Under the standard Construction Manager as Agent delivery program, RMR Group acts as a first party manager to the owner and a third party manager of the construction process. This delivery method utilizes an open book approach, where owners have access to all of our project documents and are made aware of aesthetic, schedule and cost trade-offs before making program and design decisions. Owners have the opportunity to be involved at each stage of the process from pre-construction and trade contractor selection through construction and closeout.
As a CM as Agent, we are typically brought on board to help with projects where a contractor has not been selected or started the project. We simply work as a direct arm and agent for the owner to verify and oversee all aspects of the project. Our clients are primarily from out of town and/or a group of owners looking for a local representative with extensive construction knowledge who can look after and manage scope as well as the full program.
The team at RMR Group has the combined knowledge, experience and capacity to guide our clients’ projects from design to close-out and occupancy. Our CM as Agent program is set up to provide the owner with the best support team available to get the most out of the construction process.
We accomplish this with project teams that are comprised of project management and site supervision professionals with support from our office management personnel: estimating, buyout/procurement, scheduling, design, and engineering with vertical & horizontal construction support. Our team can manage all aspects of the project including:
- At cost estimating & bid evaluation
- Buyout and procurement – materials at cost
- Value engineering
- Contract management
- Office management
- Construction monitoring & inspections
- Post construction services
- Real estate investment and financing consultation
Our primary goal is to ensure that each member of the owner’s team of specialists collaborates in a manner that serves the owner’s overall interest.