Creative Artists Agency announced it has signed an agreement to relocate its Nashville office to Nashville Yards, a massive mixed-use project in downtown Music City, by 2025.
CAA will be the anchor tenant in the project’s class-A+ creative office building, part of the joint development of Southwest Value Partners and AEG. CAA will nearly 75,000 square feet across two floors with exterior crown signage. Among the offerings planned in Nashville Yards is a 4,500-cap music and event venue.
“Guided by our colleagues in Music, CAA opened our first office in Nashville in 1991, immediately making an impact on Music City that continues today,” said Howard Nuchow, Co-Head, CAA Sports. “With more than 3,400 employees across 25 countries, CAA’s track record of success and growth in the representation of entertainment and sports talent and brands has solidified our leadership position around the world. The move to Nashville Yards demonstrates our commitment to Nashville and the Southeast, while providing our employees, clients, and guests an inspiring environment that captures the spirit of Nashville, one of the most significant sports and entertainment destinations in the world.”
CAA’s offices will include tech-enabled, indoor-outdoor workspaces, game and listening lounges, private terraces on each floor, and “substantial space devoted to collaboration and connection, leaning into the close-knit culture of CAA’s music and sports divisions.”
The creative office building at 955 Church Street will be the first of its kind in Nashville with articulated metal façade, ultra-clear glazing and layered floor plates allowing outdoor private terraces on every floor. In addition to the music venue, Nashville Yards will include Amazon Nashville’s two office towers.
The AEG element — intended to be similar to the company’s projects in London, Berlin and Los Angeles — of the huge project was put on hold in October 2020 and remained in limbo for nearly a year after, but is back underway: the construction permits for the music venue were issued this spring and those for the broader project have been open for about 18 months.