The Real Estate Office is responsible for the following transactions:

Real Estate

  • Purchases of real estate
  • Sales of university-owned property
  • Acceptance of gift property (Please review the U-M Real Estate Policy)
  • Access to university property including easements, licenses, memoranda of understanding, and access agreements
  • Property encumbrances, restrictions and legal descriptions of real estate
  • Surveys
  • Mineral rights and leases of mineral rights


  • Leases for office, commercial, or storage space
  • Availability of non-university lease space
  • Leasehold improvements
  • Liaison with landlords

Note: The Real Estate Office does not handle self-storage unit rentals.

Property Management

  • Leasing, maintenance, and finances associated with certain U-M properties until they are either demolished, sold, or transferred to another department