We turn to experts for most things in life – when we’re sick, we turn to doctors; when we need legal advice, we turn to lawyers. The same should be true for construction. You want a professional team working on your behalf so you can achieve the best results for your project without having to go the DIY route. What’s more, you want your project to be successfully completed on time and on budget. To do that, it helps to turn to a professional.
Why You Need an Owner’s Representative for Your Miami Construction Project
An owner’s rep serves as an extension of the project owner and is responsible for ensuring their wishes are achieved during every step of the construction process.
As an independent consultant working on your behalf, owner’s representatives are uniquely positioned to offer construction expertise at every stage of the project – from budgeting and planning to overseeing the entire project’s execution. You can hire an owner’s rep at any phase of construction, but it’s best to hire one as soon as possible.
What to Look for in an Owner’s Rep in Miami
Searching for a skilled professional can take some work, but it’s worth doing your due diligence to ensure you have the very best people on your team. An owner’s rep is an essential member for your construction project – you want to be confident they have the skills, qualifications and experience to fully represent you and your wishes. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Talk to your network – Professional referrals can be a good place to start when searching for an owner’s rep. They can attest to the professionalism of the team and offer good insight into partnering with an owner’s rep.
- Find someone local – Construction in Miami is layered in details (case in point – navigating the permitting process in South Florida). For a seamless build process, you want to hire someone who has on-the-ground knowledge about the numerous construction rules and requirements specific to Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas.
- Ensure they are qualified, licensed and insured – Learn how to find out if a GC or vendor is licensed in Florida by reading this post.
- Send an RFP to solicit bids – Once you have a shortlist of qualified professionals, send an RFP so you can narrow down your choice to one candidate.
For more about when and why to engage an owner’s rep, be sure to read this blog. Then, get in touch with us at Seacoast Construction to ask your questions about what an owner’s representative can do for your project.
Our experienced team helps project owners at various stages of a project’s development, and we partner with them wherever they are at – whether it’s getting a project back on track or assessing a project’s viability when it’s just an idea. For help with your Miami build, give us a call today.
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