitions, Dispositions & Due Diligence
  • Bond Equivalent Financing
  • Lease Acquisitions
  • Lease Renewal
  • Market & Competitive Building Analysis 
  • Procurement Negotiations
  • Lease Administration & Portfolio Analysis
  • Lease Administration During Construction/Build-Out

Specialized Services with National Reach

CBRE FLAG leverages the combined power of the industry's more robust real estate services platfrom, CBRE's local brokerage resources and our expertise to identify and secure GSA and other federal government leasing opportunites throughout the United States on behalf of our clients. Being technically proficient with federal real estate transaction, CBRE FLAG offers a national perspective that aligns with CBRE's local and regional market knowledge, critical to completing a successful federal transaction.

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