About the DBA

The DBA was created on October 30, 1973 in accordance with Act No. 31, of the Public Acts of Michigan. The DBA’s function as provided under law is to acquire, furnish, equip, own, improve, operate, and maintain city facilities, including parking lots and structures, among other things. 

The DBA provides commercial real estate services for the City of Detroit, through an interdepartmental agreement with the Housing & Revitalization Department.  The DBA assists city departments in carrying out their capital improvement programs.  The funds for capital projects come from the city's bond fund and are provided by the relevant department after City Council approval. 

Our goal is to provide efficient, quality and user-friendly services to city departments.