Property Management

The PBA Property Management Department provides facility management services for various Knox County and City of Knoxville properties. Included in this portfolio are 1.6 million square feet of properties, 23 acres of public parks and over 6,000 downtown parking spaces.

Property Management performs facility maintenance, horticultural, custodial, parking services, on-street parking enforcement and security and life safety services at most properties managed by PBA. With a staff of 165 employees, PBA provides its customers with a highly trained and experienced staff of professionals.

A list partial of facilities managed by PBA include:

See full list of Managed Facilities

The Public Building Authority manages City and County owned parking facilities in the downtown Knoxville area. 12 parking garages and lots, owned by the City and County. They are operated by PBA or it's contractors and generate revenue for the City and County. Located in the prime parking areas of downtown, these properties include the City County Building Garage, Dwight Kessel Metropolitan Parking Garage, Locust St. Garage, Poplar St. Lot, Promenade Garage, Jackson Avenue Lot, World's Fair Park area, Blackstock Lot, State St. Garage and lot, Main Ave. Garage, and the recently opened Market Square Garage. Using state of the art parking equipment, PBA offers convenient, efficient and safe parking options for its customers and patrons in the downtown area. Free parking is available upon arriving after 6pm and on weekends except for excluding special events.

The World's Fair Park is owned by the City of Knoxville and operated by the Public Building Authority. PBA provides management, maintenance, landscaping and security services for the Park and its facilities. Our maintenance personnel are responsible for maintaining all mechanical, plumbing and electrical components of the Park and its adjoining facilities. The grounds/horticulture staff maintains the lawns and grounds in the 15-acre park, including the seasonal planting of flowers and bulbs. Our security staff is present in the park 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. PBA also schedules and coordinates events on the lawns in the park.

Members of the staff have varied backgrounds and are true professionals in their respective fields. Our on-site staff is not only proficient in their area of expertise, but also capable of managing multiple responsibilities in other areas. PBA Property Management personnel are all experienced facility managers.

In today's world of security and environmental concerns, confidentiality issues and local government cost saving measures, facility managers must stay on the cutting edge of technology. The staff actively participates in many local and national organizations. This allows them to stay informed and prepared to do the best job possible. We believe our clients choose us because they trust us and because they know PBA will respond to their needs.


  • Street: 610 Richards Street
  • City: Knoxville
  • State: TN
  • Postcode: 37921


  • Telephone: (865) 215-8400
  • Fax: (865) 215-8405
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  • David Lively

    David Lively

    Director of Property Maintenance
  • Wade Roberts

    Wade Roberts

    Manager of Parking Services
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