What goodies might you negotiate into your lease?

What goodies might you negotiate into your lease?


In many buildings, there are extras you might consider adding to your wish list, such as:

  • Extra storage for free during a certain time of year
  • Instead of free rent in your first year, you could take the free rent over the course of the lease during the months with the lowest revenue
  • Free covered/underground parking
  • Parking spaces outside your door assigned to your firm
  • Landlord to pay for your signage
  • If another tenant moves out and has a great reception desk, ask to have it moved into your offices
  • Use of  freight elevator for free if the landlord normally charges for it
  • Use of conference room
  • Use of fitness center for free
  • Use lobby for company party
  • Use of furniture left behind by another tenant

It can’t hurt to ask!

About the Author

Lynn Drake’s status is well known in the industry: She’s the commercial realtor focused on maintaining “true north” for her corporate clients. It’s a reputation built on 35 years of commercial real estate experience. Lynn became a commercial realtor in 2001 after 15 years in corporate real estate. Thus far in her career, Lynn has successfully completed over 1,500 real estate transactions ranging from small business tenant leases to the sale and purchase of industrial complexes.