Our well-informed readers are surely aware of the travails of Twitter following its recent takeover. Technology is not my field, but when Elon Musk mandated a return to office by employees that he later rescinded, I thought there might be helpful lessons for managers from the ensuing debacle in my area of expertise. Clearly, this […]
My firm represents tenants, but we also recognize the essential role that landlords play in the smooth functioning of the commercial office ecosystem. Healthy landlords are essential so that tenants can receive high quality services in their buildings.
There is no crisis at One Vanderbilt or Hudson Yards. However, for all but the top-class buildings, the […]
Much has been made of how working with colleagues in the office is important for creativity, team-building, brainstorming and development of ideas. Of course, that benefit is offset by the time spent commuting and on idle chatter, let alone the occasional unpleasant encounter.
However, a recent article in the New York Times […]
Since the beginning of the pandemic, many companies including professional firms have been sitting with significant amounts of unused office space. If you have been receiving our emails you are likely aware that Wharton Property Advisors has extensive experience in all facets of the niche market for office subleasing transactions and in […]
Anyone who has recently walked through the main business districts in New York City can’t help but be shocked. In areas such as Grand Central, Midtown East, Penn Station and Wall Street there are numerous restaurants, shops and hotels which are closed, and the streets are desolate. This comes as no surprise […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Law360 (July 9, 2020, 6:15 PM EDT) —
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 […]
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 […]