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
One Christmas, when we were working together, my former business coach, Rod Santimossimo, sent me a copy of Success Magazine, of which Darren was the publisher. The magazine came with a cd that one could listen to in the car and get great ideas about moving forward. After listening to Darren’s cd, I followed him on LinkedIn. Then, in 2017, I took one of his online classes, in which he shared ideas about how to organize one’s business ...
September 18, 2020Lynn Drake
As we all struggle to deal with this pandemic, Compass Commercial has put together some helpful resources we would like to share:12 Point Plan for Workplace Re-entry Service/Products Suppliers to help get your space ready for occupancy Commercial Real Estate Strategies on how to approach your Landlord about rental ...
May 21, 2020Lynn Drake
You know that holiday song? It’s a tune every tenant should be singing – twice a year.That’s right—Every tenant should check their lease expiration date twice, and make sure to start their search at least a year in advance.Wondering why? Isn't a year a bit over the top? If you’re ...
December 20, 2017Lynn Drake
While the owner of a startup company may be reluctant to take on a long-term lease, it might pay to think about what that actually means in practical terms. Here are two things to consider right from the start:It could take three to six months, at least, to find ...
December 5, 2017Lynn Drake
Now that the economy has improved we are seeing our clients interested in buying buildings again. I recently heard about a woman who wanted to open a coffee shop so she went to the bank first to get a loan to buy the building. Just because a building is for sale on ...
November 21, 2016Lynn Drake
Is your rent above market? Is the space too large or too small? Do you know when the lease expires? Does your real estate agent represent your firm or the Landlord? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, Call Compass Commercial 248 817-5400 so we can watch out for your firm! At Compass Commercial, LLC - ...
October 30, 2016Lynn Drake
What would happen if you hired a professional tenant Representative to help you with your commercial real estate needs? You could relax as we handle all of the details, freeing you from the hassle of hours on the phone and dealing with paperwork Know that every detail of the transaction will ...
September 26, 2016Lynn Drake
Many prospective tenants approach me with wish lists a mile long, itemizing everything they want in their business suite. When I get down to their budget with them, I often learn they only want a one-year lease. You can’t expect the moon and the stars if you want a short-term ...
April 18, 2016Lynn Drake
Not too long ago, a business coach called me about one of his clients who had a slightly unusual need for office space. His client had already hired an agent and was running into all kinds of challenges. Her coach told her to get rid of the agent and hire ...
April 4, 2016Lynn Drake