Creating Healthy Shopping Centers

AGG Partner Abe J. Schear authored an article titled, “Creating Healthy Shopping Centers,” for Shopping Center Business magazine. Mr. Schear explains the recent trend of medical tenants moving into retail spaces and the issues shopping center owners should address when negotiating leases with medical tenants. He defines seven specific complications that shopping center owners should evaluate: the tenant and its guaranties; construction requirements; co-tenancy and previously negotiated leases; hours of operation; parking; use clauses; and the handling of hazardous medical waste materials.