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Ohio Supreme Court Reverses Key Decision on Noncompete Agreements

by Kevin Hoskins on

In 2011, I wrote an article about an important decision out of the Ohio First District Court of Appeals concerning the enforceability of a noncompete agreement following a corporate merger or acquisition. In Acordia of Ohio...more

Mississippi CON Report -- May 1, 2012

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP's Mississippi CON Report dated May 1, 2012 and including activities by and filings with the Mississippi State Department of Health's Office of Health Planning and Policy is provided for the...more

Tennessee Health Care CON Update -- April 5, 2012

The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (“HSDA”) is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the Certificate of Need Program. A Certificate of Need (“CON”) is a permit for the...more

Taking the Bird’s Eye View to Handling Your Commercial Assets

by John Culbertson on

One of the biggest mistakes that a company could ever make is to view its commercial assets as individual holdings. The fact is, each piece of property represents a jigsaw piece of a much larger puzzle. And far too often,...more

Some Thoughts on Taking the DIY Approach to Selling Your Industrial Space

by John Culbertson on

Selling industrial space can be the equivalent of navigating a minefield, with the notable exception that regardless of how poorly things go, the most you’ll only ever lose is an arm and a leg—figuratively speaking, of...more

Selling Industrial Space: A Green Approach to Sales Prep

by John Culbertson on

In recent years, the importance of using green building techniques and materials has expanded to include commercial assets and industrial space. When selling industrial space, the greener that space is, the better for...more

Industrial Property for Sale– Sure, But is the Price Right?

by John Culbertson on

When you’ve got an industrial property for sale, one of the most important factors is determining a sale price for that property. If the asking price is too high, the property will gather cobwebs before it is sold. If it’s...more

Watch This Space: Preparing an Office for Lease

by John Culbertson on

An office building or even a single unit of office space can be a valuable investment for a commercial property owner. In order to get the best return on that investment, your property needs to be leased to paying...more

The 2 Most Important Words to Know for Selling Your Troubled Assets

by John Culbertson on

There are two critically important words that could make all the difference in the world when it comes to selling a distressed property fast. Whether you choose to work with a real estate consultant or decide to take your...more

The Benefits of Paying More– Negotiating Flexibility in Your Lease

by John Culbertson on

Despite the fact that it seems to make sense to try to get the cheapest rate possible when leasing offices or industrial space, lease negotiations shouldn’t always be about “the bottom line.” There are actually many...more

Relationships as Assets: Building a Winning Relationship with your Real Estate Agent

by John Culbertson on

When selling property, there are many factors to consider. However, one of the most important factors is often one of the most frequently overlooked: your relationship with your real estate agent. A great relationship with...more

Putting Your Best Square Foot Forward: Tips to Rent Industrial Space

by John Culbertson on

An industrial space presents a unique opportunity for you as the business property owner. Warehouses are quite versatile and the options for their use are nearly limitless. With the right mix of creativity, ingenuity, and...more

Industrial Property Development: What a Commercial Realtor Can Do For You

by John Culbertson on

Whether you’re looking to invest in industrial property or already have property you’re looking to sell, a relationship with a commercial realtor can reap great rewards for your foray into industrial property...more

If You Got it, Flex it– How to Ensure Leverage for Lease Renegotiations

by John Culbertson on

Sometimes, negotiating office leases are only as successful as you allow them to be. The fact of the matter is, whether you operate with or without the assistance of commercial real estate agents, you as an existing tenant...more

Follow the Leader– The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Property Management Needs

by John Culbertson on

The fact that some of the most high profile and highly efficient companies in the world outsource their office property management needs should tell you something. And while your company may not be a power player yet,...more

The Top 5 Reasons to Sublease Office Space

by John Culbertson on

The commercial sublease is quite often the answer for businesses just getting their start, but it’s also a viable option for commercial tenants who have extra room to spare and who want to fill that empty space with parties...more

The Top 5 Reasons Not to Sublease Office Space

by John Culbertson on

The office sublease isn’t for everyone. Although subleasing office space is popular among companies with limited options, some of the drawbacks may give you cause to reconsider whether or not you’d be better off leasing...more

The Dos and Don’ts of Expediting a Commercial Real Estate Sale

by John Culbertson on

Real estate foreclosure is a frightening prospect that has the potential of sending reasonably levelheaded people racing for solutions. The trouble is, most of the solutions are based in a fear that’s bordering on panic....more

The Art of Communication and Preparation: Do’s and Don’ts in Lease Negotiations

by John Culbertson on

Lease and property negotiations are a fact of life in commercial real estate. These negotiations can seem tricky and intimidating, but they don’t have to be that way. You can communicate confidently and effectively during...more

Taking Your Pick– What to Expect from a Commercial Realtor

by John Culbertson on

Most of us, regardless of our level of occupational experience, have at one point in our lives sold something on our own – whether that was a car, a home, or even a personal record collection. But this doesn’t make you an...more

Selling Up: The Resell Benefits of Green Improvements

by John Culbertson on

Ask any commercial real estate agent, and they’ll tell you. Environmentally friendly properties sell for an awful lot more than traditional properties. It makes perfect sense. Whether a building was constructed from the...more

Negotiating Industrial Leases: What Should You Ask?

by John Culbertson on

No matter if you’re a lessor or lessee, there are several important aspects to bear in mind when negotiating industrial leases. Consider these questions before entering negotiations:...more

Getting Your Ducks in a Row: Tips on Buying Land for Industrial Development

by John Culbertson on

Industrial land development is among the most profitable real estate opportunities that anyone with the means and the desire to do so can participate in. You don’t have to be a math wizard to understand the inherent value...more

The Benefits of Working with a Commercial Real Estate Agent, Part 1

by John Culbertson on

We live in a DIY society. Although you’ll still find people who are more than willing to hire a professional service to cut the grass or pay the techs down at the local JiffyLube to perform a routine oil change, there are...more

A Few Things to Remember when Leasing Industrial Space

by John Culbertson on

Leasing a warehouse is a far cry from leasing office space. Put simply, there are many more things to bear in mind when you lease industrial space that you wouldn’t normally have to concern yourself with when signing a...more

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