Project Management as the Owner’s Representative

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What Does an Owner's Rep Do?

An Owner’s Rep manages design and construction projects for clients that do not have the in-house staff or capacity to do so. We act as your representative on a day-to-day basis, advocating for your interests as an extension of your staff. While you focus on your primary job, we keep the project moving forward.

Managing Contracts & Money

Construction is typically the single largest line item in a project budget, but you may enter into many other contracts for goods and services. We negotiate favorable business terms for these transactions and oversee contracts and payments, keeping a careful eye on your overall project budget.

Making Decisions through Collaboration

Strong projects have strong owners, and we facilitate communication between key team members to make sure you are making strategic, informed decisions for the long-term benefit of your project. We guide decisions that will minimize risk and maximize the value of every dollar you spend.

From Project Planning through Construction

We focus on your big picture goals and protect your interests every step of the way.

Project Planning

The earliest planning phases are the best time to influence cost and outcome of a project. By understanding your goals at a high level, we can find opportunities for cost savings, creating a well-defined scope, and right-sizing the budget. We will set up a schedule to guide your project, knowing that control of the schedule ultimately controls the budget.

Team Formation

As we work to establish the project scope, it is crucial to hire the right team for design, construction, and other third-party consultants and vendors. These are the people who will make your project come to life. Utilizing our in-house Cost Estimators, we can provide valuable cost feedback that informs these hiring and procurement decisions.

Construction Procurement

There are many ways to buy construction. We are acutely aware of current market costs and the nuances of construction procurement. We help Clients select the best delivery method and contractors, developing an overall construction procurement strategy that best achieves their budgetary goals.


We will be your eyes, ears, and boots on the ground throughout Construction. From minimizing disruption to your day-to-day operations, particularly important on a campus, to quality assurance walkthroughs, our role is to keep the project progressing while you focus on your primary job.

Change Orders

When change orders arise during Construction, we quickly and systematically review their necessity and pricing to negotiate on our clients’ behalf. One of our most valuable tools is access to our Estimators’ cost knowledge and database. On an array of projects, we have saved our clients money, ensuring that unforeseen conditions and changes to scope did not cause the project to go over budget.

Diverse Industries, Specialized Knowledge


K-12 and higher education construction projects require careful coordination. We keep your campus functioning safely and get facilities open on schedule.


Specializing in museum construction, we understand visitor experience, exhibit design and fabrication, and the intricacies of installing priceless artifacts.


With 100+ hotel projects across 25+ states, we are experts in full-service hotels, select service hotels, rebranding, and brand roll-out initiatives.

Healthcare & Senior Living

We know that construction in healthcare spaces requires close communication to protect patients and staff, minimize disruptions, and enhance quality of care.

Institutional & Non-Profit

From master plans to multi-year capital campaigns to navigating grant compliance, we help to create and renew facilities that will support your mission within your budget.

Office Fit Out & Commercial

Need a new office space for a growing staff? Opening a new restaurant or bookstore? We do the heavy lifting so you can do what you do best—run your company.

Client Testimonials

“Erecting and securing a 53-foot piece of public art at a dizzying angle on one of Philadelphia's busiest downtown streets is no small feat. B&F’s diligent work dealt with all of the behind-the-scenes details to ensure that the installation went off without a hitch, making our vision a reality.”

Claes Oldenburg, Pop Artist “Paint Torch," the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Client Testimonials

“The B&F Team has been nothing short of spectacular. They are creative, proactive, extraordinarily responsive and hard-working, highly systematic and organized, and, not least, bring very deep project management experience. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”

Michael Rosenzweig, Former CEO & President, the National Museum of American Jewish History

Client Testimonials

“‘Collaboration’ is easy to talk about but can be very difficult to bring into a project on a daily basis. One of B&F’s most valuable talents is the ability to bring each voice to the table at the right time, which promotes teamwork and collaboration to meet a client’s goals.”

Mark Sanderson, LEED AP, Principal, DIGSAU

Our Projects


Learn about B&F’s wide range of iconic projects, from 13-story new hotels in Center City Philadelphia to sensitive renovations of historic buildings.

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Cost Estimating


B&F Cost Estimators work alongside our Project Managers to provide accurate cost feedback for Owners, Architects, and Engineers.