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. Thank you to the grass roots movement, Beautify Lincoln. Since 2012, this team of volunteer artists have painted murals on more than 20 storefronts on Lincoln Blvd […]

fish changing bowls

by Yasir Billoo Business leases (also known as commercial leases) are increasing in complexity and length, with the potential for many pitfalls if the reviewer is not careful. Here are some of the most important considerations for potential tenants of all commercial leases: Personal Guaranty Landlords often require one or more personal guaranty of the […]

capital expeditures

by Jodi Summers Capital Expenditures and Operating Expenditures are accounted differently. Capital Expenditures are one-shot improvements that are recouped over time. Routine Repairs is regular maintenance done to a property, which are paid for out of the annual operating expenditures budget. Let’s look at each in more details… CAPITAL EXPENDITURES Capital Expenditures are generally defined […]

doing it at work

by Jodi Summers Looking to add technology to your workplace? Tech products come in a huge range of options, from elaborate systems to simple additions one could purchase at Lowe’s, Home Depot, or the Apple Store for a few hundred dollars. What to get? First, choose a budget, then choose the most important features. Keep […]

SBA seal

How the Small Business Administration can Help You Improve or Start a Small Business Courtesy of Ella Moss People have great ideas for small business all the time, but most never get past the idea stage, and it’s often due to a lack of funding for major expenses like retail or industrial space. And many […]


by Jodi Summers We meet a lot of inspectors in the day-to-day business of real estate. As we were inspecting  a 12,000+ sq.ft. office building with a buyer, it was obvious the property had experienced some significant deferred maintenance. As the inspector was pointing out rust blossoms in the pipes, and homemade electrical upgrades, we […]