The Office of Real Property manages the acquisition of all institutional property. Institutional property is acquired and supported by state appropriations and is generally considered campus properties (Knoxville, Martin, Chattanooga, Health Science Center, UTSI, and the Institute of Agriculture).


The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the State Department of Finance and Administration, and the State Building Commission must give their approval before any property can be bought or sold. Acquisition of institutional property must also comply with the approved Land Acquisition Plan or Master Plan of the campus for the purpose of campus expansion.