The Department of Energy (Department) manages a sizeable inventory of real
property, including both owned and leased properties. The Office of Management
is responsible for the Department's real estate function, which includes acquisition
by lease or purchase, inventory, utilization surveys, tracking and disposal of real
property assets. In Fiscal Year 2007, the Department had approximately 10
million square feet of leased property at a cost of approximately $168 million.
This included approximately 2.3 million square feet in the Washington, D.C.
metropolitan area costing approximately $45.6 million.