COVID-19 exodus from Metro Vancouver offices didn’t make any less work for property managers
COVID-19 exodus that emptied many offices created new and varied demands for property managers related to the pandemic that kept them hopping.
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Many offices around Metro Vancouver remain mostly vacant as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its second year, but it hasn’t made less work for their property managers, according to Adam Spear, head of Warrington PCI Management.
“That first initial response in sort of late February, March (of 2020) was all about safety protocols and ensuring they were doing all the right things that could be done,” said Spear, president at the Vancouver management company.
At first, much of the additional work involved extra COVID-friendly cleaning for the few employees left behind in offices or in establishing protocols for clients who had workers show up after contracting the virus, Spear said.
“Buildings were low-occupancy, but for those who were working, they needed to feel safe,” Spear said.