The Four Components of a Commercial Real Estate Lease Feb. 29, 2016

Continuing our Commercial Lease Fundamentals series, today’s topic is a breakdown of the four components of a commercial real estate lease. Component 1: Basic Lease Information Whenever I read a lease or a lease-related document, I like to think of myself as an investigative journalist... Read More »

Basic Lease Information Part I: The Parties to a Lease

Following up on last week’s blog article, The Four Components of a Real Estate Lease, today’s post explains the first part of what Realogic considers the first component, the basic lease information. Let’s consider the parties involved in a commercial real estate lease. Required Parties... Read More »

Basic Lease Information Part II: The Premises of a Lease

In last week’s article, we explored the different parties involved in commercial real estate leases and the roles each party is expected to play in a lease. For this post, I’ll tackle the intricacies of how Commercial Real Estate Leases define leased space, also known as... Read More »

Rent: Introduction to Additional Rent Concepts

In last week’s post, I introduced the basics of Base Rent in Commercial Real Estate Leases and offered all readers a chance to grab the quick and dirty Excel Base Rent Calculator I use when the lease administration application doesn’t have that built-in functionality. In... Read More »

Rent: Understanding Proportionate Share

Today is the return of the Commercial Lease Fundamentals Blog series for the first time in the new year. If you’ve stumbled onto this post without reading the first two months of the series, you can read through all the previous posts in our blog... Read More »

Additional Rent: Digging into Operating Expenses

In this post, we have arrived at the topic of Operating Expenses, a component of additional rent typically paid by each tenant on a pro rata share basis. Most other items of additional rent, such as percentage rent, late fees, CPI and Porters Wage adjustments are... Read More »

Additional Rent: Caps on Operating Expenses

After reading last week’s blog post about digging into operating expenses, it may appear that a landlord has free reign to pass along every expense they incur in the operation and management of a building. The truth is though that there are several conventions within... Read More »

Additional Rent: Understanding Gross-Up

Following up on the previous post about Caps on Operating Expenses, today’s post is all abut the often misunderstood concept called Grossing Up or simply Gross Up. The Gross-Up of operating expenses is a critical mechanism that allows landlords to equitably allocate operating expenses that... Read More »