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Here are some before and after shots of Rivard Plaza in Detroit, MI.
February 28, 2019Lynn Drake


Rich Fettke Mentors can come in all forms. There are a few who I didn’t know personally, but I followed their advice.  One in particular was Richard Fettkte. I’m not sure where or how I learned about him, but once I found him, my future changed for the better. He published Momentum and Extreme Success, and I used the principles he drew from extreme sports to overcome my fear in the commercial real estate ... Read More
July 9, 2020Lynn Drake


A Vistage Advisor introduced Misty to me back in 2016. Her business assists with elder care needs. Her firm needed to double their space, and she gave me a 5-mile radius within which to locate a new building. She told me she would be happiest if I could find her a space ... Read More
June 30, 2020Lynn Drake


Hiring  I had enough money to hire one part-time person when I first started. I placed ads on national staffing sites, and since the economy was struggling and many people were looking for work, I received a large number of possible applicants. It didn’t take too long to find my first staff member. She had significant experience and ended up staying with Compass for many ... Read More
June 25, 2020Lynn Drake


This is the ceiling of a bar next to the Edinburgh Castle.  
June 19, 2020Lynn Drake


The Challenge: With the help of Compass Commercial, Aras opened a 1,000 s.f. office in Troy, MI in 2014. However, within just a couple of years, Aras needed to double their size, and by 2018 they needed a space for 40 people.   What We Did: Compass needed to identify a building located ... Read More
June 17, 2020Lynn Drake


Peg Otsby   I met Peg through the National Association of Women Business Owners. During our friendship, she introduced me to the power of positive thinking and to T. Harv Eker, who had a major influence on my life as well. If things in life weren’t going my way, Peg was the first one to say, “imagine what you want the result to be.” She moved south a few years ago, but I still miss seeing ... Read More
June 15, 2020Lynn Drake


This is one of the beautiful rooms at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club in Grosse Pointe Shores.  
June 3, 2020Lynn Drake


Finding a place to operate the business  As a commercial realtor, this should be easy right? Finding the space wasn’t an issue, but my limited budget was. As a single mom in 2010, with one child and a big house to pay for, it was easy to imagine the vacant bedrooms as offices. Since I didn’t want to look like a business operating out ... Read More
May 28, 2020Lynn Drake


Jim’s firm is well known for their social media and public relations skills. It was 7 or 8 years ago when Jim found me on Linked In through my social media posts. Jim had worked with a so-called “Tenant Representative” before he reached out to me. Unfortunately, his experience was not a ... Read More
May 26, 2020Lynn Drake


As we all struggle to deal with this pandemic, Compass Commercial has put together some helpful resources we would like to share: 12 Point Plan for Workplace Re-entry Service/Products Suppliers to help get your space ready for occupancy Commercial Real Estate Strategies on how to approach your Landlord about rental ... Read More
May 21, 2020Lynn Drake