Air Force Real Property Agency


 To acquire, dispose and manage all Air Force-controlled real property worldwide. 


The Air Force Real Property Agency (AFRPA) is the Air Force agency responsible for acquiring and disposing of Air Force-controlled real property worldwide. AFRPA also manages property transfer and environmental remediation activities at former Air Force bases closed or realigned under the Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1988 and the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (BRAC). 

AFRPA is currently based in Arlington, Virginia. 


AFRPA traces its history back to November 15, 1991, when the Air Force Base Disposal Agency (AFBDA) was formed. The agency was originally created as the single focus for base conversion matters, including the execution of environmental programs and disposal of real and personal property, for Air Force bases closed or realigned under BRAC legislation. In 1993, the agency was rechristened the Air Force Base Conversion Agency (AFBCA) to more clearly identify itself as a facilitator to assist communities in their conversion of the closing and realigning of former Air Force bases. 

On October 16, 2002, AFBCA consolidated with the Air Force Real Estate Division forming the AFRPA. In addition to managing the conversion of closed and realigned Air Force Bases, the agency assumed real property acquisition, management and disposal responsibilities for active Air Force installations worldwide. 


AFRPA is an Air Force field operating agency reporting directly to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics (SAF/IE).  

AFRPA is led by a director who reports directly to SAF/IE. The director oversees three offices which manage the day to day operations of the agency: Operations, Financial and Information.   

The Operations Office is tasked with carrying out the agency's mission, which includes the management of former Air Force bases closed by BRAC as well as real estate acquisition, management and disposal activities at Air Force bases throughout the world. This office also manages the Air Force Enhanced Use Leasing office. 

The Financial Office manages the agency's Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution Processes for real property and environmental remediation processes. The office also oversees personnel and payroll accounts and procurement of operational resources. 

The Information Office is responsible for information management and technology by designing systems that protect the integrity of electronic data while facilitating the flow of information to decision makers. The Information Office also has an External Affairs section responsible for public affairs and intergovernmental relations.