Office Evolution Continues Expansion Amid Pandemic with New Plantation Business Center
Navy veteran opens first of two coworking spaces in South Florida
Plantation, Florida – (6/28/2020) – Office Evolution, the largest and fastest-growing coworking franchisor in the U.S., is further expanding in Florida and today announced a new location in Plantation, Florida. This new location extends the Office Evolution network of Business Centers nationwide and in Florida with locations in Jacksonville, Tampa and now Plantation.
The new locally-owned Office Evolution Business Center in Plantation features 43 private offices, conference rooms, co-working spaces, an audio and video recording room, a full-time on-site manager, drop-in options, phone answering, address and mail services and other professional amenities to help each business succeed. It’s located in the heart of the new $350 million Plantation Walk at 261 N University Drive – Broward County’s premier lifestyle community. The Business Center occupies 10,250-square-feet of a prime Class-A office building and is owned and operated by local residents Eddie and Mitzy Uribazo. The Uribazos are considering Pembroke Pines, Sunrise, and Weston, among others as potential destinations for their second location.
The construction of this new Business Center took place during the COVID-19 crisis, with significant health and safety precautions taken by the construction crew and with the support of the City of Plantation, Florida. The result is a professional and productive new Business Center, serving all types of business needs, with flexible membership plans and no long-term contracts required.
“Congratulations to Eddie and Mitzy on the opening of their new location in Plantation,” said Mark Hemmeter, founder and CEO of Office Evolution. “The Broward County area is packed with independent business operators as well as small and medium-sized businesses that are ready to elevate their operations and we are ready to serve them. Community-focused partners such as Eddie and Mitzy help make that happen. We are proud to welcome them to our Ohana (Hawaiian for ‘family’).”
Eddie, a United States Navy veteran, has spent over 30 years in the HVAC Controls business where he started as a system application engineer of a major corporation and worked his way to management positions. Eddie also has previous experience as an entrepreneur, having founded his own successful controls company. He believes his management experience coupled with his entrepreneurial knowledge will be valuable in helping small businesses and independent employers take their operations to the next level.
“We are excited to open our first business center in Planation. It took lots of hard work and dedication from a great group of people,” said Eddie. “Now we can focus on helping the business owners and solopreneurs in the area. I believe Office Evolution’s core values of ‘Ohana’ and the ‘we are in this together’ philosophy is the perfect opportunity for us to support entrepreneurs and the local business community. One thing we have all learned from the current COVID-19 situation, is the growing need for remote working spaces and the benefits of Business Centers like ours which were able to remain open for business by taking careful precautions.”
“We are proud of the Uribazos for bringing the Office Evolution brand to the South Florida market,” Office Evolution COO and Global Workspace Association Board Member William Edmundson said. “Eddie’s entrepreneurial background combined with his management experience will be a great opportunity for local business owners to elevate their systems.”
About Office Evolution
Founded in 2003 and franchising since 2012, the Colorado-based company is the largest and fastest growing coworking franchisor in the United States. Office Evolution currently has 70 locations open with a projected 80 open by year end. The brand has nearly 140 units sold in markets across the country and is poised for further growth as the demand for suburban workspace continues to rise. The brand’s model fills a niche for suburban-based workers looking for a professional environment to get their work done. Office Evolution is helping thousands of business owners be dreamers, risk-takers, and doers by providing them with access to professional services that will help them drive their business forward. Office Evolution continues to lead the workplace transformation that is projected to see nearly 30 percent of all office space become shared office space by 2030, according to a JLL report. Office Evolution is currently operating in more than 24 states across the nation. For more information about Office Evolution, please visit https://www.officeevolution.com/.