Dan Mathews has spent the last three and a half years in charge of the largest real estate portfolio in the U.S.
As the head of the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service, Mathews oversees the federal government's portfolio of owned and leased real estate that spans 376M SF across 9,600 buildings.
Mathews, a political appointee who will likely be replaced after President-elect Joe Biden takes office, spoke to Bisnow this week about the changes he has made to the GSA's real estate strategy and about the goals he wasn't able to accomplish that he hopes the next administration will prioritize.
A former congressional staffer for the House subcommittee that oversees the GSA, Mathews was appointed by President Donald Trump in July 2017. Mathews said his most significant accomplishment during his three and a half years as PBS commissioner was the money he saved taxpayers by changing the GSA's leasing strategy.Roughly half of…
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