(Revised from original 1997 version)
Discount and Hawkins Exercise: Confidential Instructions for Tenant
This simulation involves a negotiation between a real estate developer and a prospective anchor tenant in a proposed shopping center. Students are assigned roles, given confidential information, and asked to try to break the impasse over the "use, assignment, and subletting" clause. Debriefing the results in class should illustrate the possibility of generating joint gains through interest-based negotiation--and the obstacles to such a process. Technical knowledge of real estate issues is not assumed.