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R & D – these facilities are generally used in high technology markets and are broadly defined to include wide variations in markets across the country. R & D properties could have lab facilities, offices, warehouse facilities, or services such as carpentry or machine repair. Typically, each property allows a variable combination of office and other uses. The percentage of office space ranges from 20 to 100 percent, depending on the market and individual needs of the user.

RAIL SERVED – whether the building is served by railroad.

RANCH – land devoted to raising livestock under range conditions with forage grass as main source of feed.

RATE INDEX – an index used to adjust the interest rate of an adjustable mortgage loan (e.g., the change in U.S. Treasury securities (T–Bills) with 1–year maturity. The weekly average yield on said securities, adjusted to a constant maturity of 1 year, which is the result of weekly sales, may be obtained weekly from the Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.15 (519). This change in interest rates is the "index" for the change in a specific Adjustable Mortgage Loan).

RECOURSE – personal liability.

RECREATIONAL LAND – land devoted to commercial outdoor sporting activity and relaxation.

REFINANCE – to replace an old loan(s) with a new loan(s).

REGIONAL CENTER – a shopping center with one or two department stores and a variety of smaller stores. It is larger than 300,000 square feet and draws from an eight mile radius or more.

RENT ROLL – a list of tenants leasing a property, which details terms of lease, area leased, and the amount of rent being paid.

RENT STEP–UP – a lease agreement in which the rent increases every period for a fixed amount of time or for the life of the lease.

RENTABLE SQUARE FEET (same as Net Leasable Area) – in a building or project, floor space that may be rented to tenants. The area upon which rental payments are based. Generally excludes common areas and space devoted to the heating, cooling, and other equipment of a building.

REPLACEMENT RESERVES – an amount set aside from net operating income to pay for the eventual wearing out of short–lived assets. Monthly deposits that a lender may require a borrower to a reserve in an account, along with principal and interest payments for future capital improvements of major building systems; i.e., HVAC, parking lot, carpets, roof, etc.

RESERVE FUNDS – in CMBS, portion of the bond proceeds that are retained to cover losses on the mortgage pool. A form of credit enhancement (also referred to as "reserve accounts").

RETAIL – a property type which sells goods to consumers.

RV (REVERSIONARY VALUE) – the value of property at the expiration of a certain time period. In transportation, recreational vehicle.

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