State University of New York

University at Stony Brook: University and Clinical Practice Management Plan Space Leasing Practices

The University at Stony Brook's health science center operates clinics in which patients are treated by faculty from the center's medical school. Some of the facilities used by the clinics are leased, and we examined the leasing practices for these facilities. We found that improvements are needed if the leasing practices are to be as economical as possible. For example, renovation costs are not adequately controlled, some lease expenses were paid more than once or were incorrectly calculated, and all lease costs are not considered when competitive lease proposals are evaluated. We also identified a potential conflict of interest, as a building was leased to the health science center by a realty corporation that was established and funded by faculty of the medical school.

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