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  I had the opportunity to interview Todd Fenton the Economic Development Manager at City of Royal Oak a week ago. While we were talking the Mayor, Mike Fournier stopped by too. When we think of exciting change in the Detroit area we often focus on Detroit. Royal Oak has so ... Read More
November 20, 2018Lynn Drake


CRE Definitions Series: Sublessor A tenant who finds someone else to take over their lease agreement is called the Sublessor.      
November 19, 2018Lynn Drake


CRE Definitions Series: Tenant Improvements A list of improvements made to a leased space such as building walls, replacing flooring, ceiling tiles, fixtures etc. The landlord or the tenant may do the work. Either party may agree to pay for the construction. All improvements should be identified in the lease and ... Read More
November 16, 2018Lynn Drake


Interested in learning more about commercial real estate? Whether you are looking to move soon or just investigating your options, it is important to stay informed. Because we are a tenant-only representative your interests are our number one priority. If you want to stay informed about commercial real estate, sign up for ... Read More
November 12, 2018Lynn Drake


CRE Definitions Series: Zoning Every city in the USA has zoning codes. These codes outline how a space can be used. One simple example is when doctors often think they can lease space in any office building. However most medical buildings have additional parking requirements to accommodate their staff and clients. ... Read More
November 8, 2018Lynn Drake
CRE Math


As promised the following is an example of a completed financial summary for an industrial property.  Please note utilities are not included because the office to warehouse ratio is usually different in most buildings and the ceiling height of the space can also make a big difference in the costs. ... Read More
November 6, 2018Lynn Drake


CRE Mistake Series: Staying past the lease expiration date Every written lease should have a start and end date. Sometimes a locations improvement isn’t completed in time, so the start date will shift. Usually a commencement letter is signed acknowledging the new start date. Most leases have a holdover fee clause. ... Read More
October 29, 2018Lynn Drake


The starting point of all achievement is desire., - Napoleon Hills                    
October 25, 2018Lynn Drake


CRE Mistakes Series: Built In Furntiure Sometimes tenants ask the landlord to build in the furniture. I was working with a client who wanted a built-in reception desk, walls and then desks behind the walls. I suspect he thought this was going to be free as it was part of the ... Read More
October 23, 2018Lynn Drake


CRE Definitions Series: Request for Proposal Request for Proposal (RFP) is a written summary of terms for an agreement where one party would be willing to enter into the agreement with another party if the terms work for each party. The RFP is not binding by either party. I always use ... Read More
October 19, 2018Lynn Drake