Richard (Rick) Kaiser provides practical advice that protects his clients’ interests while getting deals done. Mr. Kaiser represents large development companies, private REITs and retail companies in a broad range of real estate transactions. He concentrates his practice on real estate matters related to commercial developments, including neighborhood centers, lifestyle centers, regional malls, urban locations, mixed-use developments, office buildings and industrial projects. Rick has extensive experience negotiating and drafting leases (including ground leases, build-to-suit leases, reverse build-to-suit leases, specialty leases and in-line space leases), purchase and sale agreements, site development agreements, CC&Rs, REAs, OEAs and easements.
Mr. Kaiser assists clients with:
- Drafting and negotiating leases with regional and national tenants;
- Acquiring and repositioning aging retail centers into state-of-the-art mixed-use developments with retail, residential, office and entertainment components;
- Acquiring shopping centers of all types, through traditional purchase and sale agreements, note purchase agreements and deed-in-lieu transactions; and
- Drafting, negotiating and amending CC&Rs.
He also co-authored a comprehensive two-volume manual on negotiating retail leases, entitled “Retail Leasing, Drafting and Negotiating the Lease,” that was published by Continuing Education of the Bar-California.
International Council of Shopping Centers
California State Bar
“Retail Leasing, Drafting and Negotiating the Lease,” co-author, a comprehensive two-volume manual on negotiating retail leases, Continuing Education of the Bar-California, 2007