Private Office Spaces Available! Schedule a Virtual Tour to Become a Part of Our Growing City

Even with everything going on in the world today, our downtown Jacksonville city remains optimistic in development outlooks. If new incentives pass, there will be more projects happening in downtown Jax in the near future. Watching this city blossom and change over the past 10+ years is what keeps us strong during these tough times. Come be a part of our ever-growing city by joining our building. We have multiple private office spaces for rent and can do a virtual tour any weekday. Below are a few of our favorite rooms available today so you can join our developing city.

Available Private Office Spaces

Whether it’s just you or a team, we have spaces available to accommodate your needs. Our Downtown Duval Building is located in the heart of Jacksonville, right along the river! You can enjoy peaceful lunches with friends, family, or coworkers by the river.

Included with the ideal location of these private office spaces are benefits within the building. Including:

  • Centrally located
  • Free fiber wifi
  • Utilities included in rent
  • Access to lounge area – with pool table!
  • Private restrooms – available to tenants only
  • Use of large conference room for free
  • Access to private deck area
  • First month of rent FREE – when you sign a year contract
  • Shared kitchen space
  • Elevator available as needed
  • Secure building with 24/7 access by tenants only
  • Sanitation of building daily – to ensure everyone’s safety
  • And more

Featured Favorite Private Office

You can see all of our available offices on our website. But, one of our favorites is private office 204. This office is located on the southeast corner of our building. It can fit anywhere from one to four people comfortably. The scratch free floors making moving into the office a breeze. And, our favorite part, the natural light from the three windows makes this room so inviting and comfortable to work in. Here’s a few pictures, but we promise pictures don’t do the space justice! Schedule a virtual tour anytime.

Last Suite Available

If you feel you need more room and/or privacy we have a suite available on our second level. It includes a private common space (accessible by on you and your team) and two private offices. You also still receive the same amenities/benefits as the private offices! Again, pictures don’t do it justice but here’s a sneak peak. Read more about our available suite on our website.

Join Our Family

While there is still some time before everything is back to “normal”, our city is taking steps in the right direction to ensure our town is taken care of. Schedule a virtual tour of our available private office spaces for rent today and be a part of something great!

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Our City is Reopening and We Are Too

With so much going on in the world, many places are closing their doors. Permanently. But, our city is doing just the opposite. Our city, our Downtown Duval office, our neighborhood, our community is “coming back to life.” Restaurants have opened their doors, vacation rentals have resumed, so our office is following the movement.

You can now schedule walkthroughs of our private offices we have available. We can do in-person or virtual tours, whichever you’re comfortable with. We just ask if you do an in-person walkthrough to wear a mask and we will have to keep an acceptable distance throughout the tour to ensure safety.

Wether you’re looking for an office space because your company has shut its’ physical doors or you’re just bored from working at home, we are here for you. Working at home isn’t for everyone, and we know this! We thought it may be helpful to see some benefits of working at the office, too.

Benefits of Working at the Downtown Duval Office

  • Time Management: When working in an office environment, you learn better time management skills. There’s usually a certain time you have to be at the office, appropriate break time, and time to leave. Believe it or not, this makes us track time and dates better. I mean, how many of us have lost track of what day it was during quarantine? We did!
  • Social Skills: You might have children, a significant other, and/or a pet at home to talk to, but we all know it’s not the same as talking to people we don’t live with. The opportunity to make friends and improve communication skills, isn’t as easily done from inside your house. Not to mention, the office is the best place to network.
  • Creativity: For many of us, it is hard to think “outside of the box” when you’re “stuck in a box”. Seeing the same four walls, doing the same routine, and living a really repetitive lifestyle can limit creativity. What sparks/inspires creativity is seeing something new, unique, unusual, etc. We can come across something on our way to the office, at the office, or on our way home. But, being at home all the time really limits this opportunity.
  • Less Distractions: This is probably the first benefit we all think of. Wether it’s children screaming, dogs barking, movies playing, etc, home life can be very distracting. It’s hard to ignore little things more when being at home, because for many of us it used to not be a requirement. Home is supposed to be stress-free and care-free environment, let us help you keep it that way.

Read more benefits in an article on Forbes.

Home Should Be Home, Not Work

Just as there is separation of church and state, there should be separation of home life and work life. It’s beneficial for many of us mentally and for our families. That’s why we are opening up again to in-person walkthroughs. Trust us, we have an office space that will suit you and/or your team. We also allow you to decorate your space to feel cozy (a sense of home away from home). Call or email us today so we can get some time to meet on our calendars!

