It’s been nearly five months since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. We have been forced to change the way we live our personal lives and how we do business. Like every other business adjusting to the new normal, the corporate real estate sector has been forced to become innovative in their approach to surviving these trying times.
To survive any major change, businesses need to be flexible, resilient and adaptable. Are you wondering how you can improve your corporate real estate business during the pandemic? Read on to find out what other business owners are doing to keep afloat.
Offering Flexible Solutions
COVID-19 has introduced the need to find flexible ways of running and managing your business. This is no different for the corporate real estate sector. Employees are working remotely from their own homes. Rotating work schedules have been implemented for employees coming into the office. Stricter health and safety policies have to be followed.
If you’re selling or renting corporate real estate, presenting flexible solutions to your client will guarantee you business. Businesses are shifting to co-working space. Traditional office space is being converted to allow for social distancing by incorporating a few adjustments. Offering private office space for employees on a rotational basis has become another option.
Collaboration between employees is still needed in many companies. Setting up satellite offices, closer to employees, could cut down commuting time, while creating a workplace for teams.
Virtual Tours to Show Your Office Space
Virtual tours have changed the way the real estate sector shows properties. Safety is key during the pandemic and virtual tours give your client the option to view office space from the comfort of their own home or office.
Virtual reality technology has opened up a whole new world of doing business. Your virtual tour can be designed to create a virtual visualisation of the office space. Ranging from still images to videos offering 360° view of the office space, viewing online has just made your client’s life easier.
Managing Landlord and Tenant Relationships
With the global economy feeling the knock-on effects of the pandemic, businesses are learning to be adaptable. Tenants are battling to meet their leasing agreements. Landlords are being asked to revise and adapt their contracts.
Corporate real estate businesses can assist landlords in re-structuring their contract terms to meet the current financial constraints. Innovative ideas are now needed to assist landlords and their tenants. Building and maintaining new relationships between landlords & tenants can stand you in good stead for the future.
Business is Possible During the Pandemic
Selling and renting office space can be challenging at the best of times. Add a pandemic to the mix and you may be left floundering. But thinking out of the box and embracing the change could be your key to doing business during the pandemic.
By being flexible and adaptable, your corporate real estate business will find the resilience it needs to survive the pandemic. Staying afloat in such volatile times is stressful but it can also lead to a whole new world of possibilities.