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Beware the Continuous Operation Leasing Clause

Leasing requires more than just a good eye for location. Your professional duties require you to provide competent services. This means you must understand the legal implications of standard...

The Mistake: Tenants Need to Know About Estoppel Certificates

We all hear about the big commercial deal where millions or even billions exchanged hands. But what we don’t hear about is an unusual document that can make or break that deal. Yet, few agents not o...

Avoiding lawsuits in lease deals

Lawyers are great assets for any real estate agent or realty team. They’ll help you craft a legally acceptable arrangement, but they have their limits. They won’t help you create a good busines...

Exclusive use clauses: A classic real estate newbie mistake

It felt like I had a gun to my head. Either lease up one of the most unpopular rundown buildings in Alberta or go bust. We made a classic real estate “newbie” mistake. We bought a building base...

The dangers of the insurance clause

The most hated of lease clauses – the insurance clause – is not only frequently ignored, but is also poorly understood by almost everyone in the real estate industry. And that includes real estate...

Think like a lawyer, act like a leasing guru

Introduction You’re a professional. You’ve been trained to understand what your client needs. And you know how to find the best real estate. You and your client are excited, you sign the offers...

Envy Isn’t Illegal: How You Should Use It

The new law of evolution in corporate America seems to be survival of the unfittest. Well, in my book you either do it right or you get eliminated. In the last seven deals that I've been invol...

How to Identify Harmful Clauses and Avoid Litigation

Record high numbers of people are quitting their jobs to start their own businesses. This rise in entrepreneurial pursuits is creating an opportunity for tenant-only commercial real estate leasing a...

Why You Have to Care About Exclusive Use Clauses

It felt like I had a gun to my head: either lease up one of the most unpopular rundown buildings in Alberta or go bust. We made a classic “newbie” mistake. We bought a building based ...

Why You Have to Care About Insurance Clauses

The most hated of lease clauses - the Insurance Clause - is not only frequently ignored, but also poorly understood by almost everyone in the real estate industry. And that includes real estate lawyer...

The Biggest Mistake Landlords, Tenants, and Leasing Agents Make

I’ve had the opportunity to meet with numerous agents and lawyers who specialize in commercial leasing and they’ve all say the same thing: it’s a tedious, difficult and boring job to read a full...
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