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Tag: Retail

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The Evolution of the Health Club as a Tenant in Retail and Mixed-Use Developments; Pros and Cons

10/17/2018   |   BY Gary D. Buchman

A health club used to be an unwelcome tenant in any retail shopping center.  The traditional thinking was that health... Read More »

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Retailers Can Improve Leasing Efficiency with Document Automation

05/23/2018   |   BY John J. Slater III

Corporate legal departments in the retail industry are under constant pressure to cut costs, and they often pass those pressures... Read More »

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Why a Leasehold Mortgage?

10/25/2016   |   BY Gary M. Markoff

Developer wants to buy a prime parcel for shopping center construction. He approaches the landowner with a written offer to... Read More »

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Landlord Tips for Co-Tenancy Requirements

09/07/2016   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

When it comes to opening and co-tenancy requirements, some leases require that a specific anchor tenant be open and operating before... 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 »

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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The Effect of Online Shopping on Retail Leases and Percentage Rent

04/30/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

“Percentage Rent” is a familiar concept to retailers and landlords and has long formed a significant aspect of the business... Read More »

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

04/10/2014   |   BY Gary D. Buchman

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

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Retail Shopping: Virtual or Reality?

02/26/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

In the 1998 movie, “You’ve Got Mail,” the charming children’s bookshop owned by Meg Ryan’s character is threatened by the... Read More »

Must a Retail Business Allow an Individual to use its Property to Solicit Signatures for Elective Office?

11/11/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

In 2012, Steven Glovsky needed 1,000 signatures in order to be placed on the ballot for a seat on the... Read More »

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Key Ingredients in Restaurant Leases

09/16/2013   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

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

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Amazon being pressed to collect sales tax in Massachusetts

11/21/2012   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

The Boston Globe reported on November 21, 2012 that the Patrick administration is pushing for to collect sales tax... Read More »