Commercial Real Estate Insights

Reviews and commentary on research reports, as well as information related to owning, operating, and investing in Commercial Real Estate.

  • What is a Lease Abstract? (in Commercial Real Estate)

    What is a Lease Abstract?

    A lease abstract provides a concise analysis of lease documents in a format that is easily understood. It also gives structure to ensure any material items will be found and information in the form can be quickly referenced in the lease for further detail. The lease abstract should be created in a format that is […]

  • Lurking in the Lease: Unexamined Risks Could Worsen the “Retail Apocalypse”


    Originally Appeared on ABL Advisor by Mike Harris and Max Garbus Concern about the fate of American retail is growing—and with good reason. Laden with debt, challenged by Amazon and racing to adapt to the changing consumer, a number of U.S. chains face uncertain futures. During the first quarter alone, Moody’s tracked a record nine […]

  • How AI Is Being Used To Read Leases, Other Real Estate Documents


    Originally Appeared on by Erika Morphy “A lot of people tend to give heavily-weighted promises about AI and where it is going.” CHICAGO–A typical client for Nicholas Bartzen, an associate with Levenfeld Pearlstein’s Community Association Group, would be a condominium representative whose building has anywhere from four to 500 units and whose board has […]