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WeWork and GRI Group establish European collaboration

3 MIN READApril 11, 2019
WeWork, the global shared workspace company, has signed an agreement with GRI Group to work together across Europe. Under the terms of the agreement, WeWork will become Europe Partner of the GRI Club and will be involved in GRI’s annual conferences and members-only activities. 

GRI Group’s headquarters in Europe are currently located at WeWork in Paddington, one of WeWork's 35 open buildings in the city. In light of their collaboration, the Group is now moving to WeWork's newest location in the Paddington area. The building, located at Merchant Square, is also set to be one of WeWork's largest locations in the UK (with over 3,000 members) and will be opening this summer.

Patrick Nelson, Head of Europe, WeWorkPatrick Nelson, Head of WeWork EMEA, Real Estate says: "I'm pleased to announce our collaboration with GRI Group, and I look forward to working closely with them on their events and activities. As we continue to expand WeWork’s portfolio across Europe – where we're home to over 80,000 members – we're always looking to work together with local organisations like GRI Group.  At WeWork, community is at the heart of what we do, and I’m excited to be involved with an organisation like GRI Group which is bringing together like-minded individuals to connect and inspire each other, something we're seeing more and more in our community spaces around the world."
 
 Gustavo Favaron, CEO, GRI Club "WeWork is a great company to work with and we are happy to welcome Patrick and his senior team to our club in Europe. We love working with innovative partners that see GRI as a platform to enable them to grow even further," says Gustavo Favaron, GRI Group CEO. Talking about the experience of being a WeWork member, Gustavo highlights the fact that “our team loves working here. It also helps us to attract and retain talent which is great in such a competitive job market”.  

GRI Group brings together leaders of real estate and infrastructure through events and exclusive activities under the GRI Club brand. GRI Group is active in over 20 countries on four different continents. GRI Group also includes the proptech and infratech-focused club GRI Tech Club, real estate events business Smartus, and I.M. Talent recruitment agency.
 
Co-founded by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey in New York City in 2010, WeWork is a privately held company with over 10,000 employees. WeWork provides its members – from startups and freelancers to small businesses and Fortune 500 companies with space, community and services through both physical and virtual offerings.

Patrick Nelson will be participating at Europe GRI 2019 in September in Paris, at GRI Offices 2019 in November in London, and at the GRI Chairmen’s Retreat 2020 in St Moritz.
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