September 19, 2020 - Troy, Mich. — One of Michigan’s most respected woman-owned commercial real estate companies, Compass Commercial / ITRA Global is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month while also expanding both its team and service offerings. Founded by Lynn Drake in 2010, the Troy-based firm specializes exclusively in tenant ...
September 16, 2020Lynn Drake
The second quarter of 2020 has been very unique, to say the least. This is the first full quarter that embraced the COVID-19 pandemic, and during the second quarter, we saw the most changes to the economy. With that being said, most people anxiously waited for the second quarter reports ...
September 14, 2020Lynn Drake
This art installation is an actual piece from the NY Trade Center after the building burnt down. It was put here to honor those whose lives were lost on 911.
September 11, 2020Lynn Drake
My guest for this podcast is Janet Pasco, Market President at Horizon Bank. Janet is a collaborative problem solver and innovator with a passion for exceeding customer expectations. Experienced in many industries, she takes a consultative approach when working with clients to find good solutions that work for all involved. We discussed how to ...
August 25, 2020Lynn Drake
https://youtu.be/yyMvysoa1Nk The Challenge:Motor City Dance Factory was in a 5,000 sq ft, one-story office building in Southfield, Michigan. Their original location did not have high enough ceilings for the dancers and gymnasts. There was not enough parking, and the business had outgrown the space long ago. What We Did:Compass Commercial worked with ...
August 21, 2020Lynn Drake
August 17, 2020Lynn Drake
The former Thunderbird Bowling Lanes were transformed by 24G, a digital marketing company, but they kept a few of the lanes for the staff to use. What a great perk!
August 17, 2020Lynn Drake
I recently interviewed Dan Cassidy, vice president at SME USA, for my new podcast "Exploring Business and Life". Dan is a principal of SME, his responsibilities include setting and implementing the Environmental Group’s business strategy, setting and executing the Group’s operational plan, providing senior technical leadership, and managing liability issues. He also ...
August 11, 2020Lynn Drake
Some of the brick work in England is really interesting. This one, in particular, caught my eye.
August 5, 2020Lynn Drake
Denver Botanic Gardens, glass sculpture. Interesting placement of the contemporary sculpture in front of a historic building.
July 28, 2020Lynn Drake