One Last Second Chance: The Core Tenets of a Safe & Sustainable Post-COVID-19 Tenancy

Guest blog by: Zain Jaffer

An exogenous shock to the market, COVID-19 is a magnitudinous force shaping new business norms for decades to come. The novel virus has turned health and safety into a corporate affair, a public conversation, and a shared responsibility. Q1 of 2020 forced virtually every employer and operation to pivot, and those that have found success have done so with the help and support of their teams.

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Examples Of How Companies Are Reopening

Jessica Hartogs, an editor at LinkedIn News posted an interesting list of various companies and how they plan to reopen. The examples confirm many of the recent findings of the surveys that CoreNet Global has been conducting since the pandemic crisis began.

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IS “WORKING NINE TO FIVE” A THING OF THE PAST?

A majority of corporate real estate professionals, 58 percent, in a recent survey say that the traditional nine to five, Monday to Friday work pattern is a thing of the past.

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5 Key Issues for Landlords to Consider When a Tenant Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Guest Post By David G. Dragich, founder of The Dragich Law Firm

There has been a surge of corporate bankruptcy filings in 2020, and many more are on the way. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an uptick in cases, and the recent economic downturn has exacerbated financial difficulties for many companies, particularly among those in the retail sector. As a result, commercial landlords are being forced to deal with more tenants in, or on the brink of, chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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The Office of Tomorrow Won’t Look Like The Office Of Today

Guest Post By Heidi Hendy and Anna Grayhek, H. Hendy & Associates

There is no going back. Only moving forward to a healthy, well and resilient new generation of space.

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Reshaping the Narrative: Smart, Connected Workplaces Are the Future

Tools That Deliver Contextual Experiences Are Key

Guest Post By Leon Papkoff, CEO & Chief Strategist,The CXApp

The future of work is both smart and connected. Digital transformation inside and outside the enterprise has been accelerated across many high-performing organizations, but there is still a long way to go.

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Returning to Work? Add Legionella to Your List of Pathogens to Worry About

Guest Post By: Dave Callan, P.E., Senior Vice President, Chicago-based McGuire Engineers

Building owners and operators face many challenges when re-opening commercial facilities post-COVID-19. Add the risk of Legionella bacteria and you’ve got the potential for a compound disaster.

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How to Manage a Newly Distributed Workforce for the Long Haul

Guest post by Bernice Boucher, Managing Director, JLL Consulting

COVID-19 has suddenly transformed where and how we work, with immediate and long-term implications alike. Virtually overnight, employers with little to no experience managing remote work found themselves empowering teams to work effectively from home offices—or in many cases, kitchen tables. Even organizations with robust flexible work policies already in place have been challenged to stretch their boundaries and support capabilities to accommodate the new, sudden surge in remote work. 

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CoreNet Global Holds Hackathon, Envisions The Future

More than 1,000 corporate real estate professionals from 35 countries have created a vision of the return to work through the CoreNet Global COVID-19 Hackathon, a Virtual Ideation Experience.

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The Future of Co-Working

Co-working was a topic explored by many of the CoreNet Global Hackathon teams, and the part of corporate real estate that may remain unchanged from the  pandemic is the ongoing debate over the future of co-working. 

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How to Reach Out to Your WFH Colleagues During a Global Pandemic

Guest blog by Beth Lang, head of operations at User Conversion

There’s no doubt that we live in somewhat unsettling times, and it’s taking its toll on our mental health. But when we’re all in separate spaces, it becomes even harder for managers to check in and keep track of how people are doing.

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Corporate Real Estate Professionals: Sixty Percent Say Remote Work Will Continue

A survey of corporate real estate professionals at large corporations globally finds that a growing number say that remote work will continue for those employees uncomfortable coming into the office. That represents an increase from 49 percent in a similar survey conducted one month ago.

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