Planning for Retail’s Reopening


As discussions begin for stay-at-home orders to be lifted, retail ownership teams and managers are preparing for new guidelines that will adjust the daily operating practices of shopping centers and malls, as well as individual retailers and restaurants.

Two valuable industry resources have provided early guidelines to ensure the health and safety of customers, while supporting the successful re-opening of all businesses.

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) aggregated information from a variety of sources to create the COVID 19 Re-Opening Best Practices Guide. The information was compiled by members across the industry, as well as healthand safety experts.

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) developed a comprehensive IREM Pandemic Guide for Real Estate Managers: Resources for Opening Your Property which covers all sectors of commercial real estate, including retail, office, industrial and multifamily.