Panel Discussion
May 6, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

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Office Lease Challenges During and After the Pandemic: Tips, Strategies and Pitfalls for Nonprofits and Associations

Hosted by Bernstein

The COVID-19 pandemic shut down most nonprofit workplaces in 2020 – with remote work becoming the norm for virtually all nonprofits – but as vaccine distribution continues to increase in early 2021, many nonprofits are already planning their post-pandemic return the office. But at the same time, the past year has shown so many nonprofits how effectively, efficiently and successfully they can operate remotely. The result has been a realization by many nonprofits that they can save significant resources by having some – or, in some cases, all – of their employees work remotely from their homes, and at the same time, improve employee morale and satisfaction. As such, many nonprofits are contemplating hybrid in-person and virtual workforces, with some looking to move to a virtual-only work environment.

Unfortunately, for nonprofits locked into multi-year office leases – as is the norm – getting from here to there is no easy task. Nonprofits looking to get out of their leases or downsize their office “footprint” are running headstrong into office leases that generally provide no allowance for such unilateral actions by tenants.

What is a nonprofit organization to do? Fortunately, we have several distinguished speakers to tackle these daunting challenges. Our panel will feature two seasoned commercial real estate professionals – an attorney and a broker – who do extensive work with nonprofits and are working with many now on these issues, as well as an accomplished CPA and auditor focused on the nonprofit space who will opine on critical financial considerations. Moderated by one of the country’s leading nonprofit attorneys, this highly interactive webinar should prove to be of great interest and importance to all nonprofit organizations with office leases. Come armed with your questions and be prepared for real-time, practical advice, guidance and tips for dealing with your nonprofits’ office leases and workplace strategies post-pandemic.

Featured GRF Speaker

Jennifer McCahill, CPA

Partner, Audit

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Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Esq., Managing Partner| Tenenbaum Law Group PLLC


Other Speakers

 Nicole Miller, Senior Managing Director | Savills

Adam W. Walsh, Esq., Partner| Grossberg, Yochelson, Fox & Beyda, LLP