Doing business as.
A common abbreviation used in real estate listings and classified advertisements.
Doing business as (DBA) refers to a "fictitious name" or business entity name that does not carry the name of the principal. Example: Your name is Smith, but you choose to call your business "Speedy House Painting" and not "Smith House Painting". In the United States, fictitious names must usually be registered at the state level, with the Secretary of State or some other such office. The term "fictitious" is used in a legal sense and does not imply that the business is dishonest or disreputable.
Abbreviation for furniture, fixtures and equipment, a term normally used in business or commercial real estate. However, this term can also apply to personal, non-commercial items. Articles considered to be FF&E are personal property unless they are permanantly attached or affixed to real estate. Under the terms of most commercial leases, FF&E are to be removed by the tenant upon expiration of the lease, and are therefore personal property.
Examples of FF&E include computers, office furniture, shelving, beds, etc.
Synonymous with trade fixture.