Triple Net Lease Insurance: What’s Covered (and What’s Not)?

Insuring your triple net lease property is an important component of protecting your investment. While insurance is a known necessity for any type of property, there are some added complexities to commercial buildings that you need to understand so you can properly negotiate your tenant contracts and avoid the profit-stealing scenario of learning you’re not covered for something that’s happened to or on your property, only after the fact.

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What Should You Know about Commercial Lease Escalation Rates?

Commercial real estate contracts typically include detailed lease escalation clauses and rates that outline how and when increases to rent or operating costs will occur (and how both the property owner and the tenant are impacted as a result).

While the presence of lease escalations is very common in commercial agreements, there are many variables to how each escalation will work and what types of rate increases, or reductions will apply. It’s important to understand the different types of lease escalations and know exactly what each will ultimately mean for the profitability of your investment in the short- and long-term because some escalations take place annually, while others are every couple of years or at the beginning of a new lease term.

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What Is an Absolute NNN Ground Lease?

As an investor interested in commercial property for lease, you probably already understand some of the types of commercial lease opportunities available to you on existing buildings, such as triple net (NNN) leases and absolute NNN leases. However, there is another route you can consider when scoping out absolute NNN properties for sale, which can be more advantageous for conservative, long-term return investments: an absolute NNN ground lease.

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What Is an Absolute NNN Lease?

The kind of tenant agreement in place on a commercial property for lease is an important consideration for an investor. There are a variety of different lease options available on commercial properties, including gross, net, triple net, and absolute NNN leases, which all may have specifications or variations unique to that lease/lessor agreement. Read more