Peter D. Corbett

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This blog keeps you connected to timely developments and emerging issues in retail law and covers a wide range of topics related to the retail, restaurant and consumer industry. We invite you to learn more about Goulston & Storrs and our Retail, Restaurant & Consumer Group.

Climate Change Adaptation: Massachusetts Releases New Policies to Address

In one of our prior posts , we reported on efforts by Boston and New York City, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, to undertake comprehensive climate change preparedness planning to review the vulnerabilities of each city’s built environment and to assess potential measures to enhance the resilience of...
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New Energy Efficiency Requirements in Store for Commercial Buildings in Massachusetts

Owners, managers, and developers of commercial buildings in Massachusetts need to be alert for impending updates to the Commonwealth’s energy efficiency standards. In addition to adopting mandatory changes to the State Building Code, regulators may also update the Stretch Energy Code. Although some transition period will likely be provided,...
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Run Your Meter Backwards: Net Metering and Other Opportunities For Retailers

Due to recent regulatory and market changes, owners and managers of large retail facilities can feasibly generate a larger share of their own energy on-site from alternative and renewable energy sources (including solar, small wind, and other “distributed generation” technologies), as well as become eligible to receive credits from...
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Familiar Deals in Unfamiliar Contexts: Buying Retail REO Properties from Special Servicers

According to Moody’s Investor Services , the retail sector was the only asset class to record an increase in its delinquency rate for Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) loans in January. Negotiating the purchase of an REO property from a Special Servicer is for many a new experience, with dimensions...
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