Our Office for Rent is Ready for the State to Resume Business Operations

With the world trying to recover from a global pandemic, our state has decided to take its’ first steps to resume business operations. Our office space has been open for some time now, but with many precautions taken and changes happening. We assume many businesses will experience similar changes when they reopen next week. When our office for rent reopened we made the safety of public health a top priority. Here’s what has changed at the Downtown Duval Building and what precautions we have taken.

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Our “New” Office for Rent

  1. Everything Must be Sanitized!

    Well, first things first. We were always sure to keep our office space clean, presentable and as germ-free as possible. But, now we go above and beyond what we have ever done before for sanitation. When the number of cases started to increase, we asked our cleaning service to focus solely on sanitizing the building. We were all quarantining ourselves at the time, so it was the perfect opportunity to clean EVERYTHING.

  2. Continue to Sanitize, Sanitize, Sanitize. 

    Every morning we sanitize everything that is touched regularly. This includes: microwaves, drawer handles, filing cabinet handles, door knobs, light switches, keyboards, sink and toilet handles, buttons, etc. The only way to mitigate risk is to clean everything we touch as often as possible!

  3. Try to Wear a Mask.

    While there is great controversy as to how effective wearing a mask is, it can’t hurt. At least if someone sneezes or coughs it won’t be immediately spread on multiple surfaces! Wether you get top-rated masks or use homemade cloth masks, they’ll help minimize the risk for all individuals by slowing the spread of germs. At our building, we ask that everyone wear a mask in common areas, but are free to take them off in private offices. It’s not a requirement by any means, just highly recommended in our building.

  4. Social Distance from EVERYONE. 

    Sure, you can be in the same room and not wear a mask all the time, but be smart about it. Staying 6 feet away and be around only a few people at a time. This is the best way to help stop the spread of this nasty virus. We have made it a “rule” here to keep your distance when and where you can.

Now, we aren’t saying what we do is right or the best options. We are sure there are plenty of other tips and tricks to keeping everyone safe. This is just some of the changes we’ve made and some of the first steps we’ve taken to ensure the safety of everyone in our building.

With that being said, if you’re looking for an office space we have private offices available for immediate move in. You can easily socially distance yourself at our office while still enjoying some social time with other tenants and being out of the house. Schedule a virtual walkthrough of our spaces anytime by emailing or calling us!

Resuming Business Operations in FL on May 4th

Governor DeSantis shared some of the first steps on how we plan to reopen businesses in the state of Florida at his press conference the other day. We will resume operations in “phases”. The first phase starts Monday, May 4th. Details on major business operations that will open or remain closed during phase 1:

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  • Elective surgeries can resume
  • Restaurants can reopen (with restrictions)
  • Retail stores can open (with restrictions)
  • Bars, gyms, movie theaters, hair salons, etc will remain closed
  • Schools will continue to practice distance learning

To read more details about Florida slowly reopening business, check out the full article on the Jacksonville Business Journal.

 

Stay informed and stay safe!

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Rentable Office Space in Prime Location of Jacksonville

Rentable Office Space in Downtown Duval

Downtown Duval is located in the heart of Jacksonville. There are new developments happening in the city constantly, as you can see in our other articles. But, what attracts people and companies to move to the location isn’t always the newest development. In fact, it can be quite the opposite. Attraction comes from what the city already has/contains; the support of the community, the businesses in the area now, the events hosted in the city, the locals that live there, etc. Our rentable office space is located right in the center of it all. Trust us when we say there is no where you’d rather be.

Why Residence Love Downtown Duval

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First, you’ll have to check out the river. It’ll be the first thing you fall in love with, as does everyone. Which is why it is one of the main attractions to the city. In your free time, or even on your lunch break, be sure to take advantage of the beautiful river. For example, you can go paddle boarding, kayaking, or fishing on the river. Be sure to take a ride on the River Taxi while you’re there. They have private charters, tours, and the river taxi to show you around and get you to and from. Certainly, you can share the experience with friends and family, too!

Restaurants

Need to take a client or customer to dinner? Didn’t bring lunch to the office or staying through dinner time? No problem. Within walking distance of our building are multiple restaurants including, Morton’s Steakhouse, Olio and Element Bistro. Or, if you need a simple coffee break there are numerous coffee shops nearby. Including, Urban Grind, The Brick Coffee House and Vagabond Coffee Bodega. All in all, you’re covered no matter what type of food you’re looking for, what the occasion is or what time of day you eat.

