Density and Multifamily Living

2020 Special Issue Photo: muratart/Shutterstock.com Multifamily properties, particularly multi-story elevator buildings, are densely populated and pose a potential problem for those people trying to physically distance and avoid contamination in the COVID-19 era. We asked Kim Betancourt, CRE®; Paula Munger, CRE®; and Scott Muldavin, CRE®: How can the multifamily sector survive and thrive? What solutions […]

European Markets

2020 Special Issue Photo: alecamera90/Shutterstock.com Milan, Italy, 8 March, 2020: Victor Pisani Street in Milan. Northern Italy Locks Down To Try Prevent The Spread Of Coronavirus. As COVID-19 spread rapidly across the globe, structural and cultural differences have lead to widely varying impacts. We asked Hans Vrensen, CRE®: What are the structural differences between the […]

Property Owner Rights

2020 Special Issue Photo: MIND AND I/Shutterstock.com With 42 U.S. states having issued statewide stay at home orders and many municipalities declaring their own restrictions on business operations, questions have arisen over the power to make these mandates and what constitutes an “essential business”. We asked Anthony DellaPelle, Esq., CRE®: How do you counsel a […]

Changes in Lifestyle Trends

2020 Special Issue Photo: LL_studio/Shutterstock.com The changes in population growth, employment trends, and lifestyle choices as to “where” and “how” to live were recreating the landscape. We asked Paige Mueller, CRE®: Will these trends continue? How will mega cities recover? Will there be a flight to a simpler life? Will 2020 be the beginning of […]

The Black Swan

2020 Special Issue Photo: muratart/Shutterstock.com Black Swan alert! No one saw this coming. Many were not prepared.  These two statements apply equally to the economic and social impacts of the pandemic. We recommend that you read the profound Real Estate Issues article by Hugh F. Kelly, PhD., CRE® published on March 21, 2018 titled “Black […]

Survey: Real Estate Conditions During the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

2020 Special Issue In April 2020, we surveyed Counselors of Real Estate to learn more about how the COVID-19 pandemic crisis was impacting their business. We received 194 responses from members living in many regions across the United States, as well as in Canada, Italy, Germany, Turkey, and Japan. Here’s what they said: What type […]

The World Has Changed: The Smart City in the Post-COVID-19 World

PERSPECTIVE COLUMN Volume 44, Number 6 May 6, 2020 By Morris Ellison Photo: Ivan Marc/Shutterstock.com The world has changed! The news of the hour commands our attention as we react to the COVID-19 crisis. Some changes will certainly outlast the current pandemic. Stay-at-home orders and the current crisis’s economic impact have changed the way we […]

  • Morris Ellison

Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Retail, Office and Industrial May Be Affected by Changes in Human Behavior

PERSPECTIVE COLUMN Volume 44, Number 5 April 28, 2020 By Elam Freeman Photo: Maridav/Shutterstock.com COVID-19 has taken our world by storm, breaking down fixed mindsets and stripping away belief systems related to proven commercial real estate methodologies. The changing paradigm of how we do business post-pandemic will result in ingenuity, resourcefulness, and innovation by owners […]

  • Elam Freeman

Emerging Legal Issues Arising from the Coronavirus Pandemic

PERSPECTIVE COLUMN Volume 44, Number 4 April 1, 2020 By Debra J. Guzov, Esq., CRE Photo: BCFC, Corona Borealis Studio/Shutterstock.com Introduction The medical and economic consequences of the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic are making themselves felt with nearly incomprehensible speed and force. Developments change by the day, if not the hour, making it challenging to act […]

The Counselors of Real Estate®, established in 1953, is an international group of high profile professionals including members of prominent real estate, financial, legal and accounting firms as well as leaders of government and academia who provide expert, objective advice on complex real property situations and land-related matters. Membership is selective, extended by invitation only. The organization’s CRE® (Counselor of Real Estate) credential is granted to all members in recognition of superior problem solving ability in various areas of real estate counseling. For more information, contact The Counselors of Real Estate