Lease-Leaseback projects are constructed pursuant to the provision set forth in CA Education Code Section 17406, which authorizes school district governing boards, without advertising for bids, to lease property currently owned by a school district to any person, firm or corporation for a minimum of $1 per year, as long as such lease requires the other party to construct (or provide for the construction of) a building or buildings on the subject property and that title to the subject property and the buildings vest in the school district at the expiration of the lease. This statutory language requires school districts to first lease its property to a chosen design-build contractor.

This delivery method to construct has been recognized by the CA Legislature as a proven method to deliver school facilities on time, in budget and with a reduced level of public agency risk associated with design issues, delays and cost overruns.

For the greater good of the communities we serve, abg is passionate about school building in California. The lease/leaseback delivery method marks a new paradigm in school construction with benefits ranging from cost savings to increased design flexibility. As a result of the lease/leaseback delivery method, California school districts save money on new school construction and communities realize smaller class sizes as a result of increasingly economical construction.

abg is considered a leader with the Lease/Leaseback delivery system and has successfully completed multiple Lease-Leaseback projects for California schools. Our experienced professionals have over 25+ years building schools using the standards of the public bidding process and understand the difficulty school districts experience trying to make a problematic system work within limited budgets and timelines. This project delivery method is of great value to school districts. Features of

Lease/Leaseback are:

  • Projects completed on-time
  • Projects completed on-budget
  • Facilitates architect-contractor-owner partnership
  • Facilitates project financing/funding requirements
  • Saves on the cost of constructing a building
  • Saves time
  • Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) set early during design
  • Encourages participation of local subcontractors
  • Identifiable track record
  • District has “best-value” contracting based on qualifications