As the nation slowly returns from shelter-in-place restrictions, many commercial tenants will find new challenges with the new normal. These include the obvious—reconfiguring office, retail, and other commercial spaces for social distancing, added cleaning and sanitization protocols, increased online shopping, and alternate fulfillment methods like contactless pickup. This new normal is causing a generational change in how we conduct ourselves and our business, and landlords are feeling it as much as tenants. These permanent behavioral changes will have far more impact than an economic slowdown, and they all have one thing in common: increased use of technology, and a decrease in physical real estate space. Tenants will have to modify their leases to address the new normal and to protect themselves against future pandemics and other natural disasters. read more