Sometimes, Break-ups are Hard, but NecessarySometimes a business owner will move into a building and it just doesn’t work out. It could be that the landlord acts like Scrooge from ‘The Christmas Carol’, pinching pennies and trying to charge the tenants for expenses that aren’t allowed under the lease. ...
February 14, 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
What could happen if you negotiate your commercial lease yourself?You could spend weeks or months trying to research your options, taking your focus away from your primary business You could risk over paying your rent You could potentially make harmful commitments because you don’t understand the meaning behind the lease language You could ...
September 12, 2016Lynn Drake
What is the difference between a Leasing Agent and Tenant Representative?* You will usually find the leasing agents name on the for lease sign out in front of a building. The tenant representative agent will be a bit harder to find because they won't have for lease signs as they ...
June 27, 2016Lynn Drake
The hours you spend pacing the floor, waiting for a family member’s first child to be born; the minutes you spend waiting for your computer to boot up; the seconds you wait for a text message…each of these intervals remind you of that inescapable truth: timing is everything.Did you know ...
November 22, 2015Lynn Drake
Each year, I’m amazed at the new things I see happening with tenants. One of the largest buildings near us in Southfield, has taken the relocation clause to new heights. A tenant in the building worked diligently with their landlord to get their proposed office space just right. No sooner ...
August 17, 2015Lynn Drake
It is interesting when one takes a group of people out on tour to see their reactions. Some people go simply on about how the space looks the minute they see it. Others are very analytical, and need lots of data. No matter what, your agent needs to run ...
January 7, 2015Lynn Drake
I always enjoy showing our clients space. It is interesting to see space through their eyes. I may think something is great and they may not. One of the biggest differences between residential and commercial real estate is the tour. When you working in residential, all an agent needs ...
December 3, 2014Lynn Drake
Janitorial is one of the items where we see a wide gap in what landlords provide. Some provide it and some don’t. Some will come in once a week and some will come in every day. I was working with a nonprofit and got them cleaning services with ...
November 19, 2014Lynn Drake
Across the country, we see different rates for electricity charged by owners, based on their various climates. An electrical rate in Troy, Michigan is going to be far different than one charged in Phoenix, Arizona. The point of this post is to make people aware that even in the same ...
November 5, 2014Lynn Drake