We buy and renovate historic buildings.
In 2012, we bought a 10,000-plus square foot historic property called The Canby Building for $1. Yes... You read that right. We bought the property for a buck. Today after investing in renovations only, a run down, empty eyesore on our Main Street has transformed itself into one of the most grand structures in our town. With the square footage to bring us return on our investment within just a few years. That, friends, is smart investment.
We actively recruit tenants.
Investing in the buildings is just the first step though. Once the buildings are ready, we needed tenants. The big stores wont come to small towns (and who really wants them anyway, right?) so we actively recruited smart, talented individuals from our small town who are full of ideas and energy.
We become equity partners.
They had the ideas and the willingness but didn’t always have the funds, so in order to fill storefronts with quality merchants, we filled the gaps the banks left behind by becoming equity partners with our tenants. We invested our own time, money and energy to help get small businesses off the ground.
We provide financing.
For those who we’re interested in an equity partnership, we filled the gaps the banks left behind (small business loans are tricky) by providing financing for startup and operations capital.
We design and promote.
We helped them create strong brands for their businesses, helped design welcoming and engaging business interiors and through our sister company COMSTOR, helped them, market their offerings to the local public with websites and billboards.