Continuing Legal Education

TELESEMINAR: Real Estate Management Agreements – A National Perspective

July 9, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1.00 MCLE hours


Real estate holdings – apartment and office buildings, shopping centers, hotels – can be complex enterprises, requiring daily professional management even when owned by experienced real estate entrepreneurs. Often the key to the financial success of the property is whether it is well managed over time. This highlights the importance of not only outsourcing management of the property but drafting effective real estate management agreements. This program will provide you with a practical guide to the types of real estate management agreements, varying fee arrangements, defining the scope of a manager’s duties, rent collection and operational controls, allocating risk and liability, and much more.


  • Drafting real estate management agreements for office and apartment buildings, shopping centers, and hotels
  • Defining scope of manager’s duties and responsibilities
  • Understanding management fee alternatives
  • Collection of rent and handling of funds
  • Insurance, liability and indemnity issues for manager and property owner
  • Operating decisions, controls, termination, and sale of property
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Program Speaker:
John S. Hollyfield
, Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP, Texas


John S. Hollyfield is of counsel and a former partner in the Houston office Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP.  He has more than 40 years’ experience in real estate law practice.  He formerly served as chair of the ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, president of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and chair of the Anglo-American Real Property Institute.  He has been named a "Texas Super Lawyer" in Real Estate Law by Texas Monthly magazine and is listed in Who’s Who in American Law.  He is co-editor of Modern Banking and Lending Forms (4th Edition), published by Warren, Gorham & Lamont.  He received his B.B.A. from the University of Texas and his LL.B. from the University of Texas School of Law.