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WeWork to open four-floor co-working center in Brickell City Centre

By Nancy Dahlberg

ndahlberg@miamiherald.com

Anna Prisse (standing), WeWork’s Miami community manager, chats with Alberto Marin of Facilcloud, Amy Dannheim of purdyave.com and Gerardo Sandoval of Facilcloud in an open area at the WeWork Lincoln Road space last year.
Anna Prisse (standing), WeWork’s Miami community manager, chats with Alberto Marin of Facilcloud, Amy Dannheim of purdyave.com and Gerardo Sandoval of Facilcloud in an open area at the WeWork Lincoln Road space last year. Miami Herald File

WeWork, the fast-growing global co-working company, will be leasing four of the 12 floors at Two Brickell City Centre, one of the new massive urban development’s two office towers, Brickell City Centre’s developer Swire Properties confirmed Tuesday.

In total, WeWork @ Brickell will encompass 62,000 square feet in the tower, set to be complete by the end of the year. Details on the WeWork location and its timeline were not released. Like in its other locations, WeWork will offer its members access to private offices, dedicated desks, shared work spaces, conference rooms, kitchens, event spaces and other amenities.

“WeWork is the ideal partner for Brickell City Centre. Both share a long-term, global vision to redefine the blueprint of urban living and create a cultural shift toward a more accessible, shared and connected community,” said Gonazlo Cortabarria, senior vice president at Swire, in an email.

WeWork, based in New York, has been expanding rapidly in the Miami area and it’s part of a wave of new spaces for entrepreneurs opening in South Florida. The company entered the Miami market last summer with WeWork Lincoln Road. It opened its South of Fifth location, at 429 Lenox Ave., in July. The 54,000 square foot space can accommodate very large teams – it even has an office for up to 66 – and it includes a rooftop area for co-working and events.

WeWork recently leased the historic Security Building in downtown Miami, but the 100,000-square-foot space has not yet opened and a WeWork spokeswoman said there were no further details to share. WeWork co-founder Miguel McKelvey has said five to seven locations are planned in South Florida over the next couple of years.

“We are a global business but we are also a local business. Our vision for Miami is bold and the upcoming space at Two Brickell City Centre, along with our current locations at Lincoln Road and South of Fifth, reflects our commitment to companies of all sizes who want a new way to work,” said Adam Wacenske, WeWork general manager for the Southern Region, in an email.

WeWork, founded in 2010, has raised $1.4 billion in financing and is currently valued at $16 billion. The has 65,000 members spread across more than 100 buildings in 30 cities around the world. WeWork recently began launching WeLive “co-living” spaces, with locations in New York and the Washington, D.C., area.

Brickell City Centre, a 5.4-million-square-foot mixed-use development with luxury condos, open-air retail, entertainment, office towers and a hotel, has been opening in stages.

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