Owner representation

We offer a broad portfolio of owner’s representative experience. Our success in growing this portfolio can be attributed to the signature of our service: we think, act, and manage like an owner—because we are an owner. We are and have been in the owner’s shoes for decades, and nothing makes us more aware of the owner’s need to balance the day-to-day budgetary and long-term management requirements than being in that same position.

We have provided owner’s representative services through every phase of development, design and construction across an exceptional range of project types: mixed-use projects that blend residential, office and retail, healthcare/research facilities, university buildings–academic and administrative, secondary education and long-term care facilities.

case studies

Isle at Pompano Beach (Pompano Beach, FL)

Project Scope
Prepared a project feasibility analysis for the owner, evaluating location, size and cost issues for a new hotel on this 200-acre property; the plan addressed the need to relocate both the racetrack-related facilities and many of the casino back-of-house facilities; using a market analysis prepared by others, we identified two potential sites for the hotel that would also allow for gaming floor expansion and extensive new conference/meeting facilities, as well as two size options that were consistent with the market analysis and the economics of new hotel development.
Project Services
Program evaluation, master planning, construction cost analyses and financial proforma development.

Spring Garden & Festival Pier (Philadelphia, PA) – Site Evaluation & Yield Analysis

Project Scope
This ten-acre property is owned by the City of Philadelphia and is described as a centerpiece for redevelopment of the Delaware River waterfront in the recently completed Master Plan; Keating was asked to evaluate the scope and cost of site improvements required to position the property for private development; scope included assessment of the multiple pier structures and bulkhead conditions, in consultation with structural engineers, review of existing reports and the master plan concept for redevelopment of the site; and preparation of market-based concepts for mixed-use redevelopment.
Project Services
Site evaluation that included reviewing new and existing geotechnical studies; bulkhead reconstruction alternatives; optimization of new site development platform, based on cost and yield analyses; and preparation of site yield analyses that illustrate site development potential to prospective developers.

The Phoenix at Clarendon (Arlington, VA)

Project Scope
Working with the United States Postal Service (USPS), conceived and implemented a major new mixed- use development for a two-block property located adjacent to the Clarendon Station in the vibrant Rosslyn-Ballston Metro corridor. The product of this effort was a 40,000 square foot USPS retail and mail processing/distribution unit, with all but the retail operation located below grade; and private uses including181 residential condominium units, 65,000 square feet of office condominiums, 20,000 square feet of retail storefront and four levels (525 spaces) of below grade parking. Overall development totals nearly 500,000 square feet.
Project Services
Provided comprehensive development and management services directing programming and conceptual design through design documentation and construction; responsible for structuring the transaction and sourcing all financing, overseeing all project design and managing all market analyses and project sales program development; other significant work included historic preservation analysis satisfying both the State Historic Preservation Office and the National Capital Planning Commission requirements, site environmental analyses and an extensive project design review and refinement process with local neighborhood and community interests.

Sugarhouse Casino (Philadelphia, PA) – Phases I & II

Phase I Project Scope
Keating completed multiple site analyses, leading to selection of this site; selected the architect and managed the entire design development and construction process for a phased development of this 22-acre property located on the Delaware River; Phase 1 of the project encompassed 100,000 square feet of gaming, food & beverage and support services space, with later phases calling for up to 3 million square feet of additional gaming, retail, hospitality and parking space.
Phase II Project Scope
The phase two expansion of the casino provided nearly 175,000 square feet of additional space for gaming, a variety of food and beverage venues and conference/meeting space; the project also incorporated 1,500 structured parking spaces in the complex, along with new and expanded service and back-of-house areas; this phase of the project also continued development of the pedestrian walkway and bike trail along the perimeter of the expanded property and included significant improvements to Delaware Avenue at the new entry point to the casino.
Project Services
Managed the entire site selection and proposal preparation process that resulted in the team selection; served as development manager, overseeing all design and construction activities.

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs (Wilkes-Barre, PA)

Project Scope
This two-phased project included initial renovations and additions to the existing Grandstand and Clubhouse and a new 392,000 square foot casino; this included approximately 2,000 slot machines, three full-service restaurants, a 15,000 square foot food court, and an 18,000 square foot nightclub.
Project Services - Master Plan
Provided oversight of a new master plan focused on better utilization of the 300-acre property; managed development concepts for a new year-round sports complex (baseball, soccer and lacrosse) and 250,000 square foot factory outlet.

Ilani Casino Resort (La Center, WA)

The Mohegan and Cowlitz Tribes had been working for several years to establish a Cowlitz Tribal Reservation on 150 acres located immediately adjacent to an I-5 interchange in La Center, WA, about 15 miles north of Portland, OR (one site vista as pictured below). With federal approval of the reservation, Keating served as Development Manager for the Phase 1 development of a resort casino, a new I-5 interchange and utility infrastructure improvements that accommodate an eventual full build-out of the reservation. Keating’s role included direction in selecting the architect and contractor and worked to establish project scope, cost, and schedule.