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New coworking operator leases 13th floor of SunTrust Plaza

The e|spaces Orlando location offers private offices, meeting rooms and co-working spaces in the city's newest office tower.
The e|spaces Orlando location offers private offices, meeting rooms and co-working spaces in the city's newest office tower. (Handout)

Shared office, work and meeting space provider, e|spaces, has opened its newest location in downtown Orlando at the new SunTrust Plaza.

E|spaces occupies 30,000 square feet of SunTrust Plaza, which opened in 2020, comprising the entire thirteenth floor of downtown Orlando’s newest skyscraper, offering members easy access for commuters, with its own platform at SunRail’s Church Street Station.

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The Orlando location marks the company’s seventh site in the United States and will feature private offices, flexible workspaces, conference and meeting rooms and are equipped with amenities and member services, such as free parking, Zoom rooms and a fully-stocked cafe.

Coworking operator e|spaces has leased the 13th floor of Orlando's SunTrust Plaza.
Coworking operator e|spaces has leased the 13th floor of Orlando's SunTrust Plaza. (Handout)

“Our Orlando location is the largest co-working workspace available in Central Florida and combines the functionality of state-of-the-art offices with the aesthetics of a comfortable and inviting professional community, including the opportunity to connect and work with others with similar interests,” said Jon Pirtle, President of e|spaces.

The company counts Downtown Orlando Partnership among its first members. The DOP recently relocated its 5-member staff to the e|spaces location.

“Our clients are looking for a resource-rich, professional environment to meet with clients, team members and prospects, or to do collaborative work with others. This location, which offers a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Central Florida, brings these resources to the area’s busy, working professionals who are ready to get back to doing business in person.”

Lincoln Property Company built the office tower at Church Street Station, the first of two planned towers in the downtown development. The building is also home to Orlando’s first AC Hotel. The 28-story tower won the city’s Golden Brick Award for Excellence for its design by Hunton Brady Architects.

Once the hottest and most sought-after tenants for class-a office space, co-working operators have struggled to remain solvent in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. WeWork dropped its plans to lease 70,000 square feet in the Piedmont Tower at 200 S. Orange Ave., and national co-working operator Serendipity Labs filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December. The Orlando franchisee, who leases roughly 30,000 square feet in the CNL Tower, told GrowthSpotter the corporate filing has no effect on their local business operations.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated to clarify that Serendipity Labs’ Orlando franchise is not in bankruptcy.

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