Laura Kozelouzek is a recognized expert and visionary of the serviced hospitality and co-working industry for over 30 years. She is an innovator, and entrepreneur and well respected for her ability to create “high energy” results oriented co-working cultures.
In July 2010, Laura created Quest Workspaces, inspired by a need to provide business owners with a high end, high touch all-inclusive work space solution that offered true flexibility and business building opportunities.
Quest Workspaces operates 12 locations, 10 in Florida, currently Miami’s 3rd largest coworking operator, and 2 in New York City representing over 3,000 clients and 360,000 SF. In 9 years, Quest has become a leading brand, featured in over 65 publications including; Wall Street Journal, CBS News, Fortune Magazine and New York Times, named one of Inc 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2016 and 2018 and voted Best Place to Work every year since 2012.
Prior to Quest Workspaces, in 2004 Laura founded Synergy Workplaces, growing the company to 25 national locations, and over 25 million in sales. In 2008, Synergy was sold to Carr Workplaces.
Before Synergy, Laura spent 19 years in the commercial real estate and hospitality industries. During that time, as an executive at HQ/Regus, she was responsible for its most profitable region, representing 80 locations, 5,000 customers and generated $180 million in annual sales. While at HQ, she played a lead role in an industry “roll up” and consolidating the sector.
As a serial entrepreneur Laura has owned a trendy NYC restaurant, launched a NYC real estate newspaper, brokerage business, and is a recipient of dozens of leadership, service and real estate awards. She graduated from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and is a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women.
One of her greatest accomplishment was the creation of Quest Cares in 2012. A program that supports local nonprofits with complimentary office space and services through Quest. To date the program has donate over $650,000 to over a dozen deserving charities.
Laura plays a very active role in the workspaces community as board member of the Global Workspace Association, WANY, and All Good Workspace. She is also a frequent speaker at coworking, real estate and entrepreneurial conferences.
When she’s not in the office she can found spending her time with her teenage son Jordan on the ski slopes, scuba diving, or water skiing or traveling. To say Laura is an adrenaline junkie and adventurer would be an understatement!
Prior to Quest Workspaces, Nancie joined Carr Workplaces in 2009 as a seasoned veteran in the coworking sector. She served as Vice President of Operations at Carr Workplaces where she oversaw all operations of the company's 30 locations as well as the construction and startup of all new locations.
With extensive and diverse experience, she had served as Vice President of Operations for Synergy Workplaces while Laura was CEO, overseeing 32 national locations. Prior to that, she was Area Director for Corporate Office Centers with a large portfolio of business centers in California and Georgia. Before COC, Nancie was Area President-West for HQ Global Workplaces/Regus, where she was responsible for the successful operation of 56 business centers in California, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada.
Before moving to California, Nancie was HQ’s Regional Vice President in Dallas having been promoted from an Area Director position in Chicago.
Joining the industry in 1992, her accomplishments include articles she has written, seminars she has conducted, and winning prestigious industry awards. Previously, Nancie worked for a crisis management consulting firm in Chicago.
Nancie is a graduate of Wesleyan College, and has lived in cities all across the U.S.
For over 20 years, Kathy has helped leaders, organizations, and communities transform visions into realities to create impact and positive change. Kathy holds a master’s degree from Harvard University Kennedy School with a focus on economic development and leadership, and a graduate and business degree from the University of Technology in her home town of Sydney, Australia. Kathy is also a Master-Class trained facilitator in Adaptive Leadership from Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership, and has worked with Arianna Huffington as part of Thrive Global to create corporate well-being and productivity programs, and with Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In organization to advance workplace diversity and gender equality.
Kathy’s executive leadership experience spans both the private and public sectors, with private sector expertise encompassing general management, corporate strategy, marketing, communications, branding, change management, new company formation, new product development, market research, and mergers and acquisitions. In the public sector, Kathy has worked with governments, Members of Congress, lobbyists, foundations, non-profit organizations, and leaders in the United States, Haiti, India, Venezuela, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic in areas ranging from poverty alleviation, to workforce development, and human trafficking.
Kathy speaks internationally and conducts workshops and seminars in areas of leadership and empowerment. Kathy's award-winning book, Change Your Shoes, Live Your Greatest Life, (2011), shows how anyone can overcome difficult circumstances to achieve their dreams. In 2015, Kathy published her second book, Change Your Shoes, 365 Life Resolutions; and co-authored a third book, an international bestseller, The Soul of Success, with Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and The Success Principles) and other experts in the field of personal and business success. In Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant’s Option B, (2017), Kathy’s story is shared to help others face adversity, build resilience, and find joy.
