Entrepreneurial co-working and shared office centers continue a wave of expansion beyond Miami’s urban core, serving more cities and suburbs where entrepreneurship flourishes. Pipeline Workspaces is building such a network from its base at Pipeline Brickell, which opened in 2012. This week it opened its newest location in Doral.
Pipeline’s high-design collaborative workspaces cater to entrepreneurs, startups, professionals and international business executives. Pipeline’s Doral location is close to CityPlace Doral, a mixed-use development that will house more than 30 shops and restaurants, as well as hundreds of residences.
The 14,000-square-foot Pipeline Doral, inside the Doral Concourse office building at 8400 NW 36th St., offers shared office spaces, private offices, common areas such as a café and living room, phone booths and small and large conference rooms. A unique feature is a music room curated with vinyl records and spin tables, so members can take a break and stimulate their mind with a selection of music from classics, to hip hop and electronic music.
Members so far include Fresh Seasons, an importer and distributor of produce; Rivera Law, a provider of customized corporate law services and financial advice to corporate and individual clients; national staffing services and employment agency PrideStaff; and international architect Justo Vera-Ayesterán, who specializes in architecture, interior design and feng shui. Members will have access to Pipeline’s other locations; Pipeline opened its third location in Coral Gables in September. Pipeline also has a location in Philadelphia’s Center City in addition to its original Brickell location.
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Doral was chosen because of its rapid population and business growth. Today, Doral is the nation’s third-fastest growing city by percentage, climbing 7 percent in 2014, according to the U.S. Census. “Doral is an ideal location for our Pipeline brand because it is an entrepreneurial business community that is also home to multinational corporations and has a highly-educated and culturally diverse residential community that is growing at a steady pace,” said Philippe Houdard, who co-founded Pipeline Workspaces with Todd Oretsky.