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COVID-19 Related Commercial Real Estate And Small Business News

Some tech workers are slowly trickling back to the office now

Published: June 10, 2020 at 5:57 p.m. ET By: Jon Swartz It’s back to the office for some tech employees this month. Apple Inc. US:AAPL and Juniper Networks Inc. US:JNPR , for example, are allowing small pools of employees to return in...

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Jun 11, 2020

Merkel announces lockdown exit plan to reopen schools, shops in Germany

Germany’s relatively low death rate from the coronavirus has been attributed to its fast response with testing and isolating — and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s just-announced strategy for eventually exiting the lockdown may offer a blueprint...

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Apr 16, 2020

Small business lending program on hold after reaching $349 billion limit

  NEW YORK – The government’s lending program for small businesses is on hold. The Small Business Administration said Thursday that it reached the $349 billion lending limit for the program, after approving nearly 1.7 million...

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Apr 16, 2020

Lacking access to federal coronavirus relief, Miami’s smallest businesses face extinction

BY ANDRES VIGLUCCI AND ROB WILE APRIL 11, 2020 06:00 AM For the botanicas, bodegas and mom-and-pop restaurants already struggling to survive an epidemic of gentrification in Miami’s Little Haiti, the double whammy of the coronavirus...

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Apr 11, 2020

Restaurants Fear Going From “Closed” to “Space for Lease” By July

Chefs and restaurateurs are relying increasingly on the kindness of landlords as gaps in the government stimulus plan become more obvious. By Kate Krader and  James Tarmy  April 9, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT Caffe Dante West Village was...

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Apr 10, 2020

Little Haiti businesses to receive economic relief amid coronavirus pandemic

In response to widespread business shutdowns in Little Haiti due to COVID-19, Metro 1 is spearheading the Little Haiti Small Business Relief Fund to offer business owners micro-grants for up to $2,500. The Wynwood-based real estate firm launched a...

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Apr 09, 2020

The Ripple Effects of the Coronavirus on Immigrant Communities

They say, “Whenever Haiti sneezes, Miami catches a cold.” But, in the time of COVID-19, the reverse is also true. By Edwidge Danticat April 6, 2020 I suspected that things might be getting serious when, at a memorial for an elderly...

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Apr 07, 2020

South Florida developers and brokers give back during coronavirus

UPDATED, April 7, 10:55 a.m.: Some South Florida developers are stepping up during the pandemic and giving to those less fortunate, through cash donations, medical supplies and food. Developer Jorge Pérez is donating a total of $350,000. The...

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Apr 07, 2020

Metro 1 Community Launches new Initiative

We are living in unprecedented times, which calls for unprecedented action from us all! Today we are proud to announce the official launch of the Metro 1 Community Fund, Metro 1 the philanthropic arm of Metro 1, whose mission is to positively...

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Apr 03, 2020

The SBA CARES Act Payroll Protection application process has been launched!

Today, the SBA released the form titled “Paycheck Protection Program” designed to provide near term relief to small businesses and their employees.  While the title references payroll, in fact, the program includes rent, utilities, and...

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Apr 02, 2020
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