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 27599-1000

Phone: 919-962-6172


Carolina to Enter a Phase of Strategic ‘Renovation and Renewal’

June 1, 2018

In her presentation of a draft Campus Master Plan to the University Board of Trustees on May 31, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services Anna Wu revealed a broad vision of a campus reimagined as a more welcoming, connected and service-oriented space.

Categories: Emergency Management, Facilities, Real Estate

Carolina Inn snags a star chef

February 10, 2017

While Greensboro is only 50 miles from Chapel Hill, bussing tables at the local Chi-Chi’s is culinary light years away from directing the cuisine of the historic Carolina Inn and its Crossroads Restaurant. But then new Executive Chef Brandon Sharp, who’s also an Ironman triathlete, likes to take the long…

Categories: Real Estate