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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...