Texas REALTORS Legal Series: Stay Safe Out There

As of 2018, approximately a third of REALTORS nationwide had experienced a situation that made them fear for their personal safety. Listen to tips from Sergeant Robbie Barrera from the Texas Department of Public Safety on how to stay safe on the job and what to do if you find yourself in a dangerous situation.
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Food Hall and Entertainment Use Leasing: Practical Considerations, Key Provisions for Landlords and Tenants

One of the hottest new trends in the hospitality industry is the food hall. The number of food halls in the United States has increased exponentially and has tripled since 2018. Unlike the traditional shopping center food court, the food hall is typically an entertainment complex combining fine dining, bar atmospheres, and live entertainment forums in one location. Food halls bring unique legal challenges, including artful drafting of leases, supporting documents, and operational rules that differ for each food hall facility. Similarly, entertainment uses present additional and varied legal considerations relative to typical retail tenants. Theaters today are often accompanied by the sale of prepared food and alcohol. Other entertainment uses have entered the scene, including indoor skydiving, golfing, escape experiences, and even ax-throwing. The unique situation created by COVID-19 and the potential threats of future highly transmissible diseases has recentered the needs and legal liabilities of these industries. Entertainment uses present unique challenges to the landlord and the tenant to achieve the balance between allowing the tenant to operate its business while offering protection to the landlord to ensure the entertainment use does not interfere with the project's operations. Parking, exclusive uses, prohibited uses, signage, visibility, access, noise, and security are just some of many items that play a role in lease negotiations between a landlord and prospective entertainment tenant. Listen as our panel of experts in real property transactions provides practical guidance on how to best address the issues and balance the interests of each party involved.
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How to Tackle the Top Workforce Challenges Facing Senior Living Communities

According to an American Health Care Association’s January 2022 jobs report, senior living communities have lost nearly 238,000 employees 15 percent of the industry’s total workforce since the start of the pandemic. Unfortunately, hiring and retaining qualified caregivers, is just one of many challenges seniors housing operators are facing. The rising cost of healthcare benefits, sustaining employee morale and creating HR policies that allow for more workplace flexibility are industry-wide hurdles bedeviling operators. Given this landscape, how can senior living operators create the “right work environment” one that promotes employee satisfaction, delivers best-in-class resident care and drives occupancy? Find out May 24th during a webinar titled “How to Tackle the Top Workforce Issues Facing Senior Living Communities.” This live broadcast is scheduled from 2:00-3:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, May 24. Seniors Housing Business is the webinar host and Paychex is sponsoring the webinar.
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Top Technology Trends in Real Estate

Onboard Informatics

Our panelists include the CEO and Founders of such innovative real estate technology companies as HomeSpotter, Relola, First.io, and Pathway Real Estate. See what trends might impact your business during this dynamic discussion.
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Supercharging Site Planning & Monitoring in Retail & Real Estate


Using advanced geospatial analytics is allowing Retail and Real Estate firms to quantify the true economic value of each of their stores, uncovering surprising insights across their channels. With more than 7,000 Retail stores going dark in the US alone and consumers migrating rapidly to ecommerce, it’s becoming harder to justify keeping brick-and-mortar stores open.
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