“Exclusively Representing Tenants and Buyers of Commercial Real Estate”


If an older building has become physically obsolete (i.e., the space is poorly laid out for contemporary purposes), it will devalue the building’s worth. If that building is laid out perfectly for your business and you plan on keeping the building forever, that is excellent. The perfect example of this is ... Read More
May 9, 2019Lynn Drake


This is a very special place called Soul Studio. Not only is the space beautiful, but they also do beautiful work here. This building is owned by Friendship Circle, which is a non-profit that helps children and adults with disabilities. This building houses a café, a beautiful banquet hall, and ... Read More
May 7, 2019Lynn Drake


Below are before and after photos of Chene Park in Detroit, MI.
April 30, 2019Lynn Drake


Before you go out and start looking at buildings, contact your local bank and schedule an appointment with the branch manager. Ask them to review your firm’s financials and tell you how much of a mortgage you can afford. Some bank managers aren’t able to do this, so try the ... Read More
April 25, 2019Lynn Drake


Even though the earthquake was in 2011, the city hasn’t been able to rebuild everything. The following photos show how the city is trying to keep the buildings intact until they can get the money and construction workers required to repair these buildings.
April 16, 2019Lynn Drake


Occasionally, someone will sell their building on a land contract. This mean the buyer puts down an agreed upon amount and then the owner finances the loan based upon an agreed number of years, amortization schedule, and interest rate. Usually, these loans are for 5 to 7 years, and any ... Read More
April 11, 2019Lynn Drake


This new area to walk along the river is a beautiful area for everyone in Detroit.
April 3, 2019Lynn Drake


Next up is Dick. Of course, when you come to meet him before moving in, he is all smiles. Prospects think he is a dream landlord because he always tells you what you want to hear. Little, if anything, is put in writing before the lease is drawn up. He ... Read More
April 2, 2019Lynn Drake


Atwater Beach is another piece in the 5 year plan for Detroit.
March 29, 2019Lynn Drake


After the earthquake in Christchurch, the city didn’t want anyone entering any of the buildings until they could inspect each one of them. However, retailers obviously didn’t want to wait months or years to open their shops, so someone came up with the idea to build shops out of containers. ... Read More
March 26, 2019Lynn Drake