It’s an office, without long-term commitments
The Plantation Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon-cutting Thursday, Dec. 3, for Office Evolution, a workspace provider.
The business is located in the Aetna building, which is part of Plantation Walk and just west of the Sheraton Hotel.
Office Evolution is a chain of 74 franchises nationwide. It makes office space available to those who might not need a full strip mall storefront, etc.
One new member is Ankur Kapoor, who met the Plantation Office Evolution co-owner Mitzy Uribazo during a Plantation chamber networking event. Kapoor runs Interim HealthCare of Broward County, which coordinates home care, hospice and staffing.
“I didn’t need that much space and this saves me a lot of cash,” said Kapoor, pictured at left. Office memberships start at as little as $600 a month, but there are also daily and even hourly rates. (Check OfficeEvolution.com for deals and pricing.)
Her husband, Eddie, is a co-owner with varied business experience but Mitzy is clearly the day-to-day heartbeat of the Plantation operation and serves as the business center manager, helping the stable of about 20 businesses currently in the facility. (They are pictured at the top of this article.) The concept of the franchise is that only one employee is necessary, taking all of the phones and back-of-the-house duties.
Office Evolution has 43 work areas, mostly offices, as well as a podcast/webinar studio, coworking area and a shared kitchen area. (So there’s a possibility of chit-chat among members, something that those of us no longer working in offices might miss.) Patrons park in the old Fashion Mall garage. Psychologists, sales people … well, anyone who needs an office are potential clients, Eddie Uribazo said.
Office Evolution opened June 12, but the ribbon-cutting was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
. “We want to inspire and bring a high level of service to all small business owners, members and entrepreneurs in our business center so they can thrive,” Eddie said during the opening. He calls the center “ohana,” which means “family” in Hawaiian.
The Uribazos said they expect business will pick up when the apartments become available at the adjacent 27-acre Plantation Walk. Construction is ongoing.
Call 954-233-5522 or go to OfficeEvolution.com/locations/Plantation.
Note: I thought this was interesting so I wrote it up. With the election over, I have more time to share positive news with residents of Plantation. (And I don’t have to deal with editors!)