“Exclusively Representing Tenants and Buyers of Commercial Real Estate”
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“Lynn is a real estate guru and can figure out how to solve any real estate problem.”
“Lynn was very professional, courteous and helpful throughout the entire process. She helped me find a building for my growing business and I would highly recommend her services if you’re looking to lease or buy commercial real estate.”
“Lynn Drake was very attentive to our needs through our entire search. We initially were looking to purchase a building and she was very resourceful in showing us a variety of options. We then decided that leasing might be our best option. Lynn was able to switch gears and find us the perfect location that met our needs. I’d highly recommend Lynn. Very professional and well connected with resources beyond commercial real estate!”
“When my landlord sent me the notice of how much money they were going to raise my rent I was shocked. We were in the middle of Covid and people were moving out of office buildings every where. Lynn Drake had called me to ask if she could help me with the renewal process. I had never used a commercial agent so I was hesitant at first. She provided me with some references and off we went. I can’t thank her enough for her time and dedication to getting my rent significantly reduced.”
“No one knows the process, potential challenges and solutions in how to find an industrial building better than Lynn Drake. She started our search for a contractor yard by identifying which cities and zoning allowed this type of use. Then she found us our ideal building to purchase. Lynn is a commercial agent you can trust with your firms real estate needs.”
“BSB prides itself on being focused on telecommunications and leveraging our expertise to deliver results for our clients. We quickly realized that working with Compass Commercial and Lynn Drake, was going to produce results for BSB. As someone that focuses on tenant representation, it was clear that Lynn was representing our interests. And, her market knowledge and expertise provided us with a high degree of confidence. At all times, we felt Lynn and Compass Commercial had our back. What could have been a far more stressful process turned out to be successful move to a new location we are proud to call our new headquarters.”
“Thank you very much for your support with this lease renewal. I learned a lot by working with you. We’ll definitely reach out to your firm for any future real estate needs.”
“I was three days away from signing a lease for a building that wasn’t really a fit for my needs. A friend said you have to contact Compass Commercial and just have a conversation with them. Compass Commercial asked me a few questions and I know that I didn’t know enough to do this myself. One year later, I can say they has helped me get a great expansion of my office. We looked at 15 or so buildings and it turns out that the suite next door to mine was the best solution for expansion. However, it came with burdensome personalities that had poor communication that almost drove me to another location. Compass Commercial stuck with me and pushed through obstacles and pushed the others involved. They directed everyone step by step. I ended up with the lowest cost office with plenty of parking and it doubled our office space.
We went from 8 treatment rooms for our healthcare office to 18. It was recommended I pay for the build-out which would reduce the cost by 2/3. The rooms are the right size and the build-out was minimal compared to the other buildings we looked at. Compass Commercial is one of the productive and professional firm’s that I can rely on. I very much appreciate their help in commercial real estate.”
“I would like to thank Lynn and her staff at Compass Commercial for the time and energy spent to provide us with various leasing options. Lynn’s positive attitude and ability to negotiate a great deal while showing us an easy to understand total cost picture really helped. I’d highly recommend Compass Commercial for your commercial real estate needs.”
“Lynn Drake has worked with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for many years and has become an integral part of our team. The savings for the Society have been tremendous. Many of these savings were realized even before the down turn in economy. I would highly recommend her work to anyone wishing to hire an experienced talented tenant representative.”
“Whenever I think of real estate, I think of Compass Commercial. They helped me find an industrial building in Madison Heights significantly below market!”
“I hired Lynn to help me find a new office as my business was expanding. Compass Commercial is fun to work with and they have so many years of real estate knowledge that I felt completely protected and at ease with moving forward into our new space! Compass even negotiated great terms that allowed us to save money, an extra bonus!! THANK YOU Compass Commercial!!”
“My team and I enjoyed working with Compass Commercial. They were able to help guide us through renegotiation of our lease saving us both time and money.”
“Lynn is an excellent client representative for brokering commercial real estate deals. In addition to extensive knowledge of this territory, she has strong knowledge of building owners, contractors, financial terms and conditions, etc. Great to have her as a team member!”
“A TRUSTED PARTNER. In almost 30 years of owning a PR agency, I’ve signed several office leases. Unfortunately, I did the first few leases with a broker who basically checked the boxes, and I ended up stuck with less-than-ideal deals. Through her thought-provoking posts in the Troy Chamber of Commerce’s social media outlets, I learned about Lynn Drake. After meeting her, I realized that she was not just another tenant rep, but is a trusted tenant advisor and partner with amazing knowledge of the local market, landlords, buildings and nuances.
She works hard to understand your specific needs and then to find you the best possible solution at the best possible terms. Even for a small space like ours (3,000 sq. ft.), Lynn went all out on our behalf. And after analyzing the lease we were going to renew, she was not only able negotiate an immediate refund of our large security deposit, but she was also able to negotiate suite upgrades and significant savings. Her acumen and efforts saved us more than $135,000 over the term of the renewed lease – pretty fantastic for a small space like ours! – while getting us some new perks like reserved covered parking.
And even after our deals were done, Lynn has been there for us for the past 10 years – answering our questions and offering guidance when landlord or building issues arose. Most recently, during the COVID lockdown, she assisted us with assigning our space to another tenant, allowing us to exit our lease a year early at considerable savings (AGAIN!), and helped us find a new, more cost-effective location that fits our new remote/hybrid work model where our facility costs are a mere fraction of the previous rent.
She’s thorough, honest, and efficient … and makes the process as easy, comfortable and pleasant as possible. So, I highly recommend Lynn Drake and Compass Commercial for your commercial real estate needs.”
“After leasing for over a decade, it was time to purchase a building to headquarter my business mentoring company as well as expand to a co-working and conference facility. Lynn provided expert advice along the way, like finding the right location, the ideal square footage, and ideas for a mixed-use space. She was there when I walked the building pointing out things to consider and was there when I closed walking me through the process, including a checklist to make sure nothing was missed. Lynn is incredibly caring, savvy, and sharp. I highly recommend her.”
“Lynn you gave and gave and gave to this project and I am so glad we had you on our team! Here’s to another project sometime in the future.”
“Finding new office space is stressful and expensive. Compass Commercial managed the stress as well as the cost. I would never plan another move without them.”
“Thank you for your assistance with our new office. We could not have done it without you.”
“I highly recommend Lynn. We just closed on a lease for new office space for my company that she got us. Since this was my first time doing shopping like this, I didn’t make it easy for Lynn. I had some specific requirements and Lynn showed us all the options and explained everything we need to know.”
“Thank you Lynn for all you have done for us, we love our new home!”
“Working with Lynn Drake and the team at Compass Commercial was crucial in finding and getting the building I was looking for. When the realtor for the building we were looking at was non-responsive, Lynn went above and beyond to track down the owner of the property and make him aware we were interested in the building. If you want someone who works to get you what you want at the best price, hire Lynn and her team at Compass Commercial.”
“Lynn was very professional, very patient, diligent, and very thorough in the search for a new building for me. If you are looking to buy or lease a building, you want her on your side.”
“I am happy with Lynn’s work I would recommend all my friends and family to Lynn. The place that Lynn recommended for P.B. Hair Lounge is fantastic, not only was it in a great location but she negotiated a great price for the location in Birmingham. She made sure that I as her client understood all the details in the contract before signing it.”