Fundamentals of Leasing First Floor Commercial Space
June 09, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

ONLINE via Zoom


The leasing of commercial real estate space is an important step when completing a development project and throughout the holding period of a residential property’s life. Right-sizing a building’s first floor space and its physical attributes can increase the profitability of the asset, add to tenant and community enjoyment of the property, and support the project’s ongoing feasibility. This course will provide an understanding of the sequential steps in bringing space to market; establishing rent; tenant selection; negotiating lease terms and space delivery condition, and bring students through to the final stage of lease execution and tenant move-in. Students will explore leasing issues that they may have been overlooked or never performed, and cover the following--


  • Considerations in use of space- retail, program or restaurant?
  • Tenant Selection and Space Delivery
  • Crafting offering terms for your marketing material, lease proposals and letter of intents
  • Identifying and selecting available resources when marketing your commercial space
  • Knowing the sequential steps in the leasing process
  • Factors in play that determine leasing process timeline
  • Respond to Q&A


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