Otherwise referred to as “free rent”, the rent concession is a period of rent abatement given to an incoming tenant. Rent concession are most often awarded to tenants when a space needs considerable work and the landlord is not renovating it, but providing a rent concession to help the tenant offset the construction costs.
However, it is not uncommon for landlords to offer a rent concession on built spaces as an incentive for tenants to rent space from them. Like rent prices, rent concessions given are heavily influenced by the state of real estate market.
On a given space, you can usually get more free rent on a longer lease. Short leases typically do not provide any free rent period unless there is considerable work that needs to be done to the space.