The Giant Petri Dish
As the leaves turn from green to red this month, I'll be joining thousands of colleagues at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Fall Meeting in Dallas, and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Law Conference in Fort Lauderdale.
Attending these conferences is like being in a giant petri dish where I (and my colleagues) can focus on improving the fundamental underpinnings of the legal leasing process in ways that are not possible when we are back at our desks.
Understand Reality and Seek Vision
As we've discussed in our last two blog posts, The Blind Men & The Elephant and Digging Deeper, in order to improve the fundamental underpinnings of the legal leasing process, it is essential to approach each lease holistically, so no one is fooled by the rug or the snake, and to work effectively with the underlying structures governing lease negotiations, so opportunities to minimize the time, cost, and risk of getting each lease over the finish line can be leveraged.
In order to develop and consistently apply these skills it's essential to have both a clear understanding of current reality that goes beyond your own experiences, and a vision for how it can be improved.
Attending real estate conferences of the caliber sponsored by ULI and ICSC, with colleagues whose geographic reach, experiences and perspectives are diverse, is the perfect opportunity for both a solid reality check and a renewed and refreshed perspective about what is possible.
In Dallas, we'll be tackling the impact of recent trends that are affecting commercial landlords and tenants, such as co-working spaces, omni-channel retailing and same-day delivery warehousing.
In Fort Lauderdale, we'll be looking for ways to get closer to a leasing process characterized by landlord and tenant teams that consistently exceed expectations.
Your leasing transactions demand the attention of experienced attorneys who are continuously improving the legal leasing process. The Sinreich Group attorneys fit that bill.
Looking forward to seeing many of you in Dallas and Fort Lauderdale!