Practice Area

Commercial Leasing

MPS represents tenants and landlords on commercial leases and subleases involving a broad range of properties throughout North America. Our practice encompasses office, industrial, warehouse, and retail leasing, as well as non-traditional occupancy agreements such as co-working agreements and specialty retail licenses. We also have considerable experience handling construction issues in leases and structuring “build-to-suit” and “reverse build-to-suit” transactions. A representative list of our areas of expertise:

LEASES

  • Office, industrial, retail, mixed-use
  • Premises in to-be-built buildings
  • Anchor tenants in office and retail buildings
  • Co-working agreements
  • Ground leases
  • Sale-leasebacks
  • Build-to-suit leases

RELATED MATTERS

  • Declarations of covenants and reciprocal easement agreements
  • Subordination nondisturbance agreements
  • Assignments, subleases and consents
  • Lease expense audits
  • Lease litigation

Our leasing clients include companies and organizations of all types and sizes. Tenant clients include the world’s largest consulting firm, the U.S. subsidiaries of a European tire and auto parts maker, a European vitamin supplement manufacturer, a national engineering firm, national restaurant chains, and Chicago-area tenants of office and industrial buildings. Landlord clients include owners of large regional retail centers, office properties, and industrial buildings. Every client is unique; our goal is to serve as a strategic partner for each one by creating custom leasing programs that identify and address key issues tailored to their specific needs.

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Contact

Chicago Office

T: 312-461-4328
F: 312-987-9854

Suburban Office

T: 847-330-2400
F: 847-330-1231

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“Leasing is our bread and butter. We’re especially good at structuring build-to-suit and reverse build-to-suit transactions, creating tenant leasing programs that address key client issues, and streamlining negotiations. Clients regard us as a true strategic partner.”