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COVID-19: The Implications and
Opportunities for Office Tenants

Webinar • Monday, April 13, 2020 • 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET | Qualifies for 1 CAE


COVID-19 continues to affect our community, organizations, and business decisions as occupiers of commercial real estate. In just one hour, this new Association TRENDS webinar will provide insights to help tenants understand how to navigate this evolving situation, the potential impact on the United States office market, your leasing decisions, and strategies tenants can leverage to minimize its impact on your business.

You’ll also have the chance to ask questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Register now for COVID-19: The Implications and Opportunities for Office Tenants.

Reserve your space now In this 60-minute webinar you’ll learn:

  • COVID-19’s effect on the office leasing market, its implications, and opportunities for tenants.
  • Tenant’s rights and relief as a tenant experiencing a complete or partial disruption of business operations as a result of COVID-19.
  • We will cover commonly asked tenant questions such as tenant’s rights as it relates to rent abatement insurance, force majeure, eminent domain and frustration of purpose, and how these rights apply to our situation?
  • Landlord’s strategies for working with tenants to provide rent deferments and relief.
  • Post COVID-19, what policies can a tenant incorporate into their leases to guard against unforeseen events, to what extent will a tenant implement work-at-home solutions to eliminate costly office space and the best way to do this.

With so many unknowns and variables having an immediate impact on the leasing market, let three real estate experts provide guidance and knowledge to help you better understand your next moves.

Register now for COVID-19: The Implications and Opportunities for Office Tenants.

Meet Your Webinar Leaders

Bill Zonghetti is one of Washington’s most accomplished real estate professionals and has won numerous industry awards including the CoStar Power Broker award for the past 15 years and has been honored by his previous firm Newmark Knight Frank as the recipient of their national top producer award on two occasions, a noteworthy accomplishment with over 5,000 US brokers. He has represented some of the area’s most prestigious organizations for transactions in excess of 25 million square feet and is responsible for the headquarters locations of the following companies: 125,000 square feet for NJVC, LLC; 91,000 Square feet for EMMES, 91,000 square feet for ASM Research 80,000 square feet for Ropes & Gray, 75,000 square feet for Informax, Inc. and 51,000 square feet for Integrated Systems Analysts.

He has represented a myriad of prominent not-for-profit clients including American Institute of Architects, The Girl Scouts, RTI International, Youth for Understanding, Human Rights Watch, ACLU, Sierra Club, Education Development Center (EDC), ASPCA, American Dental Education Association among many others. He is noted by his clients as being an expert in lease review and for being extremely detailed oriented in the transaction process.

Larry Bank joined Colliers from Newmark Knight Frank where he was an Executive Managing Director. In 1993 Mr. Bank founded The Bank Companies and grew it to be one of the most prominent and respected tenant representation brokerage firms in the Washington metropolitan region. After seven years of sustained growth, Mr. Bank merged with then Newmark and Company of New York in order to accommodate the expansion of his client base and better respond to multi-market needs.

Apart from his ability to effectively consummate transactions, Mr. Bank has advanced his service offerings by successfully employing a strategic approach to the real estate process that includes: forecasting, market optimization, standards development and in-depth financial modeling. Mr. Bank has a commanding knowledge of the full lifecycle of lease transactions from strategy development to project management to the final move-in. Mr. Bank founded the Real Estate Resources Group (RRG) which has grown into one of the nation’s leading lease auditing firms. In addition, Mr. Bank has orchestrated the acquisition and management of over 15 successful real estate projects. Mr. Bank is a frequent lecturer on the disciplines of real estate and lease negotiations, having spoken at local institutions, organizations and boards of trade.

Will Classen currently serves as an Assistant Vice President at Colliers International specializing in tenant representation and lease negotiations for clients across the Washington metropolitan area. Prior to joining Colliers, Mr. Classen was an associate broker at Newmark Knight Frank where he was responsible for representing many prominent Washington, DC metro tenants in transactions including Adams and Reese LLP, Full Measure Education, Perfecta, GSSR, Council for Logistics Research and Federal Practice Group.

He began his career in Washington, DC at The Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner), a leading best practice advisory and technology company, where he focused on account management and new business development within the corporate finance and strategy practice. Mr. Classen graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and financial management and was a member of the Student Body President’s Cabinet, Undergraduate Student Government, Sigma Pi Fraternity and LeaderShape (formerly the LeaderShape Institute).

Michelle Garcia Schulman is a transactional commercial real estate attorney with a focus on real estate financings, dispositions, acquisitions and leasing of commercial property including office, industrial, retail and raw land. Michelle has represented borrowers in billions of dollars of real estate financings. She has represented both institutional and individual landlords and tenants involved in major lease transactions and corporate headquarters projects.


Jack Lavoie focuses his practice on real estate transactions, with an emphasis on the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate, including the purchase, sale, development and leasing of office, industrial, retail and technology-driven properties. He has substantial experience in representing landlords, tenants, lenders and borrowers in the leasing, finance and repositioning of commercial property in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and the Mid-Atlantic region. He has represented both institutional and individual landlords and tenants involved in major lease transactions, data center leasing and development and corporate headquarters projects.


Who Should Attend

Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • HR Staff
  • Legal Staff
  • Operational Staff

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CAE Credits: All live webinar attendees are eligible for 1 CAE credit hours. Association TRENDS is a CAE Approved Provider. Our programs meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. We will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit

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