Jenniffer Miranda is one of the most pleasant, professional and knowledgeable persons I have ever met. This makes her extremely helpful when you are in need. When you call she responds immediately and then follows up until your issue is resolved. Quest Workspace is a beautiful place but the décor alone is not what make this a wonderful place to do business. It's the support of qualified, friendly and helpful staff members, like Jenniffer, that make this the premier shared workspaces.Lamont Morgan
YOUR Management Services
Maddie makes just about everything that I do during my work day better. She is always smiling and is willing to assist with many mundane tasks that I need her for. I love that Maddie makes the effort to suit each of our individual needs. She is personable and friendly and makes even bad work days seem a little brighter. I am happy to work with her and call her my friend.Gina L. Ferrara
Dimond, Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A.
Anna has made our experience with Quest workspaces unforgettable! Always professional and keen at anticipating our company’s needs. Whether it’s helping us navigate space for our growing team or simply giving me a hand with the printer, she is always professional and friendly. Anna has truly gone above and beyond to facilitate a happy and productive work environment. I genuinely look forward to her smiling face when I walk into work daily.Jena Marquez
Sali has been an exceptional point of reference for me. From day one when she was a receptionist and I was a newbie here at Quest I always looked for her when I needed help. She has always gone above and beyond her reach to help me out which has helped MASSIMO ROMA grow to be the n. 1 clothier in Miami.Massimiliano Mattetti
Italian Master Clothier at Massimo ROMA
Maria has been an asset to my business and myself many times throughout the years, especially when my business has needed help. Regardless if the problem is staffing issues, a special event, dealing with an upset client or needing extra space due to an emergency; I know I can always count on her to solve our problem quickly, correctly, and with attention to the details.Michael Ladin
Ladin Financial Group
Ratzel offers all around exceptional service for businesses in need of an office and a representative that will make sure there business facilities are always looking professional and offering great services to their clients. Ratzel’s attention to detail, positive attitude and that contagious smile on her face all the time assures me that my business is in great hands and for that I’m very appreciative and I’m looking forward on keeping my business at the Quest Doral facilities for many more years to come. Liuver Ortega
Amanda is one of the main reasons I have remained with Quest for many years and has been an invaluable asset to my business. She has always impressed my clients with her professionalism and and organization skills. In addition, her personal knowledge of my business has created many valuable networking opportunities.Darin Wade Mellinger, Esquire
MELLINGER TITLE SERVICES LLC
As a psychotherapist, marketing a private practice is complicated, so in order to project an image that acknowledges the earnest nature of the therapeutic relationship, a therapist cannot use the typical methods of advertising and marketing. Carye and the Quest community have helped me to grow my practice here in South Florida. Carye has not only referred people to me, but has spread the word throughout the office of the validity of my skills and practice. Many of my “Questers” have asked for business cards for themselves, family, or friends, and personal referral is the best kind of referral in a health care practice. Thank you for helping me build my business!June Sory LPC, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, QS
Amir is one of the most professional, pleasant, and helpful persons I have ever met here at the Quest Tampa office. He is always there when I need him to help or support me and my business. He is professional and kind to my clients which is so very important to me. He always has a great attitude and you can tell that he truly likes his job. He also makes sure that we have cookies on Wednesdays! We simply can’t ask for more. Thank you for being here for all of us!Sandra Beekmann
Paula has been a breath of fresh air, she responds quickly and promptly but most importantly always with a smile on her face. Making the office work environment welcoming for all of us. She is a great resource and takes a personalized approach to our needs. Paula is part of such an amazing team and makse us feel comfortable in growing a long-term relationship with Quest.Seth J. Meyer, Esquire
Rebar | Bernstiel
Area Operations Director
New York, Coral Gables
I am YANELY LOPEZ-MACHADO
Area Operations Director
Miami, Boca Raton, Doral, Fort Lauderdale
Since joining Quest, Yanely has been an invaluable asset to my company’s performance. She is helpful, resourceful, and cheerful while also providing valuable insight to the services available to me. Thanks to her hard work, I don’t have to worry so much about the little details that make running day to day operations so cumbersome. My clients love coming to Quest because of the attention they receive and the niceties that make them feel comfortable and welcome. Thank you Yanely for making my life so much easier!Teresa M. Alvarez, Esq.
TERESA M. ALVAREZ, P.A.
Area Operations Director
Miami, Boca Raton, Doral, Fort Lauderdale
I am TRAN VO
Area Operations Director
Tampa, Miami, Plantation, West Palm Beach