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The Basics of Commercial Real Estate Transactions: Important Contract Contingencies

Posted In Commercial Real Estate, Purchase Contract

Prior posts have discussed initial considerations in the purchase of commercial real estate and conducting due diligence prior to closing the deal. Today’s focus will now turn to contingencies often found in commercial real estate contracts. More >

The Basics of Commercial Real Estate Transactions: Due Diligence

Posted In Commercial Real Estate, Purchase Contract

The most enduring maxim of any transaction is “caveat emptor,” therefore a key element of any commercial real estate transaction is due diligence on the part of the purchaser. A thorough investigation into the fundamentals of the property, the seller, the financing and the deal itself is the most crucial form of protection a purchaser has. Such an investigation exists to prevent surprises that might arise post-transaction. This post will briefly cover some essential elements of due diligence in the commercial real estate transaction. More >

The Consequences of Walking Away: Breach of Contract in Commercial Real Estate

Posted In Breach, Commercial Real Estate, Purchase Contract, Real Estate Law

The temptation happens often: the deal is done, the ink is dry, the contract is finalized…then someone gets cold feet. Buyers don’t want to buy, sellers don’t want to sell, money gets tight, titles can’t be delivered, etc. What makes breach of commercial real estate contracts unique as opposed to most non-real estate contracts is that every single property is unique. No two properties can share the same physical location, but most also won’t share the same size, improvements, buildings, access, resources...the list is endless. It’s not as though the buyer can just buy the same property from another seller, and the seller who loses a buyer also loses expected capital. When one party breaches its duties in a commercial real estate contract, it’s important for the non-breaching party to understand what remedies are available. We’ll explore the most common remedies and what provisions should be in commercial real estate contracts to mitigate the effects of breach. More >

Commercial Real Estate Sales: Initial Considerations in the Purchase of Commercial Real Estate

Posted In Commercial Lease, Commercial Real Estate, Purchase Contract

The decision to purchase, lease, or sell commercial real estate is fraught with multiple challenges for both buyers and sellers. This series of posts will provide a basic understanding of the various aspects of transactions involving commercial real estate. This post will focus on initial considerations for buyers in purchasing commercial real estate. More >

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