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Shopping center lease administration

Alan A. Alexander

Shopping center lease administration

a guide to financial reporting

by Alan A. Alexander

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Published by International Council of Shopping Centers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shopping centers -- Management,
  • Commercial leases,
  • Records -- Management

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 99).

    StatementAlan A. Alexander.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHF5430 .A435 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 99 p :
    Number of Pages99
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3389782M
    ISBN 101582680353
    LC Control Number2004616446

    Make sure that information in included in the lease. Ask the landlord to provide you with "written or telephonic" notice if they don't get a rent payment on time, and the chance to pay up within five to 10 days after you get the notice. If the landlord insists, ask to see a list proof of these costs and how your share has been calculated. Distributed by Creators Syndicate Inc. These items are considered uncontrollable, and, therefore, they are passed directly through to the tenant.

    One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to sign the landlord's lease form without first having it reviewed by an attorney who specializes in real estate matters. Typically, the the property tax and insurance components of operating expenses are not negotiable. Exactly what is included varies by property type and by landlord. Industry Standard CAM Fees Because the condition of certain common areas has a direct effect on tenants, fees associated with the costs of maintenance and repair of hallways, elevators, stairwells, lobbies, and common area restrooms are fairly standard in CAM fees.

    Let's say you're a large antiques store located next to a small delicatessen. But you should insist on the right to seek reimbursement from the government directly for relocation expenses, loss of business and any other damages if your space is seized by the local government. Administrative fees are usually based on a percent of the total CAM costs. Operating expenses are made up of three main components: Property Taxes: The taxes charged to the property owner by taxing entities. Also, understand that franchisors usually require landlords to sign a separate document, called a "Collateral Assignment of Lease," giving the franchisor certain rights to "bail you out" in case you fail to pay rent or otherwise default under the lease.


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Shopping center lease administration book

While a non-food use tenant may often require an exclusion from CAM Expenses for costs relating to operation of a food court or patio eating area or similar expenses benefiting only certain of the occupants of the Shopping Center, the landlord must conversely remember to allow for cost pooling, whereby the landlord retains the right to allocate certain CAM Expenses only among those occupants of the Shopping Center benefiting from the applicable expense.

Related People. Although CAM Expenses by name relate to Common Areas, it is customary in retail leasing for the landlord to include certain costs relating to upkeep of building improvements e. Here are several more points that tenants--and their lawyers--frequently overlook when negotiating leases of retail space in shopping centers or strip malls.

Also, insist on including a provision forcing anyone who buys the shopping center from your landlord to honor all the landlord's obligations to preserve and return your security deposit.

Caps on CAM Expenses. These items are considered uncontrollable, and, therefore, they are passed directly through to the tenant. Continue Reading. Although the landlord may be willing to exclude certain categories of such building-related costs from CAM Expenses e.

Signs were changed, the building was repainted, and some structural changes were made to the front of the industrial park. The landlord typically expects to include both third party management fees and an administrative fee usually calculated as a percentage of other CAM Expenses in CAM Expenses.

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Negotiating Your Shopping Center Lease

Requiring a statement in the least that the landlord has to provide documentation accountability for all fees charged is the only way to ensure you are being charged fairly. In older shopping centers, you may have an "octopus" HVAC system, where the compressor is on top of the building and ductwork snakes through the walls piping hot or cold air to each tenant space.

You don't want to be forced to stay open Sundays just because other tenants do and the landlord wants all its tenants to be "in sync. To dive deeper into what makes up your operating expenses, check out our articles on what makes up Common Area Maintenance fees and how property taxes are calculated in Austin, Texas.

For this reason, tenants prefer year-to-year caps, as it keeps CAM increases to a predictable level. Administrative fees are usually based on a percent of the total CAM costs. What is included in operating expenses? While landlords will never guarantee that your parking spaces won't be used occasionally by other tenants and their customers, you should at least have a few spaces for yourself and your employees, located not too far away from the leased premises.

If your CAM fee includes salaries for management or administrative staff on- or off-siteliability insurance costs you will have to pay for your own liability insurance — the landlord will require this before you can move inadvertising and other promotional activities, professional services such as legal or accounting services, try to negotiate these out of your lease.

Not all landlords will require tenants to help with expenses like roofing, parking lot maintenance, and structural repairs. Most shopping center leases say you're in default if any rent payment is five to 10 days late.

Occasionally, when dealing with a significant anchor tenant, the landlord is forced to agree to bill for CAM Expenses each year based on a budget approved in advance by such anchor tenant. Get a noncompete clause. Personal guaranty. And don't be surprised if the landlord asks the same of you and requests that you not compete with any of the center's other tenants.

In many commercial leasesand in particular retail and industrial space leasesextra fees are often referred to as "Common Area Maintenance" CAM fees. If the landlord insists, ask to see a list proof of these costs and how your share has been calculated.

While a CFO of a property-management firm doesn't directly manage the tenants, he still needs to understand how those fees are collected … more important, since large retailers often dispute CAM fees or pay only a percentage … the CFO must know how to account for the difference, or CAM slippage.shopping centers Businesses can thrive when they locate next to a Kroger-bannered store, and Kroger Real Estate owns many of the shopping centers located adjacent to its stores.

If you're looking to lease retail space, consider locating your business next to us. This class will address the leasing process and the shopping center lease, explaining the terms and provisions in the lease agreement that dictates the relationship between the property owner and the retail tenant.

Understanding the complexities in the process will enable the leasing manager or agent to better cope with lease negotiations.

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Depending on the lease structure, you will either pay operating expenses as a component of gross rent or in addition to base rent.