The GRPIS program’s purpose is to encourage and facilitate the sharing of real property information among federal agencies so that better asset management decisions can be made. The program encourages the formation of real property councils within major federal communities nationwide. Active GRPIS councils are centered in Puget Sound, WA; South Florida; Arizona; New Mexico; Kansas City, KS/MO; the Front Range of Colorado; Atlanta, GA; the San Francisco Bay Area; and Portland, OR

GRPIS participants are working level federal real property professionals, including realty specialists, community planners, facility managers, interior designers, contracting officers, and other interested people.

The GRPIS program provides:

  • A common sense strategy for improving real property management.
  • A means to develop an informal, yet defined, network of federal real property colleagues in the local community.
  • A collaborative community-based approach to problem solving and promoting improved uses of resources where participation can lead to tangible results.
  • A process to identify and share “Best Practices” and to recognize innovative approaches/solutions to real property issues.

The GRPIS Team conducts one-on-one site visits with the local federal real property professionals to introduce the GRPIS program and to facilitate the establishment of a local GRPIS council. Once established, the GRPIS Team supports the local councils by facilitating the sharing of real property information and providing planning and administrative support for council meetings. It also supports a ListServ email service that provides participants with frequent updates on real property issues, training opportunities, information sources, and meeting announcements.