Office Space News
Published November 28th, 2012 by Jennifer LeClaire
NEW YORK, NY – Another New York executive office suites provider is coming to the rescue of Hurricane Sandy victims – after feeling some of the pain itself.
Quest Workspaces is going above and beyond with its efforts to help displaced office workers – and others in New York that found themselves in the path of superstorm Sandy.
As fate would have it, Quest Workspaces opened its fifth executive office suites in New York – in the historic Time Life Building – just days before the natural disaster hit the Northeast.
Facing the same power outages as everyone else in the area, Laura Kozelouzek, founder and CEO of Quest Workspaces, and her staff worked around the clock to accommodate businesses displaced by the storm.
Kozelouzek actually fielded urgent calls from and penned deals for office space in her pajamas. She says those calls came from large corporations searching for a temporary place to get business rolling again. Foursquare took down 48 workstations. Aflac and Guardian Life also absorbed executive office suites.
“As a community, we are all impacted by Hurricane Sandy’s devastation and it’s imperative that we pull together at crucial times like this to help rebuild our neighborhoods and restore our communities,” says Kozelouzek. “Quest is dedicated to sharing its resources with those less fortunate and we encourage others in our industry to donate a percentage of their profits from the storm to helping others in need.”
Kozelouzek is putting her money where her mouth is. Quest is donating 10 percent of revenue from disaster-displaced businesses to Tunnels to Towers’ hurricane relief fund, which benefits neighborhoods impacted by the storm. Quest also circulated information to tenants about how to get involved with relief efforts and donated the reception area of Quest’s Coral Gables location to host the League of Prosecutors’ Hurricane Sandy fundraiser, which raised more than $1,500.
Beyond New York, Quest also offers business centers and virtual office services in Florida, including Espirito Santo Plaza in the heart of downtown Brickell, 1200 Building in Boca Raton, 2525 Ponce de Leon in Coral Gables, and the 101 Tower in downtown Fort Lauderdale.