Archived: A Closer Look at Leasing & Contracts

Every quarter, The SIOR Report magazine publishes an ongoing series of articles co-authored by David Liebman on topics relevant to office and industrial leasing and contracts. Check out current articles below, and previous years in our Archived Articles.

CAM AND PROPERTY TAX AUDITS: The Modern Day Litmus Test for Landlord Integrity

(SIOR Report, Winter 2017)

The so called “audit clause” is an extremely important part of any lease where a tenant is responsible for a …

Mitigating The Landlord’s Damages For A Breached Lease

(SIOR Report, Fall 2017)

In the landlord/tenant body of law, the duty to mitigate damages has been defined as: “A duty on the injured party…

Insurance Issues In Industrial And Office Leases-Part 2

(SIOR Report, Summer 2017)

In the last issue of the SIOR Report, we highlighted several insurance provisions in commercial leases, including: Reasonable…

Insurance Issues
In Industrial And
Office Leases - Part 1

(SIOR Report, Spring 2017)

Negotiating insurance provisions in commercial leases is both an art and a science, heavily dependent on the given transaction and…

A Look At Leasing and Contracts: Negotiating Lease Renewal Rent Rates: CPI, Fixed or…

(Sior Report, Fall 2016)

Determining mutually agreeable rental rates and terms in Lease Renewal Options (“Options”) is a true art in our business. In an office…

A Look at Leasing and Contracts: Rights of First Refusal, Rights of First Offer, And Purchase Options

(SIOR Report, Summer 2016)

When negotiating a lease or contract, a complete understanding of your client’s objectives, coupled with careful…

A Look At
Leasing and Contracts:
Caps on Expenses (SIOR Report)

(Sior Report, Spring 2016)

Welcome to the first in a series of
articles on negotiation of lease clauses and contract provisions. We are pleased to offer…

Restoration Clause
in Office and
Industrial Leases (SIOR Report)

(Sior Report, Winter 2016)

In short, the more complex the improvements, the more forethought must be invested by the parties to draft lease provisions…

Is Manufacturing Coming Back to The United States?

(Sior Report, Fall 2014)

There is no argument among SIORs that manufacturing has come back from its recession lows in the U.S. and that this could benefit the commercial real…

Archived Articles

We believe in creating original and compelling articles and source material that provides useful advice and guidance for all.  Also, we look out for news and articles about the Commercial and Industrial Real Estate markets. Visit here often to keep up to date on the news you can use in your business.

David Liebman: Hockey, industrial brokers and being a ‘deal junkie’ (IREJ)

September 11, 2015

When David Liebman is on the ice, you might never guess that he once was a real estate and corporate lawyer—or that he’s been one of
Chicago’s leading…

Technology and Logistics Changing the Warehouse World

Fall, 2014

It is more difficult to identify the areas in which technology and logistics are not impacted the construction and use of warehouses than it is to discuss where they are having an impact…

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors elect David Liebman to the board of directors

June 13, 2014

David Liebman, SIOR, JD, LEED Green Associate, Managing Broker at Merit Partners, LLC, in Chicago, IL, was recently elected to begin a two-year…

David L. Liebman has joined Chicago-based Merit Partners LLC as managing broker.

March 28, 2014

In one of his first assignments, Liebman will join the leasing team for the 1.5 million-square-foot, 21-acre former Marshall Field’s industrial campus at 4000 W. Diversey…

Co-Brokered Transactions: A New Trend?

(Northern Illinois Real Estate Magazine, December 2013)

The long crawl back from the deep economic recession is in its fifth year. In the Chicago industrial real estate market new direct leases, lease renewals/renegotiations …

People on the Move

February 15, 2013

David Liebman, a senior vice president at Op2mize, has been elected as the 2013 president of the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors…

Countdown continues for 2013 CRE Forecast

January 16, 2013

Less than one week remains until Illinois Real Estate Journal and the Real Estate Publishing Group put on their 11th Annual Commercial Real Estate Forecast Conference. The venue for this year’s event is…

Paine/Wetzel’s Couston completes two deals

September 20, 2011

Wheel Pros has leased 32,122 square feet of industrial space within a 250,000-square-foot building located at 2554 Northwest Parkway in Elgin for the relocation of their operations already in Elgin…

Cassidy Turley, Colliers team up to bring transportation company to Wisconsin industrial park

March 31, 2011

AllStates Trucking, Inc.,
a full-service logistics and
transportation company,
recently signed a long-term lease
for 63,838 square feet of…

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Northbrook, IL 60062

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