Commercial Leasing

Commercial Real Estate Leases

Our real estate leasing division has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial leasing. We represent both landlords and tenants in connection with office, retail, mixed-use and industrial properties located locally in the metropolitan Washington, DC area and throughout the United States. Our attorneys understand that a commercial lease is a not a single transaction document, but a living document that will govern the landlord-tenant relationship for the years to come. Accordingly, our attorneys focus on identifying and resolving any potential issues during the initial transaction in order to avoid disputes in the future. We work to negotiate and draft leasing documents that describe each party’s rights and obligations accurately and thoroughly to ensure a successful tenancy.

Landlord Representation

We provide full-service leasing representation to various types of owners and agents –pension funds/pension fund advisors, REITs, private investment funds, overseas investors, broker/managers, private owners, banks, insurance companies – for office, mixed-use, retail and industrial complexes located throughout the United States. We understand each lease transaction is unique and plays a key role in helping the client achieve strategic objectives. In addition to the negotiation of individual leases and ancillary leasing documents we help coordinate the overall development, leasing and management plans for the property, including the negotiation of commissions, listing agreements and management agreements, work letters and construction and architect contracts.

Our legal team regularly works with landlords that lease to federal government agencies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and we have in-depth knowledge of the regulatory requirements and bidding process associated with government leases. Drawing upon our substantial experience in GSA-related leases and property management, we help our commercial clients secure these lucrative contracts.

Tenant Representation

We represent retail tenants, commercial and office space users, and industrial and warehouse space occupants in leases of all sizes, from a small boutique retail space to an entire industrial park. We have represented tenants in single transactions as well as portfolio-wide representation. Our attorneys work closely with our tenant clients to understand their day-to-day operations so that we may proactively represent the particular needs of their business. Our experienced real estate team understands that real estate may not be the primary business of every client, and take care to explain the potential ramifications of complex lease terms in clear, understandable language in order to produce documents which properly address both present concerns and future possibilities.

Consult with Our Team About Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Learn more about negotiating and transacting an effective commercial real estate lease of retail, office, industrial, mixed use, governmental or other properties. Call Friedlander Misler at 202-872-0800 to schedule an appointment with our experienced real property attorneys.