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Tenant Exclusive Use of Rooftop Deck

Mike Bishop
Low Tide Properties Lrd.
May 30, 2019

If a tenant occupies the entire building and there is a finished rooftop deck (for exclusive use by tenant's employees) is the deck considered Tenant Area or Unenclosed Building Feature?

David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
June 1, 2019

Hi Mike,

You could go either way but I would recommend allocating the deck as tenant area since the load factor will be lower since there would be more Tenant Area vs. more Building Service Area. In any event, it makes no difference to the total rentable area of the building. If you believe that the building might be multi-tenant in the future and the rooftop deck would be available to all tenants, then Building Service might make more sense so that your load factors don't change. Another alternative, would be to treat the Rooftop deck as Inter-Building Service Area which would allocate 100% of it to the single tenant for now and then if the tenant configuration changes in the future, you can reallocate it to those tenants who have access to enjoy it.


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