Category Archives: COVID-19

Industrial Real Estate Faces Short-Term Decline in NAIOP Report

By Scott Baltic Given the U.S. economy’s deterioration and the likelihood that the recession will continue through the end of this year, industrial space absorption will decline sharply in the third quarter, according to a report from NAIOP. NAIOP’s Third … Continue reading

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CRE Brokers Change Course To Lead Clients Through Uncharted Territory

By Julia Troy The coronavirus’s ability to exploit crowded, enclosed spaces to spread has forced everyone from Fortune 500 companies and small businesses to individuals working from home to rethink the layout and purpose of spaces. Between the economic repercussions … Continue reading

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Office Owners Consider More Expensive Upgrades As Slow Return To Work Continues

By Jon Banister The return to the workplace has been slower than many office owners expected, leading them to consider costlier measures to make employees feel comfortable entering their buildings. In the early days of the reopening process, owners implemented … Continue reading

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More Than 70% Of CRE Firms Have Seen Their Revenues Drop Significantly During The Pandemic

By Christie Moffat In early March, Bisnow surveyed hundreds of commercial real estate professionals to find out how the industry was responding to the coronavirus pandemic. At that time, 44% of survey respondents said the effects of the pandemic would be … Continue reading

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Charlotte CRE Project Adapts to Changing Needs as Businesses and Employees Seek Safer Office Alternatives

By Laura Williams-Tracy While it’s hard to know just how much the commercial office landscape will shift post Covid-19, employers continue to grapple with the risks of returning workers to shared spaces. Common lobby areas, confining elevators, and shared air … Continue reading

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Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2020, According to JLL

By Scott Baltic The long-term societal and real estate implications of the COVID-19 pandemic “could be felt for years to come, changing our ways of living and working, ” JLL’s Top 10 Global CRE Trends report predicts. This is the … Continue reading

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CRE Development Is Hampered by COVID-19 Protocols. Here’s How Much.

By Gail Kalinoski Commercial real estate developers and managers can expect to pay higher prices for work on projects as contractors grapple with COVID-19 mitigation requirements and the time needed to deal with them on the job, according to a … Continue reading

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City Reopening Applications for Covid-19 Recovery Grants for Small Businesses

By Erik Spanburg A city-backed grants program awarded an additional $4 million to local companies hurt by the Covid-19 pandemic, pushing the total to $8 million awarded since June. That leaves $22 million unspent. As part of a push to … Continue reading

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How Covid-19 is Driving Changes in Real Estate, Office Design and More

By Ashley Fahey How could the future of the workplace be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic? What will be short-term changes and what could be permanent trends in the design of the office? Will companies want to shrink their real … Continue reading

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9 Days Left to Apply for Small Business Recovery Grants

The deadline for the Access to Capital Small Business Recovery Program grant applications is rapidly approaching! Eligible small businesses may apply at fftc.org/CLTCityGrant through July 31. Need help completing the grant application? In-person assistance is available at select YMCA of Greater Charlotte … Continue reading

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