babyboomers on the beach

by Jodi Summers Amazing statistic about aging… approximately 10,000 people a day will be turning 65 through 2030. That age group – seniors – will grow to 88 million…and they are in motion. More than half of all homeowners are 55+, and they accounted for more than a quarter of homeowner moves in 2014. As […]

small city honorable mention

by Jodi Summers Santa Monica considers itself to be ahead of the curve, and now they are being rewarded for it. The 2015 US Conference of Mayors honored Santa Monica with a US Mayors’ Climate Protection Award for its successful Solar Santa Monica initiative. Santa Monica, which won in the small cities category, inspires other […]

sustainable-desert-house-design

by Bob Gorman The term “sustainability” has gained enormous traction over the past two decades, signaling man’s increasing awareness and focus on improving environmental qualities of the world we inhabit. We have embraced the concepts and ideas behind sustainable businesses, energy production, agriculture, various sorts of development activities – you name a field and chances […]

Love Berto, Broadway Liquor

by Jodi Summers Murals, sculptures and landscaping are all ways for a neighborhood to forge a collective identity, stimulate learning, instill a sense of pride and invites business. It purifies and greens a community’s sensibilities. Thank you to the grass roots movement, Beautify Lincoln. Since 2012, this team of volunteer artists have painted murals on […]

Calsbad-desalination-plant

by Jodi Summers When the Carlsbad Desalination Plant commences operations in 2016, it will be the largest desalination project ever built in the Americas. The $1 billion Carlsbad Project took nearly 15 years to move from concept to construction, surviving 14 legal challenges along the way. It is projected to convert as much as 56 […]

by Jodi Summers Green loans have finally arrived for multifamily properties. Fannie Mae’s Green Rewards is a multifamily financing option that helps owners of apartment buildings and cooperatives invest in energy- and water-cost saving improvements. These investments should improve the value of multifamily properties and lower utility costs, saving money for both property owners and […]