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Hotel measurement

Maureen Mounzer
Maureen Mounzer
February 19, 2012

If I lease 1000 sf in a Hotel lobby, would we use gross building or gross measured area for the Hotel sf, to calculate proportionate share? Would there be any deductions?

Thank you.

Adam Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
February 21, 2012


BOMA 1996 does not address hotels or hospitality buildings.

If you elect to use the BOMA 1996 Office Standard for a hotel, proportionate share should be calculated using Floor R/U and Building R/U ratios as prescribed by the standard. Gross Building Area is a standalone calculation and of little use when calculating Rentable Area. Gross Measured Area will help you calculate Rentable Area, but cannot be used on it's own to calculate proportionate share.

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