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 3/23/20222022-08-11T15:14:51-04:00

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 1/04/20222022-08-11T15:15:21-04:00

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 11/19/20222022-08-11T15:15:36-04:00

A Macro Perspective on the NYC Office Market 10/07/2021

ruth colp haber - wharton property advisorsHow has the pandemic affected the different sectors of the NYC office market? As you may note from the below grid, there is a widening gulf between the top-class A buildings and lesser performing class B buildings.

The class […]

A Macro Perspective on the NYC Office Market 10/07/20212022-08-11T15:27:43-04:00

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! 7/19/20212022-08-11T15:28:43-04:00

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 2/18/20212022-08-11T15:30:01-04:00

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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