Robert A. Peck is coming back to the General Services Administration as the commissioner of the agency's Public Buildings Service, GSA announced on Aug. 10. Peck, who calls the public-buildings position "the best job in real estate," served as PBS commissioner during the Clinton administration, from December 1995 until January 20, 2001. Photo: Jones Lang LaSalle Peck was PBS commissioner from 1995 until January 2001. Related Links: New GSA Contracts Starting To Surge GSA Mulls Modest Change in Design Program It is certainly one of the biggest real-estate jobs in the country. PBS oversees design, construction, leasing, management and security
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.