Welcome to REPSM, the Office of Real Estate, Planning, and Space Management

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The Office of Real Estate, Planning, and Space Management (REPSM) is committed to providing capital budgeting, real estate management, and long-range planning services to the UMB community. Our comprehensive approach to facilities management encompasses a wide range of critical aspects, including capital budgeting through the UMB Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and the UMB System Funded Construction Program (SFCP).

This strategic planning also extends to capital facilities renewal and the financing of capital projects. This encompasses a diverse set of activities real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and leases. To guide the long-term vision of the university, REPSM also engages in facilities master planning, ensuring that our physical spaces evolve in alignment with our educational values and guiding principles.

Repsm By the Numbers

 

15,000
Total Rooms Managed

 

 

123 
Total Leases Maintained

 

 

$999 Million
Budget for 2023

 


 

Real Estate

The University of Maryland Baltimore’s portfolio includes XX buildings comprising almost 7 million square feet across a campus footprint spanning 70 acres. REPSM helps the University achieve its strategic and operational goals through the acquisition, leasing, management, and maintenance of all properties, , appropriate record keeping.

In addition to the physical structures, REPSM takes an active role in acquiring and maintaining outdoor gathering places, promoting the UMB campus identity, developing campus and community amenities, and proactively managing the impact of remote and hybrid academic and workplace settings.

 

Space Management

REPSM manages all of UMB’s physical space to ensure that campus areas are used efficiently, effectively, and equitably to meet the university’s needs. We do so with a space inventory system that tracks every inch of space on the University of Maryland Baltimore campus. Doing so allows us to conduct space needs analyses for all schools, departments and strategic partners, to monitor all space utilization and make recommendations for more efficient use of space, to respond to requests for new or reallocated space requests.

  • Oversee UMB’s entire building inventory.
  • Maintain and update space inventory database for all university-owned, leased and occupied buildings.
  • Identify individual room types, occupants and the overall utilization of university space.
  • Conduct regular space utilization surveys.

Summary of Campus Spaces by Space Type (from Luke outline)

 

Master Planning

REPSM master planning supports and advances the university’s strategic goals and objectives in a managed and coordinated way. Our facilities master plan serves as the blueprint for all future development in and around the campus. This process identifies opportunities for connection to surrounding communities, recommends potential project phasing, and institutes good planning practices.

The process begins with comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analysis to anticipate the university’s space requirements in a ten-year, forward-looking window. Upon completion of the findings, we plot out the physical development of the campus for the next 10 to 15 years. This includes prioritizing which projects make the most sense while helping the individual schools, departments, and the community embrace the improvements to improve the quality of the university experience.

2017 Master Plan | 2020 North Campus Master Plan Update | 2023 Master Plan Update

 

Capital Budget

REPSM’s capital planning coordinates the development and approval of the annual capital budget. This ensures that all major projects—new construction, major renovation, infrastructure projects—are aligned with university priorities and adequately funded. This includes making sure projects meet all legal, regulatory, and compliance mandates, while providing value and mitigating risk for the UMB community.

Capital planning helps to maintain campus facilities and spaces, preserve and modernize infrastructure, and plan for future growth. By working with stakeholders inside and outside the university, our continuous effort can reduce costs, promote sustainability, prioritize our core values, and advance the values of the university as a whole.

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