July 2019

The Unintended Consequences of Accommodating the Commercial Holdover Tenant

It is almost never a good idea for a landlord to treat a commercial holdover tenancy with anything less than the urgency it deserves. While there may be certain nuances that might exist from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, this need for exigency is uniform i…

Qualified Opportunity Zones: What We Know From New Regulations

Interest continues to increase in a promising new program contained in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provides significant tax incentives for investors in Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ).After releasing the first set of QOZ proposed regulations on…

Opportunities & Trends in Real Estate Private Equity

In a low interest rate environment and with plenty of undeployed capital, Private Equity firms continue aggressive investments in commercial real estate assets. The real estate market in which these firms invest is facing a variety of challenges and opport…

The Expanding Definition of Retail: Incorporating Alternative Uses in Retail Shopping Centers

As retail real estate continues to evolve, landlords are increasingly looking for tenants with alternative uses to fill vacant spaces in shopping centers. What once may have been a toy store, might now be outfitted as a fitness center. A storefront that on…

March 2019

Trends to Watch in Boston’s Commercial Real Estate Market in 2019

The commercial real estate landscape is showing signs of continuous change, particularly with some potentially major shifts in the ongoing trends we saw in 2018. The first quarter of 2019 has shown us that nothing is certain in this industry, and real esta…

Seven Essential Lease Provisions in Mixed-use Developments

Developers who gain control of a property (whether through an option agreement, purchase and sale agreement, or ground lease) and who intend to develop or significantly re-develop the property are often subject to a time-limited permitting period and/or du…