University Real Estate Operations

America’s leading university research campus invites you to join us to live, learn, work and play in Raleigh’s most unique setting.

NC State University’s Centennial Campus enriches the lives of people in the city, state, country and world by creating an attractive, vibrant and educationally rich community for faculty, staff, and partners that bolsters economic development, advances innovation, fosters collaboration and advances the university’s mission.

Centennial Campus is a research, advanced technology and academic community where university, industry and government partners interact and collaborate. Centennial Campus, along with the Centennial Biomedical Campus, physically covers over 1,300 acres, and is an environmentally sensitive, mixed-use development that is home to over 62 corporate, industrial and government partners working alongside more than 75 University research and academic units. The vision of bringing business and academia together to promote economic development, broaden academic opportunities, and promote innovation and entrepreneurship is a thriving reality today.

University Real Estate Operations plays a key role in encouraging that collaboration through campus development, design, planning, and infrastructure. The office handles all private development processes, including the preparation of RFP/RFQ’s, the selection of development teams, negotiation of ground leases and various review processes. The campus currently has a mixture of privately developed buildings and university owned buildings which are occupied by industry, government and university partners that all have a programmatic connection to NC State.