Ruby Receptionists Gets a New Home!

Ruby Receptionists' new space
Photo by Cathy Cheney, Portland Business Journal

We are thrilled to announce that Ruby® Receptionists will be moving next year! Thanks to a lot of hard work by Ruby Founder/CEO Jill Nelson and innovative thinking by Principal Mike Nye with Capacity Commercial Group, we have found the perfect new space to accommodate our growing virtual reception service. It took over a year for us to find the right place, and we happily ended up finding a fantastic location in the eco-conscious Lovejoy Building, just a few short blocks from our current studio. Our new home will be located on Lovejoy Street – the perfect street name for a company devoted to Fostering Happiness!

We wanted to make sure that our new space would have the capacity to keep our live virtual receptionists happy while we grow so that Ruby can continue to provide the top-notch service that our clients rave about, all from the heart of the Pearl District.

The Portland Business Journal has published an article chronicling the big decision. We had initially negotiated lease terms for the top floor of another building but lost it at the last minute to technology giant Microsoft Corp. After that, it was kismet that brought us our new home. Our office broker Mike Nye formulated a plan to ask his former client Bryan Howe with MasterPlans to move to smaller quarters in the Lovejoy Building and have Ruby take over the rest of the floor. MasterPlans agreed. After that, it was smooth sailing; as Wendy Culverwell wrote in her article, “Ruby Receptionists was an easy tenant to approve. Its business model works well in a down economy and it had a history of paying Pearl District rents.” We’re delighted to have secured such an amazing space and are looking forward to growing and supporting even more businesses.

If you’re a subscriber of the Portland Business Journal, you can read the full article here. Otherwise, you can read it in its entirety via the Portland Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

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