A Multibillion Dollar Problem Faces New York City Landlords



In the heart of midtown Manhattan lies a multibillion-dollar problem for New York, building owners and thousands of workers. Blocks of decades-old office towers sit partially empty, in an awkward position: too outdated to attract tenants seeking the latest amenities, too new to be demolished or converted for another purpose. It’s a situation playing out around the world as employers adapt to flexible work after the Covid-19 pandemic and rethink how much space they need. Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh of the Columbia Business School discusses the dilemma on “Bloomberg Markets: The Close.”



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