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Space, re-imagined: real estate in an era of social distancing

It is trite to say that COVID-19 has impacted on real estate – from building design, to building use, to the very way we transact. For some asset classes, this has merely accelerated the writing that was already on the wall. For others, however, it has had and will have a profound impact that few could predict.

The re-imagining of space will raise a myriad of legal issues (including technology, privacy, competition and planning issues). As is always the case, legal issues should not be a barrier to meeting a clear public need, but will need to be carefully navigated.

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This article is part of our insight series COVID-19: Navigating the implications for business in Australia and beyond. Subscribe to get notified by email when new COVID-19 insights are released.


Paul Carrick

Head of Real Estate


Real Estate

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