by Jodi Summers You’ve heard about all of those fabulous loft conversions in downtown Los Angeles – old office buildings and factories that have been renovated into apartments and condos. That’s what’s happening with a lot of that extra office space…that’s in cool buildings. In 2012, nationwide, office stock shrunk in a third of the […]

Edited by Jodi Summers Bravo to the City of Los Angeles. Through innovative public policy and creative private development, L.A.is demonstrating how older buildings can be repurposed and repositioned for the new economy while reducing carbon emissions. Believe it or not, Downtown Los Angeles contains one of the nation’s finest collections of early 20th century […]

by Naomi Shaw A real estate partnership can be a lucrative venture for many individuals with a limited amount of money to invest. Forming a partnership will increase your working capital, and you’ll be able to buy properties you couldn’t afford on your own. However, there are some significant risks that can come with forming […]

by Jodi Summers it is indispensable to have the proper insurances in place. That way, your investment stays your investment and does not become your liability. Remember, the primary objective of your rental business should be to make money…and keep what you made. To maximize your investment, you need the proper insurances in place. 1.    […]

by Jodi Summers Amsterdam has been meeting a pressing need for student and other low-income housing by using ubiquitous steel shipping containers. After years at sea, the containers were rusted and dented but ready for reuse to house people instead of products. Can we do the same in Los Angeles? Shipping container architecture has evolved […]

by Bob Pace edited by Jodi Summers Electricity is one of the most complex and misunderstood aspects of construction. It is also one of the most potentially dangerous, as well. There are various aspects to consider when evaluating the condition and remaining useful life of electrical systems: moving parts and unmoving parts, whether the equipment […]