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COVID-19 - The Five Key Questions To Ask Your Landlord Now

May 15, 2020

As we continue our focus on ways to help clients during the pandemic-driven shut down of offices, this article provides the five key questions to ask in order to understand how your landlord will assist in protecting the health and safety of your employees and help overcome their concerns about returning to the workplace.

What Health Procedures Will Be Implemented?

For example, will the landlord be screening people coming into the building for COVID-19 and if so, how will this be performed and with what frequency? Also, will people be required to wear face masks?

Where Will Social Distancing Be Required?

For example, will changes be made to assure social distancing at security access points where lines can form? Will there be limits to the number of people on an elevator? How will social distancing be implemented in common building areas and amenities, such as lobbies, shared conference rooms, gyms and eating establishments?

How Will Cleaning Protocols Change?

For example, what are the new specifications for cleaning, including the frequency, expanded services, if day cleaning will be implemented, and any accommodations for extra cleaning when teams that share space are rotated between working in the office and remotely?

What Building Systems Will Be Improved?

For example, will modifications be made to the mechanical systems to maximize fresh air and increase ventilation?

What New Technologies Will Be Used?

For example, will technologies to clean the air be implemented or touchless entries to tenant spaces and restrooms along with touchless controls within restrooms?

(All information herein is from sources deemed reliable, but no warranty, expressed or implied, is made.)

About the Author

Carrie S. Holstead is the Chairman Emeritus of ITRA Global which has experience representing users of corporate real estate in nearly 300 markets around the world.  She is also the Founder, President and CEO of the longest established conflict-free tenant representation firm in Pittsburgh which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019. Carrie was recently recognized with the Diamond Leadership Award from ITRA Global, the highest honor to be bestowed upon a member, and by Smart Business Magazine for leading a top company in Pittsburgh. If your company has a local or global corporate real estate need, contact Carrie Holstead at +1 (412) 255-3737 for a conflict-free solution.

About ITRA Global

ITRA Global is an organization of real estate professionals specializing in representing commercial tenants and buyers in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of office, industrial and retail facilities. With coverage in major markets around the world, ITRA Global is one of the largest organizations dedicated to representing tenants and occupiers of commercial real estate. Clients benefit by having an experienced professional as their trusted advisor, providing conflict-free representation with total objectivity. To learn more about conflict-free representation and ITRA Global locations, please visit the ITRA Global web site. 

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