Elawyers Elawyers
Virginia| Change
Find the right lawyer for your legal problem

Faster, Smarter and More Accurate

Lawyers on 

Commercial real estate

What is commercial real estate?

Commercial real estate is any piece of property used for business purposes. There are several different types of property that could be classified as commercial. Offices, whether they are downtown or in a suburb, and retail spaces both fall into the category. Note that multifamily real estate may also be considered commercial. Multi-family spaces include apartment buildings—like high-rises, duplexes, and garden apartments.

Understanding commercial leases

In most cases, business owners lease a property from an investor rather than purchase the property for themselves. Whether you are the lessee or the lessor, you should understand the basics of commercial leases. There are no standardized forms for commercial leases, but in most cases a commercial lease will include the following:

·         The length of the lease. This could be a year, five years, ten years, or longer.

·         How much you owe as a security deposit.

·         Your monthly lease payments. The lessor may require that you pay a portion of your business' profits. Others require that you pay a portion or even all of your operating costs.

·         Other details about the property. For example, there may be a clause indicating what type of signage you're allowed to use.

·         Information about competitors. The lessor may agree not to lease space in the same building to any businesses that are similar to yours.

Usually, a lawyer will write a commercial lease. As lawyer, Richard Sierra, notes, "It is unlikely that a lay person would understand the language and clauses contained in a commercial lease." You should have a qualified lawyer review your commercial lease before signing.

Choosing where to lease

When you're looking for a commercial space to lease for your business, there are many factors you must take into consideration.

One of the primary things to consider is the neighborhood:

·         Is there enough traffic in the area to give your business the desired visibility?

·         Will there be enough parking for your customers?

·         Do people who live near there have a need for your business?

Consider zoning laws

Zoning laws may also influence where you choose to set up your business. These laws dictate how property in a certain area can be used.

Your property must be located in a commercial zone in order to operate your business. This means that the city has given permission for businesses to operate in that area.

The particular laws in your area will list for what purposes you are permitted to use the property for, including what kinds of construction or renovations you can make to the property.

Find Lawyers by Filters
You can browse lawyers by Practice Areas, or by City, or by Map
Sort byYou can sort data by applying different sort criteria
Joseph Ryan Bachand
Joseph Ryan Bachand
84

959 N. Cocoa Blvd. Ste. 1, Cocoa, FL 32922

Bar #31666(FL)     License for 1994 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Business | Commercial real estate | Contracts and agreements | Criminal defense | Debt collection | Family | Foreclosure | Personal injury
Roy David Oppenheim
Roy David Oppenheim
77

2500 Weston Rd Suite 209, Weston, FL 33331-3618

Bar #710016(FL)     License for 1987 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Class action | Commercial real estate | Employee benefits | Entertainment | Foreclosure | Limited liability company (LLC) | Litigation | Medical malpractice | Partnership | Personal injury | Real estate
Kevin Francis Jursinski
Kevin Francis Jursinski
68

15701 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Bar #318851(FL)     License for 1981 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Business | Commercial real estate | Construction and development | Foreclosure | Real estate
Charles Edward Muller, II
Charles Edward Muller, II
57

Bank of America Building 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 1550, Miami, FL 33131

Bar #239356(FL)     License for 1977 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy and debt | Business | Chapter 13 bankruptcy | Chapter 7 bankruptcy | Commercial real estate | Contracts and agreements | Credit repair | Foreclosure | Lawsuits and disputes | Litigation | Probate | Real estate | Residential real estate | Tax
Charles Edward Muller, II
Charles Edward Muller, II
57

Bank of America Building 701 Brickell Ave., Suite 1550, Miami, FL 33131

License for 1999 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy and debt | Business | Chapter 13 bankruptcy | Chapter 7 bankruptcy | Commercial real estate | Contracts and agreements | Credit repair | Foreclosure | Lawsuits and disputes | Litigation | Probate | Real estate | Residential real estate | Tax
Justin Infurna
Justin Infurna
52

121 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1500, Orlando, FL 32801

Bar #84284(FL)     License for 2010 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy and debt | Business | Commercial real estate | Constitutional | Contracts and agreements | Corporate and incorporation | Criminal defense | Elder law | Estate planning | Government | Tax
Spencer R. Munns
Spencer R. Munns
52

1000 Legion Place, Suite 1000 Gateway Center, Orlando, FL 32801

Bar #904511(FL)     License for 2004 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Commercial real estate | Corporate and incorporation | Litigation | Probate | Real estate
Michael S ('Mike') Hagen
Michael S ('Mike') Hagen
40

5290 Summerlin Commons Way Ste 1003, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Bar #454788(FL)     License for 1985 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Administrative law | Commercial real estate | Estate planning | Government | Mediation | Probate | Real estate | Residential real estate | Tax
Andrew Bruce Blasi
Andrew Bruce Blasi
37

7777 Glades Rd Ste 400, Boca Raton, FL 334344193

Bar #370983(FL)     License for 1983 years

Practice Areas: Commercial real estate | Estate planning | Litigation | Probate | Real estate | Residential real estate
Todd Bruce Allen
Todd Bruce Allen
34

13180 Livingston Road Suite 201, Naples, FL 34109

Bar #83990(FL)     License for 2010 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Business | Commercial real estate | Construction and development | Foreclosure | Litigation | Real estate
Ron S. Bilu
Ron S. Bilu
33

2760 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 330695727

Bar #632651(FL)     License for 2003 years Member in Good Standing

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy and debt | Business | Class action | Commercial real estate | Contracts and agreements | Copyright application | Corporate and incorporation | Debt settlement | Estate planning | Foreclosure | Immigration | Insurance | Litigation | Mediation | Partnership | Personal injury | Power of attorney | Real estate | Residential real estate | State | local | and municipal law

Can't find what you're looking for?

Post a free question on our public forum.
Ask a Question
Search for lawyers by practice areas.
Find a Lawyer