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Rentable vs. Usable Square Feet

Commercial Square Feet - Milbrook Properties

Like every field, the commercial real estate sector has its own terminology. Whether you’re a tenant or a landlord, you need to be familiar with the key terms as well as know the differences between seemingly similar words like rentable square feet and usable square feet. As a tenant looking for spaces for lease, knowing the difference between these terms will help you understand how much space you’ll actually get when renting an office and ensure that that you get the best possible end of the deal.

Let’s study the key differences between rentable vs. usable square feet:

Usable Square Feet

Simply put, usable square feet measures the amount of commercial space you physic