Real estate organizations and companies worried about the spread of the novel coronavirus are scrubbing down offices and hotels and canceling events and cocktail parties while tenant companies are deploying workers to separate locations.
This week alone, the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association canceled its monthly luncheon that was to feature Bob Knakal of JLL speaking about the investment sales market. It also postponed next week’s 6th annual table tennis event, Ping Pong @SPiN, in Midtown.
The Real Estate Board of New York was still unsure of its luncheon next week, and the mayor was yet to cancel the St. Patrick’s Day parade for Tuesday.
But the law firm Kramer Levin postponed its real estate and land use division’s preview party at the new Waldorf Astoria New York. “The health and well-being of our clients, colleagues and communities is our highest priority,” an email stated.
The construction giant Aecom, along with the city and nonprofit partners including the Waterfront Alliance, has postponed A Sustainable Vision for Rikers Island conference scheduled around this month’s World Water Day until May 15.
City Planning also canceled Wednesday’s workshop in Brooklyn targeted to a comprehensive waterfront plan.
A New Jersey medical worker believes he got the coronavirus after going to a health care conference at the Westin Times Square New York, which didn’t respond to requests for comment.
Breather, which provides spaces for short meetings as well as private offices on leases of one month or more, is busier than usual, Chief Executive Brian Murphy said. That’s because companies are dividing up their employees, or removing them from crowded co-working facilities, he said.
To ensure Breather’s offerings are safe, he is among those cleaning and disinfecting its 170 locations. Targets include door handles, elevator buttons, bathroom faucets, desks, tables and “anything that gets touched.”Source: Read Full Article