Archive: 2015

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Dec2015
Having been in this industry for many years, I feel like I’ve seen it all. My experience working for a landlord, and then working in a corporate real estate department  before becoming a real estate agent was so very useful in teaching me all the sides of a transaction. But what ... Read More
December 20, 2015Lynn Drake

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Dec2015

Giving Back

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When I was younger, I did a lot of volunteer work.  It ranged from raising money for a nonprofit to sitting on various boards for industry-related businesses.  As I got older, and gained more responsibility and a family, it got harder to find the time to do these things.  My ... Read More
December 6, 2015Lynn Drake

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Nov2015

Timing is everything

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The hours you spend pacing the floor, waiting for a family member’s first child to be born; the minutes you spend waiting for your computer to boot up; the seconds you wait for a text message…each of these intervals remind you of that inescapable truth: timing is everything. Did you know ... Read More
November 22, 2015Lynn Drake

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Nov2015

Quotes from our clients

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There’s really nothing better than hearing our clients are happy with the work we’ve done.  Below are some of the quotes we’ve heard from our wonderful clients! Littelfuse "I would like to thank Lynn and her staff at Compass Commercial for the time and energy spent to provide us with various leasing ... Read More
November 8, 2015Lynn Drake

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Oct2015
Think you can handle your next lease transaction without a tenant representative? Here are a few things to consider.  Time is money. On average, a transaction under 5,000 square feet would require an agent spending about 30-40 hours on the transaction. Comparison shopping. The right agent will prepare and negotiate on several ... Read More
October 25, 2015Lynn Drake

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Oct2015
Recently, I read about new software that, on the surface level, does the same thing as an agent could do. With this new software, users input their needs, as well as how much they’re willing to pay in rent, and voila—the system spits out a list of locations and deals. ... Read More
October 11, 2015Lynn Drake

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Sep2015

How Compass Commercial can help

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Is your office rent above the market rate?  Are you effectively utilizing your lease business space?  Have you created adequate competition among landlords for your tenancy? Whether your goal is to relocate your company or simply reduce your occupancy costs, our team will take the time to evaluate your key business ... Read More
September 27, 2015Lynn Drake

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Sep2015
It is hard to believe that 6 years ago, the thought of forming my own company started with an idea, and just a year later, we were opening our doors. Over the last five years, we have had many great clients.We developed our business, our processes, our staff.  Each year ... Read More
September 8, 2015Lynn Drake

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Aug2015

The Relocation Clause

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Each year, I’m amazed at the new things I see happening with tenants. One of the largest buildings near us in Southfield, has taken the relocation clause to new heights. A tenant in the building worked diligently with their landlord to get their proposed office space just right. No sooner ... Read More
August 17, 2015Lynn Drake

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Aug2015

The Rebirth of Detroit

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Over the past few years, I’ve witnessed firsthand the rebirth of Motor City, the city I call home.   And let’s just say, it’s been amazing to see Detroit pull itself up by its bootstraps and reinvigorate itself! The central business district is vibrant, with new cafes popping up everywhere. ... Read More
August 17, 2015Lynn Drake