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.
Vanessa has been with Quest Workspaces since its inception in 2010. Starting with a dual role as Operations Manager and Community Director, she has grown with the company and participating in opening new locations, in creating many of Quest’s signature events like the Mojito Happy Hours, and the training of Center Manager’s and CD’s. With a Bachelor’s in English and Humanities from Florida International University and her experience in publishing as Editorial Coordinator at Venue Magazine, a high-end Spanish language lifestyle magazine, she is Quest’s resident go to for marketing, social media and blogging.
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. Ferraral Dimond, Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A.
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
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 MIT Corporate
All About Closing, Inc. became Questers about 2 years ago. From the time we met Obi we knew this should be our home. He goes above and beyond to make sure my team is always happy and to make sure we have what we need. Every time he enters our office to greet us on a daily basis, his personality is a breath of fresh air.Stephanie Howard, President All About Closing, Inc.
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 Spirits Consulting
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 SanaMente Counseling
My partner and I recently moved our office to 48 Wall after spending 25 years at our former location. While any move is traumatic, this one was excessively so after being at one place for so long. Eric was highly professional in his discussions with me, but also expressed the personal touch that adds to the relationship and makes it more than ”just business.” He made me feel relaxed and comfortable even before the contract was signed, which made the move much less stressful. As the Center Director, he is the human face for Quest in Manhattan. I believe that Quest is lucky to have him as the Center Director, and should do whatever may be needed to keep him here! EUGENE J. GLICKSMAN Glicksman & Cardoso
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
Ana has been extremely helpful ever since we moved into Quest Doral, she has been on top of her game since day one of us moving in, she follows up with all of our request and does an exceptional job in having it all done at a great time, with that amazing smile she has on and her quirky attitude, you can tell she is the right girl for the job and the right girl to help you out with your business. I would recommend Doral to anyone that is looking for office space. Ask Ana for anything you need and she will jump from her seat and stop what she is doing to assist you on the spot. Thank you for making me feel at home right in my office space!Omar Blanco K & A Industrial Supply
April has been so helpful with all my needs from the day she started with Quest she even goes the extra mile for my clients. I have seen her get up and make them coffee if they look like it’s hard for them to walk over to the kitchen. I have gotten so many compliments from my clients about her. I love seeing her smiling face each day when I come in!Lisa Beth Older Law Office of Lisa Beth Older
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.
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
From the time that she commenced working on our floor, she proved herself to be an asset, not only to your company, but for our firm’s benefit as well, since she was the first person to greet our clients and guests, and she always did so with warmth. In my opinion, Carina is an extremely professional individual whose work ethics and diligence were at all times outstanding.Ine Azcuy St. Denis & Davey, P.A.
Michael is such a refreshing face to see every morning as I come into the office. He is always friendly and always ready to help with any projects. My company would not function the same without him.Samantha Stevens Head Hunters International