Course Detail

Commercial Lease Analysis RE104

Tuition: $725
Dates: 1/22/19 - 3/26/19
Location: CGS-Coll of Gen Studies (871 Comm Ave) Boston, MA
Room Number: 521
Instructor: Nahigian
Meeting Times:
  • Tues. Jan 22, 2019  6-8:45 PM
  • Tues. Jan 29, 2019  6-8:45 PM
  • Tues. Feb 05, 2019  6-8:45 PM
  • Tues. Feb 12, 2019  6-8:45 PM
  • Tues. Feb 19, 2019  6-8:45 PM
  • Tues. Feb 26, 2019  6-8:45 PM
  • Tues. Mar 05, 2019  6-8:45 PM
  • Tues. Mar 12, 2019  6-8:45 PM
  • Tues. Mar 26, 2019  6-8:45 PM

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth business analysis of a commercial lease. Various elements of office, industrial, and retail leases will be defined and debated from the perspectives of landlords, tenants, and lenders. Strategic business points are highlighted so that all parties can better interpret a commercial lease and focus on pertinent, red-flag negotiating issues. Access to a financial calculator is required.

Topics: Revenue and expense structures; identifying key issues in a lease agreement/clause; building terminology and characteristics; conflicting landlord/tenant objectives; designing a letter of intent; interpreting the lease document; and strategies for lease negotiations.


Fundamentals of Investment Analysis (RE 107) or Fundamentals of Real Estate Finance (RE112) or permission of the instructor

The intensive weekend class requires early registration due to a pre-class assignment. Students with be contactd by the instructor prior to the first class meeting.

Scheduling Details

  • Offered in January (traditional multi-week format) and Spring (intensive weekend format and registration closes one week before the class begins)

Textbooks and Class Materials

  • No texts required for the course. Materials will be distributed in class.

Please note that prices are subject to change.