Tim Romani's ICON Venue Group, a leading project management/owner's representative firm based in Denver, was purchased in late-March by CAA Sports, a division of leading Los Angeles-based entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). ICON has been a major firm in the sports, entertainment and public assembly industry since 2004, first as a 50/50 joint venture with Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), then, from 2012 until now as an independently-owned and -operated business. Romani is the founder and CEO of ICON Venue Group.
The company’s portfolio is currently valued at $6 billion. ICON is working on 19 projects in the design or construction phase, all continuing forward just as they did before the CAA purchase. Five projects- new buildings T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Rogers Place in Edmonton and the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, plus renovation of BMO Field in Toronto and the second phase of four-phase renovation of Wrigley Field in Chicago- are slated to open this year.
Venues Today spoke to Romani about ICON Venue Group, project management, owner's representation and the future.
..."ICON is referred to as project managers and as owner’s representatives. The real differentiator between us and anybody else that does this kind of work is that we embrace both. We look at project management as a function. We look at owner’s representation as a mission. We enjoy great relationships with architects and contractors and we want everybody on a project to be successful. Our primary intention, though, is to represent our owners" - Tim Romani
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