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Manulife Investment Management achieves Fitwel Viral Response Module certification with distinction for North American real estate portfolio

Manulife Investment Management achieves Fitwel Viral Response Module certification with distinction for North American real estate portfolio

Manulife Investment Management has secured Fitwel Viral Response Module (VRM) certification with distinction at the entity level, a further commitment to sustainability efforts across its real estate portfolio and ongoing focus on the health and well-being of its tenants, employees, and partners.

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The future of commercial property in the post-Covid world

The future of commercial property in the post-Covid world

By Zvi Noé (pictured), founding partner of Capreon, Noé Group – There’s no denying that many trends rapidly accelerated over the course of the pandemic. This is nothing new. With Covid-19 restrictions forcing people to stay at home, there was an absolute necessity to use technology for everyday tasks. The result was a fundamental shift in the way people work and shop, thus having wide repercussions for the commercial property industry.

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No discernible increase in the number of office workers returning to the workplace on "Freedom Day"

No discernible increase in the number of office workers returning to the workplace on "Freedom Day"

A straw poll of building managers conducted by Remit Consulting on Monday, 19 July, described by the government as "Freedom Day", showed that the majority of building managers around the country noticed no increase in the number of staff and visitors to office buildings compared to the previous Monday. 

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Over 90 per cent of hospitality operators in the West End now open for business, says Shaftesbury

Over 90 per cent of hospitality operators in the West End now open for business, says Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury, the Real Estate Investment Trust which invests exclusively in the liveliest parts of London's West End, has confirmed that more than 90 per cent of its food & beverage operators have reopened their doors to customers since restrictions eased and indoor dining returned on Monday, 17 May.

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Pandemic has changed the way real estate contracts are drafted and negotiated

Pandemic has changed the way real estate contracts are drafted and negotiated

While California continues to ease restrictions and life gets back to normal, the past year has changed the way real estate transactions will move forward. As a result of lessons learned from the pandemic, leases and purchase and sale contracts include new provisions that are not likely to go away, according to Los Angeles-based law firm Greenberg Glusker.