GSA Southeast names new leader

The U.S. General Services Administration has named a new regional administrator for the Southeast.

Brian Stern will serve as the head of the GSA’s Southeast Sunbelt Region. Stern will be in charge of managing federal properties spanning approximately 44 million square feet in 1,545 federally owned and leased facilities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

"I'm very pleased to welcome Brian to the GSA leadership team in the Southeast Sunbelt Region,” GSA Administrator Emily Murphy was quoted as saying in a release. "His leadership experience and real estate background will be invaluable as we continue our focus on providing ethical leadership, reducing duplication, increasing competition and improving agency transparency."

Stern, a graduate of the College of Charleston, served as a partner and developer at Stern & Stern Commercial Developers. There he facilitated the development of retail, industrial and office projects throughout the southeastern region of the United States.

The GSA is responsible for construction, procurement, and management of government buildings as well as leased properties. They also help supply and equip government agencies and offer IT support.