Department of Administrative Services
Lease and Space Management Services
Barbara Bendon, Property Manager
Location: Hoover State Office Building, A Level, Des Moines, Iowa 50319
The Space and Lease Management team within DAS is responsible for assignment, design and reconfiguration of office space for every state office building on the Capitol Complex and at the lab facility in Ankeny, as well as locating, negotiating and managing all of the leased space in Polk County for state offices. The team also is responsible for reviewing leases for state facilities outside Polk County, plus numerous moves, re-sets and mapping out spaces for office designs and redesigns.
Executive Order 17 Guidance Document
Executive Order 17, signed by Governor Chester J. Culver on September 25, 2009, emphasizes revitalization of historic properties and cultural and entertainment districts and also supports safe and healthy work places, sustainable design and cost effective use of state resources. DAS has issued a guidance document for state agencies to utilize in order to meet the tasks of this executive order. Executive Order 17 Guidance Document (PDF)
Contact Information for the E017 Guidance Document:
- Department of Administrative Services - Jennifer Moehlmann, 515-725-0454
- Department of Cultural Affairs - Barbara Mitchell, 515-281-4013
- Department of Economic Development - Thom Guzman, 515-725-3058
- Department of Public Safety - Mike Coveyou, 515-725-6185
The Space Planning division is responsible for assignment and tracking of office and storage space on the Capitol Complex and in leased locations in Polk and contiguous counties. The division is also responsible for developing and maintaining agency space allocation forms and office space standards and guidelines in order to effectively plan and ensure maximization of space utilization for the most efficient use of space.
State Surplus Property
The Space and Lease Management team within DAS reassumed responsibility for the state surplus property program effective October 1, 2008. There is no longer a storefront operation; instead, most items will be sold online. DAS has contracted with an online auction service called GovDeals to assist state departments with their surplus property.
The Capitol Complex cafeterias, operated by Treat America, are overseen by the Lease and Space Management team. Treat America is a family-owned company that has the personnel, expertise and commitment to deliver the best tasting, value-sensitive menu options. The two locations are the Capitol Café, located in the Iowa State Capitol on the ground floor, and the Lucas Café, located on the sixth floor of the Lucas State Office Building.