As mentioned in the prior response, most ground leases of this type are fully net meaning there are no expenses to net out to arrive at the NOI. Most taxing authorities issue a single tax bill for the PARCEL which includes the land and improvements. Again, it is usually customary that the ground lease tenant pay all the taxes. As to insurance, it is customary that the lessee/tenant provide the insurance and name the ground lessor as an additional named insured. The lease document will probably also require the lessee to indemnify the ground lessor from any claims or suits. My own experience has painfully illustrated that while this is usually reliable (typically because ground leases are executed with quality credit tenants who often will have deeper pockets than the ground lessor), it is not bullet proof. In some situations, it may be advisable (or at least a good precaution) for the ground lessor to carry a backup liability policy which should be rather affordable based on the existence of the underlying insurance required to be carried by the ground lessee.
Jun 28, 2009