Tag: Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate: Tensions in Due Diligence

By Gary M. Markoff on September 5, 2017
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Whenever a buyer wants to acquire real estate, due diligence can make or break the deal.  For obvious reasons a... Read More »

Disability Access and Lease Negotiations in California: What Commercial Landlords Need to Know

By Thomas P. Gorman on March 16, 2017
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Recent amendments to an existing California statute regarding disability access for commercial property create requirements, of which landlords, tenants, and... Read More »

Landlord Tips for Co-Tenancy Requirements

By on September 7, 2016
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When it comes to opening and co-tenancy requirements, some leases require that a specific anchor tenant be open and operating before... Read More »

New Opportunities for Credit Union Ownership of Real Estate

By Steven D. Eimert on May 24, 2016
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Proposed changes to NCUA’s rule on federal credit union (FCU) ownership of real estate and to the Massachusetts credit union... Read More »

When a Signed Lease is Not Enough – Commercial Tenants in Massachusetts

By Matthew S. Cote on May 17, 2016
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Renting retail space in a shopping center? An office in downtown Boston? A parcel of land for development in the... Read More »

Percentage Rent: How it’s Calculated

By Gary D. Buchman on April 8, 2016
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Percentage Rent is intended to reward the Landlord for creating a successful retail environment wherein the Tenant exceeded a sales benchmark... Read More »

A Major Danger To Commercial Property Owners (And Their Lenders) — The Protective Safeguard Endorsement To Property Insurance Policies

By Edward M. Bloom on March 24, 2016
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Almost all property owners’ insurance policies contain various endorsements covering such matters as rent insurance, business interruption, service interruption, liquor... Read More »

Sharing Can Be Hard: The Risks of Distributed Work Space

By John J. Slater III on September 9, 2015
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When mother encouraged you to be nice and share with others she likely did not have office space in mind. ... Read More »

Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowances

By on April 6, 2015
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Tenant Allowances are cash contributions made by a landlord to a tenant to prepare the premises for business. Landlords offer... Read More »

Rooftop Leasing – Landlords, Look Before You Leap!

By Ronald W. Ruth and Paula G. Curry on March 30, 2015
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This month’s edition of Shopping Centers Today, the magazine of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., features an article... Read More »