The university’s Property and Space Management Department includes Space Analysis, Property Control, and Property Disposition.
Space Analysis tracks university-owned and occupied space, comprising 41 million gross square feet on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses. Changes to facility square footage due to additions, renovations, new facilities, and building name changes are a part of Space Analysis. The goal is to provide accurate data to be used for federal reporting and space planning.
Property Control manages over 21,000 capital assets worth more than $700 million. The task of recording and accounting for property valued at $5,000 and more is the responsibility of Property Control; examples include research and laboratory equipment. Tracking these assets provides a control that safeguards these university assets and ensures compliance with university policies.
Property Disposition is responsible for the disposal of assets that are no longer needed by the university. Property Disposition sells items both by competitive bid and at the Property Disposition warehouse. Higher-value items such as medical and machinery equipment are typically sold via the bid process. Lower-value items such as computers and furniture are sold in the warehouse. Property Disposition maintains separate hours for the general public and the university community to shop for their personal and business needs.