Office SpaceFor office accommodation, the near-term outlook is mixed. Despite the increase of workers working from home, Class A office tenants usually operate under their leases. However, there are signs of a rise in office space subdivision at substantially reduced rates, which could be a precursor that the move from home to work would be prolonged. Additionally, the emphasis on recent open-office designs, whereby employers tried to decrease the average allocation of office space per employee to reduce leasing expenses, would change as employers focus on adequate distancing steps and other precautionary measures to minimize potential risks of contagion-induced workforce disturbances. Shutts advises landlords and tenants on office space contracts, guiding parties on their existing lease rights, renegotiation or termination of current leases, negotiation of new leases and subleases, and, in the event of litigation, compliance of contractual rights.