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Understanding Ground Leases, Part 1


Total Credits: 1 including 1 CLE

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Categories:
Real Estate
Faculty:
Anthony Licata |  John S. Hollyfield
Original Program Date:
Apr 23, 2024
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Description

Ground leases are sophisticated contracts combining the elements of buy/sell agreements, commercial leases, and a sophisticated financing.  A landowner enters a long-term lease with a developer who constructs a building or other improvements on the land. The developer generally finances the building, occupying it or leasing it out to other tenants, paying the landowner rent on the underlying ground over a long period of time.  There are many benefits of ground leases for the landowner and the tenant. But they are very complex agreements involving sophisticated economic calculations and require very careful review. This program will provide you with a practical guide to how ground leases work, and negotiating and drafting them.

Schdule:

  • Overview of important provisions of ground leases
  • Underlying economics of ground leases
  • Permitted use and change of use
  • Methodologies for setting and adjusting rent to reflect risk and value over time

Faculty

Anthony Licata Related Seminars and Products

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP


Anthony Licata is a partner in the Chicago office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, where he formerly chaired the firm’s real estate practice.  He has an extensive practice focusing on major commercial real estate transactions, including finance, development, leasing, and land use.  He formerly served as an adjunct professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and at the Illinois Institute of Technology. 


John S. Hollyfield Related Seminars and Products

Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP


John S. Hollyfield is of counsel and a former partner in the Houston office Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP.  He has more than 40 years’ experience in real estate law practice.  He formerly served as chair of the ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, president of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and chair of the Anglo-American Real Property Institute.  He has been named a "Texas Super Lawyer" in Real Estate Law by Texas Monthly magazine and is listed in Who’s Who in American Law.  He is co-editor of Modern Banking and Lending Forms (4th Edition), published by Warren, Gorham & Lamont.