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Federal News Network, July 16, 2024 (accessible article): Federal buildings board: Agencies can save billions by shedding ‘vastly underutilized’ office space

New York Times, May 22, 2024 (behind paywall): Businesses in D.C. Blame the Government for the District’s Empty Offices

Washington Examiner, May 13, 2024 (accessible article): Government employees need to get back to work

Washington Times, May 13, 2024 (accessible article): “Is this a weak president?” A year after pandemic, Biden can’t get federal workers back to office

Dailymail UK, May 7, 2024 (accessible article): Biden administration bizarrely spins empty office epidemic as a way to SAVE energy…but taxpayers footing a $5 billion per year bill aren’t fooled

Fedweek Report, April 23, 2014 (accessible article): Underuse of Federal Office Space at ‘Unprecedented’ Levels

Federal News Network, April 23, 2024 (accessible article): The agency imperative to manage real estate more effectively

Federal News Network, April 22, 2024 (accessible article): Agencies’ headquarters in DC remained ‘nearly empty’ in 2023 real-estate board finds

Bizjournals, April 22, 2024 (article behind a paywall): Viewpoint by Shalom Baranes: Don’t dispose of federal pre-war buildings. Do this instead

FEDGOV Today podcast, April 17, 2024, (podcast accessible): A missed opportunity for federal real estate

Washington Times, April 11, 2024 (article behind a paywall): Government report finds just 12% of federal offices occupied in D.C. – Washington Times

Bisnow Article, April 3, 2024 (accessible with a free account): With Federal Office Buildings ‘Mostly Empty,’ Pressure Grows To Cut Space Faster (

Washington Business Journal, March 27, 2024 (article behind a paywall): Reform Board calls on feds to downsize

Federal News Network, March 7, 2024 (accessible article): Agencies face ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ to sell real estate they don’t need. Will it happen?

Federal News Network, March 7, 2024 (accessible article): Federal buildings disposal board, nearing its end, still sees plenty of work ahead

Government Executive, February 7, 2024, (accessible article): Efforts to right-size agency real estate portfolios are often stymied

Commercial Observer, January 3, 2024, (accessible article): Jeff Gural On Resi-to-Office Conversions: Government Has to Make The Numbers Work


House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, November 8, 2023, (accessible article): T&I Members Introduce Bills to Reduce Waste in Federal Office Space and Improve Building Security


Venable LLP, News, December 07, 2022, (accessible article): Mike Capuano Appointed to the Public Buildings Reform Board by President Biden

The Boston Globe, November 14, 2022, (accessible article): Biden appoints former Mass. congressman Michael Capuano to Public Buildings Reform Board

Commercial Observer, July 12, 2022, (accessible article): Biden Nominates GFP’s Jeff Gural to Lead Public Buildings Reform Board


New York Times, September 14, 2021, (accessible article): Plan to Sell Unused Federal Property Becomes ‘Arm Wrestling Contest’


Colliers Government Solutions, Capitol Markets January 30, 2020, (accessible article): The Public Buildings Reform Board Eyes Federal Properties to Sell

Yahoo!finance, January 29, 2020, (accessible article): US government to shed $750 million worth of properties


Ballard Spahr, May, 2019 (accessible article): David Winstead Appointed to Public Buildings Reform Board


West Virginia Press, July 25, 2018, (accessible article): Former U.S. Rep. Rahall to be appointed to Public Buildings Reform Board

Kentucky Today, July 25, 2018, (accessible article): Louisville real estate developer appointed to federal board