Bennett Thrasher LLP, Atlanta’s eighth largest accounting firm, has entered into an agreement to move its operations to three floors of Riverwood 200, a proposed 12-story Class A high-rise in the Cumberland Galleria area. Bennett Thrasher currently is headquartered nearby at One Overton Park on Cumberland Boulevard. With the move, the firm will expand its space to 62,500 square feet from 50,000 square feet, while retaining a convenient location near the northwest interchange of Interstates 75 and 285. The move is scheduled for May 2017.
“In celebration of our recent growth, we are very happy to be among the first to partner with Highwoods Properties on this exciting project. The design and layout of our new space will speak to our collaborative culture of working better together with our clients and among ourselves,” said founding partner Rick Bennett. “This move not only affords our team state of the art technology and room to grow, but, most importantly will help serve our clients with a first-tier space designed to accentuate our relationships.”
Highwoods Properties Inc., developers of the $105 million project, expect the building will be complete by mid-2017 to early 2018. The master proposal calls for a “park setting” with plans for a future hotel. With Bennett Thrasher’s lease, about 40 percent of the building’s total 350,000 square feet reportedly has been leased. The project brings to fruition the long-planned sibling building to Riverwood 100, a 24-story, 502,527 square-foot Class A building.
Bennett Thrasher was assisted in this transaction by Highgate Partners. The building was designed by architect Cooper Carry, while Hughes Litton Godwin has been hired to design the firm’s interior space.
About Bennett Thrasher
Bennett Thrasher LLP is one of the largest Atlanta-based, full-service certified public accounting and consulting firms. The firm creates significant value and a unique positive experience through collaboration—with and between clients, partners, associates and the community. Founded in 1980 by Rick Bennett and Ken Thrasher, today Bennett Thrasher has a dedicated, experienced team of 31 partners and more than 220 associates who believe in the team concept of creating value by working “Better Together.” For more information please visit Bennett Thrasher’s website at http://www.btcpa.net.