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Real Property Division

Real Property Division provides Improved Real Property Management Services to ensure the cost-effective investment and efficient management of GN leased and owned offices for in GN Departments, Boards and Agencies.

CGS Real Property Division manages the development, implementation and administration of improved real property management policies, standards, systems and procedures, office accommodation strategies and plans, budgeting, real estate investment analysis, life cycle costs/benefits analysis, market rent studies, property valuations, leased office space acquisition and administration, revenue lease administration and the disposal of surplus property.

Under the Leasing of Commercial Real Property - Consolidated Policy, Community and Government Services, specifically the Property and Asset Management Division is the contract authority for commercial real property lease contracts. The Office directly serves all GN departments and agencies through the provision of real property management services, advice and technical information in the development and continued management of the Real Property portfolio particularly with respect to the GN leased and owned office accommodation inventory.

The activities associated with this service impact on the ability of Client Departments to deliver programs and services. The Property and Asset Management Division provides opportunities for clients to identify their future real property needs in terms of the existing portfolio and short-, medium- and long-term plans. It supports Clients with the analysis of their client needs and translation into real property acquisition and disposal decisions.

The advice and decisions provided have significant impact with respect to the life-cycle costs associated with real property. It impacts the efficiency of the Government of Nunavut by ensuring the integrity of the real property that directly supports the services provided by other departments as well as all Nunavummiut. Failure to provide a productive work environment can result in interruption of service to other government departments and the public. Productivity levels are related directly to the condition of the built environment. Service interruptions can reduce productivity to zero. Salaries of building occupants can make up as much as 92% of the total building operations and maintenance cost. Reduction in building occupant productivity levels greatly hinders the ability to deliver government programs and thus impact the public. Ensuring an operational, safe, and comfortable environment for building occupants is integral to the program.

In support of this effort the Real Property Division maintains office space standards, and processes for efficient and effective planning, acquisition, management, and disposal of GN general office space.

Surplus of Fixed Assets

Real Property oversees the surplus of all fixed assets (e.g., buildings, detached garages, detached storage sheds, portable buildings). All fixed property that has been declared surplus must be transferred to the Department of Community and Government Services (CGS) Real Property Division for disposal. CGS, in consultation with the government department or public agency that declared the property surplus, may decide, for reasons of economy, that alternate disposal procedures outside the GN surplus policy, are more appropriate.

As per FAM 704-3 Section 3.4 “All property that has been declared surplus must be transferred to the Department of Community and Government Services (CGS) for disposal. CGS, in consultation with the Department who declared the property surplus, may decide, for reasons of economy, that alternate disposal procedures are more appropriate “.

The GN Surplus Policy and FAM 704-3 Directive does not apply to the crown corporations Nunavut Power Corporation & Nunavut Housing Corporation.

Building Closure Procedures

For more information you may contact:

Director, Real Property
Community and Government Services
P.O. Box 1000, Station 630
Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-5459
Fax: (867) 975-7154
 

Government of Nunavut leasing inquiries:
Email: realproperty@gov.nu.ca