Our top recommendation, though, is the Cowford Chophouse. They have great steak and seafood, but the best part is the rooftop view. Enjoy happy hour and an elegant dinner experience with a view. Check out more information about the Chophouse on their website!

Events

On any given day, there is always an event going on downtown. From Art Walk on the first Wednesday of each month to the Jazz Music Festival, there is something fun for everyone. The Downtown Duval Building is walking distance from the Jaguars stadium, the arena and the Daylie’s Amphitheater. The area is constantly growing and planning new and fun things to come to downtown.

The History and The Art

Finally, although there are many other reasons to love downtown, the last reason we will discuss in this article is where the value in the city comes from. The history it’s made up of, the art that paints the town, and the people that live here to enjoy it. For example, the Florida Theater was built in 1927 and still hosts many plays and shows for the community to enjoy. There are art walks every month where local artists can show off their talents and skills. Murals are painted on many old buildings to help bring color and a sense of happiness to locals and visitors.

One of our favorite places to go is the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). The museum is located in hemming plaza where there are an abundance of food vendors and sculptures to enjoy. Read more about MOCA so you can support them by following their artists and events going on!

Watch Your Business Grow in Downtown Jacksonville

With the stay at home order in place many places are closed and, unfortunately, so is our office at the moment. But, not to worry. You can still enjoy a walk by the river, the art around the city, and can even grab lunch to-go at many restaurants still. Before you know it, we will be open for walk throughs of our spaces, but in the meantime take a virtual walk through of our private offices and suites available on our website. When the time is right, join our family at the Downtown Duval Building so we can watch your business grow together!

Downtown Jax Office for Rent Looks Forward to Marina Development Bids

Our Downtown Jax Office for Rent is Excited for Potential Marina Development

The Marina

Around the corner from our downtown Jax office for rent is a half acre of riverfront property owned by the city. There has been talk recently of turning this property into a marina. The DIA will vote on whether they think a term sheet should be written up for companies to bid on. This term sheet would state the chosen company could build and operate dockage. The lease terms would include a 50 year lease, with a  25-year renewal option. Bids will open soon for companies that may be interested in helping develop the marina.

As a result of development, the DIA is hoping to attract more boaters to downtown Jacksonville. The marina will neighbor the new Ford on Bay site. Even though Spandrel, the company building Ford on Bay, was not interested building a marina, DIA’s CEO said there were plenty of other company’s lining up for the opportunity.

To keep up when bids will open for development, follow the Jacksonville Business Journal.

Our Office

Here, at the Downtown Duval Building, we are so excited to be right next door to the new marina. There are so many different developments happening around us constantly. Ford on Bay, a new marina, innovation corridor, and so much more. It’s a prime location for people to live and visit year round, see for yourself!

Certainly, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to watch downtown Jax evolve right before your eyes. Join our Downtown Duval Building today! Not only do all of our tenants have access to our free fiber internet, but also have access to our private balcony, conference room and more. Schedule a walk through on our website or call one of our team members today to discuss available walk through dates. We look forward to meeting you.

Jacksonville Office Space Ready for Clay County Population Growth

Clay County Prepares for Population Boom

Our downtown Jacksonville office space is always ready for change in our city, but is Clay County prepared for the population “boom” that’s coming? In the next decade, the growth of the Clay county population will increase by 46%. This translates to an influx of approximately 100,000 people!

As a result, the Florida Department of Transportation is spending $410 million to expand. Road projects alone will cost $130 million. To expand the system,  it will cost another $100 million.  However, these large expenses don’t worry the department. J.J. Harris told the Jacksonville Business Journal, “We know the growth is coming.”

Nocatee

Recently, first coast counties neighboring Duval have seen strong growth. Attraction to these counties came from the highly ranked school systems and generous amounts of land. But, vacant land is becoming more and more rare. On the other hand, Clay county has vacant land at affordable rates at the time being. Hence, why developers think the county will attract so many people to the area in the next ten years.

One company, The Parc Group, plans to take advantage of the vacant land before it’s all sold. In August, they purchased 3,241 acres of land in Clay county. They plan to turn the land into smaller communities. The company had success previously in Nocatee (border between St. John’s county and Duval), not too far from our home-base in downtown Jacksonville. Nocatee continues to be one of the nation’s ten fastest selling “master-planned communities” for seven years now. The Clay county commissioner says this emphasizes the confidence they have in the direction Clay county expects to go. The company plans to bring roughly 5,000 homes to the area. This will, hopefully, in turn attract more people, more businesses, hotels, restaurants, etc to the area.

