As an Owners Representation firm, NorthStar manages clients’ increasing complex, multi-phase projects in dynamic environments by adding value, unique expertise, building trust and providing accountability across all services and locations.

We help institutions chart their course and bring passion, purpose and planning in the execution of those efforts. Our attention to detail is second to none and we pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our skills, expertise and services to meet your needs. We understand that there is a delicate balance between expenses and results. Our results have proven time and again that our expense to value gained ratio is unrivaled.

NorthStar Museums and Education is immersed in the cultural, educational and community initiatives because we care about the overall outcome. We at NorthStar measure a good portion of our success when we see the smiling faces of students and guests as they enter your facility for the first time after a major change. There is nothing better and more satisfying to us than those moments in time.

Why Engage Northstar as your Representative?

Often times the terms Owners Representative and Project Manager are used interchangeably, however, these terms are distinctly different. An Owners Representative is an advisor, strategist, partner and advocate. We not only look at the project immediately in front of us, but also down the road at how that particular project might impact an entire organization today, tomorrow, next year and the year after that. Project managers, on the other hand, are myopically focused on what is directly in front of them at the moment, without keeping in mind long term results or future impact.

We keep your schedule and deadline in mind at all times, to stick to your opening day milestone. We at NorthStar have the ability to handle the complex funding arrangements of not for profit capital projects. We create and manage a reporting structure that meets the needs of each client. Often, each project has unique criteria that is constantly changing. We bring all of these changing variables together in a cohesive, streamlined path to properly allocate time and expenses.

As an Owners Representative, NorthStar is a strategic partner for your institution’s projects and initiatives, truly advocating on every level. We not only manage a specific project but we also sit with our clients to understand their vision and imbed ourselves in the institutional mission. By assisting our clients in defining their needs and requirements, NorthStar creates long term plans for success. We weigh in from the beginning to offer sound advice relative to strategy and approach, on every level. Our holistic style incorporates the milestones along the way that must be met to achieve any given set of institutional goals and vision.

Our Team

NorthStar has a very unique and diverse company composition, giving us a 360 degree view of a project and an edge over other firms. Our strength comes from our multi-disciplinary team of specialists that includes engineers, architects, financial advisors, LEED-accredited professionals, estimators, construction specialists, schedulers, operational administrators and relocation managers. By having these disciplines in-house, we are able to support any client and project with our diversity of experience and employ a highly collaborative process. Meet our leadership team >

“I can find a project manager anywhere that will manage construction on my behalf. An Owners Representative, however, tells me what to do and how to from a big picture view. A good Owners Representative is trusted whole-heartedly with my entire program.”
Joe FergusonMastery Charter Schools