*Attorney Paul D’Arelli has kindly provided us with a copy of his new e-book, Negotiating Leases in the Era of Green Building: Managing Risk and Merging Expectations in Pursuit of the Deal, to give away here at GRELJ. Just add a comment to this post before 5PM ET next Monday, June 13 and we’ll select one commenter at random to receive a free copy by email.
Negotiating Leases in the Era of Green Building is – as far as I can tell – the first publication of its kind and will be an important addition to your green real estate library. Although a handful of other books – including USGBC’s Green Leasing Guide – have been written about green leases, Mr. D’Arelli places his primary emphasis on discussing risk management as it relates to each step in the green leasing process. The book is written in an accessible voice that will appeal to non-attorneys. But even seasoned real estate practitioners will derive significant benefit from Mr. D’Arelli’s ability to explain the intersection of traditional leasing concepts and green building principles.
Here’s the teaser from the book’s website:
This informative 42-page guide provides a “plain English” presentation of issues and concepts that must be considered by landlords, tenants and their representatives in this new era of sustainability where traditional leasing is intersecting with green building pursuits and requirements.
Rather than attempt to move the industry toward some new model of green leasing – a difficult proposition given the variation in local leasing customs – this guide provides an issue-focused approach that can be used as a basis for informed negotiation geared toward accommodating the needs of the parties regardless of local lease preference.
This conversational guide, while written by an attorney who has been at the forefront of the green legal movement, is fortunately not a legal treatise but an easy read about an increasingly complicated subject.
If you can’t wait to find out the results of our giveway, you can download the book for $15 here. Good luck! And congrats to Paul on a well-written, important piece of work.