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 related to real estate and property management.



The Land Management Office was officially established on July 1, 1979 and is charged with the responsibility for management of university and MSU Foundation properties and facilities.   Responsibilities include sales and acquisitions; real estate leases, off-campus cell tower leases, mineral leases, property easements,  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.

Michigan State University’s historical operational philosophy prescribes that non-campus land, not being utilized towards furthering the university’s mission of research, teaching and outreach should be sold and put back on the tax rolls.  

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.

Vice President for Strategic Infrastructure, Planning and Facilities

Vice President for Auxiliary Enterprises

Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Director of MSU AgBioResearch

Executive Director Michigan State University Foundation