The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Property Management Department consists of Property Management and Community Use of Schools. The department provides service for a district portfolio that is one of the two largest in North Carolina. The district is comprised of approximately:
- 22,025,721 square feet of Space (excluding Mobiles/Modulars)
- 5,247 Acres of Land
- 181 Schools
- 209 Total Sites/Facilities
- 491 Buildings*
- 1,025,774 square feet of Mobile/Modular Classrooms
99,448 square feet of Mobile/Modular Restrooms
Property management provides property and facilities-related expertise for the school district and excellent customer service to the public. It strives to take facilities-related issues and concerns away from principals' everyday decision-making so that they may concentrate on curriculum and instruction. It provides services to three primary areas – general maintenance and property management activities, external constituent activities and construction management activities, as follows but not limited to:
- General property and constituent activities.
- Serves as a liaison and the link between building services and school staff.
- Inspection of the facilities and ensuring work order entry.
- Meeting with principals and their designees on facilities issues.
- Coordinating repair work with the maintenance shop.
- Coordinating with Environmental Services response to health-related concerns.
- Coordinating small capital projects and donated projects for schools.
- Coordinating with technology, curriculum and instruction, athletics, exceptional children, child nutrition, transportation and other CMS departments.
- Coordinating with executive staff, SLTs, PTAs, Community Use of Schools, state and local governmental agencies, and the general public.
Construction management interaction with capital projects
- Involvement in long-term capital needs assessment and capital improvement plans.
- Serve as a liaison between CMS maintenance and construction management services.
- Participate in new schools and school renovation planning/design meetings.
- Participate in architectural plan review.
- Participate in construction progress meetings between the project manager, architects, and contractors.
- Involved in building systems commissioning, resolution of architectural errors and omissions, construction turnover punch list, and warranty issues resolution.
- Serve as a liaison between principals and the public with schools turning over from construction.
- Act to safeguard the interests of the owner and future tenants of the school.
The Property Management Department invites the schools and general public to call upon us at any time to help with questions related to the school properties or facilities.
* Please note that building totals include athletic buildings at all sites. Sites with multiple athletic buildings are counted as one building; they are not counted individually. Some recent projects have reduced site building counts by replacing multiple buildings with multi-level facilities, like West Charlotte High School.