Office of Building and Real Estate

The Office of Building and Real Estate supports parishes, administrative offices, and agencies of the archdiocese with expertise, information, and services related to facilities and real estate. Staff members assist in the purchase, sale, and lease of properties. They also help with planning, design, construction, occupancy, and operation of facilities, including environmental compliance.

The Office of Building and Real Estate also:

  • directs new construction, renovation, and repair work;
  • oversees construction sites and tracks the progress of building projects;
  • maintains microfilm library of plans and blueprints;
  • develops lists of approved architects, engineers, and contractors, and evaluates performance for future consideration;
  • works with pastors and archdiocesan legal counsel in writing lease agreements for unused facilities;
  • assists in the selection of sites for new parishes;
  • inspects archdiocesan properties and oversees environmental compliance and abatement programs;
  • identifies the scope of environmental work, including air monitoring, bid packaging, bid evaluation, and contract awards;
  • consults with the Office of Risk Management on issues of health and safety, and assists in resolving insurance claims;
  • facilitates safety and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) seminars.



Thomas R. Du Bois, Director, Building and Real Estate

314.792.7004 or [email protected]

Douglas Lueke, Project Manager

314.792.7386 or [email protected]

Cheryl Harness, Office Administrator

314.792.7087 or [email protected]