Elliott Davis, a business solutions firm with nine offices across the Southeast and nearly 800 employees, today announced plans to move its corporate headquarters from 200 E. Broad St. in downtown Greenville to the planned Falls Tower building within the Camperdown development at 435 S. Main St.
It will occupy 60,000 square feet across floors four, five, and six of the mixed-use tower, including a 5,000-square-foot street-level space fronting the Camperdown plaza and Main Street.
“That space is going to be a really important part of Main Street,” said Rick Davis, CEO of Elliott Davis, referencing the retail-like storefront that will likely also include office space.
Tyson Smoak with Pintail Capital Partners worked with Elliott Davis in the search for a location that would allow for the necessary expansion and represented the firm in the leasing transaction. Davis said the goal for the new location was to be even more centrally located downtown, and Camperdown was a strong contender from the beginning.
Davis said that in the nearly 20 years in the current location, the office has been surrounded by construction sites, especially in the last five years as downtown Greenville continues to develop, and the new site may be similar early on.
The new office space, while roughly the same size as the current location, will allow for more adaptability and design efficiency and will provide growth opportunity, Davis said.
The expansion, which is scheduled to take place in November 2020, will accommodate the company’s anticipated growth from 250 employees to closer to 300 by the time it opens and eventually up to 500.
“We’re at an exciting point in the evolution of Elliott Davis,” Davis said. “Our new headquarters is an extension of that evolution and will support the growth we’re experiencing throughout our firm. This space will provide the room and amenities to help us attract and retain the best talent in this very competitive market. Our employees are our most valuable asset, and we believe the design of this office will reinforce a culture that is highly collaborative and innovative.”
Elliott Davis as anchor office tenant joins Bank of America and others yet to be announced as future Camperdown office users in the Falls Tower building, Davis said. The development across from the Peace Center will also include a 196-room AC Hotel; 80,000 square feet of retail space; an 11-story residential building with 217 apartment units; a 609-space parking garage; and a central public plaza.
“The Camperdown team is ecstatic to be a part of the new Elliott Davis headquarters in the Falls Tower building,” said Brody Glenn, president of Camperdown’s developer, Centennial American Properties. “Local companies reinvesting in downtown is one of the reasons Greenville has become one of the best downtowns in the country. Elliott Davis is a great example of this and their commitment to being a corporate leader in Greenville for years to come.”
Elliott Davis’ new headquarters will house the firm’s growing number of local employees, its executive offices, and the Greenville operations team, which includes tax, assurance, and consulting and advisory leadership. A shared-workspace environment will include meeting rooms and common areas on each floor.
“On behalf of the City of Greenville, I’m absolutely thrilled at the commitment Elliott Davis is making to our great city by serving as the primary tenant of the highly anticipated Camperdown building on Main Street,” said Mayor Knox White in a statement. “As one of the Top 40 accounting firms in the U.S., this is a true statement to our thriving economy and the exciting future we have ahead of us.”