According to Lynn Drake of Compass Commercial, 2020 was the perfect time to refocus and work on her business rather than in the business. For her, that meant participating in Mentor We, sponsored by GLWBC.Drake revealed, “at the beginning of the year, my first quarter sales were up significantly, and ...
May 20, 2021Lynn Drake
I interviewed Leslie Banas, Shareholder and Director of Kemp Klein Law Firm.Banas provides real estate and corporate legal services to those in the multi-family housing, healthcare, professional service and technology industries. See her role in the podcast episode below.https://youtu.be/TSPUCSOWkQ4
January 29, 2021Lynn Drake
I interviewed Kasturi Bagchi on negotiating commercial real estate mortgages for my new podcast "Exploring Business and Life".Bagchi is a partner at Honigman, LLP. She specializes in the details of mortgages through counseling clients. Bagchi helps clients by spotting and resolving issues to help close real estate transactions in a ...
January 5, 2021Lynn 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
I interviewed Jumana Judeh on Understanding Commercial Appraisals for my new podcast "Exploring Business and Life". Jumana is the president of Judeh & Associates Realtors. She is an expert on tax appeal valuation and professional testimony and consults and lectures on leadership development, success strategies, networking, and how to survive in a changing ...
September 25, 2020Lynn Drake
My guest for this podcast is Janet Pasco, Market President at Horizon Bank. Janet is a collaborative problem solver and innovator with a passion for exceeding customer expectations. Experienced in many industries, she takes a consultative approach when working with clients to find good solutions that work for all involved. We discussed how to ...
August 25, 2020Lynn Drake
I recently interviewed Dan Cassidy, vice president at SME USA, for my new podcast "Exploring Business and Life". Dan is a principal of SME, his responsibilities include setting and implementing the Environmental Group’s business strategy, setting and executing the Group’s operational plan, providing senior technical leadership, and managing liability issues. He also ...
August 11, 2020Lynn Drake
Queenstown, New Zealand Chard Farm Black water tower reused to create an interesting winery While in Queenstown, we went on a tour of wineries. There had been a black water tower on the property. It was taken down, and the sides of it were used to form the front of the bar, which ...
October 2, 2019Lynn Drake
Here are some before and after shots of Rivard Plaza in Detroit, MI.
February 28, 2019Lynn Drake
Every year my partners from ITRA Global gather to learn from each other. In 2017 we took a trip to Atlanta, Georgia. While there, we went to see the former Sears warehouse in Atlanta. It was a fascinating tour. The former warehouse now houses restaurants, stores, office space, living space, ...
February 15, 2019Lynn Drake