It’s called “Housing Crisis” for a reason.
This is what happens when Chinese conglomerates get sidelined by unfortunate events.
Zombie malls and shuttered stores don’t count.
Rents in Southern California go nuts. Bay Area & Seattle “mixed.” Chicago & Honolulu in free-fall. New York City sharply lower. Washington DC loses grip. But rents soar 10-15% in many markets.
Success means being able to choose who you work with.
Only about half of retail is under attack from e-commerce, but that half is getting crushed.
The CEO is selling that $20 billion valuation to a lot of smart, rich guys. But WeWork’s entities are known as SPE’s (“Screwing Probably Expected”), and landlords will be the first to go down.
This is the brick & mortar part of e-commerce.
Chicago rents collapse, New York’s swoon, Southern California’s boom. And the US average hides all the drama on the ground.
When is it gonna pop?