The Learning Experience® Signs 39,000 SF Lease For New Global Headquarters And Flagship Early Learning Academy
At Hillsboro Technology Center In Deerfield Beach, Fl
One of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Preschools Scheduled to Expand and Relocate its Headquarters within 1MSF Business Park while Meeting Increased Demand of Deerfield Beach for Quality Early Education and Childcare with Flagship Center
July 05, 2016 // Franchising.com // Deerfield Beach, FL – The Learning Experience®, one of the nation’s fastest growing Academies of Early Education for children six weeks to six years old, is pleased to announce the signing of a 39,000-square-foot lease at Hillsboro Technology Center, a newly constructed business park located east of I-95 and north of West Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach, Fla. The new space, which The Learning Experience is scheduled to occupy in fall 2017, represents a relocation and expansion of its global headquarters to span 28,000 square feet over two full floors as well as a separate 11,000-square-foot space designated for its new flagship Academy of Early Education (preschool).
The Learning Experience’s new headquarters will match the company’s ethos of “Learn. Play. Grow,” which encourages a highly engaging and collaborative environment. Inspired and driven by the Millennial and Generation X workforce, the new office space for the company will include:
- Large, full kitchen and coffee bar with Starbucks machines to further enhance the intent for a convivial atmosphere
- A 3,000-square-foot training facility for teachers, franchisees and staff to learn best practices
- Sleek, modern open workspaces and common areas
- A 1,500-square-foot state-of-the-art video and digital production studio
- A usable slide connecting both floors of the headquarters, a constant reminder of the demographic the company serves: children
“We have long been at the forefront of innovation in education, and it is important for us to grow and match the quality and feel of our office to that of the workforce and values within the ecosystem of our enterprise,” said Richard Weissman, Chairman and CEO of The Learning Experience. “We take great pride in being an employer of choice, and with this new office, we will continue to attract and retain leaders within our industry.”
The 11,000-square-foot space for the Academy of Early Education will expand upon the purpose-built design featured in its 180 existing centers, enhancing the connection between a child’s environment and the six stages of development at The Learning Experience. The new center in Deerfield Beach will house a Make Believe Boulevard® – miniature Main Street, USA – and boast a 10,000-square-foot outside playground. As The Learning Experience’s flagship center, it will serve as the company’s “innovation incubator,” representing a center of the future. Cutting-edge learning development and best practices will be cultivated from this location with the intention of being implemented system-wide.
“Hillsboro Technology Center is the newest business park to be brought to market in Broward County, and with office, industrial, and hotel product, there is no other project like it currently being developed in Broward or Palm Beach County,” said Malcolm Butters, President and Principal at Butters which, along with Bristol Group, co-developed the project. “With immediate access to I-95, 30 minutes away from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport, it will be the proud home of high-standard tenants and their employees. We are pleased to welcome The Learning Experience’s global headquarters to the park, and its new and operating early education center will be a tremendous asset.”
The Learning Experience’s flagship center will bring to Deerfield Beach its one-of-a-kind L.E.A.P.® (Learning Experience Academic Program) curriculum complemented by enrichment programs highlighting music, art, fitness, manners and philanthropy, developed from more than 30 years of experience in the early education industry. The Learning Experience’s well-rounded approach to early education has proven to dramatically impact the lives of young children, producing the following results:
- A proprietary philanthropy-focused curriculum at The Learning Experience teaches the core tenets of selflessness, generosity and giving at a young age and encourages children to apply such values in the classroom, at home, and in the community. The Learning Experience’s unique philanthropy curriculum is believed to be the only nationwide curriculum of its kind.
- Early literacy programs at The Learning Experience have more than 95 percent of its preschoolers entering Kindergarten already reading.
- Social programs at The Learning Experience that cover topics such as manners and etiquette (Manners Matter®) allow students to practice positive decision making and build self-confidence.
Hillsboro Technology Center is well-located in Northeast Broward County and is immediately adjacent to the four-way interchange of I-95 and Hillsboro Boulevard, providing tenants with convenient access to service Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties. The business park will total approximately 925,000 square feet upon completion and will feature state-of-the-art Class A warehouse distribution facilities, offices, and a limited service hotel. The first phase of the project will also include a developer-donated recreation building for Deerfield Beach and a public park with jogging and walking trails.
About The Learning Experience®
The Learning Experience® is one of the nation’s fastest growing, franchised Academies of Early Education for children ages six weeks to six years old. The company’s proven curriculum has resulted in 95% of its preschool graduates reading before kindergarten and contributed to positive same-center comparable growth for six of the last seven years. The Learning Experience has more than 180 centers open and operating in the U.S., with another 111 under development. Approximately 70 percent of the centers are independently owned and operated by local business men and women. For more information, please visit www.thelearningexeprience.com.
Butters is a fully integrated real estate development, construction, realty and management firm founded in 1990. Based in Coconut Creek, Florida, the company has developed and constructed more than 11 million square feet of commercial space in South Florida and currently manages and leases more than 3 million square feet. The company’s clients and partners includes Bristol Group, Principal Life Insurance Co., Morgan Stanley, Fidelity Investments, KTR Capital Partners and Prologis. For more information, go to www.butters.com.
About Bristol Group
Bristol Group, Inc., founded in 1980, is a nationally active real estate investment and development firm based in San Francisco. The firm has acquired, developed or redeveloped over $2.5 billion of real estate, which includes over 22 million square feet of commercial properties. Bristol’s current real estate portfolio consists of industrial, self-storage, multi-family, retail and office properties nationwide. In the past two years, Bristol Group has acquired or developed over $230 million worth of commercial real estate assets throughout the United States. For more information, go to www.bristolgroupinc.com.
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