United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Project Overview:

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is a global agency with 109 locations in 97 countries around the world, who seeks to manage real property assets at the right size, in the right condition and at the right cost. Recently, the Agency has been faced with managing a global expansion effort in the midst of a national economic crisis, thus driving intense cost efficiency efforts. In addition, USAID must comply with real property mandates such as Executive Order 13327, the 2010 Presidential Memorandum on Cost Savings and Innovation, and most recently the Civilian Property Realignment Act of 2011. Real property also plays a major role in Federal sustainability goals, such as those laid out in Executive Order 13423 and 13514, as well as via objectives from EISA2007, EPAct2005 and the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010.

Longevity’s Role:

Longevity was tasked with assisting USAID in maintaining an accurate inventory of real property; reporting processes and strategy through the annual Asset Management Plan (AMP); and accelerating the identification and disposal of surplus assets.  We also provided support expanding development and diplomatic missions, improving management efficiencies and identifying cost savings and cost avoidance opportunities for real property.  Our consultants assisted senior leadership in discussions with multiple parties and conducted market analysis for international acquisitions and assisted with site selection.

Benefits Realized:

Longevity provides Real Estate Advisory services to help our clients comply with real property mandates and sustainability goals.  Utilizing this unique knowledge and experience, Longevity team members reviewed the Agency’s sustainability plans and worked with building engineers and facility managers to identify and recommend implementation actions.  Our Real Estate and Facilities team will help you determine how well your assets are serving your organization.  We have significant experience helping clients navigate impactful investments and manage long-term risks, and our experts stand ready to assist your organization design and execute the real estate portfolio management plans, programs, projects and systems required to succeed.