WeWork Finalizes Real Estate Portfolio Review in Atlanta and Philadelphia

WeWork has reached terms that support strong future operations across all remaining locations in these markets

New York, NY – May 9, 2024 – WeWork, the leading global flexible space provider, announced today that it has completed its lease negotiations as part of its strategic restructuring in Atlanta and Philadelphia. In these cities, WeWork will move forward with an enhanced real estate footprint that includes the company’s strongest and most popular locations where it plans to operate for the future. 

“We’re thrilled to affirm our commitment to operating in Atlanta and Philadelphia and are immensely grateful to our landlords for their collaboration and partnership over the past few months. Together, we’re more confident than ever in WeWork’s future at their properties,” said Peter Greenspan, Global Head of Real Estate at WeWork. “With improved operational efficiency, WeWork’s portfolio in these markets is better positioned to deliver the flexibility, services and experience that today’s workers and businesses want. We thank members for their patience and understanding throughout this process, and look forward to remaining their trusted real estate partner for many years to come.”

Globally, WeWork has made substantial progress in its ongoing strategic restructuring. WeWork has determined a path forward at over 95% of its global, wholly-owned lease portfolio, and according to the current business plan, is projected to reduce total rent commitments by over $11 billion. With these critical components of its strategic restructuring addressed, the company is better positioned to invest in its products, services, and best-in-class member experience. 

WeWork intends to continue actioning its go-forward plan in Atlanta and Philadelphia over the coming weeks, as current agreements in principle become final through court proceedings. This includes formal filings of lease assumptions and rejections, for which any impacted members have received previous notification. 

WeWork remains committed to emerging from its restructuring by the end of May as a continuing leader in the flexible workplace industry, operating over 24 million square feet of real estate across over 330 locations in over 20 countries around the world. Today’s announcement follows the completion of WeWork’s lease rationalization process in cities such as Detroit, Las Vegas, Paris, Singapore, and many more expected in the near future. 

About WeWork

WeWork was founded in 2010 with the vision to create environments where people and companies come together and do their best work. Since then, we’ve become the leading global flexible space provider committed to delivering technology-driven turnkey solutions, flexible spaces, and community experiences. For more information about WeWork, please visit us at wework.com.