Lasting for 5 or even 10 years depending on the terms the landlord and tenant set, a commercial lease is usually much longer than a residential lease. A commercial lease will often list several people on the lease both as landlords or investors and the group that is renting the space. Each person that has a stake in the agreement should be listed.
Profit Division_ The financial aspect of a business is often the root of all issues. Before going into the commitment, clearly define the profit sharing process and percentage of all parties. This may be based on what each partner will bring into the table_ skills, finance, or other wise.