RubinBrown Expands Into Nashville

St. Louis-based RubinBrown (FY14 met revenue of $73.6 million) announced the opening of a office, effective June 1, in Nashville, Tenn. The new office will begin focusing on serving clients in the real estate industry throughout Tennessee. The announcement was made by RubinBrown’s MP, John Herber and Bryan Keller, PIC of RubinBrown’s real estate services group.

“Nashville is a city that RubinBrown has been looking at for years,” says Herber. “We recognize an increasing need for our specialized real estate services and, along with the dynamic growth in Nashville and throughout the entire state of Tennessee, this makes the opening of an office here a fantastic business opportunity. We certainly will add services and staff as our firm grows the client base.”

RubinBrown’s real estate services group is a national practice serving real estate developers, investors, syndication firms, state housing agencies, investment banks, construction companies, home builders, lenders and others. The group is a recognized leader in services related to affordable housing, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, Investment Funds and HUD.

“We’ve heard from several of our Nashville-based clients that RubinBrown should open an office here to help serve the market with our concentrated real estate expertise,” says Keller, who will split his time between offices. “We’ve found that beyond a significant growth opportunity, there is a tremendous entrepreneurial spirit and energy at work here.”

Relocating from St. Louis to lead the Nashville office is Amy Broadwater, who currently serves as partner in RubinBrown’s real estate services group. She provides tax and consulting services to real estate clients, specializing in affordable housing tax credit projects, historic rehabilitation projects, New Markets Tax Credit projects, renewable energy projects and real estate investment funds.

According to Herber, RubinBrown has been looking toward opening in a fourth city since it successfully expanded into the Denver market in mid-2010. The firm also recently opened a satellite office in St. Louis’ Cambridge Innovation Center.