Phase 2 of the Office Revolution is Here; What Tenants Need to Know

Since the onset of the pandemic, there has been a revolution in office work as technology allowed people to work from home. As I have discussed at length in many commentaries there are pluses and minuses to this approach.

However, one thing is certain. Any predictions that employees would be returning to the office in droves […]

Phase 2 of the Office Revolution is Here; What Tenants Need to Know2024-05-23T10:51:54-04:00

Mr. Musk misses the mark – getting employees to the office requires a practical solution

With all the controversial things that Elon Musk says, even our well-informed readers may not have seen his interesting comment in his recent CNBC interview that employees going to the office is a “moral issue”. In the interview, Mr. Musk opined that “I kind of think that the whole notion of work from home is […]

Mr. Musk misses the mark – getting employees to the office requires a practical solution2023-08-08T12:22:13-04:00

Our 5 Point Plan to Protect Office Tenants Against Inflation 3/23/2022

While we often comment on broader trends in real estate and the NYC economy, it is also important to go back to basics from time to time. As everyone is aware, the effects of inflation are being felt in both our business and consumer lives. Commercial real estate is no exception due to increased […]

Our 5 Point Plan to Protect Office Tenants Against Inflation 3/23/20222023-08-31T13:11:48-04:00

The Office is Dead; Long Live the Office 1/04/2022

Some much-needed time off over the holidays has allowed me to reflect on the tumultuous events of the past year, and more specifically on the impact of the pandemic on real estate and the office. In a paradoxical way, the Omicron surge has been the last straw. Even some people who have […]

The Office is Dead; Long Live the Office 1/04/20222023-08-31T13:21:41-04:00

We are all Darwinians now – a good news story 11/19/2022

Fifty years ago, Richard Nixon famously recognized the universal acceptance of the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes when he pronounced that “we are all Keynesians now“. In honor of my late father, who was a physician and Darwin scholar, I would like to modify that correct statement slightly to reflect the […]

We are all Darwinians now – a good news story 11/19/20222023-08-31T13:35:12-04:00

An interesting memo to law firms – get back to the office! 7/19/2021

Our eagle-eyed readers may have taken note of recent press reports of the memo issued by Eric Grossman, chief legal officer of Morgan Stanley directing that its outside law firms representing the company return to the office to improve client service. According to dispatches, the memo suggested that firms continuing to work […]

An interesting memo to law firms – get back to the office! 7/19/20212023-11-28T14:18:52-05:00

One Year On – 6 Things We Have Learned About The Office 2/18/2021

Here’s a prediction that is a sure thing. You will soon be seeing articles of all types discussing the pandemic‘s impact on anything and everything one year on. So let me start early and beat the crowd instead of following it by discussing the effect of the Coronavirus on our area […]

One Year On – 6 Things We Have Learned About The Office 2/18/20212024-05-21T14:55:47-04:00

A New Day in Our City 11/11/2020

The business world and the office will likely never be quite the same as pre-Covid. We know that. But let’s fast forward 6 to 12 months. Better days may lie ahead for several reasons.

1)  When the Coronavirus is over and life returns to safety, there will be a desire to come together […]

A New Day in Our City 11/11/20202022-08-11T15:30:41-04:00
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