Miami Innovation District In Talks With Nasdaq 100 Tech Companies

Major tech companies are in talks to lease space in Park West’s proposed Innovation District.

Developer Michael Simkins said yesterday that he is in discussions to lease around 100,000 square feet of office space to Nasdaq 100 tech companies. Those talks are ongoing, he told the Business Journal.

Tech companies have a herd mentality, Simkins said, so once the first signs on others will follow.

Amazon seriously considered Miami as a site for HQ2, but the city came just short, according to Simkins. The company was negotiating with local government officials during the HQ2 search process, but never met directly with the Innovation District, he said.