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Tag: Commercial Real Estate

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Commercial Real Estate: Tensions in Due Diligence

09/05/2017   |   BY Gary M. Markoff

Whenever a buyer wants to acquire real estate, due diligence can make or break the deal.  For obvious reasons a... Read More »

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

03/16/2017   |   BY Thomas P. Gorman

Recent amendments to an existing California statute regarding disability access for commercial property create requirements, of which landlords, tenants, and... Read More »

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New Opportunities for Credit Union Ownership of Real Estate

05/24/2016   |   BY Steven D. Eimert

Proposed changes to NCUA’s rule on federal credit union (FCU) ownership of real estate and to the Massachusetts credit union... Read More »

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

05/17/2016   |   BY

Renting retail space in a shopping center? An office in downtown Boston? A parcel of land for development in the... Read More »

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Percentage Rent: How it’s Calculated

04/08/2016   |   BY Gary D. Buchman

Percentage Rent is intended to reward the Landlord for creating a successful retail environment wherein the Tenant exceeded a sales benchmark... Read More »

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

03/24/2016   |   BY

Almost all property owners’ insurance policies contain various endorsements covering such matters as rent insurance, business interruption, service interruption, liquor... Read More »

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Sharing Can Be Hard: The Risks of Distributed Work Space

09/09/2015   |   BY John J. Slater III

When mother encouraged you to be nice and share with others she likely did not have office space in mind. ... Read More »

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Show Me the Money! Negotiating Tenant Allowances

04/06/2015   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Tenant Allowances are cash contributions made by a landlord to a tenant to prepare the premises for business. Landlords offer... Read More »

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Rooftop Leasing – Landlords, Look Before You Leap!

03/30/2015   |   BY Ronald W. Ruth and Paula G. Curry

This month’s edition of Shopping Centers Today, the magazine of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc., features an article... Read More »

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Preexisting, Nonconforming Uses and Structures: A Recent Appeals Court Clarification

10/22/2014   |   BY Thomas P. Gorman

Revisions to local zoning ordinances look prospectively. Thus, when a zoning ordinance is enacted prohibiting a specific use in any particular... Read More »

SJC Decision Permits Solicitation of Nominating Signatures at Supermarket Entrance

10/14/2014   |   BY Joshua M. Alper

Owners and operators of supermarkets and other commercial property in Massachusetts should be aware that on October 10th, the Supreme... Read More »

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Recent Changes to the Law of Private Construction Contracts – Your Government is Here to Help You Again

10/03/2014   |   BY Peter Friedenberg

As part of the end-of-session rush at the General Court this summer, significant changes were made to Massachusetts law governing... Read More »