Move Over JPMorgan, WeWork Says It Is Now Manhattan’s Biggest Office Tenant
Coworking giant WeWork says it is now the biggest office tenant in New York City, thanks to a massive lease it signed in Chelsea last month.
WeWork now has a total of 5.3M SF under its control in the city, the company announced Tuesday in a blog post from Chief Development Officer Granit Gjonbalaj. Its lease at TH Real Estate’s 21 Penn Plaza was for 258K SF, bringing WeWork to 60 locations in the city after starting the whole company with one floor in SoHo eight years ago.
WeWork already became the biggest office tenant in London and Washington, D.C., this year, Gjonbalaj wrote. In New York, the company has 50,000 members.
The company, which launched a new product earlier this month aimed at midsize tenants who want their own space, is ratcheting up the pressure on its rivals by offering a 100% commission deal to brokers.