Commercial Leases

The real profit from commercial leases is built on this: sections and details of a lease, terminology and contract clauses.


Christian George

Christian George is a Businessman, Entrepreneur, and Real Estate Investor. Having been a licensed real estate agent for over 22 years and a licensed escrow officer for over 14 years, Christian is intimately familiar with every part of a real estate transaction from front to back.  Christian is currently the Content Director and an Instructor for Renatus as he continues to grow his personal portfolio. He loves sharing with students how to research a property, build a plan and strategy, and then close the deal. 


Maximize the profitability of each property and your overall portfolio when you understand and utilize commercial leases. Like the REPC, the commercial lease is a key tool in property management, and in successfully controlling and  generating cash flow from your commercial properties. Learn the various sections and details of a standard commercial lease and the supplemental tools that will take your property management to the next level. Master the lease terminology and common contract clauses that can “make or break” your leases. Determine the level of management your property will demand and the service requirements your tenants will expect as you select and create, Full Service, Net-Net, and Triple-Net lease contracts. What kind of Landlord are you?

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    This Pre-Assessment is to raise awareness of your current knowledge level and give you a glimpse of the information covered in this course.

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    Introduction to Commercial Leases

    Serial entrepreneur, Christian George, is here again to walk you through the complexities of Commercial Leases.

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    Definitions and Jargon

    Christian introduces the vocabulary he will be using today, starting with estopple certificates.

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      More Definitions

      Your instructor goes through a few more definitions, including full service lease.

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      And More Definitions

      More vocabulary is introduced beginning with lease buyout.

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      Nothing but Net

      The last of the vocabulary is covered and Christian discusses returns.

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      7 Steps of a Lease

      Christian discusses the steps a tenant takes when preparing to lease a space.

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      Research, Research, Research

      The more research you do, the stronger your plan will be.

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      A Secret Weapon

      The negotiation checklist, presented here, is your secret weapon.

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      Commercial Landlording

      Christian walks you through different styles of landlording and helps you discover what kind you are.

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      Know Thy Business

      The number one rule of commercial leasing - know thy business.

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      Contract Review

      Christian runs through the details of reviewing your contract.

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      Your instructor covers the different pieces to consider regarding rents.

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      Termination Options

      Christian introduces an option contract and discusses how it can be a benefit to you.

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      10 Tips for Tenants

      Christian closes with 10 tips for tenants, including keeping the end in mind.

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      This Post-Assessment is to measure your increased knowledge and see how much information you have retained from the course.

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    This Post-Assessment is to measure your increased knowledge and see how much information you have retained from the course.