Wharton Property Advisors Considered for 2021 Most Ingenious Deal of the Year 4/06/2022

I am pleased to pass on that the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) is considering Wharton Property Advisors in its annual competition for the Most Ingenious Deal of the Year for 2021. Please see the click-through sent by REBNY at the bottom of this e-mail for additional details.

We have three deals that have been submitted […]

Wharton Property Advisors Considered for 2021 Most Ingenious Deal of the Year 4/06/20222023-08-31T13:04:49-04:00

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

How to Revive NYC’s Central Business Districts 2/08/2022

Anyone who has recently walked through the main business districts in New York City can’t help but be shocked. In areas such as Grand Central, Midtown East, Penn Station and Wall Street there are numerous restaurants, shops and hotels which are closed, and the streets are desolate. This comes as no surprise […]

How to Revive NYC’s Central Business Districts 2/08/20222023-08-31T13:16:02-04:00

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

Why NYC is leading the way – again 8/04/2021

For much of the pandemic, it was all the rage to declare the demise of New York City as many successful business people were decamping to Florida and Texas due to their pro-business policies and lack of state income and estate taxes. In contrast, New York was deemed to be an outdated relic.

But let’s take […]

Why NYC is leading the way – again 8/04/20212023-11-28T14:11:53-05:00

A plea to business leaders 7/26/2021

It has been obvious to all for many months that the restoration of both the nation‘s health and its economy is dependent upon a sufficient percentage of the population being vaccinated so that we can get to herd immunity. In addition, it has been equally clear that the pace of vaccinations slowed […]

A plea to business leaders 7/26/20212023-11-28T14:15:46-05:00

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

The Way We Live Now (the office version) 6/15/2021

As my favorite author is Anthony Trollope, the author of The Way We Live Now, I thought it might be a good time to take stock of where we are now and where we are going as the summer approaches.

Our economic forecasters at Wharton Property Advisors see the […]

The Way We Live Now (the office version) 6/15/20212023-11-28T14:21:40-05:00
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