After an earthquake devastated the city, the businesses needed a safe place to sell their wares, so a container village of shops was set up. The locals liked the village so much that they kept the stores even after the area had been renovated.
Category: Commercial Real Estate
November 23, 2020Lynn Drake
The third quarter of 2020 has been relatively stable for the Detroit industrial market. Despite enduring the coronavirus pandemic, year-over-year net absorption was over 1.5 million SF in Q3, and the vacancy trend has remained flat. This is likely because industrial facilities that supply to essential businesses were allowed to ...
November 20, 2020Lynn Drake
Vacant flex space in Detroit converted into a fun space for the Girl Scouts. The space behind the desk is an actual cabin where the girls meet to work on special projects.
November 17, 2020Lynn Drake
The success of medical offices in the third quarter of 2020 was very unstable. Each month, the vacancy rate, availability rate and percent leased rate changed drastically. This is likely because of the economic effects of COVID-19, but also because of the need for medical facilities. In order to treat ...
November 13, 2020Lynn Drake
Wetlands and fountains greeted us at this highway rest stop in England! The pictures don’t really show how beautiful this place truly is.
November 11, 2020Lynn Drake
This is an art installation on a large hotel in Ireland that happens to be for sale. If you want to buy it, let me know after all that is what we do at Compass. Anyway, I was told it was created to represent supporting special needs individuals.
October 26, 2020Lynn Drake
In the summer of 2019, I was showing a building in Auburn Hills. The building had flooded and only one person was still working in it. I couldn’t tell if the business was a staffing firm or an accounting firm. During our first visit to the site, as we stood in the parking lot waiting for the listing agent to show us into the space, I happened ...
October 23, 2020Lynn Drake
Soul Studio, managed by the Friendship Circle, is a beautiful space that provides adults with special needs a place to work on art.
October 21, 2020Lynn Drake
I interviewed Tracy Taylor on Understanding the Designer's Roll in an Office Environment for my new podcast "Exploring Business and Life". Taylor is the owner of T-Squared Designs, a commercial interior design firm. She has extensive design experience in corporate, education, health care, religious, financial, and municipal markets and provides designs ...
October 19, 2020Lynn Drake
Jill and I met at the National Association of Women Business Owners about 15 years ago. It was one of those friendships in which everything just seems to click right from the start. Jill was starting a mastermind group and asked me to join. In this group, she taught me more than just goal setting; she taught me what needs to go ...
October 14, 2020Lynn Drake