Rights of First Offer, First Refusal in Real Estate



  • Presentation Date 11/3/2020
  • Next Class Time 12:00 PM CT
  • Duration 60 min.
  • Format Teleseminar
  • Program Code 11032020
  • MCLE Credits 1 + hours

Course Price: $59.00


Rights of first refusal and rights of first offer are frequently used in commercial real estate transactions, establishing rights to acquire property from a seller before it hits the market.  The practical effect of these tools is often to exert downward pressure on the price of the property and hamper development of a third-party market.  Rights of first refusal can help hasten a deal among buyers and sellers or landlords and tenants, thereby reducing costs, or they can be a costly waste of time. There are many subtle differences between rights of first refusal and rights of first offer, each with subtle tradeoffs for counter-parties that must be considered in context of a particular transaction.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to drafting rights of first refusal and rights of first offer in real estate.

  • How rights of first refusal and rights of first offer work in real estate transactions
  • Real-world costs, tradeoffs and risks of each type of right – and drafting tips and traps
  • Best circumstances in which these mechanisms are used in property acquisitions, sales, and leasing
  • How rights of refusal depress prices &limiting third party interest in the property – and how to mitigate
  • Practical strategies for buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants when negotiating these rights