Rick Cain secures space to accommodate marketing automation company’s growing footprint within north-central Florida’s premier mixed-use development
Gainesville, Fla. — Avison Young completed a new 42,000-square-foot lease expansion for marketing automation company SharpSpring Inc., at Celebration Pointe, an over one-million-square-foot new mixed-use development in Gainesville, Florida. SharpSpring will expand its current 25,000-square-foot space by 17,000 square feet at 5001 Celebration Pointe Ave.
On behalf of the landlord and tenant, Senior Vice President Rick Cain of Avison Young’s new Gainesville office facilitated the transaction.
“The lease expansion reflects SharpSpring’s unique growth story,” said Cain. “We’ve represented the tenant since 2013 when the company had only a handful of employees and first leased a 1,715-square-foot space in Gainesville. In just six years, SharpSpring has expanded to more than 200 employees and is nearly doubling its current space to 42,000 square feet.”
Sitting on 160 acres at the intersection of I-75 and Archer Road, Celebration Pointe features Class A office space, including the world headquarters of software company InfoTech, many first-to-market retailers and restaurants, the 140-room boutique Hotel Indigo, luxury apartments, urban townhomes, and a mix of highly experiential retail and entertainment venues. In addition to SharpSpring, the 90,000-square-foot 5001 Building at Celebration Pointe includes Nextran Corporation, Frankel Media Group, and TIAA.
“With a well-educated workforce and an environment that fosters creativity and innovation, SharpSpring is one of the many business success stories of companies that started here in Gainesville and have grown exponentially,” added Cain. “Now, we have Celebration Pointe and ‘Tech Park’ offering an intriguing mix of business and pleasure. It’s the perfect environment for SharpSpring and other forward-thinking companies to continue growing and providing their employees with a full range of in-demand features and amenities.”
Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its Principals. Founded in 1978, with legacies dating back more than 200 years, the company comprises approximately 5,000 real estate professionals in 120 offices in 20 countries. The firm’s experts provide value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management and financing services to clients across the office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality sectors.