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

Our team of 12 construction management professionals work collaboratively to understand each client’s vision and needs, then consistently deliver results and provide significant value to our clients, whether in Nashville or across the country. 

CapEX’s merger with Cumming Corporation, an international project management and cost consultancy, allows us to meet the expanded needs of our clients across the South and Central regions. 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. 

To read more about the CapEX/Cumming merger, visit this link

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As a Nashville native, Steve has witnessed the region’s exploding growth and vitality. While practicing architecture with one of Nashville’s largest firms and then honing his project management capabilities with a national for-profit healthcare company, he successfully completed well over a hundred projects with a value exceeding $2 billion. From complex additions and renovations to ground-up developments, he provides the leadership and technical knowledge necessary to achieve consistent and efficient planning, budgeting, and execution of capital projects. Emphasis is placed on adding value for clients by optimizing the performance of multi-disciplinary project teams using integrated project delivery methods that promote team collaboration and continuous improvement. 

Strategic thinking and problem solving are among his strengths, enabling him to visualize the end product and spatial relationships, as well as complex construction sequencing. Steve understands the community impact of the buildings and spaces developed, and works with owners, developers, and the project team to maximize the return on investment and improve the community.  the property and building committees, Steve gained invaluable insight allowing him to empathize and better understand his clients. 

leadership with integrity

steve rutland, VIce president

Joe has always been intrigued with building. While attending Vanderbilt University, he spent summers framing houses, appreciating the tangible results accomplished at the end of a hard day’s work. His experience in design and construction – first working for The Beck Group, a national construction management and architecture firm, then on the owner’s side managing multi-million dollar developments – shaped his understanding of the process between creative design and real-life construction, allowing him to identify and solve problems before becoming issues in the field.

Before founding CAPEX, Joe managed over $2 billion of new, expansion, acquisition, and remodel development for TRT Holdings, the ownership entity for Omni Hotels and Gold's Gym International. As Vice President of Design and Construction at TRT, he grew the Design and Construction team from five to 22.

Joe focuses on minimizing risk, cultivating team dynamics, and getting the right resources involved to develop solutions. 

Joe saatkamp, President & founder