To state the obvious,
extracting rent from nearly anyone right now is problematic.
On the commercial side, the problem is beginning to look as dire. In addition to the countless small retail and restaurant businesses that may be
forced to permanently vacatetheir commercial spaces because they can no long afford them, a growing number of corporate chains is also beginning to prove
unwilling or able to pay their rent.
People going “remote”
Nevertheless, Chu notes that being forced to work remotely has awakened him to the possibility of
incorporating more remote work into the startup’s processes.