How to Read a Lease and Analyze a Rent Roll

How to Read a Lease and Analyze a Rent Roll
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Real estate leases are extremely important to understand, as the lease payments may become the primary source of repayment for any financing you may extend to the borrower.

This course explores the contents and key components of a typical lease. We will discuss different lease types and the key risk considerations. Then, we will learn to calculate lease rates and analyze the terms and conditions. We will also consider estoppel certificates. Finally, we will explore how to read and evaluate a rent roll. 

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Outline the contents of a typical lease
  • Analyze the key components of a lease
  • Explore different lease types
  • Identify red flags in leases
  • Read and analyze a rent roll 
CPD- 2 Hours
4/1/2022 - 3/31/2023 11:59 PM