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Commercial real estate can sometimes seem overwhelming with the various terms that are used. Brush up on your leasing lingo with terms, phrases or words you may come across in your commercial real estate dealings.

A feature that provides comfort, convenience, or value to a property.

Overdue payments on a rental agreement where recurring payments are required.

Bank Guarantee
A promise to pay Lessor an amount to cover losses

Building Types;
A Grade – Prime Building
B Grade – Secondary Buildings
C Grade – Older Buildings

A condition as part of a deed or title in property that prohibits someone from doing/using the property in a certain way

Consumer Price Index

Accounting method to write off the cost of an asset over its life

Disclosure Statement
A summary of important commercial terms of the lease and financial obligations including rent, rent reviews, incentives, outgoings, make good, key provisions

Gross Lease
Rent which includes outgoings

Heads of Agreement (a formal leasing proposal only)

Tenant (or its legal entity)

Landlord (or its legal entity)

Make Good
An agreement on how a property should be left at the end of the lease term

National Australian Build Environment Rating System

Net Lease
Rent plus outgoings

Additional non mandatory lease term

Expenses associated with the property

Strata Title
Individual ownership of part of a property ‘a lot’

Weighted Average Lease Expiry

Calculation of the measurement of income. The yield is calculated annually as a percentage of the cost of the asset.


Written by
James Maxwell
Senior Leasing Manager