Category Archives: Commercial

Comment on new and revised commercial forms

The Texas Association of REALTORS® has proposed four new commercial forms: Commercial Contract Condominium Addendum (Incomplete Construction) (1946) Commercial Request for Evaluation Materials and Confidentiality Agreement (1947) Commercial Lease Notice of Tenant’s Breach of Lease (2123) Commercial Sublease Guaranty (2124) … Continue reading

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Why the size of warehouses has doubled since the 2000s

A new report from CBRE shows that the average size of warehouses built in the U.S. during 2012 to 2017 has more than doubled compared to the last development upswing, from 2002 to 2007. The average warehouse size increased by … Continue reading

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Does a landlord waive other rights by willingly accepting late rent payments?

The Texas Supreme Court recently decided that a landlord still maintains the right to evict a tenant even if that tenant paid rent late on multiple occasions without consequences. The state’s top court reversed decisions in the case tried at … Continue reading

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Does granting a commercial buyer’s feasibility study period and inspection rights obligate a seller to make repairs?

My client submitted an offer for a commercial property using the Commercial Contract—Improved Property (TAR 1801) with a request for a feasibility period and the right to inspect the property. The seller rejected my client’s offer because he is selling … Continue reading

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Commercial members: What are your options after the Xceligent bankruptcy?

Last week, Xceligent, a provider of commercial real estate data services, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and immediately ceased business operations. This represents a major disruption in services to commercial REALTORS®. Xceligent was NAR’s exclusive provider of commercial real estate … Continue reading

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Commercial REALTORS® from Texas earn national honors

Three commercial brokers from Texas have been recognized as winners of the NAR 2017 National Commercial Awards: David Aldrich, Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS® Adrian Arriaga, Greater McAllen Association of REALTORS® Coy Garrett, Arlington Board of REALTORS® The awards … Continue reading

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How TAR fought for commercial real estate

The 85th Texas Legislature considered several bills related to commercial real estate. During the regular session, TAR supported House Bill 1449 (Simmons), which was signed into law to prohibit cities from imposing linkage fees on all new residential and commercial … Continue reading

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