For new construction or renovation projects, an “Owner’s Representative” acts as a project manager on behalf of another organization. They either work with team members selected in advance or they secure, negotiate with, and manage the many partners required to ensure that a project is successful. Owners Rep services can be valuable for relatively small projects like tenant improvements, and are essential for larger projects when busy nonprofit leaders don’t have the time or ability to give a project the full attention it requires. MotiveSpace acts as a nonprofit’s champion and advocate through every stage of a real estate development or renovation project.
The following are the most common services performed by an Owners Rep:
• Concept consultation regarding a project’s scope, budget, design and schedule
• Workshop design and facilitation
• Budget and partnership development: procuring debt, equity, or mission-related investments
• Pro forma and operating budget development
• Campaign consultation
• Space audits and space planning
• Value Engineering
• Project management
It takes a large amount of time to manage the contractors, funders, lenders, designers, consultants and many other partners needed to bring in projects on time and on budget. If you are a nonprofit or a mission-qualified organization and are interested in receiving discounted services, contact Executive Director Sara Garrett to discuss your needs at 503-887-9598 or by email at sara at motivespace.org.