Due to an increase in transactions regarding real estate, we performed an evaluation to assess the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) development and implementation of its strategic real estate plan. However, TVA does not formally have a strategic real estate plan; therefore, we reviewed the goals and objectives of the Strategic Real Estate and Governance (SREG) organization to determine if they were being achieved. We determined SREG has met, or was in the process of meeting, their stated goals and objectives. For example, SREG has (1) improved the condition, safety, and utilization of TVA’s real estate assets and (2) been working to eliminate noncore and underutilized buildings through regional consolidations. However, we identified several areas for improvement that could enable SREG to more effectively accomplish their mission of helping TVA manage real estate assets and align the portfolio with business need. Specifically, (1) SREG does not have an accurate and comprehensive list of all real property, (2) SREG is not always included in, or knowledgeable of, key business decisions that impact real estate, and (3) TVA does not have a centralized real estate function.
Thursday, July 8, 2021
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