CHARLESTON, SC—As with virtually every industry, the COVID-19 crisis has had a tremendous impact on the commercial real estate sector. Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Cynthia Spieth Morton will take part in a CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Charleston roundtable on these challenges and what the commercial real estate industry can expect to see in the months to come.

The CREW Charleston webinar on “The New Closing: Post COVID” takes place at noon on Wednesday, May 20. Click here for more information or to register for this free event.

The discussion will address such questions as:

  • What additional provisions are being added to contracts post COVID?
  • Will the timeline shift out for properties currently under contract?
  • How is COVID affecting property appraisals?
  • What aspects of the entitlement process have changed?
  • Will the debt markets be more active, post-COVID?

Joining Morton in the panel discussion will be J. Walker Layne, Jr., Medalist Capital; Marianne Moseley Sutherland, Kimley-Horn; Nina Marshtein, SCS Engineers; and Teri Callen, Chicago Title. Elyse Welch, CCIM, Carolina Retail Experts, Lee & Associates, will moderate the discussion.

Cynthia Spieth Morton’s practice includes corporate formation and governance issues and commercial real estate transactions, including, leases, purchases, sales and borrowing. As counsel for lenders, owners and developers, she has been involved in many multi-million dollar residential and office developments in South Carolina both as lead counsel and as local counsel for out-of-state lenders and borrowers. Morton is a Founding Member and former President of CREW Charleston.