Amazon Rents Its Biggest Ever Offices In Miami, Will Have 160 Employees Here

Amazon is quietly expanding in Miami, adding new offices that are its biggest ever in the region, according to the WSJ.

The new Amazon office is the latest sign that Miami is succeeding in becoming an east coast tech hub, the WSJ wrote.

The company recently said it would allow individual teams to decide where they wanted to be located, while also allowing flexible and remote work.

Amazon’s new lease is for 9,000 square feet in a WeWork building in Coral Gables, allowing for a quick opening of the new offices. Kayak.com also recently leased space in the same building.

Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Web Services employees will work from the new space.

Some of the employees will be new hires, while others will be transferring from Latin America. The company is currently in the process of hiring 60 new employees in Miami, bringing the total to 160.

 

A WeWork building in Downtown Miami is shown below. Amazon is located in Coral Gables:

(photo: Phillip Pessar)

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Not Anonymous
6 months ago

It’s great that tech companies are seeing the advantages of moving to Miami

Anonymous
6 months ago

What advantages? Be specific.

Anonymous
6 months ago

business friendly state, nice weather, no personal income taxes, major international airport and very close to Latin America.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Access to diverse and educated talent.
High quality of life for talent.
VERY business friendly environment.
VERY cheap electricity and high quality of water and air.
International Airport with over 100 different airlines, many flying direct flights to anywhere tech companies want to go.
NEW and highly amenitized office and housing.
And, oh yeah, it was 75 degrees and sunny when Pauxatauwnee Phil predicted 6 more weeks of winter.

Anonymous:
6 months ago

Educated talent?….oh yeah, U of Miami right up there with Stanford, MIT, Hopkins, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Cal Tech, Hopkins, Northwestern, etc etc etc….lol

Flash
6 months ago

Ok hillbilly, you don’t like Mega Miami! What else ya got for us?

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

the weather, the untapped pool of young people , and the lower taxes

Anonymous
6 months ago

The best part of it for me as a landlord personally is the boost that this has given to the rents we can charge. It also helps to price out the riffraff and people who are not qualified for these tech jobs

Anonymous
6 months ago

cool troll post

South Florida
6 months ago

We all despise you

Coral Gables resident.
6 months ago

Vince Lago (the current Mayor) it’s another great public servant. Great location with a nice environment. Affordable housing. Affordable restaurants. Easy access. Happy to have them in the neighborhood.

William
6 months ago

Bezos was raised by a Cuban immigrant… in Miami. Graduated from Palmetto high. Meanwhile, he really doesn’t invest much in our community.

Melo is Sigma and Chad
6 months ago

Tech companies are welcome, as long as their movement doesn’t contribute to the rising rental prices. We need rent control and strict regulations placed on landlords asap.

Qtip
6 months ago

Uh no that’ll kill the city faster than San Francisco, we need more development that’ll slow the rent rise.

Antennae
6 months ago

And they will eventually move to Doral where growth is explosive and the views of the Palmetto and dump site are breathless

Anonymous
6 months ago

Midtown Doral, Downtown Doral, and City Place Doral are true urban oases. Definitely not car oriented at all.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Not sure why this has so many likes. I’m the original poster and I was being sarcastic.

Melo is Sigma and Chad
6 months ago

Not sure why you can’t see that those areas are already urban Oasis. Maybe you should visit them instead of going to Flanigans Thursday

Anonymous
6 months ago

Damn. Can’t tell if your being sarcastic or not. Drive to urbanism is no oasis.

Flash
6 months ago

I saw him in Hooters last week.

Anonymous
6 months ago

tbh I thought all the comments were just being funny and sarcastic

Anonymous
6 months ago

No it must be Russhun bots, but the election system shutting the door on partisan observers because muh COVID is foolproof, END OF STORY!

Anonymous
6 months ago

We understand you live and breathe what Fox news tells you, but relax and take a breath. Your cult leader is still alive and hasn’t been arrested yet. Everything is fine.

Anonymous
6 months ago

LOL jebaited

Anonymous
6 months ago

To be fair, the plan for Downtown Doral looked good on paper. The result… not so much.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yeah, they have an entire 5 blocks where a car isn’t needed. Truly an urban oasis!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Doral is the definition of suburb. No thanks!

Anonymous
6 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Anonymous
6 months ago

👍👍

Anonymous
6 months ago

Like the man said…
Cool troll post

Melo is Sigma and Chad
6 months ago

Doral, Dadeland and other budding urban oases need their own MetroMover systems. Those systems could connect to the MetroRail, which could give us the true connectivity that we need. Public transportation is a right.

Anonymous
6 months ago

What happened to the Innovation District?

Conno Sir
6 months ago

DOA

Anonymous
6 months ago

Never got off the ground.

Grady Muhammad
6 months ago

Simpkins has purchased a lot of property in Historic Overtown. I can tell you that including the arab store on 20 Street and nw 3 ave, right across the street from Rainbow Village Public Housing were I lived until I purchased my house at 21 in 1989.

BDub
6 months ago

160 employees in 9000 sq ft is only 56.25 sq ft/employee. Hope they’re friendly.

Eugenio
6 months ago

They will likely work hybrid, so not all 160 going into WW every day

Anonymous
6 months ago

they’re amazon warehouse workers, that kind of personal space is unheard of for them as their head is often being crushed by your prime delivery boxes lol

Anonymous
6 months ago

Strange they would pick CG over Brickell/Downtown. My guess is they are just testing the waters for now and would open a permanent office later in the urban core.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Coral gables is great and I live in brickell.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Not if Amazon wants to expand in the future. CG is more for small professional service firms and outposts of the big banks in Downtown/Brickell. Plus, CG can be very anti-development at times. City of Miami would let Amazon do whatever it wants and that’s without discussing how far Francis Suarez would debase himself for an Amazon office.

Anoymous
6 months ago

Yet CG is home to more LATAM operations of multinationals and major companies like Fresh Del Monte and Bacardi.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Not exactly the companies of tomorrow. Besides if we use your logic, Blue Lagoon and Doral have more large company offices than CG but you wouldn’t picture Amazon moving there especially considering their HQ2 requirements. As crazy as this sounds, I could see Amazon renting out the building Mana is renovating on S. Miami Avenue. In the urban core, near public transit, a few blocks away from an i95 ramp, and has a large parking garage.

Anonymous
6 months ago

CG is also home to Google and Apple..

Anonymous
6 months ago

Google has offices in Brickell.

Azarius
6 months ago

Coral Gables WeWork is better than the BBC location and that’s because of the customer traffic

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

It’s an office, not a store

Anonymous
6 months ago

Maybe Coral Gables is more aggressive in their recruitment efforts?

nyer
6 months ago

Brickel//Downtown WeWork location offers On Demand so it’s not too ideal for a big corporation in my opinion.

Anonymous
6 months ago

There is a critical mass of established tech companies in Coral Gables.

Anonymous
6 months ago

>Post image of WeWork sign at the Security Building downtown.
>Amazon opening an office in Coral Gables.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I’m guessing these are sales positions

Gio
6 months ago

So it’s in Coro Gable. Not Miami.

LAJE
6 months ago

Coral Gables is a suburb of Miami, though technically its own city.

Anonymous
6 months ago

160 new Amazon warehouse workers complaining about everything and trying to start the first labor union for the region

Chet
6 months ago

Tampa tech scene>Miami tech media agenda

Miami doesn’t lead the state of Florida in tech workers much less the east coast or the USA 😂

Anonymous
6 months ago

But who wants to live in Tampa compared to Miami?

Flash
6 months ago

Gotcha Mr. Atkins!