Entries by Ron Rohde

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Industrial Purchase and Sales Agreement

This article outlines specific legal concerns related to an Industrial Purchase and Sales Agreement. We’re going to include escrow instructions as we believe this is common for title and escrow services to be combined. This was actually used for a flex industrial property but it’s really applicable to any type of multi-tenant building. It is […]


Office Purchase and Sales Agreement

This article outlines specific concerns related to an office commercial real estate purchase and sales agreement. Below, we’ll discuss the clauses in the agreement to adjust from a neutral agreement between buyer and seller. You can download this free office purchase and sale agreement and make necessary changes to benefit you. Specifically, we’ll discuss the […]


Subordination, Non-Disturbance, and Attornment Agreement (SNDA)

We will be going over the concepts of a Subordination, Non-Disturbance, and Attornment Agreement (“SNDA”) with commercial real estate attorney Ron Rohde. SNDA Template Walkthrough As a tenant of a commercial real estate property, your landlord may ask you to sign a Subordination, Non-Disturbance, and Attornment Agreement (“SNDA”). This agreement defines the relationship between the […]

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Retail Anchor Tenant Lease Agreement

From a landlord’s perspective, the retail anchor tenant lease (the primary tenant/largest tenant in a shopping center) is the catalyst for a successful or unsuccessful shopping center.  With a great anchor, the surrounding spaces are more valuable as the adjacent tenants will have more foot traffic to draw from; thus, leading to more sales for […]


Real Estate Partnerships + JV Agreement Template

A Partnership Agreement outlines and describes the relationship between partnership entities (i.e. general partner and limited partners) in a joint real estate investment. It is a critical document that defines a mutual understanding of financial terms, describes the roles each party plays, decision making for the project and how actual distributions are made after deducting […]


Tenant Estoppel Letter

A Tenant Estoppel Letter confirms the existence and status of a commercial lease. This is a unique legal document that contractually binds the Tenants of a building with the new Purchaser. The Letter of Intent (LOI) sets the parameters of the negotiation process and its tone is important as it indicates the perceived level of […]

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Commercial Real Estate Lease Abstract (Summary)

Today I will be sharing a template for a common legal tool for quickly and efficiently evaluating commercial leases: the Commercial Lease Abstract / Summary. This template applies to triple net office, triple net retail leases, and any type of commercial real estate lease. Essentially, this is a 2-3 page abstract which summarizes key terms […]