Pipeline Workspaces to expand to Fort Lauderdale

Pipeline Gables features an inviting living room.
Pipeline Gables features an inviting living room.

Pipeline Workspaces, a shared workspace company catering to startup teams, entrepreneurs, corporate teams and international business executives, is on the move — again.

With expansion plans moving forward, Pipeline Workspaces announced Tuesday it is opening in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Pipeline has entered into a 20-year lease for a floor at One Financial Plaza at 100 SE Third Ave., marking its entrance into the Broward market and further connecting the membership in its South Florida spaces.

Part of a wave of co-working expansion partially linked entrepreneurial and self-employment boom and new ways of working, Pipeline Lauderdale will become the company’s fourth location in South Florida, following the recent opening of Pipeline in Doral’s business district, as well as existing locations in Miami’s Brickell Financial District and Coral Gables’ Central Business District. It also has a location in central Philadelphia. Pipeline offers open shared office spaces, conference rooms and phone booths, dedicated desks and private offices.

Pipeline’s executives said it chose the Greater Fort Lauderdale area because it has emerged as a growing hub for corporations and international businesses, with nearly 200 companies having corporate, division or regional headquarters, a strong legal community and global technology and software firms such as Motorola, BlackBerry, Citrix and Ultimate Software calling it home. “As we’ve done in other communities, Pipeline is intentionally creating a business and social network that makes it possible for lawyers and multi-national companies to work alongside individuals building businesses,” Pipeline co-founder Todd Oretsky said.