Archive: August, 2015

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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

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Aug2015
One thing that really nags at me is the firms out there who claim they’re representing your best interests, when really; they’re doing the opposite.  Many firms out there are simply project managers and construction companies in disguise—not truly tenant representatives.  Confused?  Here’s how this works: you’re looking for space, ... Read More
August 9, 2015Lynn Drake

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Disaster Recovery

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I’m going to be speaking at a conference on disaster recovery in a couple of weeks.  It looks like the universe wanted me to realize that perhaps my plan wasn’t so great after all.  Last week there was a substation fire across the street from our offices in Troy.  Our ... Read More
August 4, 2015Lynn Drake