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Multi-Story building with single tenant floor tenant improved core restroom

Jerry W.
April 2, 2024

In a multi-story building with a single occupant floor is there a situation where a single occupant tenant modifies i.e., enlarges, and customizes the core restroom so it is not the same as other floor counterparts, and therefore could the customized core restroom count as part of the tenant usable?

David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
April 2, 2024

Hi Jerry,

Is the size of the restroom the same or have just the finishes been improved. Is the restroom "Exclusive Use" to the tenant as per below?

Exclusive Use definition:
A provision of Tenant Usable Area in which the Occupant has no restrictions regarding the use and physical modification of space within the Demised boundaries of the Tenant Usable Area, except for lawful restrictions and specific limitations described in a contract or agreement.

My inclination would be to keep it as Floor Service Area to ensure compliance with the standard and also for consistency with the other floors.

Also consider that allocating the restrooms as Tenant Usable Area or Floor Service Area will have no impact on the tenant's Rentable Area because the restroom is 100% allocated to the tenant anyway as Floor Service Area on a single tenant floor. Allocating the restroom as Tenant Usable Area will lower the Load Factor for that tenant, but the Rentable Area will be the same.

Jerry W.
April 2, 2024

the restroom on the single tenant floor in question was reconfigured and enlarged with additional fixtures. From what we understand the restrooms would only be used by the tenant on this floor as there is no common corridor.

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