An End of the Year Note to From Our Founders to Our Community
Over the past few months, we have been getting calls and emails from landlords half-jokingly getting upset with us for divulging little known market “secrets” in our email communications to you and sharing guidance on how to get a favorable and equitable deal in this down market.
When we built Vicus Partners in 2007, we knew we wanted to represent tenants only and never landlords. Unlike many of our competitors, we focus only on you without the conflict of interest that comes with representing Landlords. We felt then, as we do now, that tenants too often are in danger of getting the short end of the stick. COVID-19 has only highlighted the alarming inequality that puts many of New York’s small and medium-sized businesses in jeopardy. Today, more than ever, New York City tenants deserve a strong and unwavering advocate.
We learned in 2020 that New York City is not perfect, but it’s gritty and resilient and full of people who come together for each other. And like any great city (although there is only one), New York City is only as great as the people who live here. As Bill Murray said, “My favorite thing about New York is the people because I think they’re misunderstood. I don’t think people realize how kind New York people are.”
This year New Yorkers yet again proved their kindness, their toughness, and their resiliency. In turn, we will continue to do our part in supporting our fellow New Yorkers by being an unwavering advocate for the city we love and all the tenants who deserve to be a part of it. Because as Jerry Seinfeld most recently said, “We’re going to keep going with New York City if that’s all right with you. And it will sure as hell be back. Because of all the real, tough New Yorkers who loved it and understood it stayed and rebuilt it.”
We’re here to stay — and to help New York’s tenants do the same. From all of us at Vicus Partners, we wish you a happy and healthy 2021 (finally)!