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Commercial Ownership, Leasing, and Management

We assist clients with property management, leasing, servicing, and outsourcing matters, and handle enterprise-wide leasing programs for our clients.

CAPABILITIES

Commercial Leasing

Our lawyers bring to bear extensive experience in all types of leasing, subleasing, and brokerage transactions for both landlords and tenants in office, retail, industrial, and other commercial spaces. Our clients include industry leaders and Fortune 100 companies, as well as regional and local companies. We handle large, complex leasing transactions key to the corporate strategies of our clients. We are experienced in specialized issues in office, retail, medical, manufacturing, technology, and hotel and hospitality leasing. Our global leasing practice offers a seamless blend of United States and international coverage and local counsel relationships. We are well-positioned to provide clients with continuity and ease of service in their leasing matters with global reach and bottom-line value. We have experience advising companies in asset sales, property mergers, and acquisitions where the successful transfer of leasehold interests, often in multiple locations, is critical.

Green Leasing

Green leases provide a valuable tool in achieving corporate sustainability goals. We have practitioners worldwide who have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council. Our sustainable development group is equipped to advise and respond to green building and LEED issues, as well as advising clients on incorporating sustainability concepts into their business plans and daily practices.

Real Estate Disputes and Litigation

We represent landlords and tenants in connection with disputes and related litigation, ranging from the applicability of exclusivity clauses and other restrictive covenants to economic defaults, as well as actions for ejectment, forfeiture and repossession, security of tenure issues, contested rent reviews, and service charge disputes.

Management

We advise investors, owners, and managers concerning operational and management issues. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing master developers, investors, and operators in resort and hotel agreements for major international hotel management groups, including off-shore and on-shore hotel management agreements, asset management agreements, franchise agreements, resort club documents, rules and regulations, rental management agreements, amenity treaties, technical service agreements, licensing agreements, concession agreements, residential branding agreements, and property management agreements.

PropTech

The PropTech industry is transforming real estate at all levels, from construction to operations. Technology in buildings is helping drive better design and construction, transactions processes, and building management, and AI is being used to enhance the experience of users of all types of real estate. We have a sophisticated technology transactions practice to address these innovations. As warehouses, fulfillment centers, and other commercial properties become ever smarter and more automated, our lawyers work on the contracts governing the data captured by these facilities. The contracts are needed to address issues concerning data privacy and ownership, procurement, and licensing for the sophisticated systems that are key in making these facilities operate efficiently. In addition, PropTech growth fuels an increasing demand for the acquisition and development of data centers. Our real estate and technology lawyers collaborate to help bring sophisticated technology solutions to many real estate sectors.

Real Estate Outsourcing

We represent providers of real estate outsourcing services as well as companies that contract for those services in the context of both complex and routine outsourcing arrangements. We have negotiated many outsourcing contracts of varying breadth and complexity, including numerous agreements with Fortune 100 companies. These agreements have included outsourcing relationships covering multiple facets of real estate including facilities management, development, project management, transactions, lease administration, procurement, real estate accounting, and strategic advisory roles. They also include numerous types of properties including office, healthcare, retail, "mission critical" facilities, educational, industrial, petroleum, and others.

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