Thursday, April 23, 2009

LarsonAllen Still on Track to Move Downtown

The Business Journal confirmed that LarsonAllen is still planning on moving its offices downtown from Town & Country in 2010, to the Lawrence Group's Park Pacific development. The Lawrence Group is still working on securing financing for the $120 million redevelopment of the former Union Pacific headquarters.

LarsonAllen Principal Scott Engelbrecht had a great quote: “We’re going downtown. Downtown continues to be the primary epicenter for the community. It’s more central to all of our clients, and from a hiring perspective, we think it will help us because it will open us up to the Illinois employee market.”

I love it.

The addition of LarsonAllen will give downtown six of the 15 largest accounting firms in the region, along with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, BKD and Anders Minkler & Diehl.

Clayton is home to three firms that would all be perfect for downtown: Ernst & Young, RubinBrown and MPP&W.

The remaining seven largest accounting firms are:

Brown Smith Wallace - Creve Coeur
CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann - Creve Coeur
UHY Advisors - Maplewood
Stone Carlie & Co. - Clayton
Humes & Barrington - Kirkwood
Huber Ring Helm & Co. - Brentwood
Schowalter & Jabouri - Gravois

Rounding out the top 25, only two firms - RSM McGladrey and Kerber Eck & Braeckel - are downtown.

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