Subcommittee on Food Leases - This subcommittee focuses on leases in the food and restaurant industry. See our "Other Links of Interest" Section below to hear a discussion of issues in food truck leasing.
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.
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. can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . Andrew Dick and Andy Gardner presented a conference call on Medical Office Leasing. See summary info below.
Subcommittee on the Glossary - See discussion below under "Ongoing Projects"
We are always seeking help and new ideas for various continuing projects. If you are interested please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 net links (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 ).
NEW PROJECTS & SPECIALITY LEASE FORMS - We are currently seeking contributors, forms, thoughts or tales of interest. If you have an unusual lease you have done or come across, such as; airport retail lease; airplane hanger lease, health club or spa leases, anything unique, contact us.
The Leasing Group holds group CONFERENCE CALLS every other month or so, plus a few 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 re-institute the practice of a former fearless leader, and intend to follow in his footsteps of borrowing summaries done by others when they are available].
DID YOU KNOW? Things some of us came across which may be of interest.(more below in Odds & Ends)
- There are all kinds of leases and documents out there in the Internet. Just use your search engine and dig, dig, dig. 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.
- 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.