Archive: 2012

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Dec2012

What Does the Future Hold?

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One important lesson I’ve learned over the years that it is only ourselves that hold us back. Sometimes a close friend or family member can do this as well although it isn’t really their intention.  It is that little voice in your head that tells you, you can’t do something. ... Read More
December 20, 2012Lynn Drake

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Dec2012

Business Planning

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While Compass Commercial is only a little over two years old I worked as an independent contractor for 10 years where I watched how they ran their business.  When I made the decision to leave my former employer I spent over a year talking with different people to determine the ... Read More
December 6, 2012Lynn Drake

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Nov2012

Giving Back

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For those of you who have followed me on Facebook you may remember how a year ago I was doing 50 new things for my 50th year on the planet.  That year was one of the most memorable years in life.  I got to do some silly things like swim ... Read More
November 21, 2012Lynn Drake

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Nov2012

Silence is Golden

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For my 40th year on the planet I decided to climb Mt Tohepia in the Pioneer Mountains.  Let me tell you I had no idea what that meant.  All I knew was I had to carry about 35 lbs. on my back and walk.  This little adventure could fill a ... Read More
November 8, 2012Lynn Drake

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Oct2012

What Makes an Entrepreneur?

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It is interesting to watch different people start a business.  Some simply fall into it by accident and succeed.  Then there are those who really want to be successful and just can’t make it.  As I mentioned earlier in the year I said I would share some personal insights into ... Read More
October 25, 2012Lynn Drake

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Oct2012
As a tenant representative this is my advice for landlords and agents representing them: If you don’t treat your tenant’s right I’m not going to warn my tenants about you before showing them your buildings.  As a tenant representative I hear from your tenants why they don’t like the building. If ... Read More
October 11, 2012Lynn Drake

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Sep2012

Detroit VS The Suburbs

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Most of my career the vacancy rate in the City of Detroit has been extremely high.   Yet as 2011 turns into 2012 we see the City of Detroit making real progress with occupancy.   According to Co-Star which measures all of the statistics Detroit is seeing improvement quarter over quarter.  The ... Read More
September 27, 2012Lynn Drake

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Sep2012
As a tenant representative this is my advice for landlords and agents representing them: Don’t over promise improvements when showing the space.  My clients will remember what you told us and think the landlord doesn’t want them when you can’t deliver.  Under sell and over deliver is always better. It does matter ... Read More
September 13, 2012Lynn Drake

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Aug2012
Friends of mine  introduced me to a great game called cash flow. It was developed by Kisosky(author of Rich Dad Poor Dad).  Cash flow is a real life game that teaches you that no matter whether you are a truck driver or a Doctor you can obtain wealth.  This game ... Read More
August 21, 2012Lynn Drake

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Aug2012

Your Dreams Are Waiting…

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A couple of years ago I thought it would be fun to complete a sprint triathlon.  Anyone who has met me knows I’m not an exercise fiend, nor do I sport that lean, lithe body. But I dream big and follow through! I’d just turned 50 and needed to do something ... Read More
August 8, 2012Lynn Drake