Washington State Auditor’s Office

Lease Management Services and Cost Study

BERK conducted a comprehensive Lease Management Services and Cost Study to support the Governor’s reform initiative calling for the use of shared services to improve service delivery and reduce agency costs.

The project had a very short timeframe, encompassing: analysis of lease management activities, costs, delivery systems, and structures in 10 state agencies, evaluation of the activities and costs of services provided by the Department of General Administration (GA) and the Office of Financial Management; research into industry standards and smart practices in public and private sectors; and development of recommendations to simplify and streamline lease management practices, reduce costs, and improve service delivery.