by Jodi Summers Commercial real estate is being redefined. The world of 9-5 cubicles and being tethered to your desk is disappearing and square footage needs are shrinking. Offices have places of collaboration and one of many places to do your work…while retail has evolved into a showroom for stuff you can buy cheaper online…or […]


by Jodi Summers Now that we are in a drought, Californian are constantly reminded to cut down on their water usage. Figures released by the State Water Resources Control Board, praise urban residents for cutting water consumption 28.9%. Governor Jerry Brown is requiring urban areas to cut water use 25%, the first mandatory water rationing […]

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 […]


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 […]