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Retail Properties: Reducing Risk With Accessibility Surveys

Accessibility is of particular concern to retail facilities.

At the ICSC conference in Vegas there’s been a lot of discussion about the importance of retail properties complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Retail is essentially a public space and as such, accessibility issues are highly scrutinized and at risk of lawsuits if found not to be in compliance.  To avoid legal implications, I’m seeing that retail investors are increasingly committing to thorough accessibility reviews that often go above and beyond standard ADA regulations.

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