Commercial Leasing

We structure and negotiate robust and effective commercial real estate leases for a variety of properties that protect our clients' interests and serve their business objectives.

Venable's commercial leasing lawyers have a strong record of negotiating and documenting commercial leases from the perspective of both property owners and tenants for all types of asset classes across the United States, including office, industrial, data center and retail. Our team includes support from full-time leasing experts and has extensive experience with structuring leases, including ground, net, office, retail, restaurant, build-to-suit, government, sublease, and other occupancy agreements. We also have broad experience in drafting and negotiating related agreements, such as work letters, brokerage agreements, property management agreements, property development agreements, reciprocal easement agreements (REAs), and covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CCRs).

We have a thorough grasp of and specialized knowledge in a broad spectrum of issues impacting leasing—including land use, environmental, and construction considerations, among others—and on-the-ground experience with prosecution of efforts to obtain available economic incentives, such as state and local government-based tax credits. Whether representing landlord or tenant, our team has the knowledge and experience needed to help our clients develop effective leasing strategies and reduce risk.