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The Compass Approach

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Compass Partners, LLC is a full-service facility development and planning consultancy with a diverse client portfolio that spans the entire country.

The Compass Team at a strategy meeting in downtown Nashville in February 2017

Effective development teams understand that open collaboration and good communication are the cornerstones of a successful project. Therefore, Compass Partners helps facilitate an on-going dialogue that enables information to circulate efficiently and in real-time — a dynamic that allows our clients to address development opportunities and challenges in a way that positively impacts the bottom-line.

Compass Partners brings a roll-up-your-sleeves mindset to each client relationship. While strategic planning and high-level project management is crucial, so is the ability for our team to relate to all of the project’s players. From the foreman to the owner, our professionals identify ways to proactively build consensus, and keep timelines moving forward.

Dan Brodbeck

Compass Partners President and CEO, Dan Brodbeck, has built strong relationships with organizations from a diverse array of industries that include senior living, education, civic and municipal, not-for-profit, hospitality, and retail and commercial office. From Nashville’s nationally recognized Schermerhorn Symphony Hall and Country Music Hall of Fame to the Sun Bank Center in Orlando, Florida, Compass Partners has helped navigate high profile projects with consistent success.

Mr. Brodbeck has more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to founding Compass Partners, he worked at American Constructors in Nashville, ending his 17-year tenure with the company as President and CEO.

Prior to his time with American Constructors, Mr. Brodbeck was a Senior Project Manager with Bovis Lend Lease, a fully integrated property and infrastructure management company with locations in North America, Australia, Asia, and Europe. Mr. Brodbeck began his career with Turner Construction serving as a Senior Project Engineer in the company’s Miami office.

Mr. Brodbeck received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and his Masters in Organization Management from Trevecca Nazarene University.

In addition to his professional career, Mr. Brodbeck has a significant number of affiliations with development and construction industry-related organizations, as well as not-for-profit. These include:

  • 2014 National Chair of Associated Builders and Contractors

  • Executive Advisory Council, MTSU’s Construction and Concrete Management Programs
  • Advisory Committee, Tennessee Department of Education, Architecture and Construction
  • Executive Committee, Tennesseans for Economic Growth
  • Member, Nashville Business Coalition
  • Campaign Cabinet Member, Nashville Symphony
  • Co-Chair Building Committee, Holy Family Catholic Church
  • Past Board President (Nashville) and Honorary Board member, American Cancer Society

Projects of note include:


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Compass Partners, LLC has been certified as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) as defined in T.C.A. 12-3-801 et. seq. (State of Tennessee) as well as an SBE certification by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and MDHA.