Rent is Just One Component of Occupancy Cost

Understanding and correctly calculating your occupancy costs is obviously necessary for managing your company expenses. However, if you’re not sure what the various components are that contribute to your overall costs besides your rent, it’s easy to underestimate those costs. Review the following items with your tenant representative to understand what they are in calculating your real occupancy costs. Common Area Maintenance (CAM) Maintaining the common areas of your building is the responsibility of the property manager but your company will pay for covering the costs of it. Typical fees include parking lot maintenance, snow removal, landscaping and trash collections.…
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These Lease Terms Provide Options

After a lengthy search, you've finally found the perfect new office space. It's so great that, in fact, you're not sure if you should lease or purchase the building. To put you in control, negotiate in your lease options to buy the building if you decide you want it. You can also stop someone else from purchasing it as well. These options, listed below, give you a measure of control and let you avoid the costs and responsibilities of ownership if you are not yet ready to take them on. Option to Buy This negotiated structure gives you the most…
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