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FIVE CRUCIAL COMMERCIAL LEASE ISSUES, PART 1

Sam Johnson’s unique combination of big cats and craft brewery ale had grown considerably from its debut out in the hinterlands of the Antelope Valley. Now, Sam wanted something better located at a good price. After six frustrating months, Sam finally found a real...

BEWARE OF OVERHEAD CAM’S

Taking up from my last column, I’m talking with Jim, the owner of the traffic school, “Fun While Drinking and Driving,” about the lease he’s thinking of signing for his new location. We’ve already discussed 1) renewal periods – were there any, and at what rate; 2)...

BEFORE YOU SIGN THAT LEASE…

You might remember my last column: Jim, owner of the traffic school, Fun While Drinking and Driving, had come to see me about the lease for his new space. He was skeptical about the need to pay an attorney to review the document. So, I challenged him with eight issues...

OTHER QUESTIONS TENANTS SHOULD ASK

Jim came in to see me the other day. He was really excited. He was about to open his own comedy driving traffic school. He was going to name it “Fun While Drinking and Driving.” He even selected a location for the classes. He met with the landlord and agreed on a...

WHEN ONE A DAY ISN’T ENOUGH

Product-labeling plays a key role in how we make our buying choices. Some are merely catchy or present such a compelling culture that you are drawn in.  Slogans like Nike’s “Just Do It” or KFC’s “Finger Lickin’ Good” or Lays Potato Chips, “Betcha Can’t Eat Just One”...