Is Coworking Dead?

Is Coworking Dead?

The hottest real estate trend of the past decade is both coming of age and running out of steam + 5 other questions about valuations, coliving, data, and more. It’s been a few weeks since my last piece. To make up for lost time, we’ll explore 6 big questions that...

Public Real Estate in a Tech-Powered World

Public Real Estate in a Tech-Powered World

How is technology impacting the way public real estate is used and valued? What opportunities and challenges does it  create for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)?  This is a presentation from September 2018, delivered by Dror as a keynote speech at the EPRA...

Attention Landlords: Everyone’s Coming to Eat Your Lunch

Attention Landlords: Everyone’s Coming to Eat Your Lunch

Retail, hospitality, and office are converging to create new competitors for traditional real estate operators.  Earlier this week, WeWork, the world’s highest-valued operator of flexible workspaces, announced that it will no longer serve meat in its offices and...

Is Technology Good or Bad for REITs?

Is Technology Good or Bad for REITs?

Real Estate Investment Trusts are popular with retail and institutional investors. In a tech-powered world, REITs face new competitors and instability, but also an opportunity to use their scale to become stronger than ever. My latest piece was published by EPRA, the...

Retail Disruption? Office and Multifamily are Next

Retail Disruption? Office and Multifamily are Next

Technology redefines the value of location, visibility, and accessibility. It begins in retail but will impact all real estate assets. Location, Location, Location. The value of a real estate asset is determined first and foremost by its location. A good location is...

The Digital Transformation of Physical Assets

The Digital Transformation of Physical Assets

Combining physical real estate assets with a digital strategy can reap incredible rewards. Here's an overview of best practices from the leading companies in the space. This video is from a talk by Dror Poleg at the Proptech & Pizza event in NYC's BuildingLink...

Should you Copy Wework? (Part 2)

Should you Copy Wework? (Part 2)

Demand for Space-as-a-Service is strong. But building a sustainable business around it is harder than it looks. In Part 1 of this series we looked at how the changing nature of work, the changing nature of business, the increasing complexity of office space, and the...

Video: CRE Value in the Age of Technological Disruption

Video: CRE Value in the Age of Technological Disruption

What is technology's impact on real estate's role as a financial asset class?   How are the world's largest money managers responding to the threat and opportunities these changes create?  Speaking at the Henry Wood House in London, Dror Poleg provides a 30-minute...

Is Starbucks is a Coworking & Toilet Operator?

Is Starbucks is a Coworking & Toilet Operator?

The coffee giant is struggling with non-customers who only want to sit at a table and use the bathrooms. It should embrace them, for a fee. A few weeks ago, Starbucks was berated on social media for calling the police after one of its store managers was not able to...

Podcast: Shared housing, Flexible space, Climate Change, and Proptech Funds

Podcast: Convene, Beco, WeWork, Bjarke Ingles, and more

This week, David and Dror discuss Convene's acquisition of Beco, WeWork's new Head Architect, AI's impact on physical space, SB-287, and Entekra latest fundraise.  Dislocation is a podcast dedicated to innovation in real estate — exploring technology's impact on the...

Should you copy WeWork? (Part 1)

Should you copy WeWork? (Part 1)

Everyone wants a piece of the flexible office market. Here’s what you should know before you jump in.  WeWork is the largest private office tenant in London, the second-largest in New York City, and just signed the single largest office lease in Shanghai. The company...