New national co-working chain to open in downtown Orlando

A new player is entering Orlando’s co-working market, leasing out an entire floor at the Wells Fargo Tower, 20 N. Orange Ave.

Based in Miami, Pipeline Workspaces has four other locations in Florida and one in Philadelphia. Its shared-workspace model caters to entrepreneurs, corporate teams and professionals.

Pipeline Orlando will occupy the 11th floor at 20 North Orange, located in the heart of Orlando’s Central Business District at the corner of Orange Avenue and Central Boulevard. The space is about 12,000 square feet. Opening is planned for early 2018.

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Pipeline has three locations in the Miami area including its original, and one in Fort Lauderdale. The company was founded by Miami entrepreneurs Philippe Houdard and Todd Oretsky.

It joins several other co-working spaces downtown, including Catalyst, Co-Lab and the not-for-profit Canvs Orlando.

A basic membership to use the open spaces at Pipeline is $199 per month. Members can pay a fee to use other Pipeline locations.

Oretsky said downtown Orlando’s business community, including tech companies and international players, attracted it to the new location.

“Our goal is to create a business and social network that makes it possible for individuals at different stages of the business cycle to have access to each other’s talents and resources and build meaningful connections that will help them prosper.”

Pipeline says it already has tenants for the Orlando location, based partly on relationships it has at other locations, including Paris Saint-Germain Academy, the academy of the professional soccer team Paris Saint-Germain FC ; Yolofsky Law, P.A. which specializes in corporate law, estate planning and international business law; and Lift Media, a web design, development and copywriting firm.

Designed by architecture firm Gensler, in conjunction with Pipeline’s internal design team, Pipeline Orlando’s decor has references to Orlando’s history, arts and culture.

“Pipeline’s existing membership will benefit from the opening of our Orlando location as it will offer them greater connectivity and access to multiple networks across the state,” Houdard said. “This is an exciting time for our brand to plant its flag in Orlando, as the city is experiencing consistent economic growth, and new developments are cementing the city’s status as a major business and travel…

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