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The Benefits of Working Remotely

The Benefits of Working Remotely

As firms across the world were forced into mandatory work from home policy during the worst months of the pandemic, many employees have realized gains and losses from the new working dynamic. In a recent conversation with my niece who has worked from home for the last...
Lease Negotiations in the Time of Covid

Lease Negotiations in the Time of Covid

If you are a tenant in a weak financial position, you have more negotiating power compared to tenants with financial strength. A complete reversal of “normal” market mechanisms. Landlords do not want to lose tenants, as replacing them in this market is difficult. If...
The Move to Suburban Space

The Move to Suburban Space

Increased demands for suburban office buildings will impact pricing. Larger spaces means easier social distancing. These spaces are typically in shorter buildings than NYC’s skyscrapers, potentially leading to less elevator use. Driving means no (or less)...
Amazon Acquires NYC’s Lord & Taylor Building

Amazon Acquires NYC’s Lord & Taylor Building

Amazon is one of the pioneers in bringing employees back to NYC after acquiring Manhattan’s iconic Lord & Taylor building. 2,000 employees are set to be working from the site – officially in 2023 when they begin moving into the space. Creating 2,000...
The Power Shift in the Market

The Power Shift in the Market

70-90% of tenants are still paying their rent. As a result landlords are having negative cash flows. It is now a tenant favoring market. Landlords and banks will be impaired as this continues. Rents will likely go down as demands go down. Vacancies are likely to...