Illustration: Shira Inbar

The Office Is Dead

Get ready for the commercial real estate apocalypse

Courtney Rubin
Published in
11 min readMay 11, 2020

In early March, Jeff Haynie, the CEO of Austin-based software company Pinpoint, was gearing up to find new office space. Pinpoint’s $25,000-per-month lease with WeWork for 1,800 square feet would be up in August, and it was time to move on. He was thinking he’d need maybe 10,000 square feet for his growing company, which makes software for…