March 27, 2018

Design Center Leasing—A Hybrid Approach

Richard J. Sobelsohn

When discussing the nuanced leasing for design centers, one must first understand what a design center is. Unlike shopping centers, where a retailer is open for business to the general public, most design centers are occupied by companies desiring to show their products to the trade, wholesalers, or others that, in turn, sell to the public. They are typically referred to as showrooms. The tenants and landlords of design centers have unique issues. This article discusses lease provisions that are in most office and shopping center leases and how they differ from those in the design center lease.

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