Public Buildings Service [PBS] Law and Legal Definition

The Public Buildings Service (PBS) is an agency working under the General Services Administration (GSA) to maintain government controlled buildings, including office structures, warehouses, and laboratories. The PBS mission is to construct, lease, renovate, and provide building security and building safety. It acts as a builder, developer, lessor, and manager of properties, both owned and leased by the federal government. The PBS, as the government's real estate manager, is responsible for real estate brokerage, property management, construction and repairs, security, property disposal, and portfolio management.