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The spread of COVID-19, subsequent economic downturn and regulatory responses have all significantly impacted rental real estate. From past experience, we know that disruptive times call upon effective leaders to catalyze foundational changes to their businesses. Building owners and operators reacted quickly, shifting leasing, maintenance, remote working strategies and more to adapt to the initial shock. But which adaptations will stick? Join us for a presentation on what's here to stay in the industry and strategies resilient organizations are taking to emerge from this period in a position of strength. At the end of this session, participants will: 

· Understand the impact of remote work, not only on your operations, but its effect on communities, amenities, renovations, and construction

· Determine which investments are worthwhile and which will be obsolete due to a trend actually becoming a fad

· Develop a roadmap based on best practices to modernize your business and make it resilient to future external shocks

Open Networking and Moderated Discussion: Join BuildingsNY's Show Vice President, Chyai Mulberg for an open networking and moderated Discussion around best practices for business development and staying current in today's mercurial environment.

Join Schindler’s Mark Freeman as he provides crucial information on how elevators can provide a true back-to-work solutions for your tenants. As the Vice President for Schindler’s Modernization Business for U.S. markets, and with deep experience in destination dispatch, Mark is uniquely positioned to explain the latest technologies being employed in the elevator industry, providing solutions you can use right now.

Mark will detail how you can control the flow while safely managing lobby and elevator space; explain new methods for dispatching and cleaning air and surfaces in elevators and escalators; and detail RFID technologies being employed for touchless operations.

Mark will then discuss Schindler’s newest advancement, PORT (Personal Occupant Requirement Terminal), allowing building owners and property managers to optimize traffic flow through buildings and realize as much as a 50% improvement in handling capacity, wait, and destination times, while offering personalized service and access control.

Read Mark’s thoughts on how elevator modernization is alleviating tenant anxiety in the October, 26, 2020 edition of The New York Times. You can find Michael Wilson’s article here.