Colliers | Columbus
HOW IS THE DELTA VARIANT AFFECTING CRE?
Written by: Sheree Sauline, RPA®
Sheree Sauline specializes in the fields of commercial real estate and facility management, with more than 15 years of industry experience. She is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the properties, including annual budgeting, monthly financial analysis, forecasting and reporting, tenant improvement and capital improvement oversight, daily maintenance and tenant relations and retention. Sheree represents a variety of owners from local family-owned to full-service companies. Keep reading to get Sheree’s take on how the Delta variant is impacting the properties she manages.
With the rise of the Delta variant, have owners asked you to do anything different at their properties?
No, the owners have not really asked for any additional steps to be taken with the Delta variant. They have just asked that we support local mandates as they are instated.
With the rise of the Delta variant, have tenants asked you to do anything different at their properties?
A few have requested information, specifically regarding HVAC filter types and frequency of changes. Additionally, a specialized extra cleaning has been requested here or there, but that’s about it.
Have any tenants in your properties postponed their re-entry dates?
Not that I am aware of. Actually, in the past two months my buildings have become more active.
Do you anticipate any changes to current protocols due to COVID ramping up again?
At this time, no. We are still in the mindset of having our janitorial teams concentrate on high touch points and specialized cleaning, as required or requested. This would include fogging after a reported COVID case.
For more information on how the Delta variant is impacting commercial real estate, check out our latest tenant re-entry survey.