Lehrer Cumming is a highly-acclaimed owner advisor that offers strategic, hands-on guidance to owners, developers, and institutions in the New York City, Boston, and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas, as well as in South Florida.

Lehrer Cumming is led by Peter M. Lehrer, Chief Executive Officer, and Gavin A. Middleton, Chief Operating Officer, and is a division of Cumming. Lehrer Cumming consists of more than 100 team members across five offices, working on more than $25 billion worth of construction on behalf of clients in the academic, cultural, commercial, residential, healthcare, hospitality, retail, and infrastructure sectors.


The owner’s advisor brings a critical, independent perspective to complex construction projects. Our core objective is to anticipate and address challenges, finding solutions not obvious to others.

There are many distinct differences between an owner’s advisor and a traditional owner’s representative. These distinguishing factors are rooted in approach, services, mindset, culture, and expertise. As an owner’s advisor, we do more than monitor a project and report on it to the client — instead, we assume a leadership advisory role from the outset, proactively affecting the planning, design and construction, as well as related processes. We never give up, and we leverage extensive internal resources and external relationships to fulfill our clients’ objectives.


Lehrer Cumming was established as a division of Cumming after a merger between New York City-based Lehrer, LLC, and Cumming, a global project management and cost consulting company. With a shared vision to improve project performance, while providing owners with unmatched expertise in navigating the complex design and construction processes, our teams joined forces for the benefit of our clients.


As advisors, we are driven by the application of innovative and creative solutions to the complex issues and challenges faced in today’s construction projects. We are highly selective as to the projects we pursue, choosing to work on only those which align with our experience and skillset. This enables us to deliver personalized service with complete attention to detail, and to fully assume a leadership role in which we can “steer from the front” and work together with the project team to achieve the client’s goals.

The key values of Lehrer Cumming are integrity, initiative, and collaboration, which together lead to quality projects that are delivered on time and within budget. These values inform and strengthen our culture, which is centered around the unwavering recognition that the client always comes first. We strive to make a difference on each project, motivated by the belief that nothing is impossible.