Land Management Office
535 Chestnut Road, Room 246
East Lansing, Michigan
Tel: 517-355-3272

Mission Statement – To provide and apply a practical approach to the administration of university resources as they relate to real estate and property management.

LAND MANAGEMENT OFFICE                                                                                                          

 The Land Management Office was officially established on July 1, 1979 and charged with the responsibility for management of University and MSU Foundation properties and facilities.  Responsibilities include sales and acquisitions; real estate leases, mineral leases, property easements, performing due diligence on potential gifts of real property; construction and maintenance of physical facilities for AgBioResearch Centers; regulatory management for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; and space management for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 

 MSU and the MSU Foundation’s current landholdings total over 25,000 acres.

 The Director of the Land Management Office reports to the following units of the University. 

Michigan State University operates on the philosophy that if non-campus land is not being used for research, teaching, or outreach, it should be sold and put back on the tax rolls.  The income from the sale of excess land goes into a land and improvement fund.  This fund assists the University with purchasing additional land as needed.  

The key to the success of our present off-campus centers is largely due to the fact that the Director of MSU AgBioResearch and the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources concur that if we have off-campus research centers, they need to be funded and maintained.  Therefore, allocation of funds for these centers are made separately to ensure that they are readily available for research.