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Surround Yourself with Like-Minded People  Unless your current friends own businesses, you will get a lot of flak from them about owning your own business. Friends like their friends to be like them. They may worry about your ability to pay your bills or balance your life. Don’t let their good intentions hold you back! Find new friends who ... Read More
December 15, 2020Lynn Drake


September 19, 2020 - Troy, Mich. — One of Michigan’s most respected woman-owned commercial real estate companies, Compass Commercial / ITRA Global is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month while also expanding both its team and service offerings.   Founded by Lynn Drake in 2010, the Troy-based firm specializes exclusively in tenant ... Read More
September 16, 2020Lynn Drake


If you are looking for some additional funding options during COVID-19 check out this list of options provided by Mariyah Saifuddin. Click here: Funding Options During COVID 19.      
May 11, 2020Lynn Drake


Compass Commercial CEO Lynn Drake recently spoke for the Troy Chamber of Commerce on CRE Strategies During COVID-19. Here is the video from that presentation. You can also view the PowerPoint presentation here CRE-Stratetegies-Troy-Chamber-4-2020.    
May 1, 2020Lynn Drake


Taken from a yacht in the Sydney Harbor in front of the Sydney Bridge on 12/31/17. Did you know this is the first place in the world where the new year dawns?
January 4, 2019Lynn Drake


Reuse or Misuse? A look at commercial design and art. Whether touring buildings with my clients or vacationing with my family, there is always something interesting to see. It might be an unusual building design, something one didn’t expect to find, reuse of old materials to create something new, or an ... Read More
January 3, 2019Lynn Drake
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 I had the opportunity to interview Todd Fenton the Economic Development Manager at City of Royal Oak a week ago. While we were talking the Mayor, Mike Fournier stopped by too. When we think of exciting change in the Detroit area we often focus on Detroit. Royal Oak has so ... Read More
November 20, 2018Lynn Drake


February 10, 2017Lynn Drake


January 20, 2017Lynn Drake


 The ChallengeA telecommunications company came to Compass Commercial with a dilemma: they had occupied the same space for close to 10 years and were on a month-to-month lease when their landlord gave them a 30 day notice to move. We had less than a month to find them a new ... Read More
October 17, 2016Lynn Drake