Q&A with National Accounting Firm RSM on the Motivation Behind Their Latest Nashville Office TI Project

Why Nashville? What unique design aspects help fuel company culture and enhance the in-office experience? Our team had a quick Q&A with national, multisite client RSM to discuss their recent buildout of a 14,500 SF office in the heart of downtown Nashville. RSM is the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market.

ARCO/Murray led the buildout in a brand new downtown high-rise. The project included a reception area with custom millwork, community spaces, open office area, private offices, conference rooms and production rooms. Check out the video and Q&A below for an inside look.


1) Why Nashville for your latest RSM office buildout? What are you excited to bring to the market?

We planted our flag a few years ago in Nashville. It is an attractive, exciting and growing market for us. As the largest public accounting firm for the middle market, there is a lot of opportunity for RSM to provide the financial services businesses need to efficiently operate and grow in this sector.

2) From your perspective, what unique aspects do you put into your offices (like Nashville) that embody or enhance RSM’s corporate culture?

Having attractive office space aids in our efforts to attract talent. RSM has been creating office environments that are bright, collaborative and offer a good balance of ‘me’ and ‘we’ space. We infuse modern design and technology into our spaces to enhance the experience for associates.

That means a lot of glass as opposed to drywall, state-of-the-art AV, sound masking and environmentally sound lighting systems. These attributes are not unique on their own, but when combined, we feel our locations give a sense of freshness, openness, and vibrancy.        

3) What was of greatest value to you during the buildout?

Our partnership with ARCO/Murray has and continues to be very positive and beneficial. The project team had great knowledge of the local construction scene and trades. We were confident ARCO would meet the schedule, budget and ensure an outstanding outcome…and we were right. Top notch project management and experience were key, which prevented potential project delays and expensive fixes.