With a 98% occupancy rate across its three executive office spaces along Naples’ prestigious Fifth Avenue South, it was time for Hoffman Executive Suites to grow again. When we spoke with Hoffman’s president, Madelene Columbus, she was putting the finishing touches on the company’s fourth space that opened in April above Sails Restaurant. The new space has an additional 14 offices and a conference room. “We added our fourth address and have already rented out half of the space,” Columbus said about a month prior to opening. “In this business, there’s a flow of people coming and going. Some people have decided to maintain their [Ho man] office spaces year-round so they don’t lose them.”
Hoffman Executive Suites offers virtual office plans, as well, so that businesses have a physical address—and the team handles incoming mail and offers administrative support. Depending upon the tier selected, additional services include a number of days’ use of a private office. Columbus said that Hoffman has more than 100 virtual office clients.
“Our services are very specialized,” she says. “Clients will ask for something, and if there’s a way to make it happen, we’ll make it happen. We have the opportunity to specialize our services, and that’s what really sets us apart.”
Columbus strives to make the office work environment professional and engaging in regard to the aesthetic, which is bright and modern with interesting artwork. “It’s a fun place to come and work,” she says.
Away From Home
“You could have the most beautiful home office in the world, but it’s unfair to your work/life balance, there are so many distractions,” says Columbus. “People enjoy the camaraderie, even if at a distance, in an environment with other like-minded individuals. They may even end up doing business together down the road.”
Collier Capital Club clients are seeking a sense of camaraderie and a change of scenery. People who had been working from home are seeking a lifestyle change to separate home and work after the initial enjoyment wore off.
Collier Capital Club opened in December 2020 and offers seven private offices, two of which are corner offices, two conference rooms and a co-working space with 22 dedicated desks and ve hot desks. A third suite has a lounge area and is available for member events and presentations.
A variety of plans are available at Collier Capital Club, from a virtual office that includes a mailing address and one monthly day pass to access co-working space, to social memberships that allow for up to eight days in a designated co-working space, to private offices with 24/7 access and corporate membership that can be a blend of virtual, co-working and private office space to t a company’s need, accessible by a number of people within the same company.
In April, Venture X moved from its Mercato location to its new 18,000-square-foot space at 4850 Tamiami Trial North. In addition to co-working space, private offices and meeting rooms, the new space also features a lounge and cafe, a wellness room and a podcast room.
Additional executive office spaces with flexible options and full-service amenities include Synergy Suites with two locations: Eleven Ten is at 1110 Pine Ridge Road, 10 minutes north of downtown Naples; and Fifty Fifty One at 5051 Castello Road in central Naples.
In addition to virtual offices, Premier Executive Center has two brick-and-mortar locations, one in Naples and the other in Fort Myers. Business and concierge services are the same at both properties, including secretarial services, ordering office supplies and even assistance furnishing private office spaces.
Another option for executive office space in Southwest Florida, and even around the U.S. and abroad, is LiquidSpace, an online and app-based platform that provides space on-demand by the hour, day, month or year. With 212 spaces in Florida, LiquidSpace partners with four companies in Fort Myers (Aditi Maheshwari’s, Treeline Realty, Premier Executive Center and Agent Plus Realty) and four in Naples (Premier Executive Center-Naples, Naples Court Reporting & Legal Services, Windsor “Naples’ Premier Meetings Venue” and Venture X | Naples) to make available otherwise unused space.