WeWork goes public; my view from the office suite

Friday brought the long-rumored news that WeWork is going public in a transaction that values the company at $9 billion. The deal is structured as a merger with BowX Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

Following the report in the Financial Times of WeWork’s plan to go public via a SPAC, one wag […]

WeWork goes public; my view from the office suite2021-03-29T15:29:45-04:00

We’re Sounding the Alarm; the Office is Now a Destination, not a Requirement

In some companies, there is a clash brewing between management that wants to return to the office and employees who prefer remote work. Many CEOs are eager to get back in the office and the trend has accelerated in recent weeks as vaccines have become more widely available. Further, a recent Bloomberg article reported that […]

We’re Sounding the Alarm; the Office is Now a Destination, not a Requirement2021-03-24T08:52:26-04:00

Law Firms Up Their Game at Lease Renewal Time

The attorney-landlord relationship may never be the same.

Attorneys everywhere are dusting off their leases and sharpening their cost-cutting pencils, thanks to an elevated capacity for remote operations and an economic downturn that’s trimming revenues in many sectors. A smaller plant is needed, goes the reasoning — especially if its […]

Law Firms Up Their Game at Lease Renewal Time2020-09-01T06:30:29-04:00

5 Protections Cos. Should Request In Their Next Office Lease

Law360 (July 9, 2020, 6:15 PM EDT) —

Ruth Colp-Haber
Ruth Colp-Haber

There have been many articles regarding the future of the office. Pundits are speculating about its new form and whether the office will even survive the coronavirus pandemic. We suspect the office will survive in an improved […]

5 Protections Cos. Should Request In Their Next Office Lease2020-07-13T12:33:43-04:00

Manhattan Flex Office Space Growth Explodes, 15 Million Square Feet Added in Last 5 Years

Flex Office Space Footprint in Manhattan Has Grown 300 Percent Since 2015

According to a new report from CBRE, the flexible office space footprint in Manhattan has tripled to 15 million square feet over the last five years as providers’ offerings have evolved, new players entered the market and new flexible space models have arisen.

Manhattan is […]

Manhattan Flex Office Space Growth Explodes, 15 Million Square Feet Added in Last 5 Years2019-09-17T13:03:36-04:00

Architect Nabs 10K SF at 55 Broad Street

Curtis + Ginsberg Architects will move its offices to 10,307 square feet in the Rudin family’s 55 Broad Street, Commercial Observer has learned.

The architecture firm signed a 10-year lease to take part of the eighth floor of the 30-story building between Beaver Street and Exchange Place, according to a spokeswoman for the landlord. Asking rent was […]

Architect Nabs 10K SF at 55 Broad Street2019-07-11T13:47:07-04:00

WeWork Nabs 55K at 30 Wall Street

WeWork signed a 15-year lease for five full floors in Atlantic 30 Wall’s 30 Wall Street between Nassau and William Streets, according to Wharton Property Advisors’ Ruth Colp-Haber, who repped both sides in the deal. Asking rent was $52 per square foot.

This will be the 40th location for WeWork’s single-tenant division, Headquarters by WeWork, which subleases offices to midsized businesses, […]

WeWork Nabs 55K at 30 Wall Street2019-05-23T17:12:23-04:00

The Rising Cost of Office Fit Outs

The cost of office fit outs has been on a tear in recent years, outpacing tenant improvement allowances, according to a recent report by JLL. It reports that the average cost of an office fit out increased by 12% last year, fueled by a combination of strong demand for new space and increased prices for […]

The Rising Cost of Office Fit Outs2019-05-03T19:26:32-04:00

Office life: How the modern office is killing our creativity

On a wintry afternoon in February, a veteran British adman named Roger Mavity walked into a drab meeting room at the Financial Times to tell a bunch of journalists how to do their jobs better.
He and Stephen Bayley, the design guru, were about to publish How to Steal Fire, yet another book on one of […]

Office life: How the modern office is killing our creativity2019-04-06T11:15:44-04:00

Nearly a Dozen Real Estate Honchos Charged in College Cheating Scheme

Nearly a dozen real estate CEOs were among the nearly 50 people charged in a nationwide scheme to cheat on college entrance exams to get children into elite colleges, federal prosecutors said.

The mostly California-based suspects, which include a former Cushman & Wakefield broker and the former CEO of investment management firm Pimco, allegedly bribed coaches and school administrators […]

Nearly a Dozen Real Estate Honchos Charged in College Cheating Scheme2019-03-17T08:10:47-04:00
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