University of Illinois System

University Personnel Do’s and Don’ts


  1. Occupy space before a fully executed lease is in place.
  2. Allow 3rd parties to occupy University space without a fully-executed lease or license in place.
  3. Sign a lease or license yourself - only The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois can execute University contracts.
  4. Wait too long to contact the real estate Office
  5. Make commitments for remodeling or tenant improvements with the landlord


  1. Call RES as soon as you even think you have a space need or anticipate a possible downsizing of an existing lease.
  2. Allow plenty of time for negotiation and approval of a property transaction in conformance with all new laws.