FRES Overview

Facilities and Real Estate Services provides the expertise, business process, policies and standards required to plan, design, construct, operate, maintain and renew the physical assets of the University. In addition, our Division is responsible for the strategic planning, management and operation of non-academic University property, and collaborating with the neighborhood to create a safe, diverse and economically vibrant destination. We maintain 218 buildings on a campus of 299 acres, excluding the Health System, New Bolton Center and Morris Arboretum.

Contact Information

Mailing Address
3101 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19104

Reception 215-898-5706

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Descriptions of each of our five departments in Facilities and Real Estate Services.

Campus History

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Penn Connects 2.0 then upped our investment in Penn's historic West Philadelphia campus, while boldly creating a new innovation ecosystem exemplified by the exciting new Pennovation Works. With the opening of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in D.C. and the Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing, Penn’s leadership in global affairs now extends beyond our Philadelphia campus to the capitals of two major nations.

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