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Contracts and Real Estate Services

The mission of the department is to deliver exceptional customer service on real estate, construction and facilities design contract matters.  Our vision is to be seen as a business expert that can guide the campus and departments through the complicated processes of real estate matters and Facilities construction and design contracts.

The Contracts/Real Estate Office is responsible for the preparation, review, negotiation and administration of business and real estate contracts for the Merced campus, including: 

  • real estate leases 
  • facility use agreements 
  • licenses and easements 
  • construction agreements for the Facilities department 
  • professional services agreements for the Facilities department 
  • art loan agreements 

The office develops and implements campus Contracts policies and procedures, and advises campus departments regarding contractual matters. The office also coordinates the Mortgage Origination Program faculty home loans.  

Staff Directory

Elizabeth Capehart
Contracts & Real Estate Manager

(209) 228-4446
ecapehart@ucmerced.edu