Don't Let Lease Assignment Defeat Your Right to a Sublease Commission


A shopping center tenant hires a broker to find somebody to sublease 5,100 square feet of the space it’s leasing. The listing agreement names the broker as the tenant’s exclusive agent and provides for a 6 percent commission in the event:

  • The space is “subleased”; or
  • The tenant’s underlying lease with the shopping center is cancelled.


What’s wrong with this listing agreement?

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