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Common area maintenance cost (CAM) remains a constant worry when it comes to retail/commercial real estate leasing. With landlords now passing the operating expenses based on estimate which is then reconciled at the end of the year to tally with the amount paid by the tenant has become increasingly challenging process to comprehend and navigate.
Lease administration plays a key role in huge cost savings and also drives better control and strategic planning of lease portfolios. A proactive approach in lease administration can help to your better manage risks, recoveries, execution of lease terms, and accounting. However, even though lease administration is an administrative task, it is quite a complex
Private companies are fast approaching the deadline of January 2022 for implementing the process to comply with the new lease accounting standard ACS 842. The intention behind this standard is to bring every operating expense on to the balance sheet that were previously off balance sheet. What this essentially means is filling in all the
Commercial lease tenants are required to pay pro rata share of the operating expense which is commonly known as common Area Maintenance (CAM) expenses. As tenants you have the right to verify whether or not you are being charged correctly. CAM audit is a process that can help you determine accuracy of charges and the
Annual common area maintenance (CAM) reconciliation is one of the most tedious processes that is notoriously error prone. Despite the fact it is also one of the processes that is often overlooked by commercial property owners, resulting in errors in reconciliation that over time results in thousands of dollars in losses. Reconciling CAM expenses against
Both commercial real estate owners and property management companies are required to focus on several aspects to keep the business afloat. From managing lease portfolios, listings, finances, administration to other scaling business requirements, industry players are swarmed with conflicting priorities. Sure, success in real estate depends on property sales and marketing and efficient management of
Commercial real estate is one of the worst hit industries in the wake of the pandemic. As work from home continues, with some companies opting to adopt that policy as a new way of working, many offices are actively reducing their infrastructure footprints. This is helping companies to save cost and optimize returns. According to
Commercial lease tenants are required to pay common Area Maintenance (CAM) charges are towards the maintenance of usable common areas within the property. It is typically calculated as the tenant’s pro-rata share of the operating expense. While CAM expenses are important for the upkeep of the property which is mutually beneficial for both tenant and
Common area maintenance (CAM) expenses are a standard and key part of any commercial lease that helps cover the operating expenses These charges are calculated on a pro-rata basis and passed on to the tenants. That said, despite its importance in the upkeep of a property, the lack of a unified template for reconciling CAM
Whether it is lease management, lease accounting or common area maintenance (CAM) reconciliation, one thing that is crucial in order to efficiently manage these processes is access to accurate and relevant lease data. The convenience of having lease abstracted in user-friendly formats that is easy to access and understand is simply unparalleled in this market.