Real Estate Leasing

Seyfarth’s Real Estate Leasing team includes more than 40 attorneys focused on adding value for both landlords and tenants, and helping them address the complex issues facing sophisticated space users and property owners. 

Our team has handled more than 200 million square feet of leasing transactions over the last decade for many of the largest owners and developers of office buildings, shopping centers, and industrial parks in the country, as well as national big-box retailers, convenience stores, office tenants, restaurant chains, and property managers. What sets us apart is our market-leading, innovative approach to high volume leasing programs for clients undergoing expansions and large retail rollouts.
Our leasing practice has a tremendous breadth of experience, which is highlighted below:
  • Handle over 2,000 leasing transactions annually across the country
  • Serve as primary leasing counsel to a national convenience store chain in connection with over 150 new retail leases annually
  • Serve as leasing counsel to a large real estate fund that has more than $50 billion of office and industrial space under management.
Our clients benefit from our thorough understanding of all sides of the lease negotiation process. We have negotiated leases of all sizes, including “blend and extend” transactions, complex subleases and assignments, and we are experienced working with collateral documents such as reciprocal easement agreements, declarations of covenants, conditions, and restrictions involving a variety of spaces, including existing and planned developments, built-to-suits, and unimproved land. The team regularly provides clients with leasing updates and market trends, from the latest ADA regulations and common-area expense issues to hours of operation and exclusive uses.
SeyfarthLean®: The Way We Work
A large part of what makes Seyfarth’s Real Estate Leasing practice unique centers around the firm’s distinctive client service model - called SeyfarthLean - the combines the core principles of Lean Six Sigma with technology, project management, process improvement and practical tools. For example, we partnered with a large retail client to develop a streamlined process which created consistency and standardization in their leasing transactions. The new process resulted in significant savings to our client and reduced average lease cycle time by more than 30%. For more information about SeyfarthLean, click here