Welcome to the Office of Buildings and Properties
The Office of Buildings and Properties provides support to the technical, administrative and fiscal responsibilities of the Diocese in the areas of real estate, construction, renovations, facility management and loss prevention.
For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it. – Luke 14:28
The Office of Building Services provides all visitors, guests and staff with a professionally managed, well-staffed, beautifully maintained, work and/or conference setting. In doing so we create a place where visitors, guests and staff may “Encounter the Living Christ”.
The “Door of Faith” is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church. – Porta Fidei 1
The Office of Buildings and Properties Manages
Our staff is knowledgeable in the construction industry and serves as a procedural liaison for parishes, schools, and agencies. We provide assistance in the construction of new buildings, major maintenance projects, renovations projects, and emergency repairs throughout the Diocese of Phoenix. Support staff is available to assist in providing parishes and schools all the necessary information to complete construction related projects within a timely schedule and ensure cost appropriate measures to obtain the best quality materials and services needed for completion.
We provide assistances in the following categories:
- Project consultation
- Construction methods
- Architect and Construction Manager selection process
- AIA contracts/agreements for Architects, Engineers, and Contractors
- Attends construction meetings with the parish, school, or local government agencies
2. REAL ESTATE
The Real Estate Department advises and assists parishes, schools, and agencies in real estate affairs, including purchasing and selling property, leasing (either as landowner or tenant), paying property taxes and filing for exemptions, obtaining needed approvals on contracts and agreements, filing Arizona Department of Water Resources Annual Water Withdrawal and Use Reports for irrigation, water rights and wells, monitoring and preparing parish and school cell tower leases, and maintaining all real estate records and files. We also oversee all real property for the Diocese of Phoenix.
3. ADDITIONAL SERVICES
Support staff also manages the Diocesan Pastoral Center, including the cafeteria, mail and print center, employee breakrooms, telephones and voice mail systems, switchboard, maintenance, and security.