Category: commercial leases

Types of Business Leases: The Business Forum Show, February 13, 2014

On the February 13, 2014 edition of The Business Forum Show, Kevin Hunter and I discussed issues of commercial real estate leasing which are important for business owners.  You can listen to the discussion here. Many business owners choose to

Real Estate News – January 26, 2012

Foreclosures are getting faster at JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. The two big banks trimmed their foreclosure timelines by as much as 100 days in the third quarter of 2011, helping to work through major backlogs of foreclosed loans, according

Commercial Leasing: Collected Resources

Over the years I have written and spoken about an area of law which I am very familiar with: commercial leasing.  Commercial leasing, unlike residential leasing, is not governed by a set of statutory guidelines; rather, a commercial lease is

What’s a Ground Lease?

[NOTE:  this post originally appeared on The Vanilla Shell on November 20, 2010]Ground leases might be one of the most overlooked aspects of commercial real estate.  In a ground lease, a landowner leases the land to a party who then

Estoppel Certificates and Their Importance to Commercial Real Estate Transactions

[NOTE:  this post originally appeared on The Vanilla Shell on September 13, 2010]The old saying in real estate that it’s “location, location, location” is not necessarily the last word when it comes to commercial real estate transactions.  Whether it be

Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements and Commercial Leases: Why Are They Important?

[NOTE:  this post originally appeared on The Vanilla Shell on September 6, 2010]Read through any commercial lease and you’re likely to find a clause that reads something like this: Tenant agrees that this Lease shall subordinate to any present or

The Advisors, March 14, 2011: What Business Owners Need To Know About Commercial Leasing

Today on “The Advisors”, my partner Greg Miller joined me to discuss the very important topic of commercial leasing and, in particular, what business owners need to know before they lease space for their business.Greg and I discussed with the

A Summary of the Proposed FASB Rule Change for Lease Reporting

Last week, the Financial Accounting Standards Board – the organization responsible for promulgating the set of accounting standards known as the “Generally Accepted Accounting Practices”, or GAAP — and its Europe-based sister group, the International Accounting Standards Board, met jointly

Real Estate Radio Hour Legal Minutes – January 2011

As some readers of this blog know, for the past year, I have had the privilege of presenting the “Legal Minute” on the Real Estate Radio Hour  each Saturday at 10 am on WCCO Radio 830 AM.  The show, hosted by