Should you Copy Wework? (Part 2)

Should you Copy Wework? (Part 2)

Demand for Space-as-a-Service is strong. But building a sustainable business around it is harder than it looks. In Part 1 of this series we looked at how the changing nature of work, the changing nature of business, the increasing complexity of office space, and the...
Should you copy WeWork? (Part 1)

Should you copy WeWork? (Part 1)

Everyone wants a piece of the flexible office market. Here’s what you should know before you jump in.  WeWork is the largest private office tenant in London, the second-largest in New York City, and just signed the single largest office lease in Shanghai. The company...
No Rent: Real Estate’s New Business Models

No Rent: Real Estate’s New Business Models

Emerging technologies will enable operators to monetize physical space in new and creative ways.  Every day, each of us visits dozens of web sites and apps to access information and use various tools for work, communication, and fun. Most of these sites and apps are...
Real Estate Venture Capital: The New Operating Model?

Real Estate Venture Capital: The New Operating Model?

Direct investment in technology is reshaping the property industry and redefining the role of real estate developers In part 1 and part 2 of this series, we examined how the traditional private equity fund model is undermined by technology and how fund managers are...