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Tenants Get Creative as They Look to Exit a Lease


If a store can’t survive, a buyout may be the best option.

If a landlord thinks a tenant can survive after the COVID economic crisis passes, they’re usually motivated to work on payment plans, according to Luis Martinez-Monfort, founding partner of law firm Gardner Brewer Martinez-Monfort.

“The appetite to work through forbearance from both the tenant and landlord is pretty high because I don’t think landlords believe, dependent upon the type of tenant they have, that there’s someone who’s immediately going to backfill a space,” Martinez-Monfort says.

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