The Conversation: How Office Real Estate Could Change After COVID-19 Crisis

Apr 20, 2020

Commercial real estate changes from the COVID-19 crisis; Former Hawaii resident tells her story as a nurse on Detroit's coronavirus front lines; Contact tracing Hawaii's coronavirus spread; Making noise for Hawaii's healthcare workers; How monk seals and honu fare during the pandemic

Commercial real estate changes from the COVID-19 crisis

Andrew Friedlander is one of the cofounders of the commercial real estate firm Colliers Monroe Friedlander. He calls himself a realist and warns getting out of this setback could take longer than many want to admit right now. The latest economic snapshot show Hawaii being hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, and Friedlander looks at what it means for the state's commercial real estate market.

Credit Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

Former Hawaii resident tells her story as a nurse on Detroit's coronavirus front lines

Tanya Gillan, a former Oahu resident, is now a registered nurse working on the frontlines at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. The state had over 31,000 coronavirus cases, the fourth most in the country. She shares her story of working in the midst of the pandemic.

Contact tracing Hawaii's coronavirus spread

An understaffed health department is looking to hire more investigators to identify and isolate people who have been exposed to COVID-19. Can they keep up? Civil Beat Politics & Opinion Editor Chad Blair tells us how the state has been conducting contact tracing - one name at a time. Click here to read the story at CivilBeat.org.

Making noise for Hawaii's healthcare workers

A book club in Lanikai started making noise every Friday night to thank healthcare workers for their service during this health crisis. It echoes sentiments around the globe, and the noise making has caught on across the islands.

How monk seals and honu fare during the pandemic

Across the globe, there are reports of wildlife moving backs to areas that humans have deserted. So what's happening here in Hawaii? The state Department of Land and Natural Resources tells us how endangered monk seals, turtles and seabirds are doing during the pandemic.