Real Property Services acts on behalf of the South Carolina Department of Administration (Admin) as the single central broker for the leasing of real estate for state governmental bodies. Whenever a state agency wishes to lease property, Real Estate Services conducts a search for available properties (usually through a solicitation process) and negotiates a lease.
This staff also markets state-owned properties and space maintained by Admin available for lease to other governmental bodies. Real Estate Services also assists state-owned real property not maintained by Admin to other governmental bodies and private entities. These actions are referred to as lease-outs.
Also, all state agencies are required to report annually to Real Property Services all leases exempt from Admin oversight, and Real Estate Services also maintains an inventory of all such exempt leases.