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Retail Struggles Become Senior Housing Opportunities [Gray Area of the Law]

October 27, 2020

Lowndes attorney Shawn Rader discusses how failing mall properties may be converted to the ideal senior housing for baby boomers. 


By: Shawn Rader

On October 25, John F. Wasik penned an interesting article in The New York Times regarding the conversion of shopping mall properties into senior housing. With over 25,000 stores perhaps closing by the end of the year, and with the over-65 population increasing by around 10,000 a day, it is a marriage of property and demographics.

Baby boomers want to live close to active and walkable communities, and many mall properties are perfectly located near or already have the amenities they are looking for. [...]

This is an excerpt from a blog post originally written on Gray Area of the Law. To read the entire post, click here.


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Shawn

Shawn Rader focuses his practice on real estate litigation, commercial litigation, commercial leases and senior housing, and is a member of the firm’s practice groups that deal with these topics.


A frequent author and speaker, Shawn is a charter member of the American Bar Association Title Insurance Litigation Committee, serving as its first Vice-chairman in 1993, and as its second Chairman the following year. He is a member of the Florida Land Title Association, where he is a charter member of the Title Claims Roundtable.

He has had four articles published in the Florida Bar Journal, and was the co-author of the Title Insurance Law Article in the ABA Tort & Insurance Law Journal, Vol 31, No. 2 (Winter 1996).  Shawn served as Chairman of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for Orange County and also served as President of the Orange County Bar Association Legal Aid Society.  He was Chairman of the City of Orlando Civil Service Board, served as Chairman of the City of Orlando Chapter 57 Board, and Vice Chairman of the 2012 Orange County Charter Review Commission.  Shawn is also a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.


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