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A Missouri court has considered whether a broker could collect a commission from a commercial lease transaction when the parties had agreed to a lease but had not fixed the monthly base rent.

In 1998, DeBruce Grain, Inc. (“Tenant”) entered into a ten-year lease with Briarcliff Development Company (“Landlord”) for office space.  The lease contained a renewal...