what is the standard rental commission to a realtor on retail space

is the commision paid annually or is one half due at acceptance and the other half after they move in?
In Leasing Property - Asked by Antica B. - May 5, 2014
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Chase P.
Broker/Agent
Carlsbad, CA

The commission is always negotiable and sometimes landlords may be offering a higher than normal commission to get brokers to bring tenants to the space. Typically though commissions range from 2.5% - 4%. I would say 3% is the average commission offered.
It is standard for half to be paid at lease execution and the other half at time of move in.

May 5, 2014
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Karen C.
Broker/Agent
Cape Vincent, NY

I worked for a very prominent commercial broker in the northern NY area, and they always charged 6%. I now charge 6% of the lease rate of retail properties.

May 5, 2014
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Dalip S R.
Broker/Agent
Arlington, TX

Its negotiable, average is about 2%-6%, it also depends on the lease terms, location, use and other terms agreed by the landlord.

May 5, 2014
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Ron L.
Broker/Agent
Dallas, TX

If a broker introduces a tenant he represents to a property, and a lease is subsequently signed by both parties. 50% of the leasing commission is paid on execution of the lease, and the balance when tenant receives the Certificate of Occupancy from the city in which the property lies. They say the rate is negotiable, but most brokers will not introduce a tenant for less than 4% of base rental payable over the lease period.

Jun 21, 2014
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