Subcommittee on Medical Leases - this subcommittee focuses on all aspects of medical leasing: doctors, hospitals, treatment centers, subletting and assignment issues affecting medical users, selling practices and governmental regulation. Andrew Dick from Indianapolis is the chair of this subcommittee. [His e-mail address is email@example.com if you want to reach him.] Andrew and Vice Chair Andy Gardner presented a conference call on Medical Office Leasing. See summary info below in the summaries.
Subcommittee on Food Leases [fast food, restaurants, things like that]
Subcommittee on the Glossary [see below]
Subcommittee on Sustainability - this subcommittee focuses on real estate's environmental impact, what is required to comply with applicable laws, how to maximize investments in green technology, operational adjustments and improvements to reduce operating costs, green considerations in design and construction; and, of course, drafting leases to address increasing energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprint.
I. We are continuing work on these PROJECTS [and always seeking help or new ideas -- if you are interested let firstname.lastname@example.org or agardner@mcdonaldhopkins know]:
a. THE GLOSSARY - a compilation of defined terms for use by you in your leases. These are not definitions, these are the defined terms. If you need a definition of net worth, or of CPI [not, an index created by BLS ..., but rather, 'shall mean [and you specify the index you're using]', or of control, you could pull out your GLOSSARY and there it would be, with choices, annotations, some with netlinks (for example, CPI will have the link to Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI site). We are always looking for new good definitions, so if you have any (OR if there is any term you always wanted a good definition of) please send them in to our project chair, Andy Gardner ( email@example.com )
b. PROJECTS seeking contributors, forms or thoughts or tales of interest. [If you did one, please let us know, we need the forms] :
Health club/spa leases, a bullet list, maybe an article if there's enough there there.
Specialty Lease forms. If you have an unusual lease you have done or come across [such as; airport retail lease; airplane hanger lease; on and on], anything unique, contact us.
II. The Leasing Group holds group CONFERENCE CALLS every other month or so, plus some committee calls in between [you get access to all] and we will try to summarize some, below in Resources. [Truth in lending requires us to admit that we are planning to reinstitute the practice of a former fearless leader, and intend to follow in his footsteps of borrowing summaries done by others when they are available].
III..DID YOU KNOW? Things some of us came across which may be of interest.(more below in Odds & Ends)
a. There are all kinds of leases and documents out there in the Internet. Just use your search engine and dig dig, and you'll find amazing things. Either because there's some governmental requirement to publish them, or a government entity is a party, or we guess tons of crazy reasons, and some are excellently lawyered, One of the favorites, http://www.hchsa.org/legal/legal.html which has the Houston stadium leases of their baseball and football teams. Excellent leases, too, they must have some ok lawyers down there.
b. IRMI, International Risk Management Institute, it will let anyone sign up for free, periodic latest-issues-e-newsletter. Plus they have an archive of 1000 insurance articles available, not by lawyers, these are in plain English! (Some, about 20%, are actually quite interesting.) http://www.irmi.com/products/marketing/alphalist.aspx.
c. You can find at http://www.abanet.org/rppt/publications/magazine/home.html about 5 years of past Probate & Property issues available there, a great resource..