4 ways the coronavirus is changing commercial real estate
Abstract: COVID-19 has upended the world, and commercial real estate hasn’t been immune from the effects. As offices, hotels, restaurants and many retail stores and malls sat empty — and activity in warehouses escalated in response to the surge in e-commerce — COVID-19 has radically altered the industry’s long-term expectations. This article highlights some significant effects that are likely to linger and how they could transform commercial real estate. A short sidebar discusses whether force majeure clauses provide protection from costly breach of contract claims.