Real estate commissions are fully negotiable, and it's dangerous to engage in a dialog in a public forum about specific rates charged. It could be perceived as price fixing which is not kosher.
Speaking generally about the shift in market conditions, I think it's safe to speak to the following trend: In the "landlord's market" of a just a year or two ago, landlords would typically offer 1/2 of the the commission they would pay to a broker that brought a new tenant to them.
Now we're seeing brokers asking and getting a "full" commission on renewals. The landlords are more fearful of losing tenants and are doing what the can to keep the broker that "controls" the tenant happy.
Christopher B. Kubler, CCIM
Feb 21, 2009