Ken Leonard Associates

Retail Real Estate and Shopping Center Consultants

Recent Cases

THE CELLULAR SUPERSTORE, INC.  a Nevada Corporation v ROUSE F.S., LLC, A Maryland limited liability Company; individual, DOES I through X; and ROE CORPORATION XI through XXII, inclusive  District Court Clark County, Nevada, Case No. A499873.
Retained by Defendant to provide expert opinion as to comparability of alternate locations and industry standards and practices regarding mall relocation policies..

TRUST GROUP, INC., v GENERAL GROWTH PROPERTIES, INC., WESTROADS MALL, LLC THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY RESTAURANTS, INC., AND MAY DEPARTMENT STORES COMPANY, District Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, Docket 1053
Retained by Defendant, General Growth Properties, to opine upon Reciprocal Easement Agreement (REA) and provide expert testimony as to future value of land and building with and without encroachment of parking.

SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., a New York corporation v. HHT DEVCO, L.L.C. a Delaware limited liability company State of Michigan In The Circuit Court For the County of Oakland, Case No. 05-06997-CK

Retained by Defendant to opine upon certain provisions of the Reciprocal Easement Agreement (REA) regarding compatibility of allowable co-tenancies.

Vivit Square LP, and LaSalle Asia Recovery International I S.a.r.l., and LaSalle Asia Recovery International II S.a.r.l., American Arbitration Association Ref. No. 50 180 T 00020 06
Retained by Defendant, a subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle, to opine upon Development Contract regarding minimum requirements to qualify for “Success Fee”, quality of development and industry standards in Japan as to probable future value and rental income from troubled mall.

TEUSCHER CHOCOLATES, LLC v. HG GALLERIA, I, II, L.P.; In the 234th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas
Retained by Defendant, (a subsidiary of General Growth Properties) to provide expert opinion involving industry standards and practices regarding construction costs and Tenant Allowances.

SUNIL PURI, LLC AN ILLINOIS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY v. RADIOSHACK CORPORATION f/k/a TANDY CORPORATION, COMPUTER CITY INC. aka COMP USA, In the State of Illinois the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court of Winnebago No 2008LM815
Retained by Defendant, The Radio Shack Corporation, to provide expert opinion as to industry standards regarding reasonable efforts by Landlord to mitigate damages on early termination of lease. 

SJOSTROM & SONS, INC., v. ALL AMERICAN EXTERIOR SOLUTIONS, INC., SUPERIOR DRYWALL COMPANY, NATIONAL GLASS SOLUTIONS, INC., SUMMIT, L.L.C., AND ILLINOIS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, AND FIFTH THIRD BANK in Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit County of Winnebago, Illinois No. 07 CH 190

Retained by one of the Defendants, a subcontractor, to provide expert opinion as to Industry Standards and Practices involving defective construction and claims for loss of rental income.

JEANNE M. DISANTILLO, v. SIMON PROPERTY GROUP, INC. in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Ni. 11-00545-CV-W-HFS
Retained by Plaintiff to provide expert opinion regarding industry standards and practices involving reasonableness of refusal to approve sublease of replacement tenant.

CHIEF SUPER MARKET, INC. v. DELPHOS PLAZA, LLC., in The American Arbitration Association, No. 53 115 E 00038 12
Retained by Defendant, the owner of a Shopping Center, in arbitration involving alleged violation of Exclusive Use Clause.

SUNSHINE LAND ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP v. OFFICE DEPOT, INC.  in the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County Florida  No. 11—5287 CA 30.
Retained by Defendant, Office Depot,  in a matter concerning an Exclusive Use Clause to apply industry standards to rules involving measurement of sales area containing restricted merchandise.

CREIGHTON COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT v. WINNDIXIESTORES LEASING, et.al in the circuit of the twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Lee County, Florida No. 12-CA-000568
Retained by Plaintiff to apply industry standards for appropriate security and property management oversight of common areas in a wrongful death case. 

THE ESTATE OF CHICO A. RANDOLPH by and through ALEXANDER RANDOLPH, as Personal Representative v. EXT LEASE OWNER,EXTREME, LLC; ALBERTSON’E LLC; KING SY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA II, INC., d/b/a LEGACY UNTRA LOUNGE a/k/a LEGACY LOW COST LIQUOR; BARRY MOHAMMED’ TERRENCE MOHAMMED; AND SEAN MOHAMMED, in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Orange County, Florida Case No. : 2013-CA-000091-O Division 37
Retained by Plaintiff in a wrongful death matter to opine upon Landlord and Management Company’s responsibilities to provide adequate security and property management oversight in common areas.

DAVID LEVERETT v. CHELSEA JONES; SYLVIA JONES; WILLOWBROOK MALL (TX), GENERAL GROWTH MANAGEMENT, INC. in the District of Harris County, Texas Case NO. 2010-82030
Retained by Plaintiff, to opine upon appropriate maintenance of traffic circulation and signage in regional mall parking lot.

MATHER v. PARKWAY in the District of Harris County, Case No. TX 58-0087
Retained by Plaintiff in a wrongful death matter to opine upon Landlord’s and Management Company’s responsibilities to provide adequate maintenance of restraining cables in parking structure of office building.

BRIDGEPORT SOUTH REALTY ADVISORS, INC., a Florida corporation v. METRO GROUP CONSTRUCTION, L.L.C.,  a foreign corporation, and CVS PHARMACY, INC., a foreign corporation, in the Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida, In and For Pinellas County civil Law Division Case No. 06-2194 CI, Division 19
Retained by Plaintiff to opine upon standard and practices involving a dispute in brokerage commissions.

FORT HENRY MALL OWNER, LLC., v. U.S. BANK N.A., as Trustee for the Registered Holders of ML-CFC Commercial Mortgage 2007-5, Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates,Series 2007-5; et al. in the  U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville No. 2 : -cv- 00287

LORD & TAYLOR, LLC, et al., v. WHITE FLINT, L.P., n/k/a WHITE FLINT MALL, LLP, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (Greenbelt Division) Case No. 8 : 13-CV-01912-RTW