Tech giants expand their commercial real estate holdings



With many people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, commercial real estate has fallen into decline as companies shy away from acquiring more office space. But that’s not so in the case of big technology firms, which have emerged as major tenants and acquirers of offices, data centers, warehouses and retail stores during […]

COVID-19 vaccine progress sends real estate stocks up



Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s Monday announcement that its COVID-19 vaccine has shown promising results in its stage three clinical trials, bringing us closer to an actual working vaccine, has led to a surge in real estate industry stocks. Many sectors the real estate industry had faltered during the coronavirus outbreak, but the Wall Street Journal now […]

The Commercial Space Post-COVID – With Cove CEO Adam Segal



RealtyBizNews talks with Cove CEO Adam Segal about the complexities of the post-COVID commercial market in real estate.

Tech startups want to get back to the office, but not as we know it



Technology startups are considering whether or not it’s necessary to return to the office, and for those who think it is, they’re also rethinking what that office should look like. Maria Gothsch, chief executive of Partnership Fund for New York City, told The Washington Post that many tech startups will decide that they want office […]

Retail landlords look to parking lots to increase revenue



Parking lots in large retail parks typically don’t reap much by way of profits, and with the COVID-19 pandemic meaning that many now sit almost empty, retail landlords are looking for new ways to use those spaces. A number of shopping malls and parking garages have in recent months opened their spaces to events such […]

Breather launches on-demand office space service



The commercial real estate office sector is struggling due to the trend towards remote work, and there are fears it could even collapse if people continue to work from home once the COVID-19 pandemic ends. Several major companies, including Twitter, have already said they’ll allow their employees to work from home permanently, and many other […]

Working from home is making us less productive



Remote work is making people less productive than before, according to a recent survey of business leaders. The survey, published last week by architect and design firm Vocon, found that almost 40% of business leaders nationwide said they’ve seen a decrease in productivity from their remote workforces. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 56% […]

How can companies make their offices more attractive post COVID-19?



The coronavirus outbreak has created an army of remote workers, and it’s left those in the commercial real estate industry facing a real challenge – how do they get people to come back to the office? According to Coen van Oostrom, chief executive of a real estate firm called Edge, companies will need to adapt […]

WeWork encourages more use of its outdoor office space



Real estate office startup WeWork is promoting outdoor work spaces, believing that the idea may well appeal to companies who’re conscious of the risk of asking their employees to return to work in confined spaces. The company, which rents out co-working space, says that more than 150 of its 843 total office locations now feature […]

Investors turn to farmland as “safe haven”



Farmland in America has reached a record high value, at a time when growing planting and maintenance costs are leading to diminished financial returns in the agricultural sector Recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that cropland in America is currently worth $4,100 per acre on average, matching record highs set in 2015 […]