By: Dale King Contributing Writer
MobileHelp, a leading maker of in-home and wearable medical alert devices for both consumers and healthcare professionals, is the latest company to set up shop at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRIC).
“MobileHelp’s move further justifies BRIC’s value proposition of providing expansion opportunities as well as first-class amenities not common in your standard office building,” said Danielle Vennett, general manager of BRIC and vice president at Crocker Partners, owner of the facility off Yamato Road. “We are thrilled to welcome them.”
The company moved to BRIC from a 23,000-square-foot facility in the Florida Atlantic University Research Park. MobileHelp’s new 49,534 square-foot space at BRIC was built out by Maddox Group to house its rapidly growing team.
Since it was founded in 2006 by two entrepreneurs, the firm has grown to nearly 220 employees and more than 270,000 subscribers using MobileHelp solutions.
“In assessing spaces that would allow us to continue to grow, the BRIC community provided both the infrastructure and ongoing support we were looking for,” said Rob Flippo, CEO of MobileHelp. “We are excited to be part of the campus.”
MobileHelp is located at 5050 Conference Way North, Suite 125.
Boca Raton Innovation Campus is the largest single-facility office building in the state, with about 1.8 million square feet. Designed by architect Marcel Breuer, the campus was originally built in 1969 for IBM’s General Systems Division and is home to the invention of the first personal computer and smartphone.
The BRIC campus located on 125 acres was acquired a year ago through a joint venture between Boca’s Crocker Partners and New York-based Rialto Capital and Siguler Guff.
With the purchase, Crocker Partners’ Boca Raton portfolio equals 2.9 million square feet, accounting for 25 percent of the city’s office inventory. Overall, the firm owns more than 6.3 million square feet of Class A office space in the state.
Currently, the structure is 73 percent occupied by 38 tenants, including Bluegreen Vacations Corporation, Johnson Controls Security Solutions, TransUnion, MDVIP and Modernizing Medicine.
The architecture at BRIC is unique with its iconic Breuer-designed, Y-shaped buildings constructed to withstand category 5 hurricanes, with full standby generator back-up.
Amenities include a private shuttle to Tri-Rail, a dining marketplace, conference centers, accredited day care center, lawn, lake, walking trails and fitness center.