As the impact of COVID-19 continues to escalate and create new markets in its wake, Colliers has developed this resource to include how market conditions are affecting different real estate sectors, as well as down-market real estate strategies and best practices for occupiers and brokerage professionals.


Transaction Flow and Landlord Assistance

Many clients are hitting the pause button on non-critical decisions to understand both their long-term requirement needs and allow the markets to playout. Capital intensive projects are being heavily scrutinized with many on hold or pushed down the road.

Thus far, landlords have been cooperative in assisting credit worthy tenants with rent deferral with a “we are all in this together” mentality. The institutional landlords are directing towards a “process” for assistance, which tenants must go through while the mom and pop landlords are nimbler in their response pace to assist.

Additional Real Estate Strategies to Consider

In our previous article, COVID-19 Considerations for Occupiers, we discussed real estate strategy and transaction advisory considerations for occupiers, including how to approach upcoming lease expirations and opportunities for negotiation. Below are some real estate strategies for occupiers to consider during the down market:

We will be releasing additional updates as conditions unfold. Our global professionals stand ready to help with solutions as your needs evolve over the coming days and weeks. For more information on any of these strategies or considerations, please contact your trusted Colliers professional and visit our other COVID-19 content on Knowledge Leader and our Colliers’ Occupier Services page on our website.