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):

Lending Amid COVID-19: Q&A

Drawing on lessons learned from the Great Recession, lenders and investors are adjusting their approaches to a capital markets environment disrupted by the pandemic, says Chris Stewart of Centennial Bank.

CMBS Delinquencies Appear to Stabilize—For Now

The latest report from the Kroll Bond Rating Agency on the $286 billion of commercial mortgage-backed securities it tracks indicates delinquencies could be leveling off.

Pandemic Hastens Preexisting Retail Reality, Marcus & Millichap Reports

Retail will have a new face once the dust settles from COVID-19, and it’s the one that would have eventually emerged, even without the coronavirus.

Is It Safe to Invest During a Recession?

Graceada Partners’ Ryan Swehla explains what smart investors need to do and what they need to avoid during an economic crisis.

Logistics Real Estate Set for ‘Brisk Recovery’ in Prologis Report

The outlines of a projected V-shaped recession for industrial real estate appear in Prologis’ latest survey of logistics end users.

Podcast: Downbeat Expectations Across Global CRE Markets

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ latest international study finds that investor and occupier sentiment has shifted into negative territory. Tune in for all the details from RICS Economist Tarrant Parsons.

Will COVID-19 End the Era of Urbanization?

The COVID-19 crisis is bringing new attention to suburbs, but Yardi Matrix’s Paul Fiorilla explores the reasons why it’s too soon to declare that the long run of urbanization is over.

Hilco on Expected Shifts in Health-Care Settings

Managing Director John Satter and Vice President Adam Zimmerman discuss which facilities are expected to be more in-demand in the post-pandemic world, as well as the issue of shuttered hospitals.

COVID-19 Crisis Fuels Growth in Cold Storage

Scout Capital Partners’ Vincent Signorello provides insights into the cold storage industry and reveals the pandemic’s impact on the sector.

An Insider’s View of South Florida’s Office Sector

ONE Commercial Real Estate’s Daniel de la Vega talks about the new realities brought about by the pandemic and the future of South Florida’s office market.

Which CRE Markets Top STEM Job Growth Ranking?

RCLCO and CapRidge Partners track the current job momentum and identify future employment trends.

Flex Office Operators Look to Unlock the Suburbs

British workspace providers talked about new opportunities outside city centers in a recent webinar hosted by the Flexible Space Association.

Conquering Local Law 97 Post-Pandemic

COVID-19 is jeopardizing LL97 compliance. Veritas Solutions Group’s Robert LoForte and FacilityConneX’s Mark Pipher offer solutions.

Where Are the Top Tech Talent Markets?

Three metros continue their dominance, while the entire sector looks to weather the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Will Retail Sales Growth Continue?

With yesterday’s government report showing a 7.5 percent uptick, experts weigh whether the momentum will last.

How COVID-19 Is Shaping Health-Care Real Estate: JLL

A new report from JLL highlights three trends in health-care real estate being propelled in response to the coronavirus.

Office Occupancy Varies as Virus Keeps Many Workers Home

In its latest weekly report, Kastle Access Control Data recorded declines in three U.S. metro areas where COVID-19 cases have surged again.

Coworking Outlook Positive, JLL Finds

The fallout from COVID-19 will pave the way for the sector’s rebirth as a multifaceted office offering.

Why Suburbs, Secondary CRE Markets Will Benefit From the Next Recovery

According to reports by Cushman & Wakefield and Marcus & Millichap, COVID-19 is only bolstering a preexisting shift in commercial real estate away from core markets.

NAREIM CEO: ‘All Dislocations Provide Unique Opportunities’

Zoe Hughes touches on the specific challenges COVID-19 presents for investment managers, landlords and tenants, and shares solutions that mitigate the pandemic’s impact.

Construction Costs Decrease for the 1st Time in a Decade

The COVID-19 pandemic and increased competition among contractors are key factors behind the decline.

Podcast: What’s Next for Urban Retail?

“We need to learn how to live with risks,” said EastBanc Principal Philippe Lanier, a retail landlord in Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood. Tune in to find out his expectations for this summer’s shopping season and why the longer-term picture is quite positive, despite consumers’ currently cautious mood.