Real Estate Counselors, PLLC

1325 G Street NW, #500
Washington, DC 20005, United States
Phone: (202) 577-3352
Fax: (202) 521-3971
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Real Estate
Number of Attorneys
2-10 Attorneys

On the Surface, Everything Looks Good. But what dangers lurk below?

Routine Investigations – Whether they are a long-term tenant, buyer, developer or lender, prudent parties dealing with real estate conduct thorough due diligence of the property at issue, including obtaining a Phase I…more
 /  Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Focus on Leasing: Existing Equipment Issues

SOMETIMES IT MAKES SENSE TO LOOK EVEN A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH. Existing Furnishings – Sometimes in commercial leasing, landlords will offer to lease a premises with existing equipment left by a prior tenant. It might be…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

You have an Environmental Insurance Policy. Do you know what the fine print says?

THINK YOU CAN MAKE A CLAIM ON YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL INSURANCE POLICY? You better read the fine print first. *Due Diligence – The mantra is often repeated - take initiative, be proactive. For a variety of reasons a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial

Small Business Focus: Employees and Independent Contractors

WHEN A PERSON OR BUSINESS NEEDS SOMEONE TO PERFORM SERVICES, that relationship may be structured in different ways. In some cases it may make sense for the person or business to hire someone as an employee, while other times…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

Focus on Leasing: Commencement Date Issues

WHEN DOES A LEASE START AND WHEN DO THE TENANT’S OBLIGATIONS BEGIN? Answers to such questions may not be that simple. Contractual Obligations – Absent express language to the contrary, each party’s obligations under a lease…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Commercial Leasing Issues: Understanding Net versus Gross Leases

The question may arise as to which party pays for the operating costs in a commercial lease. Generally speaking, “Net” leases are those leases in which the operating costs are not included in the base rent and “Gross” leases are…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Planning for the Unexpected: Casualty issues in Commercial Properties

PROPER BUSINESS PLANNING includes planning for unlikely but significant events such as a casualty that impacts commercial property. In part 1 of a 2 part article, we will focus on some key issues that tenants need to consider…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

AIA Construction Contract Issues: An Owner’s Perspective

MANY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS ARE DOCUMENTED USING AIA FORMS. These forms focus on issues concerning the architect and contractor. It is in the owner’s interest to protect itself by negotiating the key provisions in the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Market Focus - Office Leasing: DC Office Landlords provide Greater Lease Concessions

MARKET CONDITIONS IN THE DC METRO AREA continue to favor tenants. Vacancy rates continue to rise due to more Class A office space coming online and decreased demand by the federal government for leased space as a result of…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Managing Construction Risks: Strategies to avoid the Unexpected

Construction of Tenant Improvements and Alterations carry an inherent risk. There are several key issues a tenant may want to consider, including the following: - Permitting –Leases typically put two (2) construction…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Commercial

Acquisitions & Sales: Some Key Issues for Sellers

When negotiating a commercial purchase agreement there are several key issues a seller may want to consider, including the following: - Due Diligence – Buyers often want a study period to examine the property, but before…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Lending Focus: Insurance Proceeds & Casualty Events

Rebuilding After a Casualty. Recent events such as Hurricane Sandy confirm that commercial properties can incur substantial damage and that insurance claims will follow. When the property is encumbered by a mortgage,…more
 /  Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial

Business Focus: Key Issues in Joint Ventures

Introduction. A joint venture (JV) typically consists of an association of two or more people and/or entities with a view to sharing the profit or loss of a business venture in accordance with the JV agreement. Joint ventures…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Why Tenants should require an SNDA or risk some disturbing results.

Introduction. We all know that lease forms are heavily weighted in favor of landlords. Through negotiation, experienced real estate lawyers attempt to lessen the impact on the tenant of some of the more onerous provisions and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Tenant Leases: Save Time & Money In The Leasing Process

For both Office and Retail Leases, here are some key ways Tenants can save time and money in their lease negotiations: - Right Team: Involve an experienced real estate broker early on in the process. Brokers let you…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial
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