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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Webcast

The Future of Work: Important Lease and Real Estate Considerations in a COVID-19 World (E2008344)

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT

Registration: 7:45 AM EDT



1.0 CPE Credits in SK


This session will cover real estate topics that can help decision makers save on occupancy costs and taxes and improve negotiations with landlords. The impact of COVID-19 on the future structure of the workplace and items that should be addressed in leases going forward will also be discussed.


CPAs in business and industry who have responsibility for real estate and facilities issues and CPAs in public accounting who want to deepen their knowledge in this area for their clients.


The following topics will be covered:
  • Overview of market pre-pandemic and outlook going forward
  • What is the future of real estate in the region
  • Reconfiguring the workspace in response to COVID-19
  • Essential elements of leases
  • Should you renegotiate your lease now?
  • Landlord responsibilities
  • Force majeure and carveouts for pandemics
  • Cost segregation








Roger Cantor

Roger Cantor


Cornerstone Real Estate Group

Roger Cantor has over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate dedicated exclusively to tenant representation. He has represented numerous major public and private companies locally and throughout the United States. His unparalleled attention to detail, service, and commitment to results, generates value added services for his clients. He has completed hundreds of deals in recent years, resulting in a transactional value of nearly 1 billion dollars.

As a co-founding partner of Cornerstone Real Estate Group in 1999, Roger has helped Cornerstone create a unique position for itself in the real estate industry by providing tenants with the necessary tools to level the playing field in negotiating with landlords. By establishing alliances with some of the top project management and architectural design firms, accountants, and attorneys, his clients have a tremendous advantage in negotiations.

With a complete understanding of how landlords proforma lease transactions, Roger adeptly maximizes all the pools of money available to the tenant in each negotiation. His unique skill set and proficiency has made him one of the more recognized tenant advocacy brokers in the region for many years.

As a member of Exis Global Tenant Representation, Roger has aligned himself with some of the top tenant representation firms in the world, enabling him to best assist his clients with a global platform.

Roger earned his Bachelor of Science in Business from Lehigh University.

Some notable clients are Oracle Corporation, Brown & Brown Insurance, Centennial Communications, Managed Healthcare Associates, Balchem Corporation, Trend Micro Incorporated, Friedman LLP, Wedbush Securities, Global Aerospace, and many widely renowned and respected professional and legal firms.

Eric Ladden

Eric Ladden

Co-Founder and Principal

Cornerstone Real Estate Group

Eric Ladden is the co-founder and principal of Cornerstone Real Estate Group. Cornerstone has been on the forefront of tenant representation since 1999, addressing issues tenants face due to dual representation, among other conflicts of interest, at other national firms. With over thirty years of experience, Eric is recognized as an industry leader with knowledge in all facets of the real estate transaction, including company needs assessment, construction costs and budgeting, market expertise, and financial analysis.


  • Lease Restructurings
  • Build-to-Suit Transactions
  • Capital Markets Transactions
  • Acquisition Strategies
  • Operating Leases
  • Portfolio Management
  • Covid-19 Best Practices and Rent Relief Options
Eric’s practice includes organizations in a variety of sectors including financial services, accounting, law, technology, healthcare, and life sciences. Licensed in eleven states, he is also a member of the Exis Global Real Estate Network, an international affiliation of independent tenant representatives, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Prior to founding Cornerstone, Eric was a top producer at both CBRE and Resource Realty. He has won numerous industry awards throughout his career.

Recent notable transactions include: Oracle, Friedman LLC, RotenbergMeril, RegentAtlantic, Great West Life, MoneyLion, Donnelly Minter, Wedbush, Edison Partners, Shapiro Croland, Deliveright, Managed Healthcare Associates, Operative Media.

Chris Schiffer

Chris J. Schiffer, CPA,CFP, MBA, AIF

Senior Vice President

Wealth Enhancement Group

Chris Schiffer, AIF, CFP, CPA, MBA, is a senior financial adviser with Wealth Enhancement Group. He was the 2018/19 president of the NJCPA Middlesex/Somerset Chapter. Chris is also a member of the Financial Planning Association. He received a BS in accounting from Fordham University and his MBA in finance and international business from New York University’s Stern School of Business.


$29.00 - Member

$49.00 - Non Member

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