Derek Rae


Seattle, Washington

> Health and life science market leader
> Project management
> Constructability review
> Contract claim negotiations
> Cost control

Derek Rae is a Principal at OAC and his construction industry experience includes working as a general contractor and now owners’ representative with a focus on healthcare and biotech construction.

With experience as a general contractor and a skill for problem solving after eight years of project management, Derek redirected his focus on becoming an owner’s representative managing projects directly for owners. Nearly a decade later working for owners, Derek has worked with multiple public school districts, municipalities, private hospitals and public hospitals. This extensive experience has given Derek an interesting perspective in the public works market to advise owners in utilizing alternative public works contracting.

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Construction Management. Architecture. Engineering.

OAC has a history of success with specialized design and construction because we love what we do. We serve our clients as collaborators, and we design and manage projects that improve where people live, work, learn and play. Because of this, we’ve gathered a superlative staff of professionals who share our core values, and our vision – do what we love in the service of people who love what we do.