Elevated Coworking Concept Forum Launches In Downtown Coral Gables

A new coworking concept is set to open in downtown Coral Gables in July of this year. Pictured above: FORUM’s lobby area.
  • FORUM is a new coworking concept in downtown Coral Gables. 
  • The new coworking space is set to open in July and will boast 9,000 square feet of office space. 
  • FORUM is owned and operated by Location Ventures – a Miami-based real estate investment and development firm

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 29, 2020) – A rapidly-evolving business landscape, rise in entrepreneurial spirit, and acceleration of new technologies are pushing boundaries for the office coworking model to evolve and excel. FORUM, a new elevated coworking concept, has launched with a unique approach in the marketplace – providing tenant members with exclusive access to necessary and operational business services as turnkey benefits to enable their companies to thrive. The brand, with its namesake deriving from the definition of a gathering place or medium where ideas are exchanged, will open in July in Coral Gables amidst 9,000 square feet.

Designed to meet the needs of today’s modern professional who seeks to hyper-focus on business scaling, FORUM is the platform to achieve this approach. It presents 360 degrees of resources necessary for ultimate efficiency by offering members a robust amenity program and the following types of business services:

  • Business coaching and consulting – personal time with the onsite program director; business plan organization and goal setting
  • Admin support – eliminate paper shuffling and tedious printing; help with document processing and placing lunch orders for a meeting
  • Networking support – making new and meaningful business and industry connections
  • Accounting services – leave the number crunching to the pros
  • Referrals to experts, like legal and HR – smoothing the process of hiring new staff or contract negotiation
  • Workshops – promoting ongoing professional growth and thought-provoking content with outside experts

This unique membership offering is a key differentiator for the brand. More than an amenity, FORUM’s focus on business support offers members the benefits of trusted resources to help relieve stress brought on by the challenges of working in or running a modern enterprise, whether a solopreneur or a larger operation. FORUM’s wide-ranging menu allows immediate access both in-person and virtually.

FORUM, which initiated pre-leasing in May, is owned and operated by Location Ventures – a Miami-based real estate investment and development firm that integrates a platform of wellness and technology throughout its portfolio in the Coral Gables community.

One advantage of leasing at FORUM is its availability and focus on spacious, private suites, for one to six people, which is 90 percent of its leasable office space. Additionally, FORUM presents the option for select workspaces for those who need a place to settle in but are not quite ready for the corner office. All memberships include access to the lounge and common areas, meeting rooms, and printing credits. Private dedicated internet will be available for all members at no additional cost. Future plans call for featuring an area dedicated to curated member programming, exclusive on-site seminars, and more.

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“The launch of FORUM in Downtown Coral Gables will serve as an optimal alternative for those currently working from home or cautious about returning to a large corporate office setting. During this time of uncertainty, our goal is to provide reliable, private office space, while catering to the genuine, diverse needs of each member,” said Rishi Kapoor, CEO of Location Ventures. “This coworking model takes the next step to deliver strategic and streamlined resources intended to boost the growth and performance of our members’ businesses.”

Additionally, FORUM maintains health top-of-mind and has implemented precautions to aid in the safety of its team and members. These current initiatives include regular health screenings for staff, one-way hallways for limited exposure at close-contact points, increased cleaning of all areas, and the installation of touchless hand sanitizing stations throughout.

Set in Coral Gables at 275 Alhambra Circle, FORUM members will benefit from walkability to the bustling restaurants, lifestyle retail, and businesses, in the city’s vibrant downtown, including Giralda Plaza and Miracle Mile. FORUM’s location also offers convenient, direct access to Miami International Airport, as well as transportation throughout the urban core and to the Miami Metrorail via the Coral Gables Trolley and Freebee. Coral Gables was named the best place to live in Florida by Money Inc., and one of the best cities in the U.S. to start a business by USA Today, as a result of its financial climate, educated workforce, minimal in-city commute, and more.

Pricing for workspace starts at $350 and private office space starts at $800. For more information about leasing, please visit www.forum.miami or call 305-203-5006.

ABOUT FORUM

FORUM is the elevated coworking experience, presenting high-touch business services in Coral Gables, Florida. The new concept offers a variety of private, office suites, complemented by curated common areas and member programming, and is differentiated by its in-house resources. Members benefit from exclusive rates at walkable local retailers, and have convenient, direct access to Miami’s Metrorail and Miami International Airport.

ABOUT LOCATION VENTURES

Location Ventures is an integrated real estate platform that provides comprehensive investment, development, management, marketing, and sales for residential and mixed-use properties in the South Florida market and beyond. Location Ventures invests in one-of-a-kind living experiences that make the highest and best use of unique development locations. The company’s more than $500 million portfolio contains a mix of ultra-luxury single-family homes, boutique condominiums, and a soon-to-be hip urban-centered mixed-use project where young professionals live and work at one address.

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