2015 Conference Curriculum In Development
Intensive discussions, recommendations, and review of all course content is now underway, with new course offerings and refinement of existing course content being considered, as each of our education track groups develop their 2015 platform recommendations.
All curriculum teams will present their respective track visions to the full curriculum committee during a multi-day summit to be held in February. Once the full curriculum group reaches a consensus on courses and content, the track teams will turn their attention to speaker preparation and further content development.
Real Estate Management Education Resource Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Twenty years have passed since the first NRTA conference took place in Boston, with 200 real estate professionals in attendance. In that time we've attracted an incredible pool of talented and dedicated professionals who currently represent 307 retail and commercial companies, and 586 individual lease administration and real estate specialists.
The annual conference has become a beacon for professional real estate management development and lease administration best practices, with several hundred participants attending this annual education experience every year.
Estoppel Certificates: A Review Checklist from a Tenant's Perspective
by Andrew N. Jacobson, Esq.; Maslon, Edelman, Borman & Brand, LLP
Estoppel certificates are one of the more common (and often mundane) documents that must be dealt with by landlords and tenants. Typically, the purpose of the estoppel certificate is to establish a factual snapshot in time of the status of a lease, as part of the due diligence process conducted by investors, purchasers, and lenders of commercial property. Most commercial leases will include express requirements for the tenant to execute estoppel certificates upon request, although the specificity of such provisions can vary dramatically from lease to lease. Below are the basic steps to consider when reviewing estoppel certificates from a tenant’s perspective. read more
Facts and Fallacies About Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act
by Lori Pittman Haas and Bill Edwards, Ulmer and Berne, LLP
Before discussing the facts and fallacies about Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“Title III”)2 and defenses to a Title III claim, it is important to understand what Title III is and is not, the threshold for making a claim and the remedies that are available to a plaintiff who files a Title III action. Further, this article will focus on what is commonly encountered by members of the NRTA–allegations of architectural barriers to accessibility.
What is Title III? Title III covers public accommodations and commercial facilities. You can find Title III in 42 U.S.C. §§12181-12189 and the implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 36. Title III of the ADA provides “no individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages or accommodations of any place of public accommodation by any person who owns, leases (or leases to) or operated a place of public accommodation” 42 U.S.C. §12182(a) (emphasis added). One of the definitions of discrimination under Title III is “failure to remove architectural barriers”. read more