Jonathan Price reflects on “the greatest ever reward for failure”, a sum of $1.2 billion, which was paid out to WeWork’s founder, Adam Neumann. Why is there a reluctance in big business to make executives pay for their failure? And why didn’t Softbank resist such a big payoff?
June 24, 2021
WeWork’s recent SPAC announcement begs the question, what is a SPAC and what are the benefits of using one? Jonathan Price, investment expert for the flexible space industry, explores the role of a Special Purpose Acquisition Company and how it can help companies go public.
May 25, 2021
Jonathan Price concludes a three-part series on how to value a flexible workspace company. He also takes a closer look at the questionable valuation of WeWork, and how it was able to persuade bankers that it was worth $96 billion.
April 27, 2021
Jonathan Price explains the different types of valuation methods and how real estate-based businesses are typically valued.
April 20, 2021
IWG has long understood that in ‘difficult’ and under-served locations, good office space is at a premium. Jonathan Price explores the advantages of taking an “unblinkered” approach to expansion – and why franchises could be the best way to do it.
April 15, 2021
In this three-part series of articles, we will look at the different ways one can value a coworking or flexible workspace company.
April 9, 2021
IWG has long been undervalued, but this could be about to change, says industry investment expert Jonathan Price. Here, Price analyses the company’s long-term franchise strategy and “war chest” of capital, and why it could be in line for a significant re-rating.
February 9, 2021
Standard Chartered recently announced an agreement with IWG to allow the bank’s 95,000 staff the freedom to work from any of IWG’s 3,500 worldwide locations. Jonathan Price explores the magnitude of this deal, and whether it could be a harbinger of great things to come for the flexible space industry.
January 18, 2021