JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – A new online real estate tool could potentially help Army garrisons identify available space and lease-consolidation opportunities to save on construction costs, attract new missions, and improve the lives of Soldiers and their Families.

The Real Property Space Availability tool is a “Proof of Concept” authorized in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. It received $1.5 million in Congressional funding in Fiscal Year 2021, $3.5 million in Fiscal Year 2022, and additional funding is expected for Fiscal Year 2023.

David Hulka, Installation Geospatial Information and Services Deputy Program Manager for the Deputy Chief of Staff, G9’s Real Property Asset Management Division, said the RPSA tool brings unique value by combining data managed by multiple systems and aligned with the Army’s geospatial data.

“The tool focuses on better space utilization across our installations and garrisons,” Hulka said. “It’s a combination of not just filling empty buildings but balancing out our overcrowded installations.”