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John Busey Wood

John Busey Wood

Akerman LLP

New York, NY, USA


John Busey Wood is a member of the commercial real estate group in the New York City office of the national law firm Akerman LLP and advises public and private companies on national real estate transactions, development of mixed use and retail projects, retail centers and portfolio property master leasing. For over 40 years Mr. Wood has represented owners and tenants in the design and negotiation of commercial leases covering in excess of 100 million square feet of retail, industrial, office and mixed use projects. These experiences, coupled with a unique blend of professional disciplines, resulted in his being featured on the Wall Street Journal Report and in articles on the impact of commercial leases on commerce and being referred to by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times as “the father of the modern killer lease.” His has extensive national experience in developable land, property acquisitions, and large scale retail and office developments.  He is a noted authority on ground leases and portfolio master leases and helped lead a national team on a purchase, sale and master lease transaction involving 327 super market properties. Among noteworthy projects, Mr. Wood directed the legal team in a national portfolio acquisition with a value in excess of $2 billion and he participated in the development, leasing and financing of over 4 million square feet of regional shopping malls and retail centers nationwide. He negotiated what is considered the largest ground/space lease transaction of its kind in the history of New York City, containing more than 1.6 million square feet and including “fast-track” reconstruction, construction financing, permanent financing and options for fee acquisition. In addition, Mr. Wood has advised, directed teams and designed correlated construction contracts for conversions and renovations in New York City, exceeding 8 million square feet, with values greater than $4 billion. Mr. Wood is a licensed Class “A” commercial real estate broker, a Certified Public Accountant and holds B.B.A. (Accounting and Economics), M.B.A. (Accounting and Finance) and J.D. degrees.

Mr. Wood frequently lectures on commercial leasing and construction contract techniques, transaction structuring and master leasing at Columbia University-ISDE Graduate Law and Economics Program and at the New York University Graduate School and Schack Real Estate Institute. He also lectures at PLI, where he is the New York and national Chairman of the Milton Friedman Leasing Lectures, and at the executive and annual meetings of the ABA and AICPA.  Mr. Wood has frequently served as a “party selected” and Federal arbitrator and is an American Arbitration Association - National Neutral - Commercial Panelist. 

Mr. Wood is the senior author of the national treatise Negotiating and Drafting Office Leases, published by Law Journal Seminars-Press and supplemented 2 times per year ©1994. He is the author of the textbook, Navigating The Dangerous Shoals of a Commercial Lease, published by New York University Graduate School, ©1992-2012 and hosts the commercial leasing educational websites officeleasingusa.com and leasingnyc.com which are utilized to supplement his lectures. Mr. Wood is listed in Who's Who Registry of Global Business Leaders and NY Super Lawyers 2004-2017.  Mr. Wood is AV Preeminent® peer rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was peer-nominated and elected an American Bar Foundation Fellow.

 

www.akerman.com
www.leasingnyc.com
jbwood@akerman.com

 

