January 2019

An informative e-newsletter for the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Tenant Exclusives and Medical Office Leases

Medical Office

By Grant Schertzing, Miller Johnson

Tenant exclusives, which have historically been a common feature of retail leases, are becoming increasingly common in today’s medical office leases. Exclusives were originally based on the assumption that shopping centers could not support more than one retailer for each category of merchandise. Since the 1990s, however, retailers have discovered the benefit of “synergy” and shopping centers have slowly moved away from exclusives, only to have them return in an unexpected field: healthcare.

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New Orleans Here We Come . . .

Winter Conference
By Wayne R. Beyea, Michigan State University, School of Planning, Design and Construction

The Real Property Law Section is pleased to announce that the 2019 Winter Conference will be held in New Orleans at the Omni Royal Orleans from March 7-9, 2019. New Orleans, a resilient City that celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2018, is known for world class dining, amazing music, and a nightlife that never ends.

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The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors, and they do not reflect in any way the positions of the State Bar of Michigan or the Real Property Law Section. These columns are meant for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. IRS Circular 230 Disclosure: To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the Internal Revenue Service, we inform you that any U.S. federal tax advice contained in this communication (including any attachments) was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by any person for the purpose of (i) avoiding tax-related penalties or (ii) promoting, marketing, or recommending to another person any transaction or matter addressed in this communication.