The possibility of a new stimulus bill has been at the forefront for the last few months. Two new ideas should be considered which will revitalize New York and use the stimulus funds most effectively: (1) direct grants and tax credits for office rents and (2) formation of a new City Creation Corps (CCC) to fund […]
Many of our friends and clients now have excess office space in New York City which they are looking to sublet. We at Wharton Properties Advisors can help you based upon an innovative and successful strategy which we recently undertook to sublease 20,000 square feet of Class A space for a prestigious […]
NYC landlords have taken several constructive steps toward redesigning the workplace to provide for health measures and social distancing which is desperately needed to deal with the coronavirus crisis. However, it is an open question as to whether they truly grasp the new reality of today’s economy in which they need to […]
Our informed friends and clients are likely aware of the recent JP Morgan Chase findings that productivity has slipped in the office, particularly on Mondays and Fridays. In the same vein, architect and design firm Vocon surveyed the heads of nearly 50 businesses around the country and found that (i) 40 percent […]
We hope everyone had an enjoyable Fourth of July weekend. Now that we are several weeks into the opening of offices in NYC and Phase III has started, we thought you would find the recent Real Estate Weekly article discussing the effects of COVID – 19 on the NYC real estate market […]
Steve Cuozzo was first to report that the video-sharing platform clipping at the heels of Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook has signed a 10-year-lease for 232,000 s/f at One Five One, Durst’s 48-story tower formerly known as Four Times Square.
The deal gives a major shot in the arm to an office market that has been […]
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
Winston Churchill quoted by Andrew Cuomo
The beginning phase of the pandemic is over, and we fervently hope the worst of the crisis is behind us. For now, the office leasing market is […]
It comes as no surprise that the coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the New York office leasing market. But for a few exceptions, leasing activity is effectively frozen. The entire real estate industry is completely on edge. Below is a summary of what we are seeing in the market today along with a prediction for […]
|Amid the flurry of coverage regarding the Coronavirus, a recent article in the Financial Times caught my attention. The article stated that 3,325 companies had been issued certificates by the Chinese government authorizing them to void contracts worth $38.5 billion.
Similarly, the Indian Financial Ministry issued an office memorandum stating that disruption of […]