The primary role of the Real Estate and Land Use department is to oversee University improvements to ensure compliance with the Campus Master Plan. It also provides guidance in regards to real estate, sustainability, landscape architecture, architectural style, open space and transportation.
Real estate coordinates with the Chancellor's Office, Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs, Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Management, and Director of Real Estate and Land Use to recommend acquisition of land that is strategic and will enhance the University Mission. Coordinate with the NC State Property Office and other relevant state agencies when appropriate. Evaluate and make recommendations in regard to appraisals, courses of action to be followed and perform appraisal reviews. Draft summary statements and submit to the Director, Real Estate and Land Use for consideration by the Governor and Council of State. Negotiate/administer contracts for appraisals, surveys, investigations, inspections, evaluations, reports, and special studies relating to real property.
The UNC Charlotte campus sustainability initiative will build on the disparate sustainability programs currently in place. A key function of the sustainability coordinator will be to create a more holistic sustainability program that will ensure sustainable policies, practices, and curriculum are being developed and implemented across a range of institutional and academic departments and programs.
Other responsibilities include compliance and guidance to campus architectural and design standards, circulation, open space, landscape architecture elements, signage and all other site planning related issues. Working with the Chancellor's and Provosts' Office and other Divisions of the University a coordinated effort is achieved resulting in a uniform design of the campus.
The Facilities Planning Department consists of the following functional areas:
- Master Plan Liaison to private and public off-campus development
- Real Estate
- Environmental Sustainability
- Landscape Architecture