The Real Estate Division staff is the county’s real estate agent in all real estate matters. Real Estate Division staff is responsible for:
Leasing of county property or private property for county use
Investigating hazardous materials site for all Public Works projects
Reporting projects involving property acquisition for other departments
Managing the 18.5 mile long Iron Horse Trail Corridor, formerly known as the Southern Pacific Right-of-Way
The Real Estate Division is the only local public agency in Contra Costa County that is certified for acquisition of property for state highways and for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funded projects.
Because of this, the Real Estate Division contracts on a regular basis with many of the cities within the county (and a few outside of the county) to supervise the appraisal and acquisition of right of way for FHWA funded projects.