Giles Fuchs

Giles Fuchs

Giles Fuchs, chief executive and co-founder, OSiT

  • WeWork London

    Why WeWork’s strategy is a risky one


    Editor: With the news that Currys is vacating its head offices in London and asking its corporate workforce to use WeWork offices across the country instead, we seem to be witnessing the beginning of a profound shift in preference – from fixed office space to flexible workspace.

  • Offices

    Let’s prioritise environmentally friendly offices


    Editor: The findings of the latest NewFlex Small Business Confidence Index – which points to a surge in SMEs citing the importance of a sustainable office – illustrate how vital it is for flexible office providers to offer such environments.

  • Construction cranes

    Office rebound will gather momentum


    Editor: The findings of Deloitte’s London Office Crane Survey, which point to a surge in office scheme starts, is both welcome and unsurprising.

  • Office

    Employees look for the human connection


    Editor: It is promising to see an accelerating ‘return to the office’ drive increasing confidence in the commercial real estate sector. With economic recovery leading to a surge in job vacancies, there is an air of optimism around the London business ecosystem that has not been felt for some time.

  • WeWork

    WeWork is Icarus of flexible workspace


    Editor: Last week, WeWork published its Q1 results for 2021. Its losses – both financial and including a quarter of its members – come as little surprise (‘WeWork loses £1.48bn and quarter of members due to Covid’).

  • flexible office

    Flex offices still have a bright future


    Editor: Knotel filling for bankruptcy may have come as a shock to the flexible workspace sector, but it was not a surprise. Clearly, the pandemic created significant challenges for flexible workspace operators, and it is those with a leasehold model, which have faced their own rent commitments throughout the pandemic, ...

  • Workspace generic

    Flex space requires new valuation model


    With the 12-month anniversary of the UK’s first coronavirus lockdown this month, the pandemic has seeded a desire for more footloose ways of working among both businesses and their employees, accelerating a shift towards flexible workspace.

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    What to expect in the office market in the year ahead


    A shift to remote working during the Covid pandemic has highlighted the importance of the office for businesses and their employees and its essential role as a hub for collaboration, community and development. So, what can we expect in the office market as we enter 2021?

  • London offices

    The outlook for the UK’s post-Brexit office market


    The coronavirus pandemic has radically changed our way of working, prompting businesses to become increasingly agile and footloose – a change in company culture and working norms that would have seemed simply unimaginable just a year ago.

  • Stressed home worker

    Offices will be crucial to recovery


    Editor: It is troubling to see UK workers once again confined to their homes, as we enter a second national lockdown.

  • Covid and finance

    ‘It is time to reopen, rebuild, reconnect’


    As Oxford Properties’ Paul Brundage prepares to take on a new role as deputy chair, investments, at parent company OMERS, he shares his thoughts on how Covid-19 will impact real estate in the long term.

  • Generic office

    Demand for offices will not go away


    Editor: Considering the abruptness of organisations moving away from office-based work to observe Covid-19 social distancing restrictions, it is not surprising to read ‘The London office market braces itself for poor Q2 figures as take-up slumps by 88%’..

  • Disinfectant

    Flexible workspace has a key role to play


    Editor: After weeks of government advice to stay at home and protect lives by working remotely, many workers are understandably apprehensive about a return to the office.

  • Office Space in Town, Waterloo

    RICS must update its valuation methods if it wants to remain relevant


    RICS’ move to regain any lost public trust in the chartered surveying profession is of course to be warmly welcomed. However, in focusing only on public trust, RICS is at risk of ignoring (and losing) the trust of the wider property industry.

  • City of London

    It’s no surprise flex office providers are expanding


    Editor: Your recent article ‘Over 1,000 companies to open new post-Brexit offices in UK’ is further evidence that Brexit-related doom and gloom in the UK property market has been misplaced. The evidence indicates that the UK is still open for business – and the office sector especially looks set to ...

  • Selfridges

    Workspace market goes mainstream


    Editor: The news that Selfridges has signed a management deal with workspace provider Fora is evidence of the growing and evolving appetite for flexible working.

  • WeWork

    Flexible office model is here to stay


    Editor: The further we dig into the sorry story of WeWork, the clearer it becomes that the factors that led to its incredible expansion worldwide are the same factors that have fuelled its demise.

  • WeWork Moorgate London

    Working out WeWork worries


    The mounting difficulties facing WeWork in recent weeks have naturally raised questions, not only for the company’s investors and many thousands of tenants but also for landlords.

  • Noma workspace

    Has the serviced office sector come of age?


    In June, private equity giant Blackstone announced it had bought a majority stake in flexible workspace provider The Office Group.

  • Brexit

    Commercial real estate will adapt to the 'new normal'


    Both domestically and internationally, the economic ramifications of Brexit are profound, but investors should remain optimistic about the UK’s commercial real estate market, which will continue to be a strong-performing asset class, providing long-term income stability and attractive yields.