Installations Directorate Introduction GraphicThe Installations Directorate conducts the strategic acquisition, management, and disposal of Air Force real property. It executes the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations' land and facilities policies through a full suite of services, including appraisals, lease renewals, licenses, easements, title opinions, environmental cleanup and transfer of property impacted by Base Realignment and Closure legislation, and other support services.

The directorate's overarching mission is to provide enterprise-wide real estate solutions that support today's and tomorrow's Air Force missions, Airmen, and their families. This is accomplished through Installations' five major business lines: real property management, real estate development, post-closing portfolio management, housing privatization portfolio management and Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, management.

An official fact sheet for the directorate is located in our library.

BRAC Program Management

The Air Force Civil Engineer Center executes the disposal of Air Force BRAC property to recover asset value, achieve early property disposal, and early environmental resolution. We partner with local communities, private industry and other federal entities to complete environmental responsibilities and promote economic opportunities for sustainable development across the country. Learn more here.

Post-closing Portfolio Mgmt

From handling financial return from EULs and easements, to the post-award management of utilities privatization deals, Installations' specialized team of portfolio managers oversee the long-term health and sustainability of all business line ventures.

Post-closing portfolio management provides the Air Force with corporate-level asset management by promoting the efficient and economical use of Air Force real property, while assuring management and accountability. By taking a portfolio view of real property assets, post-closing management serves the broad needs of the Air Force while providing customized support for installations seeking real property solutions.


Icon for Housing DivisionAirmen are at the heart of the Air Force mission. In order to recruit and retain the best and the brightest, the Air Force must actively work to construct a desirable lifestyle for Airmen and their families.

Housing privatization portfolio management is responsible for the short and long-range development and management of the Air Force's privatized housing program -- military family housing and unaccompanied housing inventories. Working side-by-side with project owner partners, it aims to promote an Air Force-unique "sense of community" on installations by building thriving housing communities for service members and their families. Over the years, the program's focus has shifted to oversight and compliance to ensure that the agreements, which include operations, maintenance and modernization of homes for up to 50 years, are met by the project owners -- ensuring that the needs of Airmen and their families are taken care of on the home front.

Utilities Privatization

Utilities PrivatizationAFCEC manages the Utilities Privatization program, as directed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, which involves the conveyance, with a bill of sale in perpetuity, of a utility system (electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater) to a municipal, private, regional, district, or cooperative utility company; and a utility services contract for operations, maintenance, and recapitalization for a period not to exceed 50 years. The UP program allows Air Force active, Guard, and Reserve installation commanders to focus their operations and maintenance activities on core defense missions. For more information visit the Air Force Utilities Privatization page.

Real Estate Development

Real property optimization is essential in the Air Force's pursuit to make every dollar count. In today's economy, installations can't afford to overlook material assets like available non-excess land and facilities. AFCEC's experts leverage Air Force real estate assets to their fullest potential. 


Real estate development brings a business approach to asset management through value-based transactions like Enhanced Use Leases to generate value for installations. Air Force real estate experts form long-term collaborative efforts with private industry to develop projects that provide economic benefit and foster stronger relations with local communities. Through business development and project execution teams, it helps installations harness private industry creativity and resources to deliver projects that yield maximum benefit to the Air Force and all stakeholders.  

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Real Property Management

Real Estate Transaction Division GraphicIn order to fly, fight and win, the Air Force must continue to make technological advances to better execute the mission. To meet new mission requirements and the physical space they demand, the Air Force depends on a rapid-response real estate office.

Responsible for execution and oversight of real property transactions, real property management oversees all active-duty and BRAC real estate actions. The real estate team directly supports more than 160 Air Force installations worldwide and executes acquisitions and in-grants such as licenses, leases, permits, easements, gifts, condemnations, congressional notifications and readiness and environmental protection initiative, or REPI, easements. Real property management also executes out-grants and disposals, congressional notifications, special waivers, fair-market value negotiations and other complex property transfers.

Stakeholder Report

Cover of 2019-2020 Installation Stakeholder Report

AFCEC's Installations Directorate Stakeholder Report is a snapshot of accomplishments and major milestones that charted the directorate's path in Fiscal 2019 and will guide it in the year to come. 

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