August 29, 2019
Just when retailers thought the challenge of the Great Recession was finally behind them, another challenge - lurking for years – is rising fast: Amazon.
Hundreds of articles have been published with advice on how “brick and mortar” retailers can differentiate their ph...
September 19, 2018
June 6, 2018
During a lease negotiation, the retail tenant likely will spend the majority of its energy focusing on the business terms in the lease - such as rent, term, TI allowance, security deposit.
The tenant also should spend some time thinking about its operation in the premis...
April 3, 2018
A radius restriction is a restriction put in place by a landlord when it charges percentage rent. The radius restriction prevents a tenant from opening another store within a certain radius of the leased premises.
The purpose is to prevent tenant from open...
October 23, 2017
The permitted use provision in a lease will state the specific things for which tenant can use the premises.
An office landlord likely will limit the permitted use to office uses. A retail landlord will try to limit the permitted use section to only those uses that re...
October 18, 2017
The length of the lease term is a business decision that needs to be negotiated with the landlord, reviewed with the broker, and analyzed internally.
It should be a length that makes sense with respect to the tenant’s business and growth plan. It also should be a leng...
October 15, 2017
In leases, the rented space is measured on a square foot basis, and the rent is calculated on dollar-per-square-foot basis. This much is known and is pretty obvious to most people.
Drilling down a bit, leases become more complicated when the question is asked: ‘how is...
August 29, 2017
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May 6, 2019
Leasing 101: Exclusive Uses
February 21, 2018
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December 6, 2018
Leasing 101: The Miscellaneous (but still important) Provisions
Leasing 101: The Truth about Holding Over
Leasing 101: Security Deposits
November 14, 2018
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