How to Read a Lease and Analyze a Rent Roll


Level 5

Approx 2h to complete

100% online and self-paced


How to Read a Lease and Analyze a Rent Roll Overview

Real estate leases are extremely important to understand, as the lease payments may become the primary source of repayment for any financing you may extend to the borrower.

This course explores the contents and key components of a typical lease. We will discuss different lease types and the key risk considerations. Then, we will learn to calculate lease rates and analyze the terms and conditions. We will also consider estoppel certificates. Finally, we will explore how to read and evaluate a rent roll. 

How to Read a Lease and Analyze a Rent Roll Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Outline the contents of a typical lease

  • Analyze the key components of a lease

  • Explore different lease types

  • Identify red flags in leases

  • Read and analyze a rent roll

How to Read a Lease and Analyze a Rent Roll is an Elective Course of CFI's CBCA® Program

CFI's Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)® Program offers skills including credit evaluation, documentation, and review procedures. For beginners to advanced users, the CBCA® program is designed to help you become a world-class credit analyst.

Who Should Take This CBCA® Course?

This How to Read a Lease & Analyze a Rent Roll course is perfect for any aspiring credit analyst that would like to make a career for themselves in the real estate lending sector. This course explores concepts that will be useful for beginner and intermediate level banking and real estate professionals, or business and finance students seeking to better understand a key part of due diligence in making commercial real estate financing decisions.

The exercises and tools explored in this course will be useful for any financial analyst who wishes to work in credit analysis, commercial banking, and other areas of lending and credit evaluation.

What Our Students Say

CFI has mastered taking information that could be confusing and make it simple to understand and more importantly use.

Carlos Jose Villanueva, Jr.

Very comprehensive treatment of lease analysis


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