Preparing Buildings for Re-Entry Amid COVID-19

April 27, 2020 | By: Jacob Wilder, CAE

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has released a new guide to assist building owners, managers, and operators in preparing for increased building utilization. The guide, which was developed by a task group of real estate experts from throughout North America, explores potential building operations and workforce issues that will arise as tenants and visitors increase building use in response to changes in COVID-19 shelter-in-place requirements. The guide titled, Getting Back to Work: Preparing Buildings for Re-Entry Amid COVID-19 reviews both operational and safety procedures for commercial office building, and it is designed as a framework to assist real estate professionals in developing plans for individual properties, as well as portfolios.

“This new publication from BOMA International will be tremendously useful in helping commercial real estate companies prepare for increased building use and to prepare for building operations in a post-COVID-19 world,” says Gabriel Eckert, FASAE, CAE, BOMA Georgia Chief Executive Officer. “It is also part of a comprehensive approach BOMA has taken, at the local, state, national, and international levels, to providing essential resources for real estate professionals in response to COVID-19. For example, BOMA International’s building re-entry guide, combined with the Operational Savings During a time of Low Building Utilization workbook released by the BOMA Georgia Foundation provides a holistic look at ongoing and future building operations in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.”

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