Adler alliance tied to telecom service
Adler Group is installing a telecommunications infrastructure to give
tenants high-speed Internet access in its trademark FlexxSpace properties,
President & CEO Michael Adler said.
said the firm has formed a partnership with Garden City, NY-based
Wired Environments to begin installing fiber-optic networks throughout
its 8 million-square-foot FlexxSpace portfolio.
Plaza, Adler Group's headquarters at 1400 NW 107th Ave., is among
the first of four buildings slated for the work.
introduced the FlexxSpace concept two years ago as an option for start-up
companies requiring office and industrial space in various cities
across the Southeast US.
Adler said the FlexxSpace network now houses about 1,800 tenants.
looked at the present and future needs of our tenant base," he
said, "and how we could assist them as landlords to meet the
telecommunications challenges taking place within the business community.
are entrepreneurial tenants, with owners located in the facilities.
By and large we are not dealing with huge companies. Our average tenant
has perhaps one computer and needs Internet access, or a small network
wiring is in place, he said, existing or future tenants will be able
to have immediate connectivity if and when they need it.
has also established an extranet or virtual private network, Mr. Adler
said, so that tenants at all properties within its portfolio can communicate
with Adler and each other.
Environments offers infrastructure and installation services at no
cost to property owners through a revenue-sharing program, said President
company, which is less than a year old, is a joint venture of Datatone
Communications and Apollo Real Estate Advisors, he said.
response to rapid growth in Florida, he said, Wired Environments is
opening a new office in Boca Raton.
looking to service 25 million square feet of office property in Florida
with high-speed data-tone access," Mr. Krauss said.
addition to high-speed connectivity, he said, Wired Environments also
provides information-technology services such as virtual private networking,
video-conferencing areas, website development and network security.
set up a network security system for all customers," Mr. Krauss
retrofitting an existing building takes more time than wiring at time
of construction, he said, it's mostly dependent on getting permits
and approvals and varies from several weeks to a couple of months.
Adler said he and Wireless are offering the service to tenants at
an introductory price of $69.95 a month.
(305) 392-4026, flexxspace.com or wiredenvironments.com.atatone