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COVID-19 and Real Estate

How the global coronavirus pandemic is affecting commercial real estate and the workplace

With the pandemic showing signs of winding down and a potential return to normalcy on the horizon, the decision of whether or not to “return to the office” is at the forefront of everyone’s mind.  Unsurprisingly, the verdict of that decision varies depending on who you ask. A recent study found that 75 percent of executives currently working from home...
A community’s sewage holds clues about its COVID-19 burden. Over the course of the pandemic, wastewater surveillance has become an increasingly popular way to try to understand local infection trends. Microbiologists Susan De Long and Carol Wilusz met and became wastewater aficionados in April 2020 when a grassroots group of wastewater treatment plant operators asked them to develop and deploy...
The catastrophic economic impacts of recurring COVID-19 lockdowns left retail stores in the lurch, which in turn put their landlords in a tight bind. While office landlords offered rent concessions and delayed lease commencement dates for their tenants, retail landlords tried to find ways to adapt their leasing structure to reflect market conditions as well. One popular solution was to...


The Apartment Building Managers Guide to COVID-19


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