TAMPA HEADQUARTERS EXPANSION INTO NEW VIBRANT SPACE SUPPORTS GROWTH AND CULTURE
TAMPA, FL. (October 1, 2014) – Unprecedented growth in business and colleagues has enabled BKS-Partners to greatly expand their Tampa presence. The BKS-Partners office, located at 4010 W. Boy Scout Blvd, added seven thousand square feet and underwent major structural and design changes to provide a more synergistic space to make room for future colleagues. The renovations included moving to a new floor and incorporating the BKS-Partners brand throughout. “Having a facility that encourages health and wellness in addition to creativity and productivity integrates our brand and BKS Vitality™, which is our colleague and client wellness program,” said Dr. Patricia Fuller, Director of Wellness Engineering at BKS-Partners.
“BKS-Partners is continuing to experience rapid growth and expansion, and our office footprint and environment needed to reflect that,” said Lowry Baldwin, Partner at BKS-Partners. “Our significant expansion in Tampa allowed us to design the space to better reflect the unconventional personality of BKS-Partners and accentuate our holistic, collaborative and fun nature. By optimizing the additional space, we have enough room to accommodate more than twenty future hires we hope to recruit in the next two to three years.” To reflect a culture “powered by people,” the new office contains meeting rooms of all shapes and sizes and includes open impromptu collaboration areas, which contain everything from a Wii station and cornhole boards to a custom BKS ping pong table that doubles as a conference table.
“BKS-Partners has created an one-of-a-kind office at MetWest International,” said Chuck Davis, the Atlanta-based managing director of the southeast region for MetLife Real Estate Investors. “We are proud to have a growing tenant that takes a beautiful commercial space and incorporates a spirit of fun.”
“It was important that the design plan maximized productivity and communicated the importance of physical and mental breaks like playing ping pong or using the treadmill desk,” said Elizabeth Krystyn, Partner at BKS-Partners. “Our focus is first and foremost the health and wellbeing of our colleagues so that they can best serve our clients.”
About Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners
Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners) is an award-winning independent insurance brokerage firm providing private risk management, commercial risk management, employee benefits, and Vitality™ programs to clients wherever life takes them throughout the U.S. and internationally. One of the largest privately held firms in Florida, BKS-Partners takes a holistic and boutique approach to insurance architecture and risk management. The firm builds personalized client relationships and utilizes a proprietary process called RiskMapping™ to examine client lifestyles, passions, professions and business ventures generating a 360° view of their unique risk profile. BKS Holistic Protection™ is then custom designed, which provides integrated coverage for all areas of a clients’ life. Headquartered in Tampa, with six offices located throughout the state of Florida, BKS-Partners is driven to make a difference in their communities, rewarding colleagues’ community involvement and supporting over 40 charitable organizations.