Managing University properties and facilities. Over 25,000 acres.

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 of real estate; real estate leases, mineral leases, property easements, performing due diligence on potential gifts of real property; and property management for two off-campus units for the College of Engineering, Hidden Lake Gardens, the Demmer Shooting Sports Education and Training Center, Camp Wa Wa Sum, and the Physical Plant at the Kellogg Biological Station.

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

The Director of the Land Management Office reports to the Vice President for Strategic Infrastructure Planning and Facilities. 

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. 



2020 Property Holdings Report

2019 Property Holdings Report