Project Owners & Developers

Protecting Your Investment

Developers and project owners that partner with union contractors have confidence that they’re working with a professional team, qualified to meet the rigorous performance standards required by the scope of their individual project. Respected contractors not only deliver on reputation and expertise, but also avoid unnecessary risks by investing in their people, establishing trusted relationships and relying on industry partners. Contractor risk management results in the best value for all project stakeholders.

Avoid unnecessary costs by choosing the right contractor for the job. One that appreciates the value of investing in its people. One that demands communication and collaboration from everyone who sets foot on the jobsite. One who demands that your job be done right, the first time.

Partner with Local Union Pensions to Fund Your Next Development Project

Utilizing Building Advantage’s partners’ union pension money to fund real estate development projects is an untapped capital resource in the Milwaukee area market. Union pension funds invest in both equity and/or debt depending on the project.

Untapped Capital Resource for Development in Milwaukee

Utilizing Building Advantage’s partners’ union pension money to fund real estate development projects is an untapped capital resource in the Milwaukee area market. Union pension funds invest in both equity and/or debt depending on the project.

Project Financing Connections

Building Advantage has connections to nearly thirty local and national financial institutions with union pension funds invested in real estate that can help you with your project’s capital stack. Groups like the AFL-CIO HIT and Ullico are currently funding projects, and many more funds are interested in Milwaukee market projects.

Union Pensions Fund Largest Local Projects

Union pension funds invested in Milwaukee area real estate projects are funding the biggest projects in town. Several Milwaukee area projects including the Couture, Moderne, Hines Tower and others have utilized our partners’ union pension funds to bring their projects to reality. Union pension money is helping developers change the literal landscape of the city. Similar funds are investing in industrial, retail, storage, office, and multi-family development projects throughout the country.

Strong Advocacy Partner

Building Advantage is a valued partner with our strong advocacy and connections with elected and governmental officials. We can help you gain support for your project with the community, help to secure government financing, and work with government officials to help ensure important zoning and building approvals needed for your project. Involving our network of local community partners, Building Advantage is a key ally that can help you throughout the planning process while working with the community and local elected or governmental staff.

The Union Advantage

Risk Mitigation

Union general and specialty contractors deliver on technical expertise, safety programs, past performance, and ability to address unusual complexity, aggressive schedules and new and changing environmental and governmental compliance standards.

Efficiency Through Collaboration Across All Team Members

Communication and coordination are crucial to maintaining a project schedule without incurring additional costs. Hiring union contractors and subcontractors ensures that every worker who sets foot on the jobsite has received the same rigorous training, and appreciates the risks associated with challenging or sensitive worksites.

High Productivity

Union contractors and their workforce dedicate years of their lives honing their craft before they earn the right to be called Journeyman. This investment is reflected in the speed and efficiency displayed when a true craftsperson is on their game.

Capacity for Advanced Education & Training

Industry investment in continued safety education and training equip union tradespeople and their affiliated contractors with the capacity to respond to new safety challenges, such as COVID-19.

Want to Learn More About the

Business Side of Union Construction?

Chris Mambu Rasch

Executive Director