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. […]
We at Wharton Property Advisors are real estate advisors and not investment bankers, so we will leave the analysis of the initial public offering valuation and process to others. However, it strikes us that the recent gleeful reporting about the potential decline and fall of the WeWork empire is greatly exaggerated and totally misses the […]
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 […]
As many of us sluggishly return from our summer and Labor Day holidays, you may find this article in the Financial Times inspiring. The author Pilita Clark argues that working more hours does not necessarily translate into greater productivity. In contrast, she suggests that we would be better served by following the examples of such […]
By Ruth Colp-Haber, Wharton Property Advisors, Inc.
I love Top 10 lists (who doesn’t?). The Counselors of Real Estate – an exclusive group of real estate advisors of which I am a member – did a recent survey of the top 10 concerns facing the industry. The results were fascinating, and are summarized in the attached […]
|By Ruth Colp-Haber, Wharton Property Advisors, Inc. – July, 2019
As NYC tenants know all too well, the security deposits demanded by landlords can be onerous. In recent years, security deposits have ranged from two months to over one year’s rent. However, a fascinating new credit instrument has recently been introduced as an alternative to […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]