Whenever there is economic turbulence, investors flock to safety. 

In economic recoveries of the past, that meant large assets "as location issues often led to a high correlation of size and quality," Jim Costello, senior vice president at Real Capital Analytics, writes in a new blog post

That may well be the case again when the office recovery starts. Still, Costello wonders if the perceived safety issues around density during COVID-19, combined with the dispersion of the workforce as telecommuting becomes commonplace, could make smaller buildings the new safe haven for investors.

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Leslie Shaver

Les Shaver has been covering commercial and residential real estate for almost 20 years. His work has appeared in Multifamily Executive, Builder, units, Arlington Magazine in addition to GlobeSt.com and Real Estate Forum.