Real Estate Weekly: Space sharing behemoth launches new cottage industry

April 18, 2016 | Alumni in the News

Shortly after 9/11, Adam Neumann moved to New York City’s Financial District from his native Israel with his sister to live and experience the American dream.

With little money in their pocket, they settled in to a place near the World Trade Center site when apartments were cheap.

It was in the elevator of his old building where the charismatic and outgoing co-founder and CEO of WeWork discovered the inspiration for WeLive, WeWork’s first “co-living” space which officially opened its doors — and over 200 units — to New Yorkers at 110 Wall Street this week.