Property & Construction

The Property & Construction (“P&C”) Section of the Office of General Counsel (“OGC” of The Texas A&M University System (“A&M System”) provides centralized and comprehensive services in the areas of real estate, oil & gas, foundations, gifts/donations, bequests, and facilities planning and construction.

SYSTEM REAL ESTATE OFFICE
All activities involving the acquisition, disposition, and lease of real property and real property interests, with a few exceptions, are consolidated in the System Real Estate Office (“SREO”) and coordinated with the appropriate A&M System Member or Members in accordance with System Regulation 41.01.01.  As such, Members should initiate most real estate matters with a Real Estate Analyst in the SREO. Oil and gas matters should be initiated with the Landman in the SREO. The SREO works closely with the attorneys in the P&C Section of the OGC to assist Members with their real estate issues. For more information and contact information for the SREO, please click here.

DOCUMENT DRAFTING, REVIEW & APPROVAL PROCESS
The attorneys in the P&C Section are responsible for drafting, reviewing, and approving real estate documents as required by System Policy 41.01 and System Regulation 41.01.01.  After Members initiate a real estate matter with the Landman or Real Estate Analyst, as applicable, in the SREO, the file is then assigned to an attorney in the P&C Section. Together the SREO and the P&C Section work to address our Members’ real estate needs.

REAL ESTATE & OIL AND GAS
The P&C Section of OGC handles all real property acquisitions, sales, leases, licenses/permits, easements, mineral leases, and other real estate matters for the A&M System. The services include negotiation, preparation, and review of documents. The P&C Section processes required approvals of real estate transactions through A&M System officials, the Board of Regents, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

A&M System Members may click here to access Lease/License Information and Forms. 

FOUNDATIONS, GIFTS & BEQUESTS
Attorneys in the P&C Section provide advice regarding the relationship between the A&M System or an A&M System Member and affiliated support organizations. The P&C Section represents the A&M System in connection with contemplated and completed gifts/donations and bequests.

FACILITIES PLANNING & CONSTRUCTION
The P&C Section provides legal advice and counsel to the A&M System’s Facilities Planning and Construction office, including preparation and review of professional service contracts and construction contracts. The P&C Section also provides legal advice and counsel to A&M System Members for questions regarding Member-managed construction projects.