As a former in-house real estate counsel for both large retail organizations and developers, including one of the nation’s largest mall Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Wendy concentrates her practice on reviewing, negotiating and drafting complex lease agreements for Husch Blackwell clients. Her prior experience for a national retailer negotiating both corporate and non-corporate leases, with a managed portfolio of $15 million, provides an in-depth knowledge of core real estate functions that offers invaluable impact to clients. Likewise, her ability to develop and maintain relationships with legal counterparts at brokers, REITs and developers, has been a critically significant asset at the negotiating table.
A large portion of Wendy’s prior practice required her to possess a broad knowledge of leasing for both Build to Suit and As-Is locations. Her experience also extends to post-execution issues, including estoppels, SNDAs, defaults, prohibited use violations and enforcement of lease provisions. In addition, in one of her earlier in-house roles, she was the company’s go-to knowledge leader when retailers and field personnel had leasing-related questions.