Building Services
Property Management

Property Management

The CMS Property Management Department consists of Property Management and Community Use of Schools.  The department provides service for a district portfolio that is one of the two largest in the state of North Carolina. The schools and facilities it supports are divided into seven Learning Communities serviced by 1 Director, 5 Senior Portfolio Managers, 1 Community Use of Schools Manager, and 2 Community Facilities Assistants. The district is comprised of:

  • ~   22.5 million square feet of space (including mobiles)
  • ~ 5,100 acres of land
  •       172 Schools
  •       204 total sites/facilities
  • ~    650 buildings
  • ~ 1,241 mobile classrooms

Property Management's core competency is providing property and facilities related expertise for the school district, and excellent customer service to our publics. It strives to take facilities related issues and concerns away from Principals' everyday decision making so that they may concentrate on Curriculum and Instruction.  It goes about providing this service in three primary areas – general maintenance and property management activities, external constituent activities and construction management activities, as follows but not limited to:

General Property and Constituent Activities

  • Serves as a liaison and the link between Building Services and individual school staffs
  • Inspection of the facilities and ensuring work order entry
  • Meeting with Principals and their designees on facilities issues
  • Coordinating repair work with Maintenance shops
  • Coordinating with Environmental Services response to health related concerns
  • Coordinating small capital projects and donated projects for schools
  • Coordinating with Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, Athletics, Exceptional Children, Child Nutrition, Transportation and other CMS departments
  • Coordinating with Executive Staff, SLTs, PTAs, Community Use of Schools, State and Local governmental agencies, and the general public 

Construction Management Interaction with Capital Projects

  • Involvement in long-term Capital Needs Assessment and Capital Improvement Plans
  • Serve as a liaison between CMS Maintenance and Construction Management Services
  • Participate in New Schools and School renovations planning/design meetings
  • Participate in architectural plans review
  • Participate in Construction progress meetings between the Project Manager, architects, and contractors
  • Involved in building systems commissioning, resolution of architectural errors and omissions, construction turnover punch list, and warranty issues resolution
  • Serve as a liaison between Principals and public with schools turning over from construction
  • Act to safeguard the interests of the owner and future tenants of the school

 

The Property Management Department invites the schools and general public to call upon us at any time to help with questions related to the school properties or facilities.