WeWork, the co-working startup that’s valued at ~$20 billion and has some 200,000 members across 200 locations globally plus nearly 6,000 staff of its own, will no long allow employees to expense meat. It will also no longer serve meat at company events. The policy shift is intended to reduce the business’ environmental impact.
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BVN and clive wilkinson architects have teamed up for the design of macquarie group’s headquarter premises in sydney, australia. 50 martin place, a 1920’s heritage building and former home to the government savings bank of NSW, has been refurbished to integrate contemporary design with state-of-the-art technology and sustainability initiatives.
The dominance of Dublin's Silicon Docks as the location of choice for global and homegrown tech companies looks set to be challenged following decisions by Amazon and WeWork to rent a total of 322,000 sq ft (29,914 sq m) of office space in two new developments on Charlemont Street.
The potential messianic marriage of coworking and retail has stirred quite a bit of fervor recently, especially given WeWork's recent move into the space with the debut of its WeMRKT retail concept and also its reported potential relationship with J. Crew.
The boundaries separating the workplace, home and socialising are becoming increasingly blurred as more businesses realise that an attractive and welcoming office can improve staff morale and wellbeing, leading to increased productivity and more profitability.
IWG, the world’s leading provider of flexible workspaces, announced its Spaces brand expansion plans, to open five new locations in Singapore by mid-2019. This amounts to a total co-working space area of 250,000 sq ft.
Equity Office, the office portfolio company owned by Blackstone, has rebranded itself as it repositions its $450 billion portfolio to cater to the millennial generation.
Under the moniker EQ Office, the company said it is “pushing the boundaries” of the traditional commercial real estate industry to create flexible, dynamic environments that accommodate the massive changes in technology and mobility that are affecting every industry.
Convene, a New York-based real estate startup that specialises in flexible meeting and working space, has raised $US152 million ($204 million) from investors including Revolution Growth, Brookfield Property Partners LP and the Durst Organization, its co-founders said.
There are a number of misconceptions that dominate much of the writing around flexible workspace, despite all the press coverage and discussion around coworking over the last two years. Yet even in this comparatively short space of time, a number of misconceptions about the market have managed to take hold.
Though recent funding announcements suggest otherwise, it must be hard to differentiate these days, because every coworking space seems to be about something more than just coworking. They are places of civic engagement! Of community building! Of beauty! They are catalysts for professional transcendence! They are not just a collection of desks under a brand name! What?
This is the prologue in a series I decided to write on the attributes of amazing community managers. This one’s for all the excellent, heart-filled, vibrant, kind, compassionate, fun, underestimated, smart, and dedicated community managers I’ve met over the last five years. They genuinely don’t get enough credit for the joy they bring and the impact they create in the lives of others.
GoCompare has released data to reveal the best places for millennials to start a business, measuring ease of registering property, starting and running a business on a day-to-day level, trading across borders, and diversity, among other metrics.
While New York-based quest for a $40 billion valuation in its next upcoming financing round has focused global attention on co-working, the greatest growth for the shared office sector is coming from Asia, where the supply of flexible-term offices providing hot desks, free beer and cappuccino machines is growing nearly forty percent more quickly than in North America, and at nearly double the pace found in Europe.
WeWork’s General Manager for Northern Europe, Wybo Wijnbergen, explains to Di Digital that, “It’s a good question why it’s taken such a long time for us to open in Stockholm. But we are driven by demand and must ensure that our expansion is carefully planned.”
Everything, it seems, is a shared office these days, including upscale dining rooms before they open for the evening. A start-up called Spacious is driving the trend.
The start-up Spacious has turned 25 restaurants, including the Milling Room in Manhattan, into a co-working space during the day.
In today’s business environment, the workplace can be anywhere. But when employees are working in an office, how the office is designed carries a lot of weight. A new report by Continental Office reveals 23% of the workforce say the physical environment affects their decision to stay with or leave an organization.
London-based Workspace, which reported a doubling of full-year profits earlier in June, has said it is looking to tap investors for fresh capital amid further expansion ambitions.
The deal comes only three days after the FTSE 250 company sold its Marshgate Business Centre in Stratford for £15m.
In the UK, serviced offices dominate the market with over 3,000 spaces, or 65% of the market share, but in 2017 the supply of hybrid offices more than doubled and now holds 17.7% of the market.