Navigating the Future of Office Leases

Strategically Speaking with Dean Nordlinger

Blank Rome-Hosted On-Demand Webinar

Blank Rome is proud to announce the launch of our new on-demand webinar series, Strategically Speaking, hosted by Dean Nordlinger, a partner in our Corporate practice, who talks to a variety of seasoned professionals and subject matter experts about critical and challenging issues that companies (and business owners) are facing throughout their life cycle. This insightful series will provide strategic and tactical pointers that can be used to shape and improve corporate goals and initiatives.

In this helpful first session, host Dean Nordlinger talks with featured guests Chethan Rao and Andrew Roberts of global commercial real estate firm Newmark’s Northern Virginia office about the many ways that office leases, which are traditionally a critical operational bedrock and one of the biggest operating expenses of businesses, have become the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. They specialize in helping their clients develop and execute sound real estate strategies in the Washington, D.C., market and around the world. In recent years, they have been involved in a number of notable local real estate transactions with a client list that includes MicroStrategy, CVENT, Tenable, SAP NS2, and many other dynamic companies in the region.

The session includes an informative and insightful discussion of:

  • An analysis of trends and strategies for tenants and landlords in:
    • Flexibility
    • Design
    • Space reductions
    • Cost savings
    • Remote working
    • Competition
    • Lease term lengths
  • A comparison of the Washington, D.C., market to other major U.S. markets:
    • Subleasing activity
    • Labor trends
    • Future outlooks
  • Cost saving / space reduction strategies that have been implemented for clients:
    • Accounting for up and downs a client may face in its business life cycle
    • Strategic terms and provisions to press for to more effectively manage a client’s lease obligations
  • Managing office space needs to corporate strategy, including M&A:
    • Lining up a client’s corporate strategy (i.e., M&A activity) with lease structure and terms

To watch the webinar, please go to webinar registration page.

QUESTIONS? Contact Bradley Mease via e-mail.