Category: Commercial Real Estate

Washington DC 2


What Do You Think? In the fall of 2019 I was at a conference in Washington DC.  This is a picture of new shopping area which was relatively new when we visited it. Do you think it's art, architecture, or bad design?  
November 9, 2021Lynn Drake
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
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


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
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


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
Disaster Recovery V. 3


Besides a lack of toilet paper available during the Covid shutdown, there were other important things one couldn’t seem to get. With so many people shifting to remote work, computers were sold out everywhere. Headsets were reserved for first responders. Many items that we use every day but never think about were suddenly scarce.  Part 4 of the Disaster Recovery ... Read More
March 12, 2021Lynn Drake
AAorB – lewiston


What Do You Think? Garland Golf Hotel in Lewiston,Mi comes up with a creative idea on adapting its furniture due to COVID.  
March 11, 2021Lynn Drake
Disaster Recovery V. 3


One of the most important things to do for your disaster recovery plan is to make sure you have both a living will and a regular will as part of your disaster recovery plan. Both documents detail who would take over the business in the event of death or illness. ... Read More
February 8, 2021Lynn Drake



GLWBC Success Story

Read our client success story about the Great Lakes Women's Business Council from the flyer below!
January 28, 2021Lynn Drake