As we start work in 2019 in earnest, the commercial leasing market remains very active. We find ourselves representing a number of commercial landlords and tenants in connection with long-term commercial leases. One area in which we are adding great value is in the examination of “boilerplate language” within a proposed agreement that actually needs customization to protect our clients’ interests.
Great Commercial Lease Agreements Contain No Boilerplate
Most recently we represented a well-established auto body shop that sold its business to a national auto body and collision repair chain. As part of that transaction, the new owners leased the building that our client, the seller, owned to become the client’s tenant. Continue reading
“I have referred matters to Mark for several years because he is one of the finest real estate attorneys around. I have no hesitation in recommending him for anyone’s real estate matters, whether it be individuals or other attorneys. He’s a professional.”
2017 Testimonial from a fellow Bay Area Attorney
Commercial vs Residential Use, Property Damage Liability and Lawful Detainers
We defended the owner of a commercial property (a lender that had foreclosed and credit bid at the foreclosure sale) in a civil action by the former tenant of the property that had been evicted in an unlawful detainer action we prosecuted for the owner/lender. Continue reading
Signed With National Franchisor As Tenant
We recently completed the successful negotiation and drafting of a commercial lease extension on behalf of our client, the Landlord and owner of commercial property in Hayward, California (East Bay). The Tenant is a large, national automotive repair franchisor.
Hayward Landlord Tenant
The Tenant had allowed its option to renew to expire, allowing us to negotiate and draft lease modification language to provide for an increase in rents to market with annual CPI increases and 3% minimum annual increases. Market conditions also allowed us to eliminate a right of first refusal that the Tenant previous enjoyed, thereby increasing the marketability of the property for a potential sale by the Landlord.
Commercial Lease Contracts
We are seeing a significant increase in activity in the commercial real estate leasing market while representing landlords, tenants, brokers and property managers. Our clients are advising us the rents are increasing and inventory is low, making it a landlord’s market as the San Francisco Bay Area economy continues to improve.
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