Richard Kaiser is a partner in Glaser Weil’s Real Estate Department. Rick represents large development companies, private real estate investment trusts (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, high-street retail locations, 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. He provides practical advice that protects his clients’ interests while getting deals done.

Rick assists clients with the drafting and negotiating of:

  • Leases with regional and national tenants
    • Ground leases
    • Build-to-suit leases
    • Reverse build-to-suit leases
    • Specialty leases
    • In-line space leases
  • Contracts related to repositioning aging retail centers into state-of-the-art mixed-use developments with retail, residential, office and entertainment components
  • Purchase and sale agreements, note purchase agreements and deed-in-lieu transactions
  • CC&Rs, REAs, COREAs and other related documents

Rick 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. 


Thought Leadership

Co-author, “Retail Leasing, Drafting and Negotiating the Lease,” a comprehensive two-volume manual on negotiating retail leases, Continuing Education of the Bar-California, 2007

Leadership and Community

Member, International Council of Shopping Centers



Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington, Ind.), J.D.

Indiana University Kelley School of Business (Bloomington, Ind.), M.B.A.

University of Michigan, B.A., Economics, with distinction


  • California
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