Sequoia Financial Group and Cohen & Company Expand to Better Serve Clients

AKRON, Ohio – Financial services provider Sequoia Financial Group, LLC and CPA firm Cohen & Company, Ltd., two firms that share common ownership and office space in Akron, will move to Embassy Parkway in Fairlawn, Ohio, come mid-November. The firm’s physical footprint will almost double from its current size of 11,500 square feet to 22,500 square feet in the new home.

With an expanding staff and client base over the past few years, Sequoia identified the need for additional space and office amenities to better serve its clients.

“It’s truly about creating an excellent client, staff and visitor experience,” says Tom Haught, president of Sequoia. “Our goal is to ensure that we provide everyone with the best opportunities. After diligently evaluating potential locations, including our current offices downtown, we believe the Fairlawn location has what our clients and staff need.”

As a part of the move, Sequoia will merge all of its Cleveland and Akron staff into what will become the new Sequoia headquarters. Cohen & Company employees currently in the Akron office will follow to Fairlawn as well. In total, the new location will house approximately 70 Sequoia and Cohen & Company employees.

Renovations on the new space began in June and are scheduled to be completed in late October. The office will offer enhanced amenities, such as more meeting/conference space, enhanced technology capabilities, more convenient parking options and easy highway access.

“The decision to leave downtown Akron was difficult,” says Nevin Nussbaum, an Akron-based Cohen & Company partner overseeing the real estate transaction for the two firms. “Ultimately, the Fairlawn location will serve both us and Sequoia as our client base and staff continue to grow.”