The Real Estate Assets Department manages the City's real estate portfolio and provides real estate related services and assistance to all City departments. If you are interested in leasing, purchasing or having a concession on City owned property, please refer to Bids and Contracts for information on current listings. Contact the San Diego Housing Commission at 619-231-9400 for information on public housing or rental assistance.
Real Estate Assets Department's Mission
To serve the San Diego community through excellence in stewardship of the City’s real estate assets.
Real Estate Divisions
- The Acquisition Division provides complete real estate acquisition and relocation services for the City of San Diego. The Acquisition Division acquires sites for public facilities, parks, open space, and rights-of-way for streets and utilities. If private residences or businesses are affected by these acquisitions, the Division provides the occupants with relocation assistance to minimize the disruption.
- The Disposition Division is responsible for processing sales of City-owned properties. Properties which are not needed to support core City functions must first be declared to be surplus by the City Council. Surplus properties are posted on our webpage. Additional information about acquiring land for affordable housing development can be found on HCD’s website.
- The Asset Management Division administers the City's diverse lease portfolio. It negotiates, develops and administers lease agreements and permits for use of City-owned property by profit and non-profit organizations city-wide. This includes Mission Bay Park, Balboa Park, Montgomery Field and Brown Field Airports, and San Pasqual Valley. The Asset Management Division is also responsible for short-term permitting for use of city property, as well as facility management at the City Concourse. It currently generates more than $70 million per year for various city coffers.
- The Corporate Services Division is tasked with planning, organizing, and executing transactions that support all of the City's facilities needs. The division works with individual City departments to determine how much space is needed and whether the requirement can be best accommodated through occupancy of City-owned properties, a lease from an outside entity, or the acquisition of a new facility.
- The Valuation Division provides opinions of value to support: property sales, property acquisitions, rental rates, market rate adjustments, bond offerings collateralized by real estate and all other City functions requiring real estate appraisal services.
- The Facilities Division provides day-to-day maintenance and repair, modernization, and improvement services including, emergency repairs, deferred maintenance, and tenant improvements to more than 1,600 citywide facilities. Deferred maintenance work includes re-roofing; replacing heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems; electrical repairs; and conducting structural repairs.