NEW YORK— WeWork has selected JLL as leasing agent for 38 locations in seven cities nationally. JLL will act as an extension of WeWork’s in-house sales team, providing agency leasing for small occupiers as well as enterprise companies seeking creative and flexible solutions.
JLL will market and lease co-working and flexible space in New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix and San Francisco. Howard Hersch, vice chairman, Clark Finney, executive managing director, and Aaron Ellison, executive managing director with JLL will lead the assignment in New York and nationally.
The availability of office space and sublease space has increased significantly during the past year. However, flex space has become increasingly attractive as it provides a wide array of additional options and flexibility to companies that may need to pivot as conditions change. Now more than ever, businesses are hoping to adjust quickly to the “new normal” and WeWork can provide a turnkey solution that businesses of all sizes can scale as necessary as their workforce evolves.
“We are excited to work alongside JLL during this time of rapid change in the office environment,” said Shyam Gidumal, president and chief operating officer of WeWork. “JLL’s deep industry knowledge, experience, and relationships will enable us to connect with the expanding range of small to large enterprise tenants who can benefit from WeWork’s portfolio of flexible space offerings.”
“WeWork offers an ideal solution to a host of companies seeking to bridge the current period of uncertainty,” Hersch said. “WeWork’s range of flexible space options allow companies to operate efficiently as they assess the landscape and make longer-term plans.”
“Flexibility is critical for companies seeking to manage space-use needs as the nation emerges from the pandemic,” Finney said. “Demand for flex space offerings will continue to increase as companies locally and nationally determine the work model that best suits their business.”