November 2018

Exclusive Use Provision in Shopping Center Leases

Retail shopping center leases often include an exclusive use provision, which prohibits a landlord from renting space in a given shopping center to another tenant that engages in the same type of business as the tenant’s primary use (e.g., a grocery stor…

How Blockchain Technology Could Transform Commercial Real Estate: Land Records

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. Blockchain technology has potentially limitless applications outside of Bitcoin. It could modernize the way we do business. It offers a more secure and transparent system of recording …

A Developer’s Guide to Mixed-use Developments

If one leafs through any real estate trade journal or visits local retailers, it becomes apparent that traditional retail is changing. Developers and retailers share the desire to create projects that attract people on many levels – to relax in interesti…

Qualified Opportunity Zones: Insights from the Government’s New Guidance

Hinckley Allen published A Practical Guide to the Qualified Opportunity Zone Program, which details a promising new program contained in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that provides significant tax incentives for real estate investors in Qualified Opportun…

October 2018

Next deadline for the fate of Sears in Concord is coming fast

Jennifer V. Doran provides her insight to the Concord Monitor regarding the retailer's fate in Concord after its bankruptcy filing. How long can the Sears in the Steeplegate Mall delay their decision?

Concord Sears to remain open despite bankruptcy filing

John H. Sokul, Jr. discusses the retailer's latest developments, and its implications with the Concord Monitor. Read more here.