Because of Mr. Massie's extensive and unique experience for over 25 years directing the real estate divisions for some of the largest commercial real estate owners in California where he was involved in hundreds of legal matters related to all types of commercial real estate (office, medical, dental, industrial, retail) and over 600 hundred leases, purchases and sales, he has assisted numerous attorneys in real estate related matters with lease reviews, operating expense/NNN audits, landlord/tenant disputes and in many other applicable areas.
Examples include reviewing a very sophisticated and not-tenant-friendly landlord retail lease and discovering that there was no clause regarding keeping the terms of the lease confidential and also auditing the NNN expenses related to this lease. This allowed the tenant's counsel to significantly reduce the landlord's claim ater said tenant vacated during the lease term because the landlord did not want this tenant to discuss the NNN expense audit results with the other tenants in the retail center and have to refund any money to these tenants.
A second example has to do with reviewing leases for counsel and recommending changes especially in the area of operating and NNN expenses. Mr. Massie has saved thousands of dollars for tenants and landlords in this particular area because he has so much experience in auditing these types of expenses and knows the hidden profit centers that landlords have. In this area in particular, he will make you look good in front of your client and save your client money.
Mr. Massie is also available as an expert witness for market rents and terms, vacancy, occupancy, operating and NNN expense audits, property management and many other issues. He will prove invaluable to you and your client with his experience and knowledge of commercial real estate.
Leland A. Wahl, Real Estate & Business Attorney, says: "David Massie knows more about commercial real estate leasing than any individual I have encountered in 25 years of practicing law in this area – including real estate lawyers, real estate brokers and property managers. I have hired him as a consulting expert on leasing matters in litigation and recommended him to clients with leasing needs. David is intimately familiar with the terms of commercial leases and has an insider’s knowledge of the business practices that commercial landlords employ to take advantage of their tenants. Having him on the team gives a tenant an advantage over the landlord that can be measured in many thousands of dollars saved and significant legal risks avoided. I hold his expertise – and his ethics – in the highest regard and recommend him without reservation to any business looking to lease retail, industrial or office space."