How is Property Management Going to Change?
How is Property Management Going to Change?

As retailers, offices, and businesses everywhere resume varying levels of operations, what additional safeguards should property owners and managers consider moving forward? It seems for the foreseeable future, business operators will be required, whether socially or legislatively, to adopt preventative measures to keep their staff, customers, and operations safe. While the specific processes may vary … Continued

How Governors Decide to Reopen — Or Not
How Governors Decide to Reopen — Or Not

Signs to Follow as We “Open Up America Again” and How to Prepare Your Business. While states like California, New York, and Michigan remain locked down and their governors say it’s far too early to reopen businesses, in Georgia, Florida, and Texas, the end of lockdown appears to be near. On Sunday, the White House’s … Continued

What It Means When Work Conditions Are Left Up To Employers
What It Means When Work Conditions Are Left Up To Employers

So far in the coronavirus pandemic, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the main regulating body for workplace conditions, has mostly left employers on their own. Now, both employers and employees find themselves grappling with confusion, anxiety, anger, and danger. Aside from inspections in the healthcare and first response sectors, the agency has said … Continued

Managing Fear Of Unseen — But Present — Hazards
Managing Fear Of Unseen — But Present — Hazards

Common Areas talks with a Certified Industrial Hygienist At Common Areas, we’ve been hearing business leaders talk about what they expect to need when they get back to the office. A big part of reentry will involve planning for cleaning and sanitation. We spoke with Elaine Everest from Harris & Lee Environmental Sciences to find … Continued

Preparing for the New State of Operations
Preparing for the New State of Operations

THE FUTURE OF YOUR BUSINESS COULD BE BRIGHTER THAN YOU THOUGHT   Make a Plan and Prepare with Confidence Hopefully, in the not-too-distant future, businesses will be fully operational again. Maybe not next week or next month, but we’ve been through tough times before and we’ll get through this too. Now is the time to … Continued

Consider the Three Ps in Protecting Your Workforce
Consider the Three Ps in Protecting Your Workforce

Common Areas talks with a lawyer   In this constantly-evolving business environment, companies have a lot to consider. We wanted to understand how businesses should be thinking about their legal obligations to customers, employees, and other stakeholders right now, so we reached out to Christine Pham, a partner at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP, for help. … Continued

Five Ways To Boost Productivity In The Workplace
Five Ways To Boost Productivity In The Workplace

The quest for workplace efficiency has always been a hot topic across cultures and times. With the rapid growth of technology, the solution has significantly shifted in recent years. While there are many angles to approach this from, trying a mix of emerging tools and organizational behavior practices should be considered. Below we’ll look at five … Continued

Lease Lifecycle Pain Point #5:  Losing Track of the Big Picture
Lease Lifecycle Pain Point #5: Losing Track of the Big Picture

With the vast amounts of data in our businesses, it can be difficult to get a comprehensive and accurate view of many aspects of our operations.  While we know it would be a “good” idea to leverage that valuable information, it can be a challenge to harness it in ways that will lead to valuable … Continued

Lease Lifecycle Pain Point #4:  Missing Key Dates
Lease Lifecycle Pain Point #4: Missing Key Dates

Have you ever laid awake in the middle of the night wondering if you missed an important lease date?  Or, worse still, have you ever woken up to find out that you had??  As we all know, the penalty for missing critical dates (such as a required notice provision or a renewal option) can be … Continued

Lease Lifecycle Pain Point #3:  Who’s on First?
Lease Lifecycle Pain Point #3: Who’s on First?

The second law of real estate after “Location, Location, Location” is “Time Kills Deals.”  However, we are all juggling multiple hot irons in hopes that some deals are made and it can be difficult to keep track.  While understanding where you and your team are in the process across multiple deals can be a challenge, … Continued