A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Rail Door
A door, generally side-loading, with access to railroad tracks, that facilitate the loading or unloading of railroad cars directly to or from the building.
Ramp Door
A dock-high door that has been converted to a drive-in door by creating a ramp from ground level to dock level.
Relet Space
Sometimes called second generation space, refers to existing space that has previously been occupied by another tenant.
Renovation
Also called Redevelopment.  A general term applied to the process of upgrading an existing improvement.  A qualifying question is whether the renovation changed the building class.  Renovations are included in under construction if the renovation is major, that is, where 75% or more of the building is not available for lease and the building generally requires a certificate of occupancy (COO or CO) to be made available for lease. Conversely, if less than 75% of the building is undergoing renovation, the building remains in total inventory.
Rentable Building Area
The total square footage of a building that can be occupied by, or assigned to a tenant for the purpose of determining a tenant’s rental obligation. Generally RBA includes a percentage of common areas including all hallways, main lobbies, bathrooms and telephone closets. [use BOMA definition] (Synonym: Gross Building Area)
Retrofit
Involves more functional and substantial changes to modernizing building systems such as HVAC, security, fire alarms and energy management. The tenant doesn’t move out and the square feet and space use doesn’t change. (Synonym: Renovation) Adaptive resuse refers to a process of retrofitting old buildings for new uses which allows structures to retain the building’s integrity while meeting the needs of modern occupants.