Original article by Ingrid Fuary-Wagner
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 32 : 21-Nov-19
Media reports in the US have suggested that co-working pioneer WeWork will retrench 6,000 employees, which is nearly half of its global workforce. Meanwhile, WeWork’s Australian arm is believed to have cancelled deals to lease 20,000sq m of office space in the Sydney CBD and up to 50 per cent of an office building at 100 Queen Street in Melbourne. Sources have also indicated that a proposed deal for WeWork to acquire 401 Collins Street in Melbourne from Impact Investment Group is also unlikely to proceed. It would have been WeWork’s first real estate acquisition in Australia. The company currently has 16 co-working sites in Australia.
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