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What is the Commercial Lease Commencement Date?

The lease commencement date in a commercial lease typically refers to the start date of the lease term. It’s worth noting that the lease commencement date is not always the date the Tenant begins paying rent as rent abatement or early occupancy may have been negotiated. Commercial lease commencement dates will be written differently in…Read More→

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Difference Between USF and RSF Calculations in Commercial Leases

When evaluating commercial lease options whether you are renting office space, warehouse space, or retail space, it’s very important to understand the difference between usable square feet (USF) and rentable square fee (RSF) when calculating your monthly and yearly rent.  This is often misunderstood by tenants as many landlords use different names for this such…Read More→

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Negotiation Tips When Subleasing Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate subleases can be great in that you are typically able to lock in below market rental rates, shorter lease terms, and free furniture, however negotiating commercial real estate subleases can be tricky if you don’t know what you are doing. Negotiating the basic sublease terms is the easy part, but because most…Read More→

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Rent Escalations in Commercial Leases

Rent escalation is a pre-negotiated lease clause in which a tenants base rent is increased on an annual basis. Rent escalation clauses in commercial leases are negotiable however landlords push for this for two reasons To keep up with inflation Increase revenue and the commercial property’s value When leasing commercial real estate for terms longer…Read More→

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Can You Renegotiate a Commercial Lease?

Renegotiating a commercial lease is possible if your business or the market changes and you are unsatisfied with your current situation. There are no guarantees that the landlord will agree to your requests however you will never know if you don’t ask. Business climates and markets can change which at some time or another will…Read More→

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