Industry Overview

The real estate industry has witnessed significant transformation in both its daily business practices and financial underpinnings. Rapidly evolving consumer requirements and the arrival of “big data” to the sector are driving innovation in areas like home construction, retail development, and urban/suburban migration. Telecommuting and co-working are transforming workplaces, with implications that impact properties from languishing industrial spaces to technology-filled smart cities, introducing new legal hurdles to navigate and opportunities to explore.

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Our ability to help our clients, local and national developers, landlords, retailers, portfolio managers, municipalities, and construction firms, maintain full control over their real estate dealings, during any economic cycle, has been demonstrated for more than 100 years. We offer proven legal counsel and strategic advice across all real estate transactions, development, permitting, leasing, and financing. We understand how to position our clients for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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Six Operational Concerns When Splitting Up a Shopping Center

December 4, 2019

There are a wide array of reasons why shopping center owners may want to split up their shopping centers, from reducing ownership exposure in local markets, to adding value by creating new parcels for development, to increasing marketability by accessing d…

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Co-Tenancy: Drafting Considerations for Developers and Landlords in the Changing Retail Landscape

December 4, 2019

A co-tenancy provision in a retail lease is a powerful tool for tenants that can have long lasting effects and unexpected consequences for landlords and developers.  This provision conditions a tenant’s obligation to remain open and operating based on o…

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Navigating Zoning Hurdles for Alternative Uses

December 4, 2019

Every month, it seems that another Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) has approved a new alternative use business in a location that previously housed typical retail or industrial establishments: an axe-throwing business in a former warehouse, an interac…

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