WeWork goes public; the view from our unique perch

Today WeWork is going public in a transaction that values the company at $9 billion. This is a far cry from the earlier valuation of $47 billion when WeWork proposed its earlier public offering in 2019, but scandal intervened, and the company had to fight for survival. But there is no need to revisit […]

WeWork goes public; the view from our unique perch2021-10-21T12:16:14-04:00

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

The Impact of a Potential WeWork Bankruptcy – the Day of Attornment?

Recent disclosures regarding WeWork’s cash flow problems include the news that it has hired the law firm Weil Gotshal & Manges as restructuring counsel. This inevitably leads to speculation about the shape of a potential bankruptcy filing if the present negotiations with Softbank regarding a recapitalization or JP Morgan Chase regarding new financing are unsuccessful. […]

The Impact of a Potential WeWork Bankruptcy – the Day of Attornment?2019-10-15T12:40:24-04:00

Wide Open Spaces

Open office plans give the workplace a hip, collaborative vibe. That’s why they’re popular. But the distractions that come with them have some people longing for the days of cubicles. Plus: what a weak dollar does to the economy and we meet one couple navigating an uncomfortable money situation.

Wide Open Spaces2019-07-18T13:40:43-04:00

The Brave New (We)World of Office Leasing

WeWork and the other co-working spaces present a tantalizing trade-off for the savvy office tenant who is looking for a bargain or may have a limited budget for rent or a security deposit.

There are significant advantages to WeWork. First, they allow tremendous flexibility by virtue of the month to month leases without any security deposit. […]

The Brave New (We)World of Office Leasing2019-06-13T14:59:05-04:00
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