How does one navigate through the minefield of legal issues in a lease and end up with a contract that both sides can live with for years to come?


Commercial real estate is one of the most understandable of investments. We live and work within real estate. It is tangible. One can see it.

Yet, underneath this veneer of simplicity, there are many legal and practical issues to consider. And these issues are impacted by the market and the leverage of the parties, both of which are moving targets.

This Financial Poise REAL ESTATE LAW DUMBED DOWN 2018 webinar series is for the lawyer, broker, investor, syndicator, developer and others who seek a basic understanding of the essential elements of real estate law. This series spans purchase through sale and cover all of the high points in between.

Purchasing real estate presents a number of threshold questions. Should a real estate investor use his or her own money, or seek investors? What type of investment legal structure makes the most sense and why? When one is in the process of acquiring a property, what are the most important items to inspect? What if the buyer finds a big problem? When one wishes to sell a real estate investment, how much is the right price? What is the value and how is it determined?

At its base, commercial real estate is all about cash flow. What makes this possible is the commercial lease. Yet a lease creates a long-term relationship between a landlord and a tenant who have diametrically opposing goals. How does one navigate through the minefield of legal issues in a lease and end up with a contract that both sides can live with for years to come?

The fifth and final episode of the series, Real Estate Valuation Basics 101, airs on October 11th at 2:00 PM CST (Register Here) and features Moderator Matthew Bordwin of Keen-Summit Capital Partners LLC. He is joined by Todd Marney of Casoro Capital, Dan Paulus of RP Valuation Group, LLC, and Biff Ruttenberg of Atlas Partners, LLC.

The ability to determine the valuation of real estate is essential for both buyers and sellers and the professionals surrounding them. Valuation has both intrinsic and extrinsic elements including location, tenancy, construction, age and numerous other components. While an investor or owner can engage an expert to process a valuation, every owner or investor should understand the basics in order to assess the assessors.

A working knowledge of the fundamental approaches to valuation and the assumptions underlying them is a huge benefit. Even for those lacking proficiency in financial analysis, this webinar will simplify the process and make it all understandable.

The REAL ESTATE LAW DUMBED DOWN 2018 webinar series is produced by Financial Poise.™ The series is sponsored by Premier Travel Management. All episodes of the REAL ESTATE LAW DUMBED DOWN 2018 series air at 2:00 PM CST. The episodes premiere live through West LegalEdCenter and then are made available on-demand.

As with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode is delivered in Plain English understandable to investors, business owners, and executives without much background in these areas, yet is also valuable to attorneys, accountants, and other seasoned professionals. And, as with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode brings you into engaging, sometimes humorous, conversations designed to entertain as it teaches. Each episode in the series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes, so that participants will enhance their knowledge of this area whether they attend one, some, or all episodes.

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