July 15, 2019

Fast-growing health-tech company on the move to high-profile project

Nashville Business Journal

A fast-growing health care technology company will relocate its office to a growing North Gulch development.

Software company Bridge Connector signed a lease in late June for 36,000 square feet of space in the Capitol View development, company CEO David Wenger said. Wenger said the company plans to move into the development in February.

Bridge Connector’s software connects two separate systems, such as a customer-relationship management platform and an electronic medical record, so data can automatically be shared between the two at hospitals and other health care entities.

Rapid growth has led the company to search for a larger home. The company, which launched in January 2018 and moved its headquarters from Florida to Nashville at the start of this year, has grown from five employees to more than 100. Bridge Connector also maintains offices in Palm Beach Gardens and San Francisco.

The company currently leases the 24th floor of downtown’s Fifth Third Center. Wenger said he was attracted to Capitol View because of the abundance of health care companies located in the development. Other health care companies in the development include two HCA subsidiaries, HealthTrust and Parallon.

In its new office space, Bridge Connector will be able to accommodate up to 225 employees, Wenger said; he hopes to reach that size in the next 12 to 18 months.

Expanding its office space stands as the latest example of the company’s growth. Bridge Connector bought Nashville software startup ZagHop in June, two months after closing a $10 million round of funding in April.

Capitol View, a 32-acre mixed-use property on Charlotte Avenue, is designed to include 1.1 million square feet of office space and has attracted a variety of corporate headquarters and offices. Co-working corporation WeWork announced in March plans to open a 65,000-square-foot office in Capitol View. LifeWay Christian Resources is also headquartered in the development.

The development’s office space is quickly filling up. Capitol View is down to two floors of rentable office space, said Thomas McDaniel, Director of Office Properties for Capitol View developer Boyle Investment Co. There is about 70,000 square feet of space in these two floors, McDaniel said.

Capitol View, developed by Boyle with financial backing from Northwestern Mutual, is also set to include about 600 apartments, 130,000 square feet of retail, a pair of hotels and a public park, among other features. Publix Super Markets Inc. will open one of its urban stores inside the development, at the corner of Charlotte Avenue and 11th Avenue North.