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Using Location Analytics to Vet Retail Real Estate Investments
From The Buxton Co

All real estate investments come with a measure of risk, but managing risk in the retail real estate industry can be especially challenging for . . .

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Disappearing Intersection
by Michael Blahy

Operating a retail business at an intersection with a state highway brings traffic to your store. What compensation is deserved when the intersection disappears?

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3 Tips for Making the Most of Your Community’s ARPA Funds

Well over a year into the COVID‑19 pandemic, relief for communities across the country may be on the horizon. Along with the rising vaccination rates, the American Rescue Plan Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund offers economic . . .

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A Razing Issue

With businesses closing, and buildings vacated, responsibility for the security and upkeep still remain with the owner. Neglect can have . . .

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Defining the Restaurant of the Future

The U.S. restaurant industry has faced some interesting challenges in recent years. An industry that was once called “Amazon proof” now navigates a host of third‑party food delivery services. Consumer tastes and spending habits have continued to shift – sometimes in favor . . .

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Triggering of Accessibility Upgrades

Former chief building inspector for the City of San Francisco learned the hard way that not all older building are required to be retrofitted to make them accessible to the disabled.

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Investing in Pandemic‑Induced Commercial Real Estate Vacancies: Land of Opportunity or ...

Pre‑pandemic, it was pretty much a given that a failed location for one tenant led to negative assumptions about the site. It made brands cautious about relocating there for fear of reliving someone else’s mistake. But the fallout from COVID‑19 has brought up . . .

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The Dram Shop Act Prevails

"Our decision today illuminates at least one troubling weakness in Idaho’s Dram Shop Act: the statutory language may unintentionally provide a perverse incentive for dram shops and social hosts to provide alcohol to individuals known to be dangerous in order to access the procedural benefits conferred by the Act."

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Keeping up with Your Competitors: Are Location Analytics the New Secret Weapon?

It’s classic business wisdom: when defining your strategies and tactics, you need to understand the competitive environment. No business operates in a vacuum. What are your competitors . . .

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Is there an “Independent Agent”?

“Risk and Release” provisions within agreements do not necessarily protect everyone from liability due to negligence.

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