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UNC Real Estate Operations, including the UNC Property Office, manages real estate and property on behalf of the University, the Foundation, and the Endowment. These transactions include acquisitions and dispositions of real property by lease, purchase, sale, exchange, gift, easement or user agreement. The Property Office manages and leases office and retail properties owned by the Endowment and Foundation as well as residential rental properties owned by the State.


  • Leasing of off-campus property for UNC departments
  • Management and leasing of Endowment, Foundation and State owned revenue generating properties
  • Acquisition and disposition of property
  • Management of Memorial Grove

Gordon Merklein

Associate Vice Chancellor for University Real Estate Operations

Contact Us

Real Estate Operations
300 South Building, CB #1000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Phone: 919-962-6172


Franklin Street Community Workshops Scheduled for Porthole Alley Redevelopment Project

January 16, 2020

Members of the University and local communities are invited to attend one of several upcoming workshops to provide feedback about the opportunity for renewal and redevelopment of Porthole Alley.

Categories: Facilities Services News, Real Estate Operations News

Master Plan Overview Overview of Campus Master Plan Presented to Friends of the Downtown

December 5, 2019

Associate Vice Chancellor for Real Estate Operations Gordon Merklein presented on the University’s Campus Master Plan at the Dec. 5 Friends of the Downtown meeting.

Categories: Facilities Services News, Real Estate Operations News

Aerial view of UNC Chapel Hill campus Campus Master Plan Approved by University Board of Trustees

May 30, 2019

On May 30, the University Board of Trustees approved the 2019 Campus Master Plan. The new Master Plan will serve as the physical framework for The Blueprint for Next and will guide the growth and development of campus for the next 10 to 20 years.

Categories: Facilities Services News, Real Estate Operations News