Tag: Leasing

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 »

What You Need To Know: Boston and Cambridge Energy Use Disclosure Ordinances

By Jennifer L. Ioli on January 5, 2015
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On July 28, 2014, Cambridge, Massachusetts enacted an energy use disclosure ordinance, joining Boston and several other cities. The Cambridge... Read More »

The Effect of Online Shopping on Retail Leases and Percentage Rent

By Sherin and Lodgen on April 30, 2014
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“Percentage Rent” is a familiar concept to retailers and landlords and has long formed a significant aspect of the business... Read More »

Five Key Issues for the Parties to a Sublease

By Edward M. Bloom on April 15, 2014

A sublease is a transfer of less than a tenant’s full interest in its lease because either it is a... Read More »

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (“HVAC”), Solar and Other “Green” Heating Alternatives in Retail Leasing

By Gary D. Buchman on April 10, 2014
sliver air vents on top of a building

A topic that arises in virtually every retail lease, and yet is barely addressed in the letter of intent (LOI),... Read More »

Broker Awarded Fees Where Lease Was Not Signed

By Joshua M. Alper on March 3, 2014
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A judge of the Superior Court has recently awarded brokerage fees to a realtor despite that the landlord did not... Read More »

5 Lease Tips for Startups

By Sherin and Lodgen on February 3, 2014
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Generally when thinking of a lease arrangement between a landlord and tenant we have in mind a long term relationship. ... Read More »

Key Ingredients in Restaurant Leases

By on September 16, 2013
a restaurant with a sign that has the words "restaurant" in neon pink lights and people inside, also a big window to look into

Developers of life style centers want to offer their customers an enticing selection of restaurants to draw in customers and... Read More »

Unwary Landlord May Lose Right to Damages when Terminating Defaulting Tenant’s Lease

By Edward M. Bloom on May 6, 2013
lease agreement document with money and keys on a wood background

Commercial landlords should be aware of the April 30th SJC decision in 275 Washington Street Corp. v. Hudson River International,... Read More »

Letters of Credit versus Cash Security Deposits

By Gary D. Buchman on March 19, 2013
a open safe with stacks of money pouring out

Commercial Tenants often request that Landlords accept a Letter of Credit in lieu of a cash security deposit. This blog... Read More »