Real Estate

  • Detroit Public Schools Community District is committed to ensuring a high-quality school for every student—a school where all students meet or exceed grade-level expectations and graduate from high school prepared for college, career, and life. We are accountable for using existing resources more effectively to support excellence in the classroom and progress toward academic goals.

    The Real Estate Department administers the purchasing, leasing, and property management functions for properties both owned and rented by the district. The District has been leasing and selling property since 2005. The District’s real estate portfolio consists of 448 properties (106 occupied schools, 26 vacant schools, 10 cell phone towers, 5 parking lots, and 301 parcels of vacant land). As part of our program to effectively manage resources, we manage all of our closed buildings to minimize cost and maximize revenues. Since March 2009, Detroit Public Schools has generated more than $40 Million from the sale of vacant school properties and annual lease revenue.

    DPSCD properties for sale or lease can be viewed on the District Properties For Sale or Lease section. For questions and inquiries please contact Sylvester McIntosh, Director of Real Estate at 313-576-0947.

Contact Information

  • Sylvester McIntosh
    Director, Real Estate
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211
    Office (313) 576-0947