Require Tenants to Promptly Sign Lease Amendments Demanded by Lenders

June 25, 2024    

Don’t let a tenant’s foot-dragging cost you a loan.



Make 15 Lease Revisions When Tenant Is a Legal Marijuana Business

May 28, 2024    

Both cultivators and retailers pose unique challenges.



Ask 10 Questions Before Leasing to a “Legal” Marijuana Business

April 29, 2024    

Your due diligence must account for special legal risks.



At least some form of marijuana is now legal in all but six states. In addition to a wildly popular product, marijuana ventures have lots of capital and a pressing need for commercial space, especially...

NY Court Ruling Throws Wrench into Use of “Good Guy Guarantee”

March 29, 2024    

Ramifications could extend beyond New York.



Don't Let Tenant Estoppel Certificate Delay Jeopardize Your Sale or Loan

February 27, 2024    

Here’s how to motivate tenants to sign estoppel certificates promptly.



Set "Reasonable" Time, Place, Manner Rules for Free Speech Activities at Center

January 30, 2024    

Balance your need to maintain order with the rights of political groups.



This November’s presidential election may be the most volatile in recent memory. In the months ahead, political groups and protestors may demand access to the common areas of your...

How to Give Small Tenants “Key Player” Disability or Death Termination Rights

December 27, 2023    

Include 10 terms in your termination option clause.



Extraordinary individuals are the driving force behind many startups and small businesses. But leasing to tenants that depend so heavily on such individuals is risky. The business could suddenly come to a...

Let Tenants Who Can’t Get Bank Loans Terminate Lease

November 28, 2023    

But set clear limits.




Prospective tenants who aren’t fully financed might be reluctant to sign a lease unless and until they know they’ll be able to secure an operating loan. If they can’t get the loan they need, they’ll...

Set 13 Limits on Shopping Center Pylon Sign Rights

October 24, 2023    

Letting tenants post their own pylon signs may put your center’s liability and reputation at risk.



How to Negotiate and Create an Effective Tenant Relocation Clause

September 27, 2023    

We’ll give you seven key terms to put into your relocation clause.


Minimize Tenant Interference with Shopping Center Redevelopment

August 29, 2023    

Don’t wait for a project to begin to address the issue. Put key redevelopment rights in the lease.


Get Right to End Lease or Raise Rent If Percentage Rent Falls Below Expectations

July 27, 2023    

Landlords who rely on tenants' inflated sales projections are apt to get burned.