CPE’s Coronavirus Coverage

Check out our latest news updates, features and expert advice on the coronavirus outbreak and its effects on commercial real estate.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold across the U.S. and the world, Commercial Property Executive is covering the health crisis and its impact on real estate through regular news updates, features and expert advice to help inform and guide our readers. 

Our latest coverage (updated regularly):

CRE Executives See Glimmers Emerging from Tough Times: RCLCO Report

The semiannual survey of commercial real estate leaders finds a noticeable bifurcation between how they view the market now and what they foresee over the next 12 months.

Can Mezzanine Loans Spur Hospitality’s Rebound?

Driftwood Capital CEO Carlos Rodriguez Sr. on solutions for an industry in pressing need of rescue capital.

The Pandemic’s Mixed Effects on Self Storage

InSite Property Group’s Nathan McElmurry discusses the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on self storage and talks about the company’s approach to overcoming challenges.

Counselors Reveal CRE’s Top 10 Issues for 2020-21

COVID-19 replaces infrastructure as the No. 1 topic in The Counselors of Real Estate’s annual survey.

Commercial Development Confidence Drops Sharply

Despite near-term concerns, the Q2 2020 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index shows the commercial construction industry is poised for recovery.

Construction Slump Likely to Linger

The American Institute of Architects’ monthly Architecture Billings Index indicates that activity has yet to rebound from its pandemic-induced decline.

Retail’s Reemergence: ‘Adapt, Evolve, Innovate or Perish’

Pacific Retail Capital Partners’ Najla Kayyem on what it takes to safely get back to business in retail, one of the hardest-hit sectors affected by COVID-19.

Communication Can Weigh as Much as a Paycheck in a Slowdown

MC Cos. President & Partner Lesley Brice shares how her company managed to stay true to its culture of “sharing the good life” during the pandemic.

Office Occupancy Varies Widely as Workers Trickle Back: Report

The return is gradual and differs dramatically among major metros, according to an analysis of building access data by Kastle Systems International.

Life Sciences Real Estate Thrives Amid Pandemic

Newmark Knight Frank’s new report concludes that the life sciences sector is recession-resilient.

COVID-19’s Impact on E-commerce

The pandemic and subsequent quarantine measures have greatly accelerated our dependence on online retailers, according to Andrew Chung of Innovo Property Group.

Flex Office Sector Shows Signs of Bouncing Back: Q&A

Workthere’s Ted Skirbunt discusses the serviced office sector’s rebound as the year progresses following the pandemic’s irreversible impact.

Value-Add Investors Should Heed These Trends

The pandemic has brought about significant changes, which will be around long after the crisis is over, notes CenterSquare’s Scott Crowe.

Why Time’s A-Wastin’ for 1031 Exchange Buyers

Avison Young’s Jonathan Hipp on why now is the time to strike, as a critical July 15 deadline nears.

How Energy Storage is Navigating the Pandemic

Despite widespread disruptions, postponement rather than cancellation will be the outcome for the majority of interrupted projects.