For more information check out the full article on Jacksonville Business Journal’s website.

Our Jacksonville Office Space is Excited to Watch Clay County Develop

Many counties surrounding Duval county, where our Jacksonville office space is located, are continuously developing. The Downtown Duval Building is located in the middle of developing and growing communities. Contact us by calling 904-479-6202 or emailing us today to join the growth of Northeast Florida!

Private Office Space for Rent Near Multimillion Dollar Retail Projects

Private Office Space for Rent at The Downtown Duval Building

Our Downtown Duval Building has private office space available for rent right now! All available spaces are located on the second floor and vary in size and price. We offer walkthroughs at various times throughout the week. Our walkthrough times are flexible to ensure everyone gets a chance to see the space available!

Currently, our lowest rate available is $600/month for 134 sqft private office. Our last suite available for rent is located on the second floor. It’s priced at $2,000/month and is 600 sqft which consists of two private offices and a private common area. Along with these two spaces mentioned, we also have seven other private offices available.

All tenants have access to:

  • private balcony
  • pool table common area
  • community kitchen
  • private bathrooms
  • use of the conference room

Also, included in the rent price are utilities, fiber internet, and security. To top it off, these offices are located in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville near all the new and existing attractions. For example, Ford on Bay, building/expanding the Marina, new restaurants, and now new retail projects!

For more details and information on our available office space check out our “private office” tab on our website!

Multimillion Dollar Retail Projects Coming to Downtown Jax

While there are already many attractions to downtown Jacksonville, DIA (Downtown Investment Authority) is looking to implement more retail locations. The program plans to hand out $3 million or more to help support the incoming retailers. The hope is to make downtown more walkable and enticing to the community. Furthermore, the area of focus in the urban core is the Elbow and the Laura/Hogan corridor. Which, as you can see from the image above, surrounds our building!

The DIA wants to award fourteen grants in the first year of the program. Applications open April 1st (if all goes as planned). Recipients will be chosen based off their presented business plans, location to other retailers and contribution to retail diversity in the area.

To conclude, we hope the urban core can expect new restaurants, shops and other retail businesses to come to the area within the next year or two. To read more about it, check out the full article in the Jacksonville Business Journal.

 

Office for Lease in Downtown Duval Supports Community Art Walk

Downtown Jacksonville’s Monthly Art Walk

Our office space for lease in downtown Jax is honored to be a part of such a talented community. On the first Wednesday of each month, DVI hosts an Art Walk. The Art Walk has been a monthly event for over a decade now. It typically occupies over 15 blocks of space with community talent.

Over 40 galleries, museums, restaurants, and other businesses participate in the community event. There are street performers, live music, and various other visual and performing art pieces to enjoy. It’s only a four hour event but attracts about 5,000 art enthusiasts each event! It’s the perfect event to bring the community together, and for members of the community to show/perform their talents.

This Month’s Art Walk Details

As one could guess, this month’s theme was “St. Paddy’s” Day! At the event, JFRD Pipes & Drums, Aisling Grove, and First Coast Wind Symphony performed live music. The Lark, a multi-use space for local artists, was open for the community to walk through. Jacksonville public library even participated by “painting the town Green”. The library hosted a Green Marketplace Live which was a unique trade show for green businesses. Gili’s Kitchen, Super Food & Brew, and Food Truck Valley made food for all the hungry attendees. Everyone had a great time!

In addition to those listed above, there were many other vendors and venues open and participating in the event including; MOCA Jacksonville, Hemming Plaza Jewelers, Visit Jacksonville, and more! For more information and to keep up with details/specs on each art show follow Downtown Jacksonville Art Walk on Facebook. Or, visit their website: https://downtownjacksonville.org/first-wednesday-art-walk/.

While Downtown, Check Out Our Available Office Space for Lease

While you wait for the next art show, you can find our available space by searching these keywords in Google:

  • Downtown Jacksonville Office
  • Available Office Space in Downtown Duval
  • Rentable Office Space
  • Office for Rent
  • Private Office Space for Rent
  • Downtown Office for Rent
  • Office for Rent in the Heart of Jacksonville
  • Rentable Office in Jacksonville
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  • Jacksonville Office Space

Give us a call to schedule a walkthrough today! (904)-479-6202

Our Jacksonville Office Space Is Across From the World of Nations 2020 Event this Weekend

World of Nations Event 2020

Our Jacksonville office space is available for rent right across from the lot where the World of Nations 2020 event is happening!

