Free Webinar Thursday: Negotiating Rent Relief In A Coronavirus World

By Retail Insider

CRE Radio & TV founder and host, Howard Kline, is set to host a free webinar on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 11:00 am Pacific/2:00pm Eastern to discuss landlord and tenant strategies for negotiating tenant rent relief, all with an eye towards an economic recovery after the dust settles on COVID-19. [Register Here]

“This webinar is about the business decisions relating to the inevitable requests for rent relief. While we will only touch on some of the legal issues and perspectives of the tenants and landlords. The detailed legalities, including discussions on Force Majeure, the covenant of quiet enjoyment as well as legal theories of Eminent Domain and “frustration of purpose” will be dealt with in later webinars, podcasts, blog posts and videos,” said Peter Morris, a guest speaker on Thursday’s webinar.

Topics due to be discussed:

  • Why should landlords and tenants consider rent relief even when there is no legal obligation or right?

  • What should the tenant do to maximize the rent relief requested or received?

  • Financials

  • How to approach the landlord

  • Other documents

  • Lease modification strategies

  • Landlord

  • Tenant

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19 chaos, tenants are struggling to navigate their next steps. It is certain that many, if not all, will be seeking rent relief, whether they are legally entitled to it or not. Landlords may be willing to accommodate where they can, as they seek to minimize their own exposure and insure the maximum revenue from their property.

The economic unrest draws similarities to the 2008 recession and some are looking to strategies used then to aid tenants in the uphill struggle that is sure to ensue COVID-19.

Kline will be joined by other industry experts to discuss the pending issues. Guest speakers will include:

Howard F. Kline, Esq. 

Howard has been focusing much of his 43 year legal career on landlord tenant relations, whether negotiating leases or litigating disputes. Howard is the founder and host of CRE Radio & TV and has published hundreds of blog posts and podcasts on a wide array of commercial real estate topics. Howard has been published in numerous legal periodicals, including the National Law Journal, LA Daily Journal and other business.

Peter Morris, Real Estate Educator at The Greenstead Group

Peter D. Morris is a highly credentialed real estate executive with almost 40 years of global experience including all of North America, South America, South East Asia, China, and the Middle East; as well as covering most asset classes from both the owner and occupier perspective to provide a true 360 degree advantage for his clients. He is widely recognized as an industry leader, commentator, author and educator

Jerry Neitlich, Real Estate Broker at IN/House Corporate Real Estate

Jerry S. Neitlich established IN/House Corporate Real Estate in 1992 bringing with him over 30 years of corporate business and real estate experience. Jerry has contributed to features in The Orange County Register and Orange County Business Journal, written articles for the Orange County Lawyer and numerous other regional business publications, and was a contributor to the former Orange County News Channel regarding real estate issues. He lectures to law firms on current real estate issues and how to better serve their corporate clients. He has been a guest lecturer at MAI, NAIOP and OC Bar Real Estate Section seminars discussing, “Appraisal of Fair Market Value of Leases” and how landlords and tenants can better understand each other’s needs to successfully complete transactions. He also serves as an expert witness regarding landlord/tenant issues.

To register for CRE’s free webinar click here.

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Jessica Finch
Jessica Finch
Jessica Finch is a writer and editor based in Toronto. She holds a BA in English and Psychology and is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Publishing program. She has extensive managerial experience in the food service industry, and is interested in exploring innovations within this sector and other retail environments.

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