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Pentagon is World’s Leading Landlord    :   Information Clearing House: ICH

Pentagon is World’s Leading Landlord    :   Information Clearing House: ICH

October 29, 2012 "Information Clearing House" - Move over, Donald Trump and Ted Turner. The Department of Defense is the world’s top property owner with holdings around the world – a fact relevant amid election-year debate about the size and role of our military.

In the United States alone, DOD occupies 1.9 billion square feet of office space – about three times the floor space of all the nation’s Walmart stores, or 10 times the office space in all of Los Angeles. Worldwide, DOD has more than 2 million people working on 5,000 sites in 41 countries.


(Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, has 1.4 million workers.)

Today’s video has more on the world’s biggest landlord. Take a look, share it with a friend in uniform, then consider the size and scope of today’s military in our discussion thread below.

How do we know? Check the original sources behind the fact:

US Department of Defense: "Base Structure Report Fiscal Year 2012 Baseline"

US Department of Defense: "About the Department of Defense (DOD)"

Cushman & Wakefield: "Marketbeat Office Snapshot"

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