Los AngelesHow will the office experience change when shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted? It is a question that property managers are starting to ask. As restrictions ease across the country, property managers are implementing ways to make the office experience touch-less or contact-less for tenants and their employees. At JLL, they are referring to the process as reactivation.

“We are starting to think about a re-entry program, and we are starting to think about how to set the stage for people to get back into office buildings,” Peter Belisle market director of the southwest, tells GlobeSt.com. “Property managers have been very active in this process, and they are acting as a bridge between the tenant and the landlords.”

This experience will attempt to get tenants from the parking garage to individual units without touching anything. That will mean eschewing elevator buttons, requiring social distancing in the lobby, installing automatic doors and parking equipment and requiring protective gear. JLL’s property management teams are also actively connecting with tenants to understand expectations in shared spaces. “We have had some great tenant-to-tenant forums and sharing what the expectations are of the landlords and of each other,” says Belisle. “We are trying to get tenants to move through the building in a contact-less way. That has been a really interesting discussion.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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