As our SUMAC team explores Owner’s Representation projects with clients, we hear certain questions regularly and we learn that there is a lack of clarity about what Owner’s Representation is; what an Owner’s Representative does; and the difference between an Owner’s Representative and construction manager or project manager. Our goal is to answer these questions and provide some clarity around this subject.
An Owner’s Representative, in its most basic definition, is the person or company who represents the owner of a building or facility project. An Owner’s Representative advises the owner to ensure the owner’s project needs are met and that the project comes in on time and under budget. An Owner’s Representative can help companies and organizations that don’t have this capability or enhance a company’s current in-house team.