John Busey Wood is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Commercial Leases: Dealing with Large Hidden “Big Ticket” Items - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018
Unanticipated Limitations in Long-Term Planning and Lease Restructuring - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018
Hot Issues in Retail Leasing in the Current Environment - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018
Commercial Leases: Fundamentals of Structuring for Buildability and Financing - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018
Complex Commercial Real Estate Issues: Arbitration vs. Litigation - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018
Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018
Commercial Leases: Issues Surrounding Insurance and Damage and Destruction - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018
Commercial Leases: Building Today’s Tenant Improvements – Interrelationship of Commencement Date and Work Letter - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018
Hot Topics for Dealing with Long Term Lease Structures, Audits and Credit Support - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy - Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy , Monday, March 05, 2018
Commercial Leases: Fundamentals of Structuring for Buildability and Financing - Commercial Leases: Fundamentals of Structuring for Buildability and Financing, Monday, March 05, 2018
Commercial Leases: Dealing with Large Hidden “Big Ticket” Items - Commercial Leases: Dealing with Large Hidden “Big Ticket” Items, Monday, March 05, 2018
Unanticipated Limitations in Long-Term Planning and Lease Restructuring - Unanticipated Limitations in Long-Term Planning and Lease Restructuring , Monday, March 05, 2018
Commercial Leases: Issues Surrounding Insurance and Damage and Destruction - Commercial Leases: Issues Surrounding Insurance and Damage and Destruction, Monday, March 05, 2018
Complex Commercial Real Estate Issues: Arbitration vs. Litigation - Complex Commercial Real Estate Issues: Arbitration vs. Litigation, Monday, March 05, 2018
Hot Topics for Dealing with Long Term Lease Structures, Audits and Credit Support - Hot Topics for Dealing with Long Term Lease Structures, Audits and Credit Support, Monday, March 05, 2018
Hot Issues in Retail Leasing in the Current Environment - Hot Issues in Retail Leasing in the Current Environment, Monday, March 05, 2018
Commercial Leases: Building Today’s Tenant Improvements – Interrelationship of Commencement Date and Work Letter - Commercial Leases: Building Today’s Tenant Improvements – Interrelationship of Commencement Date and Work Letter, Monday, March 05, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Commercial Leases: Fundamentals of Structuring for Buildability and Financing - Commercial Leases: Fundamentals of Structuring for Buildability and Financing, Monday, March 05, 2018
Complex Commercial Real Estate Issues: Arbitration vs. Litigation - Complex Commercial Real Estate Issues: Arbitration vs. Litigation, Monday, March 05, 2018
Commercial Leases: Dealing with Large Hidden “Big Ticket” Items - Commercial Leases: Dealing with Large Hidden “Big Ticket” Items, Monday, March 05, 2018
Commercial Leases: Building Today’s Tenant Improvements – Interrelationship of Commencement Date and Work Letter - Commercial Leases: Building Today’s Tenant Improvements – Interrelationship of Commencement Date and Work Letter, Monday, March 05, 2018
Hot Topics for Dealing with Long Term Lease Structures, Audits and Credit Support - Hot Topics for Dealing with Long Term Lease Structures, Audits and Credit Support, Monday, March 05, 2018
Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy - Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy , Monday, March 05, 2018
Commercial Leases: Issues Surrounding Insurance and Damage and Destruction - Commercial Leases: Issues Surrounding Insurance and Damage and Destruction, Monday, March 05, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Complex Commercial Real Estate Issues: Arbitration vs. Litigation - Complex Commercial Real Estate Issues: Arbitration vs. Litigation, Monday, March 05, 2018
Hot Topics for Dealing with Long Term Lease Structures, Audits and Credit Support - Hot Topics for Dealing with Long Term Lease Structures, Audits and Credit Support, Monday, March 05, 2018
Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy - Changing Lease Forms and Negotiating Tactics in the New Improving Economy , Monday, March 05, 2018
Commercial Leases: Dealing with Large Hidden “Big Ticket” Items - Commercial Leases: Dealing with Large Hidden “Big Ticket” Items, Monday, March 05, 2018
Commercial Leases: Building Today’s Tenant Improvements – Interrelationship of Commencement Date and Work Letter - Commercial Leases: Building Today’s Tenant Improvements – Interrelationship of Commencement Date and Work Letter, Monday, March 05, 2018
Commercial Leases: Fundamentals of Structuring for Buildability and Financing - Commercial Leases: Fundamentals of Structuring for Buildability and Financing, Monday, March 05, 2018
Unanticipated Limitations in Long-Term Planning and Lease Restructuring - Unanticipated Limitations in Long-Term Planning and Lease Restructuring , Monday, March 05, 2018
Commercial Leases: Issues Surrounding Insurance and Damage and Destruction - Commercial Leases: Issues Surrounding Insurance and Damage and Destruction, Monday, March 05, 2018
Hot Issues in Retail Leasing in the Current Environment - Hot Issues in Retail Leasing in the Current Environment, Monday, March 05, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Proforma Offer Letter - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Standard Term Letter Concepts - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
New York State Bar Association, Committee on Professional Ethics: Opinion 621 (April 18, 1991) - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Additional Financial Terms for Mixed Use Buildings or Retail Properties - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Hidden Operating Costs from Rentable Re-Measurements - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
New York State Bar Association, Committee on Professional Ethics: Opinion 738 (April 16, 2001) - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Casualty and Insurance, Chapter 25, Negotiating and Drafting Office Leases - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Lease Exit, Strategy and Marketability - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Hidden Commencement Date Costs - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics—Formal Opinion 2008-1: A Lawyer’s Ethical Obligations to Retain and to Provide a Client with Electronic Documents Relating to a Representation (July 2008) - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Stanley E. Ginsberg and John Busey Wood, Presentation on Cash Flow and Tax Structuring of Leases - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Form of Improvable, Buildable and Financeable Ground Lease with Imbedded Base Building Core and Shell Rehab Loan from Lessee to Lessor with Amortization Against Rentals—Case Study - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Scope of Services in Engagement Process - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Substandard Service Specifications/Costs - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Agreement of Sublease - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Theft by Lease: Electricity Consumption Or Fiction—Or How To Make More Money For The Landlord Without Really Trying (February 1997) - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Saga of Superior Interests: Article 27—Subordination - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Supplement to: Must a Commercial Landlord Act Reasonably When Responding to a Request by a Tenant Under a Lease to Assign or Sublet? - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
PLI Ethics Engagement Hot Topics Issues - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Mixed Use Property: Retail / Office / Residential (Chart) - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Must a Commercial Landlord Act Reasonably When Responding to a Request by a Tenant Under a Lease to Assign or Sublet? - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Hot Topics for Dealing with Long Term Lease Structures, Audits and Audit Rights and Credit Support - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Basic Leasing Fundamentals: Theft by Lease Provisions - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Excerpts from Navigating the Dangerous Shoals of a Commercial Lease - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Anatomy of a Good Guy Guaranty - Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Negotiating Commercial Leases 2018, Friday, March 09, 2018, New York, NY
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