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New NAVFAC Directorate to Lead Real Estate Efforts; Rear Adm. John Korka Quoted

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Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) has established a directorate tasked to procure and manage real property for naval installations. 

NAVFAC's new Real Estate directorate will implement enhanced use leases, other transaction authorities and other diverse methods to procure property for both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, the Navy said Friday.

“By making this move, we are enabling NAVFAC’s real estate subject matter experts to develop and deliver projects with greater speed, agility,and relevance,” said Rear Adm. John Korka, NAVFAC commander.

Joe Calcara, who will lead the new directorate, said his team will conduct feasibility studies on efforts to maximize investments, improve energy and water resilience and boost facility maintenance efficiencies. These studies will run over the next months, in a move to pursue and streamline sought efforts at least within the next year.

“Realigning the NAVFAC real estate organization into a new directorate is paramount to both recapitalizing Navy and Marine Corps infrastructure and reducing facility sustainment, restoration and modernization burden,” Calcara noted.

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