Pipeline Workspaces to expand to Orlando

Pipeline Workspaces, a South Florida-founded company that manages a network of office space for entrepreneurs, startups and corporate teams, announced this week that it will open its sixth location in Orlando, its latest foray beyond the tri-county region.

Pipeline was founded in 2012 by Philippe Houdard and Todd Oretsky, both former professionals in the corporate world. With Pipeline, the duo hoped to combine creative design and affordable square-footage to help businesses grow, first launching in Miami’s Brickell. Today, the company has four South Florida locations (Brickell, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale and Doral) and a Philadelphia office.

Pipeline Orlando, at 20 N. Orange Ave. in the city’s downtown, will offer space priced from $199 to more than $5,000 a month, hoping to serve the growing professional base of the Central Florida commerce hub. The location is expected to open in the first quarter of next year.

“The opening of our Orlando workspace is a natural next step in our growth strategy, given the established and growing high-tech, legal and international business community in downtown Orlando,” Oretsky said. “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.”

Future tenants of the Orlando space include Paris Saint-Germain academy, the official academy of the professional soccer club Paris Saint-Germain FC; corporate law firm Yolofsky Law P.A.; and Miami-based construction firm Amicon Construction.

For existing Pipeline members, the Orlando location will be a benefit, too, Houdard said.

“It will offer them greater connectivity and access to multiple networks across the state of Florida,” he said. “This is an exciting time for our brand to plant its flag in Orlando, as the city is experiencing consistent economic growth.”

Pipeline has been home to teams from companies such as Google, Uber and Microsoft, as well as professional services firms and independent entrepreneurs. Pipeline has more than 2,000 members.