WeWork’s relationship with agents in the spotlight

WeWork has begun approaching occupiers directly for its scheme at London’s Southbank, causing agents to ponder how much further the company will disrupt their way of working.

The co-working giant agreed to lease up to 50,000 sq ft to Centaur Media at Almacantar’s Two Southbank Place, SE1. It is understood that it approached Centaur directly in New York, where the publishing group has an office, and neither side turned to an agent for advice.

Previously, Centaur typically had worked with London property agent Edward Charles & Partners for advice.

Centaur is