Landlords want to have a protective lease form, but tenants hate a 70+ page “killer” lease. A shorter lease can help a landlord quickly sign tenants, just make sure it covers key points. Here are some to think about.
Tenants seek co-tenancy rights while landlords are reluctant to grant them. Tenants often rely on a certain tenant mix of national or regional tenants to be a draw for customers to visit the shopping center. But what happens…more
To provide their clients with more accessibility and convenience, dentists, optometrists, veterinarians and other professionals are gravitating to space in retail settings. Retail landlords typically have only one lease form…more
The District of Columbia has a special program to lease surplus buildings to Charter Schools. Read Roberta Colton's article to find out the details. and best practices…more
Restaurant leasing involves a host of issues not found in any other transaction. Landlord lease forms typically control all aspects of a tenant's operations, while tenants often want complete freedom to change their business to…more
Corporate Counsel can efficiently and cost-effectively delegate their commercial real estate transactions to outside counsel. This article touches on key-points of the corporate leasing process and the dynamics that corporate…more
Even in seemingly straight forward transactions, there are several key points a tenant or company should consider when renewing or extending its lease, and a few "best practices" it should adopt…more
Startups, small tenants and non-profits can successfully negotiate several key leasing issues that materially improves the terms of their office space leases. By Peter Pokorny, Real Estate Counselors, PLLC…more
Non-Profit entities have unique issues that should be considered when leasing office space…more
Non-profits, foundations and other tenants may find themselves leasing more space than they need. Buy-outs, termination agreements, assignments, subleases and constructive eviction may be potential solutions to dealing with…more
These days, subleasing is a common way for downsizing businesses to deal with excess space. A sublease relationship involves potential risks for both parties, however. The subleasing tenant (sublandlord) may be put in default…more
Medical Office Leasing involves many issues not found in traditional office leasing, or which involve different considerations, including those relating to premises construction, day-to-day operations, changing the nature of the…more
This article explores key issues in leasing office and warehouse space that Defense Contractors and Government Contractors face including SCIFs, security systems, access, subcontractor workspace, assignments, subletting and…more
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