• Co-Working Firms Respond to Industry Threat With Joint Safety Effort

    Wall Street Journal 6/2/20

    More than 20 of the world’s largest co-working firms, suffering a threat to their business from the pandemic, have agreed to coordinate in a way that would have been unheard of before the crisis. The firms, which include Industrious and Convene in the U.S., JustCo of Singapore, and IWG PLC... Read more

  • Rural and hyper-connected: here is the ecovillage of the future

    Domus 6/2/20

    If we look back in time it’s certainly nothing new: from Ebenezer Howard’s Garden City at the end of the nineteenth century, Frank Lloyd Wright Wright’s Living City in the 1960s, to Stefano Boeri’s present forest cities in China or his Smart Forest City in Mexico. The return to nature and low-density urban... Read more

  • New CDC Guidelines Would Remake Office Space

    Bisnow 6/2/20

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued recommendations for the reopening of office space that cover a wide of array of steps it says will slow the spread of the coronavirus. If implemented, the recommendations would markedly change the look and feel of office space. Read more

  • Barclays to Return About 700 Staff Globally to Offices

    Bloomberg 6/2/20

    Barclays Plc will begin returning about 700 staff to offices in the U.K., U.S. and India starting in July, as it joins global rivals in easing the home-working policies introduced during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

  • Reimagining the real estate industry for the next normal

    McKinsey 6/2/20

    It’s long been said that three things matter in real estate: location, location, location. But based on trends that have been reshaping other industries, competition in real estate has spread to another area: customer experience. Read more

  • WeWork’s Head Of US Real Estate Leaves

    The Real Deal 6/2/20

    One of the last executives to remain from Adam Neumann's reign of WeWork is exiting the struggling co-working company. After more than a decade at JLL, Aaron Ellison joined WeWork in July 2018 as head of real estate for the U.S. and Canada. Read more

  • Virtual Warehouse Firm Puts Away $2.2M in Funding for New Space

    Globest 6/2/20

    With the coronavirus pandemic causing drastic changes in supply and demand for merchandise, a company that matches buyers, sellers and renters of warehouse space is gearing up to meet changing needs. Read more

  • Vacasa Raises $108M to Rebuild After Covid

    The Real Deal 6/2/20

    Vacasa, a wounded vacation rental unicorn, secured $108 million from a tech investor that helped bail out Airbnb in April. Private equity firm Silver Lake led Vacasa's Series D, with participation from existing investors Riverwood Capital and Level Equity, the companies said Tuesday Read more