The Board of Directors of a county-wide public water agency had long recognized a need for new facilities, but were reluctant to take on such a monumental project. Their hesitancy stemmed from a fluctuating real estate market, long residency at their current site, and confidence in staff to manage such a project. As the new General Manager, I was tasked with initiating this project, including soliciting for real estate services, resulting in hiring Scott Sheldon of Terra Realty Advisors, Inc. While the original concept was to build on the existing site, Scott recommended an alternative solution of evaluating existing buildings. The end result was the District purchased office space in a vacant building, together with acquiring a warehouse building close to the new office building, and converting that to an indoor corporation yard for more efficient field operations. Overall, this solution saved the District in excess of $10 million, allowed for timely occupancy, and provided full build-out at one time, rather than phasing the project because of the cost savings. Scott also managed the completion of tenant improvements in both buildings, including design and entitlements. As part of the Districts public outreach, there were numerous hearings and educational workshops, of which Scott was an integral team member. Scott demonstrated considerable expertise and experience, assisting the Board of Directors and staff in completing this very important project. At completion, the next step was now the District’s original site could be considered for sale; however, to maximize the property value, a land use amendment would be required; changing the zoning and general plan designation from Public Facilities to Residential uses. After considerable local government lobbying, the District was granted this new land use, significantly increasing the value of the original District site in the marketplace. Scott’s knowledge and skill were invaluable in negotiating this change. The revenue derived from a future property sale will result in additional, significant savings to the District. In conclusion, Scott Sheldon and Terra Realty Advisors, Inc. brought a high level of performance, commitment and expertise to this important District project.