This event is held annually in downtown JAX. It showcases the diversity that exists within our community. On average, there are about 75,000 people who attend the event each year. Of which, 12,000 of the 75,000 are children visiting on school trips. Everyone comes together to dance, share food and enjoy a day of cultural learning!

More specifically, guests can “travel the world” together. First, stop at China to share a plate of food. Then, travel to India to dance off those calories. Each country has a flag on display so you know “where in the world” you are. There are plenty of foods to try, artworks to behold and traditions to learn about. At each station you’ll find at least one person speaking the country’s official language. Put your skills to the test by trying to hold a conversation with them!

After traveling to each country, be sure to relax and watch the parade of flags float by. Each country will dress individuals in traditional clothing, carry their flag and greeting everyone in their native language. It’s taking place all weekend long right across from the beautiful Downtown Duval Building!

This years list of participating countries include:

  • Bahamas
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Columbia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Native America
  • Nigeria
  • Palestine
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • St. Lucia
  • Taiwan
  • Trinidad
  • Turkey
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

*For more information on the event check out World of Nation’s Facebook page*

Need help finding our office space available?

Visit our website downtownduval.com, search “Downtown Duval Building” on social media, or call us at 904.479.6202.

Also, you can find our office spaces available for rent by searching these words/phrases in Google:

  • Jacksonville office space
  • Office for lease
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Meet Our New Neighbor, Ford on Bay

Downtown Duval Building Will Be Right Across from New Ford on Bay

In about two years, not only will we have the Hyatt, Florida Theatre, and numerous restaurants as our neighbors, but also the Ford on Bay! If you haven’t heard yet, it’s the latest multimillion dollar project happening in Downtown Jacksonville. The greatest part is, it’s being built less than 50 feet from us. We will get to see it be built first hand and be some of the first people to enjoy its’ amenities.

We are only a few seconds from the latest and greatest thing happening in Jacksonville. Come watch the magic happen while you still can! Call us at 904.479.6202 to schedule a walkthrough. In the meantime, here is a little information about the “Ford on Bay”.

The Top Bidders for Ford on Bay

Spandrel:

First to present for the Ford on Bay project was Spandrel. Spandrel presented a mixed-use project they would like to build. It included two buildings on the available 8.4 acres that totaled 594,000 sqft.

A grocer and other amenities were to fill the space, but it seems a grocer would not be a viable option for space anytime soon (Read more in the Jacksonville Business Journal article). In addition, Spandrel plans to wrap residential, retail and office space around an internal parking garage. There was even mention of a rooftop pool overlooking the riverfront restaurant. This would create what Spandrel referred to as the eastern building.

On the opposite side, the western building would be primarily residential space. Having two buildings led to the creation of the pedestrian bridge linking them to each other. A big seller on their project plan was that the company proposed a generous amount of public space to integrate other big, potential city developments.

In the end, Spandrel was only asking for two parcels, not all three, saving the third space for the Hyatt to potentially buy.

The Related Group (TRG):

Later in the day, TRG presented a mixed-use project as well. Similarly, they presented a plan with residential space, a parking garage, riverfront pool, and retail space (including plazas). But, their plan differed in a few ways, one being the potential plans for a marina although nothing was designed or presented at the time.

TRG planned to host events in the retail plazas and include “high-end amenities”. For example, wine lockers, massage rooms and cigar lounges. A grocer was important to the community, but TRG said they had no plans for one, but were open to the idea. Although, a grocer, as discussed above, is not a viable option at this time.

In the end, TRG’s final project included all three parcels available leaving no space for the Hyatt to execute their right of buying the parcel to the north of their location.

For more details on each project pitched, check out JBJ’s article.

The Unanimous Favor

After presentations, the three scorers unanimously favored Spandrel’s project over TRG. Spandrel’s beat TRG in the following features/categories:

  • Multifamily Units (519 to 350)
  • Retail Space (74,000 sqft to 10,000 sqft)
  • Development Size (494,605 sqft to 317,100 sqft)
  • Budget ($136 million to $80 million)
  • Potential Profit per Sqft. ($66 to $46)

[Statistics from Jacksonville Business Journal, Feb 6]

Each project was scored based on a scoresheet highlighting important features. Overall, Spandrel averaged 86.67 points between the three judges, while TRG averaged 69.33. It also didn’t help that TRG had three lawsuits against them since 2017 while Spandrel had none.

Decisions on who the winner is will be discussed today on Feb. 21st in a DIA board meeting. We can’t wait to see who the DIA chooses!