“Exclusively Representing Tenants and Buyers of Commercial Real Estate”

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Jun2011
Just because someone is a plumber, doesn’t mean they can clear a septic field, snake a basement pipe and also fix the drain in your bathtub. Specialties abound. And you don’t want to be caught deep in effluent. Hire a reputable real estate attorney to review your lease, and you’ll regain ... Read More
June 23, 2011Lynn Drake

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Jun2011
Good News/Bad News
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by Lynn Drake / / Detroit, Trends
Any number of us could write a new chapter to Richard Farina’s book, “Been Down So Long it Looks Like Up to Me,” from the 1970s. This last down cycle took us down – almost to the railroad tracks and had us hunting for the old tune by Nancy Sinatra ... Read More
June 8, 2011Lynn Drake

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May2011
Where’s Waldo?
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by Lynn Drake / / Leasing
My son and I enjoyed thousands of hours playing games and pretending we knew where to find Waldo in a crowd, in a book page or on the Internet. Some landlords I’ve talked with have more luck finding Waldo on the game board than finding tenants for their very nice ... Read More
May 25, 2011Lynn Drake

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May2011
Your company culture might encourage people to flex their schedules and stay late in the evening or come in on weekends during crunch periods. Can your building accommodate you? Does it accommodate the hard workers down the hall at your expense?  The big question is who controls the thermometer. If a ... Read More
May 12, 2011Lynn Drake

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Apr2011
For everyone that began to believe there really is such a thing as a free lunch and free rent, the game is changing. Landlords are willing to give a month, but the incredibly generous deals are fading as buyer interest picks up. Watch out if you find ... Read More
April 28, 2011Lynn Drake

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Apr2011
Not all brokers are cut from the same cloth. Can you see through their list of impressive credentials to learn who they really serve? The best tenant representatives take time to get the low-down on area landlords, especially in prime rental markets. A traditional real estate broker may find it serves ... Read More
April 28, 2011Lynn Drake

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Apr2011
Do You Speak Lease?
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by Lynn Drake / / Leasing
Do you speak lease? Some of us speak Greek, Spanish, French or Mandarin in addition to English. We think we can speak real estate, but you had better know someone who can speak fine print or your lease terms could get lost in translation. Pay careful attention to how a commercial or ... Read More
April 28, 2011Lynn Drake