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Hidden Costs You Should Know About in Your Commercial Lease

Posted by Don Catalano on Sep 11, 2019


Rent and Common Area Maintenance (CAM) are often the biggest expenses that a company has, so naturally, you don't want to pay any more than you need to when it comes to the office or building that you lease. Unfortunately, commercial leases can be rife with hidden fees that unsuspecting tenants may end up overpaying for. These fees include:

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Topics: Hidden Occupancy Costs

Be on Guard for Hidden CRE Costs

Posted by Don Catalano on Aug 28, 2017


Commercial real estate contracts for leasing are very complex and often difficult to analyze. Unfortunately, unscrupulous landlords may use this to their advantage, folding in costs that make occupying a space more expensive for tenants. To ensure that you're not being assessed unnecessary charges, keep an eye out for the following hidden costs:

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Topics: Hidden Occupancy Costs, commercial real estate

Hidden Occupancy Costs in Your Company's Leases

Posted by Don Catalano on May 09, 2017

When you sign a lease, your company takes on a contract to pay rent and, potentially, CAM charges. You also agree to pay any number of hidden occupancy costs. If you don't know what they are, you could be in for a large and expensive surprise. Here are some of the hidden costs that are in your lease -- whether or not you know it.

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Topics: CRE Lease, Hidden Occupancy Costs, "Occupancy Cost "

The Top 4 Ways to Uncover Hidden Occupancy Costs

Posted by Don Catalano on Nov 28, 2014

Occupancy cost might seem like a relatively simple metric. If you add up what your company spends on its real estate portfolio, you have your total occupancy cost, right? However, as with any omnibus number, the total tends to hide important details. Digging deeper into your occupancy cost can help you to uncover savings. Here are four ways that you can get started.

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Topics: Hidden Occupancy Costs