Office of Real Estate
The Detroit Public Schools Real Estate Department handles the purchasing, leasing, and property management functions for properties both owned and rented by the district. The district has been leasing and selling property since 2005 and currently has over 100 properties on the market, listed below. Since March 2009, Detroit Public Schools has generated more than $12 Million from the sale of vacant school properties and annual lease revenue.
Our mission: Detroit Public Schools is committed to ensuring a high-quality school for every student—a school where all students meet or exceed grade-level expectations and graduate from high school prepared for college, career and life. We are accountable for using existing resources more effectively to support excellence in the classroom and progress toward academic goals.
As part of our program to effectively manage resources, we manage all of our closed buildings to minimize cost and maximize revenues.
A property list can be viewed below, picked up at the District’s Real Estate office located at 1601 Farnsworth, Building C, Detroit, MI 48211, or by emailing Felicia Venable, Acting Executive Director, Operations, Detroit Public Schools. You may also call the Real Estate Department at (313) 873-6532.
Please direct any questions and interest in available properties to Felicia Venable, Acting Executive Director, Operations, Detroit Public Schools.
DPS Developers Conference Presentations
- Real Estate Conference Program Book, March 2014
- Betti Wiggins, Detroit Public Schools
- Rory Bolger, City of Detroit, City Planning Commission
- James Marusich, City of Detroit, Planning and Development | Herman Kiefer RFP
- Michael Poris, McIntosh Poris Associates, American Institute of Architects
- Kirby Burkholder, Executive Director, Eastern Region, IFF
- Tahirih Ziegler, Executive Director of Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Email all requests to Felicia Venable. Please review the lists below, and attach all documents relevant to your request to the email.
- Offer Checklist
- Purchase Agreement
- DPS Purchaser/Tenant Information form
- DPS Conflict of Interest form
- DPS Development Plan
- DPS Disclosure form
- Proof of funds
New developers: Learn more!
Interested in a land contract? Learn more!
Need to know how to acquire a DPS property? Learn more!
DPS Properties for Sale and Lease
Map of Properties
|#||Property Type||Property Sites||Address||Location||Main Cross Streets||Site Acres||Status||Price||Bldg (GSF)||Year Built|
|View as a Google Spreadsheet|
|1||Parking||6565 W. Outer Drive - Parking Garage||6565 W Outer Drive 48235||W||W. McNichols / Hubbell||n/a||Available - Call for Details||Make your highest offer||survey||1979|
|2||Building||Brady School||2920 Joy 48206||W||Lawton/Joy||8.5||Available||Make your highest offer||56,270|
|3||Building||Cody High School||7350 Southfield 48228||W||Southfield fwy/Warren||8.5||Available||Make your highest offer||84,763|
|4||Building||Cooley High School||15055 Hubbell 48227||W||Fenkell/Hubbell||17.9||Pending||Make your highest offer||321,024|
|Building||Duke Ellington||8030 Outer Drive 48213||E||1.9||Available||Make your highest offer||82,954|
|5||Building||Lawton||9345 Lawton 48206||W||Lawton/Joy||0.7||Available||Make your highest offer||31,922|
|6||Building||Mccoll||20550 Cathedral 48228||W||3.8||Available||Make your highest offer||33,652|
|7||Vacant Land||Robeson Vacant Land (great development area!)||2701 Fenkell 48238||W||Fenkell / Linwood||18.0||Available||Make your highest offer||n/a||n/a|
|8||Building||Robeson Early Childhood Center||14900 Parkside 48238||W||Fenkell/Linwood||1.6||Available||Make your highest offer||18,260|
|9||Building||Henderson - Lower||9600 Mettal 48227||W||W. Chicago / Greenfield Rd.||1.6||Available||Make your highest offer||28,047||1946|
|10||Building||Larned Elementary||23700 Clarita Ave 48219||W||W. Seven Mile / Telegraph Rd.||1.8||Available||Make your highest offer||22,337||1954|
|11||Building||Lodge Elementary||17450 Lenore 48219||W||W. McNichols/Telegraph Rd.||6.0||Available||Make your highest offer||21,636||1950|
|12||Building||Stark PK-5||12611 Avondale / 420 Conner 48215||E||Jefferson/Lenox (Dickerson)||4.1||Available||Make your highest offer||51,877||1969|
|13||Building||Trombly Alt HS||1095 Hibbard 48214||E||McClellan/E. Jefferson||3.2||In negotiations||Make your highest offer||52,475|
|14||Vacant Land||5300 Russell, 5330 Russell,1457 Fredrick||5300 Russell, 5330 Russell,1457 Fredrick 48211||E||E. Warren / Russell Avenue||1.33||Pending||Make your highest offer||n/a||n/a|
|15||Vacant Land||7811 South Vacant Land Site||7811 South 48209||W||W. Jefferson / West End||2.9||Pending||Make your highest offer||n/a||n/a|
|16||Vacant Land||4811 Martin VL||4811 Martin 48210||W||Michigan Ave./Martin||4.7||Available||Make your highest offer||n/a||n/a|
|17||Vacant Land||Jeffries Vacant Land||12120 Leonard 48217||W||Fort / Schaefer||5.0||Available||Make your highest offer||n/a||n/a|
* Principals Only
* Buyer should verifiy all acreage and square footage
All offers will be considerd
All data subject to verification