Mission Monday: The DAF Enhanced Use Lease Program

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- It’s Mission Monday! Patricia Rodriguez is an enhanced use lease (EUL) asset manager with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Installations Directorate who manages, tracks and negotiates long-term leases as part of the Department of the Air Force’s EUL program. 

Her work allows Air Force installations to lease non-excess, underutilized land to private sector developers in return for receiving cash rent or in-kind consideration.

Here’s a little more about Rodriguez and how her work contributes to the lethality and readiness of the DAF.

What do you love about your job? 
All projects are unique and this offers learning opportunities  

When it comes to your job, what keeps you motivated? 
I’m motivated by the end result of an EUL which supports mission needs.   

Why are you and your team important to the Air Force enterprise and your customers at installations?
Our division does everything possible to get what the customer wants without losing any of the Air Force’s integrity.  I manage highly complex real estate transactions that provide a return on investment to installations either as cash rent payments for installation use, in-kind projects that benefit the installation, or energy resiliency that provides first right to power during power or emergency outages.

Describe a project you and your team worked on recently that gave you a great sense of accomplishment:
I’ve had the privilege of working on the U.S. Air Force Academy Visitors Center EUL in Colorado, and the Kirtland AFB Research Park EUL in New Mexico.  Both projects have been executed and are in post-closing management. Witnessing the transition taking place at both locations is truly a joy and gives me a sense of accomplishment.  

Is there anything else you’d like to add which might help people understand the importance of what you do for the Air Force?
The EUL program is unique and it enables installations to acquire funding that can be used to off-set their military construction expenses