Deputy Executive Director
Office of Construction and Facilities Management
Anthony E. Costa joins the Department of Veterans Affairs after 30 plus years leading a wide variety of mission-support delivery programs. In his current capacity as the Deputy Executive Director for Construction and Facilities Management, he is responsible for providing senior leadership to the planning, design, and construction of all major construction projects greater than $20 million; the acquisition of real property for use by VA elements through the purchase of land and buildings, as well as long-term lease acquisitions; and also manages the crucial areas of facility sustainability, seismic corrections, physical security, and historic preservation of VA’s facilities.
Prior to joining VA, Tony spent over 30 years at the General Services Administration. Much of Tony’s career was focused on the delivery of real estate, asset management and workplace solutions for agencies. He capped his GSA career with a full-year stint in 2017 as acting Deputy Administrator for all of GSA. During that time, he led GSA’s agency reform planning work, which included proposals for dramatic changes in GSA’s roles and methods of providing support for technology, acquisition and real estate to federal agencies. Most recently, Tony provided executive level internal consulting work and led GSA’s efforts to ensure GSA business operations were connected closely to leadership and objectives of business, economic development and regional/local government leaders. He also serves as a director on the board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (aka, Metro).
Tony has received a Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Service in 2004 and a Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service in 2002, and the GSA Administrator’s Distinguished Service Award in 1998, and a 2016 Regional Partnership Award from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.