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Disaster Recovery Part 6 Keys


When you lease space, it is important that you get an extra copy of the keys to your suite. It’s even better to have an electronic keypad added to your door. I love keypads that allow each staff member to have their own code because if someone leaves, you do not have to have the locks changed. Be sure to put a copy of the key or the ... Read More
August 30, 2021Lynn Drake
Industrial Market Report


Unlike other commercial real estate sectors that are struggling to recover from a year of pandemic shutdowns and supply chain disruptions, Detroit’s industrial sector has rebounded strongly. Due to the region’s world-class logistics infrastructure, it was able to provide just-in-time e-commerce-related warehousing and shipping during a period of immense growth ... Read More
August 10, 2021Lynn Drake
Office Market Report


The second quarter of 2021 has seen limited movement in the office market report. As Michigan’s vaccine rollout has slowed, renewed spikes in Covid-19 cases have supported employees’ arguments to continue working from home, which means that lots of valuable office space continues to sit empty. With significant employers like ... Read More
July 19, 2021Lynn Drake
Disaster Recovery


In 2010, when I opened Compass Commercial, it was initially just two people. Since it was big and only my son and I lived there, we both worked out of my house, and since no one else was around, we were very lax about our passwords. In 2012, we hired several more people and moved into our first office. It was an exciting time for me. ... Read More
July 8, 2021Lynn Drake
Medical Market Report


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June 11, 2021Lynn Drake


What Do You Think? This is the former Mary Grove college in Detroit.  The school is being repurposed now. Do you think it's art, architecture, or bad design?  
June 3, 2021Lynn Drake
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According to Lynn Drake of Compass Commercial, 2020 was the perfect time to refocus and work on her business rather than in the business. For her, that meant participating in Mentor We, sponsored by GLWBC.Drake revealed, “at the beginning of the year, my first quarter sales were up significantly, and ... Read More
May 20, 2021Lynn Drake
Washington DC


What Do You Think? I was in Washington DC in late 2019 at a conference.  These were bathroom stalls in the conference center of the hotel. Do you think this is art, architecture or bad design?  
May 18, 2021Lynn Drake
Office Market Report


The first quarter of 2021 wrapped up one of the most unusual years in recent memory. While the Covid-19 pandemic continued to impact development in Detroit, which is decelerating, particularly because of the region’s historical reliance on industries like manufacturing, the announcement of a vaccine began to improve future outlooks. ... Read More
May 1, 2021Lynn Drake


Did you get an increase in operating costs for the building?  This tax season, you want to evaluate the pass through’s or increases over a base year that your landlord charges you.  More than likely you received a bill already which shows the actual cost billed less any payments made ... Read More
April 26, 2021Lynn Drake