Laura Kozelouzek is a recognized veteran and visionary of the serviced office space and co-working industry for over 20 years. She is an innovator, business builder and well respected for her ability to create “high energy” results oriented co-working cultures.
In July 2010, Laura created Quest Workspaces, and currently operates 9 locations, 8 in South Florida and 1 in New York City representing over 3,000 clients and 360,000 SF. In 6 years, Quest has become a leading brand, featured in 47 publications including; Wall Street Journal, CBS News, Fortune Magazine and New York Times.
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.
Laura plays a very active role in the workspaces community. She is currently the Treasurer of the Global Workspace Association, an Advisory Board Member of WANY, All Good Workspace and HeraHub, a member of INBIA and a recent speaker at GCUC in 2016.