WeWork – Will it Work in a Downturn?

We’re updating this blog in light of a story that is currently in the news. WeWork is considering the anticipated valuation of its IPO…that it could be too high. Skepticism is rising over the business model. One of the concerns is what we pointed out here...

Don’t Let Your Lease Kill the Sale of Your Business

As an asset manager, in the late 90s, working for a large owner of office buildings, I got a phone call from a guy who said he was buying one of the companies in a Dallas building we owned. He said his company planned to close on the sale the next day and he wanted...

Open Plan Office Configuration – Productivity Killer?

Open plan offices have been taking it on the chin for a while now. And now Harvard is piling on with a study that says open plan configurations actually reduce face-to-face interactions instead of increasing them as commonly thought. Inc. did an article in which their...

British Real Estate Investment Firm Gives WeWork a Go

A colleague of mine in London who is a member of the Alliance of Tenant Representatives with me sent the following article about an old established commercial real estate investment firm that tried officing in a WeWork location for a while until their new office was...

Wal-Mart – IT??

Do you think of IT when you hear Wal-Mart? Most people don’t, but Wal-Mart has an emerging technologies office which makes sense when you consider that Amazon and other online retailers are likely taking a chunk out of its sales. Wal-Mart already has 2,000...