Navigating Commercial Leases

Examine standard office and retail lease forms, understand the motivations of the parties to a lease, and develop a framework for negotiation—from term sheet to closing. Topics include full-service, triple-net, and modified-gross leases; legal terminology in leases; expenses and additional rent clauses, including operating expenses, common area maintenance (CAM), and real estate taxes; exit strategies, including assignment and sublease; the tenant’s rights of first offer, first refusal, renewal, and termination; the role of lenders in commercial leases; guarantees and types of security deposits; insurance and environmental issues; and use and operating covenants specific to retail leases.

Note: Registering at least two weeks prior to the start of the course date is highly recommended. Popular classes fill up quickly and more specialized classes need sufficient enrollment.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of key lease terms and clauses
  • The ability to evaluate commercial leases

Ideal for

  • Real estate owners and investors
  • Asset and property managers
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2023
    • Date

      May 30 - Jul 11
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Location

    Tuition $695