TAMPA - ABILITY Network Inc. has leased 11,720 square feet at MetWest International in Tampa’s Westshore Business District. The healthcare technology company will be consolidating two Tampa offices when it moves its 75 employees to One MetroCenter in September.  The lease negotiated by Taylor & Mathis Director of Leasing, Angela Odell and co-broker David Green of Jones Lang LaSalle, comes on the heels of AECOM Technology Corporation leasing 7,054 square feet at the Class A office building.  “With the completion of these two deals, One MetroCenter is 92 percent leased,” stated Odell.

Ken Ernsting, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at ABILITY Network Inc. stated, “The greater Tampa Bay area has provided our company with access to a strong and innovative workforce that helped us achieve rapid business growth.  We look forward to continued expansion in the Tampa Bay region as we build on past successes.”

"By welcoming IVANS to the ABILITY Network, we’ve brought together two of the best teams in healthcare. Our expanded resources and capabilities continue to enable our providers and payers to better manage the administrative complexities of healthcare, ultimately helping us elevate the healthcare conversation and further improve the delivery of patient care. We’re thrilled with our success in Tampa and remain confident that it is a great business environment for ABILITY," said ABILITY CEO, Mark Briggs.

About ABILITY® Network Inc.

ABILITY Network is a leading healthcare technology company, trusted for over a decade by thousands of hospitals, home health care agencies, hospices, skilled nursing facilities, DME providers and physicians to provide secure and reliable connections to Medicare and other payers and for a broad suite of innovative products and services that help manage the administrative complexities of healthcare. ABILITY is elevating the healthcare conversation, bringing about meaningful change by ultimately improving the patient experience and helping providers focus on what is most important: providing the best possible care to each patient in every community across our country. To learn more please visit www.abilitynetwork.com.

About MetWest International

MetWest International is an award-winning, mixed-use center developed by MetLife. Located across from Tampa International Airport and International Plaza in the Westshore Business District, MetWest International includes One MetroCenter, the Gold LEED Certified MetWest One and MetWest Two.  A third office building will be started as demand dictates.  Three well-known restaurants, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & RestaurantKona Grill and Texas de Brazil, have located their first Tampa locations in the project’s retail village.  When complete, the pedestrian-friendly, urban-oriented development is expected to include:

  • Nearly one million square feet of Class A office space
  • 74,200 square foot retail village
  • 260 room full-service upscale hotel
  • 254 residential units

The project has received four “Best of the Best” NAIOP awards, including Outstanding Green Building/Project, Outstanding Office Building (MetWest One) and Outstanding Retail Building. Additionally, Taylor & Mathis was awarded Developer of the Year for its role in developing the mixed-use project. Taylor & Mathis serves as the development manager for the project and handles office leasing and management responsibilities. 

Other awards include The United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Outstanding Project of the Year (MetWest One), The Greater Tampa Bay chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Office Building of the Year and the BOMA 360 Performance Building designation (One MetroCenter). Both MetWest One and One MetroCenter have achieved EPA Energy Star ratings. In addition, MetWest Two has been designed for LEED Certification by the US Green Building Council.

About MetLife

MetLife Real Estate Investors, a unit of MetLife, oversees a well-diversified real estate portfolio of more than $60 billion, which is one of the largest in the U.S. and consists of real estate equities, commercial mortgages and agricultural mortgages. MetLife is a global leader in real estate investment and real estate asset management, with a vast network of regional offices that keep in close contact with major real estate markets. For more information, visit www.metlife.com/realestate.

About Taylor & Mathis

Taylor & Mathis serves as the development manager for the project and handles leasing and management responsibilities.  Taylor & Mathis is a diversified real estate company specializing in the development, marketing and management of office buildings, suburban office parks, industrial parks and mixed-use projects. In Florida the company leases and/or manages a portfolio of more than 11 million square feet. Founded in 1967, the company has developed properties exceeding $1.9 billion in value and has established itself as one of the most respected regional real estate firms in the United States. Based in Atlanta, with offices in Tampa, Orlando and Miami, Taylor & Mathis concentrates its business activity in primary growth markets in the southeastern United States. For more information, visit www.TaylorMathis.com.