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Life is Like a Restaurant

Posted in Construction Related Issues, Leasing Issues
I just attended the BDO Restaurant CFO Roundtable where I presented the Top 10 Most Important Legal Provisions of a Restaurant Lease. Arranged by Dustin Minton and Floyd Roades of BDO, the Roundtable brings together restaurant industry executives to learn about industry trends. BDO is the industry leader when it comes to accounting services for… Continue Reading

Relationships Matter

Posted in Leasing Issues, Retail Industry Issues
Relationships matter. Seems obvious, but not always understood. However, this past week Scott Kadish, Alex Conn and I experienced firsthand the importance of this simple principle. Last week we attended the ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference in San Antonio, Texas. For 4 days we attended educational sessions (we actually led the discussion in 2… Continue Reading

Street Food Gone Upscale

Posted in Leasing Issues, Retail Industry Issues
“Street Food” has generally referred to prepared food items ready for immediate consumption sold on the street or in a public space from a food cart, food truck or similar moveable station. The connotation was cheaper fast food. Today, “street food” is a unique, trendy selling point. There is Piada Italian Street Food that brands… Continue Reading

‘Lease’ Vegas

Posted in Leasing Issues, Retail Industry Issues
I just returned from the National Restaurant Association Financial Officers and Tax Executives Conference in Las Vegas. I participated on a Real Estate Leasing Trends panel with Adam Schwegman, head of the eat/drink department of General Growth Properties and George Galloway of Next Realty Mid-Atlantic, with Ryan Cupersmith of Ernst & Young as our moderator.… Continue Reading

A Restaurant Lease is a Unique Dish

Posted in Leasing Issues
I have previously commented about the similarity in service between a restaurant and law firm (see prior blog). One area where restaurants differ from other businesses is the issues presented in a retail lease. A restaurant lease involves unique issues which must/should be dealt with, some more monetarily significant than others. But don’t underestimate the… Continue Reading

What’s Hot – What’s Not

Posted in Uncategorized
As 2015 comes to a close, it’s time to make resolutions and to consider what is trending. My resolution is to eat better – more of a plant based diet with less processed foods. It’s either that or buy a new wardrobe. I just need someone to invent a plant based donut (that still tastes… Continue Reading

Cincinnati – the Center of Retail Development in America?

Posted in Retail Industry Issues
I just attended a CREW presentation which was entitled “New Retail Trends and Addressing Consumer Demands.” However, the presentation was actually about three high profile retail projects all located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and, it included three high profile developers, at least one of whom (depending upon who you asked) is also extremely talented. Mark Fallon… Continue Reading

It’s the Law

Posted in Leasing Issues
I have been told this is a Real Estate Law Blog and that it might be time to blog about real estate law for a change. I know wine and grilled cheese donuts may be more interesting, so bear with me while I transgress. I just attended and spoke at the International Council of Shopping… Continue Reading

Donuts Aren’t Just For Breakfast Anymore

Posted in Leasing Issues
I am attending the Tom + Chee franchisee convention to explain how we can help the franchisees in securing satisfactory leases for their new locations. Tom + Chee is a fast growing franchise with approximately 40 stores open. There should be one near you or coming to a location near you. Tom + Chee obviously… Continue Reading
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