The New York Times: Remote Work Is Here to Stay. Manhattan May Never Be the Same. (March 30, 2021)

Matthew Haag, of the New York Times, discusses how COVID-19 has affected the economy due to major changes to working location. His article begins as follows:

Spotify’s headquarters in the United States fills 16 floors of 4 World Trade Center, a towering office building in Lower Manhattan that was the first to rise on the site of the 2001 terror attacks. Its offices will probably never be full again: Spotify has told employees they can work anywhere, even in another state.

A few floors down, MediaMath, an advertising tech company, is planning to abandon its space, a decision fueled by its new remote-work arrangements during the pandemic.

In Midtown Manhattan, Salesforce, whose name adorns a 630-foot building overlooking Bryant Park, expects workers to be in the office just one to three days a week. A nearby law firm, Lowenstein Sandler, is weighing whether to renew its lease on its Avenue of the Americas office, where 140 lawyers used to work five days a week.

“I could find few people, including myself, who think we are going to go back to the way it was,” said Joseph J. Palermo, the firm’s chief operating officer.

To see full article, click: Remote Work Is Here to Stay. Manhattan May Never Be the Same. (March 30, 2021).

Posted by Jessica Ji, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.

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