OUR HISTORY

Since 1990, CWS Asset Management & Sales (CWSAMS) has been a leader in auction management solutions with proven strategies that increase revenue, lower costs and enhance accountability for our clients.

CWS has been involved in the sale of more than $1.5 billion dollars of assets for government agencies such as Department of Treasury, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Marshals Service, IRS-CI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement,  U.S. Secret Service, ATF, HUD, VA, Los Angeles County, SBA, Farmer’s Home, Fannie Mae and USDA Rural Development.

For more than two decades, CWS has been the sole contractor for the U.S. Department of Treasury for the nationwide marketing and sale of real property.

26
Years in Business
300
Auctions Every Year
+ $ 1Billion
Assets Sold

In addition, in 2012, we were awarded the prime contract for the Nationwide Management, marketing and sales of Real Property. Over the period of the contract, we have conducted sales, and managed properties in all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, Mexico and Guatemala.   We have sold thousands of individual properties ranging from $5,000 to $60 million dollars including oil and gas leases, corporate interests, operating businesses, commercial properties, single family residences, and personal property.   Below is a list of services CWS provides as part of this contract:

  • Property Preservation and Security
  • Required Maintenance and Repair
  • Emergency Maintenance Issues
  • Invoicing and Accounting Procedures
  • Title Work and Tax Exemptions
  • Regionalized Management Services
  • Rent Collection and Tenant Care
  • Operation of Commercial Businesses
  • Collection of Mortgage and Promissory Note Payments
  • Assist in the Creation and Review of Court Orders
  • Provide Advice regarding Target Forfeitures
  • Marketing and Sales

In 2014, CWS was awarded the prime contract for selling General Order Merchandise for US Department of Homeland Security.

In 2014, CWS was awarded the subcontract for selling General Property for the U.S. Department of Treasury.

In 2017 we launched CWS Auctions free app for iPhone and Android.  In the continuing expansion of our online auction technology, the app provides an optimized mobile experience for our users.  The next-generation mobile experience builds on our web software to allow bidders to participate in live floor auctions or online auctions no matter where they might be.   Download the free app on the App Store or get it on Google Play.

WHAT SETS US APART

CWS’s long history of selling a wide variety of assets while maximizing revenue for our clients sets us apart as an industry leader.  Such assets include commercial and residential real estate, land, operating businesses, aircraft, vessels, vehicles, artwork, jewelry, collectibles, liquor licenses, tobacco products, promissory notes and more!

Our team of professionals has worked together for many years and has the organizational memory that affords us the ability to identify and reach the appropriate target market for all types of commodities.  Our combined experience allows us to execute marketing and sales projects in the most cost effective manner.  We continually build upon our experiences to ensure that each subsequent project will be successful.

CWS specializes in Federal, State, and local government contracts. We understand that each agency has its own unique statutory and regulatory requirements and are held to a higher level of scrutiny than commercial enterprises.  Regardless of whether our customer is a government agency, or a commercial institution, we are able to customize our processes and software to support the mission of the individual organization.

CWS is a SBA certified Woman-Owned Small Business.   CWS services are available on GSA Schedule offering large businesses partnerships to connect with opportunities in the government sector.

Our website and auction management system are specifically designed for government asset sales. The website is fully compliant with Government guidelines established by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d). We comply with all federal, state, and local statutes and regulations and use GCS Premier, a DCAA-approved Accounting System designed specifically for government contractors.

OUR TEAM OF SPECIALISTS

CWS has regional offices across the United States.  Our staff includes project managers, print and web designers, web developers, marketing and public relations experts, media buyers, licensed professional auctioneers, risk management experts, real estate settlement coordinators and financial managers.

CWS’ team of top experts makes us a trusted partner of governments, financial institutions, real estate developers and other private-sector entities worldwide.

The U.S. Marshals Service is very pleased with the excellent job CWS Marketing Group (CWS) is doing with the marketing and selling of our real property. CWS has sold in excess of 75 properties, handling all aspects of the advertising, marketing, live auction, and the closing of the properties. Thank you to CWS and staff for your excellent job handling real property auctions for the U.S. Marshals Service.

Gregory Langmaid
U.S. Department of Justice, United States Marshals Service

Thank you for your consideration and effort in helping me register my bidders for the Manchester, Vermont real estate auction. This was not in vain since my registrants were the successful bidders. I compliment you on the auction. It was well organized and executed very efficiently.

John Griffin - Real Estate Broker
Wells Real Estate

The Real Estate Auction Committee is pleased to award you with a ‘Certificate of Excellence’! Your entry in the first NAR Auction Advertising Brochure Contest, sponsored by the NAR Real Estate Auction Committee, was selected as a winner.

Jan Tarnow
National Association of Realtors

Congratulations to the Real Property Partnership Team on receiving the Hammer Award. Your Team took on the mission of working across agency lines and as a result of this Team effort you have developed a customer-friendly approach for the American public to buy Government seized and excess real estate.

Michael Compeau - Acting Director
Department of the Treasury, U.S. Customs Service

In recognition to the National Partnership for Reinventing Government, appreciation goes to the Real Property Partnership Team of CWS Marketing Group. Thank you for your contribution to building a government that works better and costs less.

Al Gore
Former Vice President of the United States

I congratulate you on your success with the fine group of Rolls-Royce motor cars, which you recently sold. I think you had some excellent results.

Miles Morris
Christie's International Motor Cars

Thank you for the work you have accomplished. The Team reinvented the real estate sales process by using the existing U.S. Customs Service real estate sales infrastructure. Not only did the Team improve access by the public to Government real estate sales, they also have set a new standard for partnership. The Team proved that by working together we can create a Government that ‘works better and costs less.’

Michael Compeau - Acting Director
Department of the Treasury, U.S. Customs Service
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