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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.

About


The principals of CBRE FLAG have successfully negotiated over 1,000 federal government leases for 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 in the market and economically advantageous for the landlord.

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 expiring federal government leases as well as any current and upcoming lease procurements.  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, but is not limited to, 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. 


Comprehensive Service with Seamless Delivery


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

 

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.

Recent Transactions

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) was in the building under three separate leases set to expire in approximately 12 months at the time CBRE’s Federal Lessor Advisory Group was brought in to assist the San Francisco team in the leasing process.
1OO MONTGOMERY STREET SAN FRANCISCO, CA
After just one lease term, in a building customized to their specific needs, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) was forced to consolidate into a large block of government leased space which the U.S. GSA desperately needed to backfill.
250 E STREET, SW WASHINGTON, DC
CBRE was hired by the Owner of University Office Park to devise a new long term leasing strategy for the office park. The subject building, the Rhodes Building, had been vacant for several years before CBRE took the assignment.
3005 CHAMBLEE TUCKER ROAD, ATLANTA, GA
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on behalf of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was in the market for a long-term, replacement lease of 539,000 square feet in Suburban Maryland.
6701 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE BETHESDA, MD
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was in the market soliciting a long term replacement lease to accommodate a relocation and downsizing of its Regional Headquarters.
1201 ELM STREET, DALLAS, TX

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Timothy C. Hutchens
Executive Vice President
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Marcy Owens Test
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William Hill
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Paul Hood
First Vice President
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