Tours of commercial real estate are still illegal in New York City as drastic lockdown measures approach their third month. But that hasn’t stopped many brokers from conducting them anyway.
“I’m not saying put money over health,” a sales broker told Bisnow on the condition of anonymity. “But look, we are not meant to sit at home for 11 weeks and do nothing. We are wired to do deals.”
In nearly a dozen interviews this week, multiple brokers admitted to giving tours despite lockdowns — loaded with face masks and hand sanitizer — because without in-person deals, the city’s multibillion-dollar property market is essentially in a deep freeze. Others expressed confusion over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive orders and varying…
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