There are two basic calculations for CAM fees: Variable CAM fees, in which the amount a tenant is required to contribute increases based on a number of factors; and flat CAM fees where the fees are a fixed amount.
CAM expenses are based on a pro rata basis. Simply put, the more square footage a tenant leases, the greater the percentage of CAM expenses the tenant pays.
CAM fees vary considerably and cover a wide range of expenses landlords pay including repairs, insurance, property maintenance, and even in some cases salaries of administrative staff who run a business park.
Because CAM fees can be complicated and expensive, it is highly advisable to have an attorney review any lease that has CAM (or other special fee) requirements before a business owner signs the lease.
- Double Net Lease
- Triple Net Lease
- Net Lease
- Fully Serviced Lease
- Rentable Square Feet
- Usable Square Feet
- Load Factor