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Not so fast, Boss: As COVID-19 cases spike in Texas,
more delay their return to the office


A reason for caution: 1 in 4 workers is vulnerable to severe illness, including 7,000,000 Texans.

Downtown Dallas where some workers are resistant to returning to the office (Image by David Mark from Pixabay)

By Michael Schnurman – Dallas Morning News

Now surging in Texas, COVID-19 is interrupting our plans again, prompting many businesses to slow their return to a new normal.

A month after Texas announced Phase 2 of reopening the economy and a few weeks after starting Phase 3, the state’s number of COVID-19 cases has climbed steadily to over 100,000. Hospitalizations are hitting new highs, too, and that metric can’t be attributed to simply conducting more tests.

These trends, combined with other risks, have many employers reworking their timelines for bringing workers back to the office.

One says they are staying home longer because their younger employees have been going out to bars,” said Angela Farley, Chief Operating Officer for the Dallas Regional Chamber. That executive “didn’t want her older workers interacting with them, so they’re staying home until the case count comes down.”

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It looks simple on your To Do List. Renew our commercial lease, find new office space, rent a warehouse, lease flex space, buy an office or industrial building, maybe with a low interest SBA 504 Loan. In reality, it doesn’t happen quickly and it’s usually not so simple. That’s because Commercial Leases and Purchase Contracts are surprisingly complicated business agreements.

In commercial transactions, the devil is definitely in the details. MacLaurin Williams sweats the details to ensure that projects get done correctly, affordably and on time for Tenants and Owner-Occupants.

We are exclusive, 100% Tenant Representatives and Buyer Representatives. We perform as true advocates and loyal fiduciaries for businesses, professional practices, non-profits and government agencies in commercial transactions. Using the latest market research, we unlock the leverage that’s needed to negotiate hard but artfully to secure the best economic terms and conditions for Office and Industrial Tenants and Owner-Occupants.

Typically, we save our Clients 10% to 25% off of Landlords’ asking rental rates and Sellers’ initial prices.

MacLaurin Williams Worldwide’s highly experienced Tenant Reps, Tenant Agents and Tenant Brokers deliver 100% Tenant and Buyer Representation in Denver and Boulder, Colorado, and in major US, Canadian and international markets. See this interactive map of our global service areas

In North America, the Landlord or Seller typically pays our fee, not the Tenant or Buyer.

We perform only Single Agency Representation, which is the Gold Standard of Representation for Commercial Occupiers. 

This means MacLaurin Williams doesn’t have the awful conflicts of interest that regular Commercial Real Estate Brokers quietly carry in their briefcases. It’s the dirty little secret they really don’t want to talk about. But we openly air things out in our highly ranked blog article, How to identify the best Commercial Tenant Agent.

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Teresa Krieger / CFO, Applegate Group

"I've worked with MacLaurin Williams for over 10 years. Will Gary has been instrumental in finding us great office space. He's an excellent negotiator and has very creative ideas about leases and renewals."

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"I've worked with MacLaurin Williams for over 10 years. Will Gary has been instrumental in finding us great office space. He's an excellent negotiator and has very creative ideas about leases and renewals."

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"Your help on a difficult land assemblage and two unusually complex office lease renewals demonstrated your tenacity to stay the course until problems are truly solved."

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"William Gary gets the job done and done right the first time."

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"William Gary gets the job done and done right the first time."

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"I highly recommend William Gary to any company looking for a Tenant Rep who makes sure details get handled properly. He keeps you fully informed about all aspects of lease negotiations. He's terrific!"

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"I highly recommend William Gary to any company looking for a Tenant Rep who makes sure details get handled properly. He keeps you fully informed about all aspects of lease negotiations. He's terrific!"

Lucie Lyons / COO, Deck Nine Games

"I cannot say enough about how great it was to work with MacLaurin Williams. Will Gary has helped us on multiple occasions to secure office space for our growing business. He is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and always has his Client’s best interest in mind with everything he does. He worked tirelessly to ensure that we were able to secure the best deal possible. He was willing to fight for us in every aspect of our contracts. We’re happy with everything."

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"I cannot say enough about how great it was to work with MacLaurin Williams. Will Gary has helped us on multiple occasions to secure office space for our growing business. He is extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market and always has his Client’s best interest in mind with everything he does. He worked tirelessly to ensure that we were able to secure the best deal possible. He was willing to fight for us in every aspect of our contracts. We’re happy with everything."

Steve Hayes / General Manager, Auto Truck Group

"I've worked with MacLaurin Williams on several projects. William Gary is the most thorough Tenant & Buyer's Agent I've ever worked with."

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"I've worked with MacLaurin Williams on several projects. William Gary is the most thorough Tenant & Buyer's Agent I've ever worked with."

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"Thanks, MacLaurin Williams. I really enjoyed working on the USIC projects with you. You are the consummate, detailed professional Tenant Rep. You're good!"

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