39 – Litigator Discusses The Top 10 Lease Clauses To Avoid A Lawsuit

Hello, and welcome to Episode 39 of the Corporate Real Estate Podcast, brought to you by LeaseSmart.com. Your host is Craig Melby, the founder of LeaseSmart, whose objective is to find companies the best facilities and get them the best terms, making their business more profitable and less vulnerable to future, unpredictable circumstances.

Today Craig welcomes special guest Taylor Speer with Turner Padget Law. There are so many informative tips in our episode today.

Disclaimer: The content of this episode is not to serve has legal council or solicitation of legal services.

1. At 5 minutes and 40 seconds Taylor Speer gives a real-life example of a lease that he litigated over. The issue is found in the acceptance of a build out clause. This is an issue because you aren’t a tenant yet, you don’t have physical possession of the property. You aren’t in a position to have a conference and see if construction noise is an issue. He would not recommend agreeing to that term because it doesn’t create leverage for his client moving forward if there is an issue.

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20 – How to Spot Illegitimate CAM Charges Like a Pro

Hello, and welcome to Episode 020 of the Corporate Real Estate Podcast, brought to you by LeaseSmart.com. Your host is Craig Melby, the founder of LeaseSmart, whose objective is to find companies the best facilities and get them the best terms, making their business more profitable and less vulnerable to future, unpredictable circumstances.

The Corporate Real Estate Podcast strives to make businesses more profitable through wise site selection and lease negotiations. Joining in Episode 020 is co-host Natalie Pyles and today Craig blows the whistle on CAM charges that include insurance or other maintenance that only they should be liable for. You really need to have your experts or attorney look over the CAM Charges clause just to make sure. Thanks for listening! Continue reading “20 – How to Spot Illegitimate CAM Charges Like a Pro”

19 – Vital in Today’s World: How To Protect Your Business by Building In Flexible Lease Terms

Hi, and welcome to Episode 019 of the Corporate Real Estate Podcast, brought to you by LeaseSmart.com. Your host is Craig Melby, the founder of LeaseSmart, whose objective is to find companies the best facilities and get them the best terms, making their business more profitable and less vulnerable to future, unpredictable circumstances.

The Corporate Real Estate Podcast strives to make businesses more profitable through wise site selection and lease negotiations. In Episode 019, Craig is joined by co-host Natalie Pyles and today they discuss the ever-changing nature of today’s market. Craig cannot think of a single industry that isn’t primed for serious disruption and therefore, long-term leases just might not work anymore. Of course where occupancy is concerned, you don’t just have the landlords involved, but the lenders, too. So, there will have to be some give and take, but be sure to push for shorter terms and more flexibility in your next lease. Thanks for listening! Continue reading “19 – Vital in Today’s World: How To Protect Your Business by Building In Flexible Lease Terms”

18 – How To Reduce The Risk Of A Personal Guarantee

Hello, and welcome to Episode 018 of the Corporate Real Estate Podcast, brought to you by LeaseSmart.com. Your host is Craig Melby, the founder of LeaseSmart, whose objective is to find companies the best facilities and get them the best terms, making their business more profitable and less vulnerable to future, unpredictable circumstances.

The Corporate Real Estate Podcast strives to make businesses more profitable through wise site selection and lease negotiations. Joining in Episode 018 is co-host Natalie Pyles and today Craig talks about one aspect of your business lease and that is whether you offer a personally guarantee. If the landlord is contributing a lot to get your into the space then this might come up. Please get expert advise to guide you through this as your own financial liability is a serious consideration. Thanks for listening! Continue reading “18 – How To Reduce The Risk Of A Personal Guarantee”

16 – When a Landlord Says They Won’t Make Changes To Their “Standard” Lease

Hello, and welcome to Episode 016 of the Corporate Real Estate Podcast, brought to you by LeaseSmart.com. Your host is Craig Melby, the founder of LeaseSmart, whose objective is to find companies the best facilities and get them the best terms, making their business more profitable and less vulnerable to future, unpredictable circumstances.

The Corporate Real Estate Podcast strives to make businesses more profitable through wise site selection and lease negotiations. Joining in Episode 016 is co-host Natalie Pyles and today Craig discusses how to respond when a landlord says they won’t change their standard lease. Craig has experienced this many times and he can almost always add an addendum or make changes that will protect your interests. Thanks for listening! Continue reading “16 – When a Landlord Says They Won’t Make Changes To Their “Standard” Lease”