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What Can Be Negotiated in a Commercial Lease

Negotiated in a Commercial Lease

Today's Tenant Rep Tuesday Tip topic: What Can Be Negotiated in a Commercial Lease

Renting warehouse, office, or retail space will be one of the largest expenses when running a business so it's important to negotiate the commercial lease as best as you can. 

We've listed the most common items that can be negotiated when leasing commercial real estate.

Negotiable Items for Leasing Commercial Space

  • Rent Commencement Date
  • Base Rent
  • Yearly Rent Escalations
  • Operating Expense Caps
  • Use of the Space
  • Exclusive Use Rights in the Building
  • Lease Term
  • Renewal Options
  • Expansion Options
  • Sublease Options
  • Right of First Refusal on Vacant Space
  • Right of First Offer on Vacant Space
  • Rent Abatement
  • Tenant Improvement Allowance
  • Landlord Construction Management Fee
  • Space Planning Allowance
  • End of Lease Restoration
  • Signage Rights
  • Parking Spaces
  • Security Deposit
  • Personal Guarantees
  • Termination Options
  • Repairs & Maintenance
  • Relocation Clauses

These are just a few items that are negotiable in a commercial lease.

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