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Case Study

Previously we have discussed the impact of Covid-19 on both tenants and landlords in NYC; now let's take a look at how these concepts apply in practice. This week Jonathan walks us through a lease renegotiation that we helped facilitate wherein both the tenant and the landlord benefitted.

Covid Impact of Landlords (video)

Covid has impacted all aspects of the real estate market. From tenants to landlords, all have had to make sacrifices and accommodations to compensate for the virus. Today we are going to take a look at the latter and explore the challenges that commercial property owners have faced. Join us...

Covid Impact on Tenants (video)

We are excited to announce a brand new initiative to bring insider information to the public with the JBA Weekly Report! As a long-standing local commercial firm we pride ourselves on our commitment to tenant representation. Covid has greatly impacted the landscape for many business sectors. As a business owner...

Signs of Life are Happening

While the market is slow to return, there are signs of life happening. We recently have had a lease go out, and got an offer on a property we are representing today! As well as another showing. There are turbulent headwinds, but the market in general is not completely dead....

The Coronavirus and Commercial Real Estate: Can Urban and Shopping Center Real Estate Be Re-Occupied Again?

This is a guest post by Larry Littlefield. https://larrylittlefield.wordpress.com/      Compared with other types of commercial real estate, brick and mortar retail had been in crisis for years even before the coronavirus hit.   The average compensation of most U.S. workers has been falling for decades, offset by rising public...

The Coronavirus and Commercial Real Estate: Will New York’s Arts, Entertainment and Culture Industries Collapse, Leaving Their Venues and Hotels Abandoned?

This is a guest post by Larry Littlefield. https://larrylittlefield.wordpress.com/    Ever since the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey published its seminal report on the importance of arts, culture and entertainment in the New York City economy these activities, instead of being thought of as a social benefit...

The Coronavirus and Commercial Real Estate: Is Office Space in Central Locations Obsolete?

This is a guest post by Larry Littlefield. https://larrylittlefield.wordpress.com/  Out of the blue, millions of Americans have been forced to work from home, and hundreds of thousands of employers have been forced to allow them to do so.   Somehow most have managed to pull it off, with a limited decrease...

The Coronavirus and Commercial Real Estate: Will Previously Booming Central Cities Be Abandoned?

This is a guest post by Larry Littlefield. https://larrylittlefield.wordpress.com/  The 2010s were the decade of the booming superstar cities – Manhattan and Brooklyn, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, Washington DC, Austin, Denver, Seattle, Portland, central Los Angeles, and even Miami.  With spillovers to, and rapid...

Challenging Retail Market, Pending legislation is problematic

Facing A Retail Vacancy Crisis, Should the NYC City Council be prepared to help? (click on the link below to read the article) https://gothamist.com/2019/08/09/empty_storefronts_retail_blight.php?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign= Facing A Retail Vacancy Crisis, Is NYC Ready To Take Action to support the survival of Small Businesses in NYC? Small Business Jobs Survival Act, This...