The building I am in is purely retail. There are other building, planned, yet not developed in the same center that will have office space. Since my building is purely retail, it would seem it should fall under the Retail standards. Or can the landlord claim because the entire center will have a mix of office space and retail building, that the office standards apply?
There is no mention of a specific BOMA standard in the lease. When I questioned why their calculation results in a different number than my general contractor and architect have calculated, they just respond with we are using "BOMA Standard Measurement" as a means to their calculation is correct. Since I am not familiar with the standards, your response is very helpful.
I am disputing my retail space square footage calculation because my lease says that the square footage is calculated as such:
outside of exterior walls and from the centerline of the interior demising walls plus any mezzanine within the Premises.
However, the landlord has tacked on an additional 100 square feet to my square footage because he says its my portion of an electrical room. There is nothing in my lease that mentions this electrical room square footage as part of my square footage calculation. However, the landlord is saying that is "Standard BOMA" measurement to include it.
If I had measurements performed by an independent measurement company, would they automatically include the electrical room as part of the standard? Or is it optional to include it. My guess is its optional and the terms of the lease should spell that out. But I would like an objective opinion on the subject.