May be in your area of the country. I have a Bank for lease in the Atlanta area for just below the going market rate. Must be a supply and demand situation. good luck!
In upstate NY the banks are downsizing their space . I rent one and they are asking for a little less space at an average market rate.
Banks generally don't pay a higher rate, if anything, they'd pay market rate or less depending on the length of the term. Banks are generally excellent tenants that sign 10+ year contracts.
Banks have a higher finish out than most and would have a pay back in the lease amount when negotiated, this and the fact they always want the prime locations are some of the reasons I see higher rents.
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