The City of San Diego is unique among municipalities statewide in the size and diversity of its real estate portfolio. The city owns more than 1,600 properties that total an estimated 123,000 acres. These properties range in size from large tracts of open space to tiny remnant parcels.
The Department of Real Estate & Airport Management oversees Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport and Brown Field Municipal Airport, which provide critical services to aviation users and the city. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has classified Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport as a reliever airport for San Diego International Airport - Lindbergh Field, which means it’s instrumental in preventing major delays at the scheduled passenger service airport. Brown Field Municipal Airport is also a reliever airport and the gateway for international general aviation aircraft entering the United States needing to clear Customs. Combined, city airports support more than 1,500 local jobs and generate $199 million in economic activity annually.