Friday, December 4, 2020 / by Ernie Arrizza
It's pretty bleak right now. Nothing is positive in many people's minds. People are stuck at home, people are stuck home schooling their kids, people are out of work and the list goes on and on.
The state of commercial real estate is in dire straits like we've never seen before, businesses boarded up, and the ones still in business are hanging by a thread.
There will be hope coming when things go back to normal and businesses that once would never thrive will.
Have you ever wondered why the stock market goes down and everybody cries but then a few days later the stock market comes back roaring with a vengeance to break records. It just happened. The same thing will happen with businesses and people in general.
At the beginning of the pandemic when people started working from home everybody loved it. That was the general sense. I don't have to go into work, I don't have to travel, I don't have have to spend money, dress up, and talk to anybody. Now the general sentiment has change from what I hear. I'm sick of these stupid zoom calls everyday, I'm sick of getting interrupted by everybody in the house. I miss having lunch. I miss having lunch meetings. I miss shopping for Christmas presents after work. It's happening and I'm hearing it almost everyday.
As human beings we crave interacting with people. It's why depression and suicide is at an all time high. At the forefront of our interactions, is people, we need to be around people to survive and thrive, not isolated in a room with a computer.
When the vaccines & quick tests bring this pandemic to its knees of submission, life is going to burst ten fold and people are going to opt into going back to work at an office, not at home.
pictures courtesy of John Ryan