I think I understand what Stakeholder means (=person/people or parties, companies etc. who are interested and may benefit financially from a project, for example), but I'd like to know if I can call that a stakeholder in this example:
I worked for an architectural office as a draftsman. At that time, there were companies (e.g. construction or real estate companies) who actually "owned" the project or the property, therefore the architectural office was developing the projects for them. They had been telling us what they want, evaluating the projects and being "the boss" regarding all the decision-making. After that, I started to work for these type of companies (e.g. the owner / administrator of an airport; the owner / constructor / future real estate of a condominium etc.), so now I was working "on the other side of the coin", "being the boss" and passing the instructions to the architectural offices.
Now the thing is: I am developing a cover letter in which I need to explain this situation. I wrote the following:
"While in COMPANY X I was working in an architecture office developing projects for stakeholders, in COMPANY Y I was part of the team in the company that owned the project (the main stakeholder)."
But I'm not sure if I can call the investor/construction/real estate company, "stakeholder" or if there would be a better term for that.