Drafting Ground Leases, Part 2



  • Available Until 4/23/2022
  • Next Class Time 1:00 PM ET
  • Duration 60 min.
  • Format MP3 Download
  • Program Code 04222020
  • MCLE Credits 1 hour(s)

Course Price: $75.00


Ground leases are sophisticated contracts combining the elements of buy/sell agreements, commercial leases, and a sophisticated financing.  A landowner enters a long-term lease with a developer who constructs a building or other improvements on the land. The developer generally finances the building, occupying it or leasing it out to other tenants, paying the landowner rent on the underlying ground over a long period of time.  There are many benefits of ground leases for the landowner and the tenant. But they are very complex agreements involving sophisticated economic calculations and require very careful review. This program will provide you with a practical guide tohow ground leases work, andnegotiating and drafting them.

Day 1:

  • Overview of important provisions of ground leases
  • Underlying economics of ground leases
  • Permitted use and change of use
  • Methodologies for setting and adjusting rent to reflect risk and value over time


Day 2:

  • Major financing issues, including subordination
  • Construction and development issues
  • Special condemnation and casualty considerations