News & Articles

ITRA / Pollina Top 10 Pro-Business Study Depicts Surge of Influence in Western States with Decrease in South and Free Fall in North.

Posted in: Press Room | August 15th, 2011 / Chicago, IL. USA

“The West is America’s new heartland, and it is increasingly a dominant region of population growth and political influence,” says economist and corporate relocation expert Dr. Ronald R. Pollina in the just-released Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2011: The Rise of the West. In the annual study of job retention and creation by the 50 states and the federal government, Dr. Pollina, author of the recent book entitled Selling Out a Superpower, emphasizes that the “West is not only a leader in population growth but has also become the pro-business leader, thus showing the greatest potential for job […]

ITRA / The Stevens Group Assists Liquid Metal Battery Corp. in 10,000 Sq Ft Lease at Blackstone Square

Posted in: Press Room | August 12th, 2011 / Cambridge, MA. USA

Liquid Metal Battery Corp. has leased 10,000 Sf , signing a long-term lease at Blackstone Square, a four-building complex in the city’s CambridgePort district. ITRA/The Stevens Group provided tenant advisory services to LMBC in the transaction. Blackstone Square Founded in 2010 by MIT researchers Donald Sadoway, David Bradwell and Dr. Luis Ortiz, the energy sector firm gained quick notoriety thanks to a personal investment from Bill Gates. “They’ll be very happy there,” principal Debra Stevens portends of her client’s future home after conducting an extensive space search that began shortly after the firm was launched. “It was a challenge,” relays […]

Do You Speak Lease?

Posted in: Articles | by Lynn Drake, President, ITRA / Compass Commercial, LLC.

Some of us speak Greek, Spanish, French or Mandarin in addition to English. We think we can speak real estate, but you had better know someone who can speak fine print or your lease terms could get lost in translation.

Sloan Street Advisors / ITRA Represents Toole Design Group in Headquarters Lease

Posted in: Press Room | August 3rd, 2011 / Washington, DC. USA

Debra Stracke Anderson CCIM, SIOR, President of Sloan Street Advisors / ITRA, announced that the company represented Toole Design Group, a valued client of ITRA/The Stevens Group, Boston, MA, in leasing 7,918 square feet of office space located at The Plaza At Station Square, 8484 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. The Plaza at Station Square is a 136,000 square foot Class A office building developed and owned by Moore & Associates, which also assembled the land that is now home to Discovery Communications’ 600,000-square-foot headquarters and Silver Spring’s Town Center, a vibrant retail and entertainment corridor. Ms. Anderson represented the […]

ITRA / Compass Commercial, LLC Represents Aqua Advantage in 2,434 Sq Ft Lease in Troy MI.

Posted in: Press Room | July 22nd, 2011 / Detroit, MI. USA

ITRA /Compass Commercial, LLC, a leading provider of tenant representation services throughout North America, is proud to announce it recently negotiated a lease renewal for 2,434 square feet of office space located at Troy, MI for Aqua Advantage. Lynn Drake, MCR, President of ITRA /Compass Commercial, LLC represented the tenant in this transaction. The savings between the rental reduction and free rent is in excess of $27,000 which is approximately a 30% reduction in rent. Additionally we have reduced Aqua’s risk by removing the relocation clause and having the landlord take over the responsibility for replacement of the HVAC unit. […]

ITRA / Compass Commercial LLC Represents the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in a 7,523 Sq Ft Lease in Seattle, WA.

Posted in: Press Room | July 22nd, 2011 / Detroit, MI. USA

ITRA /Compass Commercial, LLC., a leading provider of tenant representation services throughout North America is proud to announce it recently negotiated a lease renewal for 7,523 square feet of office space located in Seattle, WA for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Lynn Drake, MCR, President of ITRA /Compass Commercial, LLC., represented the tenant in this transaction. Compass Commercial, LLC is an affiliate of ITRA Global, which, with representation in over 85 world markets, is the leader in exclusively representing corporate tenants and buyers of Commercial Real Estate worldwide. Further information is available on the company website at www.compass-commercial.com or by […]

ITRA / Compass Commercial LLC Represents the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in a 4,598 Sq Ft Lease in Columbus, OH.

Posted in: Press Room | July 22nd, 2011 / Detroit, MI. USA

ITRA / Compass Commercial LLC, a leading provider of tenant representation services throughout North America is proud to announce it recently negotiated a lease renewal for 4,598 square feet of office space located in Columbus, Ohio for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Lynn Drake, MCR, President of ITRA / Compass Commercial LLC represented the tenant in this transaction. The savings between the rental reduction and free rent is in excess of $100,000 which is approximately a 46% reduction in rent. Compass Commercial, LLC is an affiliate of ITRA Global, which, with representation in over 85 world markets, is the leader […]

ITRA / Compass Commercial, LLC Represents the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in a 3,208 Sq Ft Lease in Albany, NY.

Posted in: Press Room | July 22nd, 2011 / Detroit, MI. USA

ITRA / Compass Commercial LLC, a leading provider of tenant representation services throughout North America, is proud to announce it recently negotiated a lease renewal for 3,208 square feet of office space located in Albany, NY for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Lynn Drake, MCR, President of ITRA / Compass Commercial LLC represented the tenant in this transaction. The savings between the rental reduction and free rent is in excess of $42,000 which is approximately a 16% reduction in rent. Compass Commercial, LLC is an affiliate of ITRA Global, which, with representation in over 85 world markets, is the leader […]

ITRA / The Stevens Group Assists Clover Food Labs in 10,500 Sq Ft Lease in Cambridge

Posted in: Press Room | July 12th, 2011 / Cambridge, MA. USA

Clover Food Labs recently leased 10,500 sq. ft. of space at 1075 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA. Clover Foods is known all over Boston for their Natural Food Trucks, Vegetarian Restaurants, Best Food Blog, and just plainly the best food. Their new home will be a commissary and distribution point for the Clover Food Trucks currently located at MIT, Government Center and many other locations around Boston. The exhaustive search finally ended up in an old bakery that also had vehicle distribution, and was in the middle of an urban area where the owner of Clover, Ayr Muir, can practice his […]

Stevens Receives Exemplary Service Award From ITRA Global

Posted in: Press Room | June 1st, 2011 / Boston, MA. USA

Mark Stevens, SIOR, Principal of ITRA / The Stevens Group, was recently presented with the 2011 Exemplary Service Award by the International Tenant Representative Alliance (ITRA Global) during its Spring Conference held in Atlanta Georgia. The annual award highlights outstanding leadership and contributions by an individual to the organization. The award was presented to Mr. Stevens by ITRA Global’s Chairman, Ms. Debra Stracke Anderson. ITRA Global is an organization of Real Estate Professionals specializing in representing tenants and buyers in the leasing, acquisition and disposition of office and industrial real estate. With coverage in the United States, Asia, Canada, Europe […]