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 ...
December 20, 2015Lynn Drake
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 ...
December 6, 2015Lynn Drake
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 ...
November 22, 2015Lynn Drake
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 ...
November 8, 2015Lynn Drake
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 ...
October 25, 2015Lynn Drake
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. ...
October 11, 2015Lynn Drake
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 ...
September 27, 2015Lynn Drake
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 ...
September 8, 2015Lynn Drake
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 ...
August 17, 2015Lynn Drake
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. ...
August 17, 2015Lynn Drake