By Jessica Busch  |

Cumming, an international project management and cost consultancy, announced that Nashville-based CAPEX Project Management LLC (CapEX) has merged with the growing international firm. The merger allows Cumming to expand its expert resources throughout the Southeast and Central regions of the U.S. and enables it to continue to provide unmatched building consultancy and project management services to its growing client base. 

CapEX provides project management services for developers, private equity investors, REITs, and government entities in one of the fastest growing U.S. metropolitan areasCapEX is currently leading some of the most high-profile office, residential, hospitality and mixed-use projects under development in Nashville and is growing its presence throughout Texas, Louisiana, and neighboring states.  

“We are delighted to be partnering with CapEX to assist Joe and his team fulfill their exciting expansion plans across the South and Central regions, which aligns perfectly with Cumming’s long-term strategic growth plan,” said Derek Hutchison, Executive Vice President at Cumming. “CapEX has earned an outstanding reputation by consistently delivering results and providing significant value to its clients, not only in Nashville, but across the country.  

CapEX was founded in 2014 by senior real estate executive, Joe Saatkamp. Previously, Saatkamp led construction and design for Dallas-based TRT Holdings, owner of Omni Hotels and Gold’s Gym. During his years at TRT Holdings, Saatkamp completed numerous developments, acquisitions, and major renovation projects throughout the U.S. and Canada 

“Combining our local presence and expertise with Cumming’s additional resources will allow us to not only meet the expanded needs of our current clients, but provide important growth opportunities for our team,” stated Saatkamp.  

Cumming’s diverse portfolio includes an array of assignments in the healthcare, education, commercial, hospitality, retail, entertainment, and high-end residential sectors totaling more than $300 billion in project value.  

By joining forces, Cumming’s worldwide team increases to approximately 775 professionals across 30 offices. 

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