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Commercial Real Estate | RCC Viewpoints

Commercial Real Estate | RCC Viewpoints

by Mark Anthony Howard


Adam Smith noted that there was an “invisible hand” turning the wheels of the economy. That invisible hand serves as market force that keeps the economy functioning.

I would say the hand that belongs to the consumer is definitely a visible force in the economy. A healthy consumer promotes a healthy economy and a sustainable business Market.
A healthy economy and a healthy business climate promote opportunities for healthy housing, stock and global markets.

But a hand the forces the market that is truly invisible is Commercial real estate.

Commercial real estate is property that is used solely for business purposes.

Adam Smith was definitely not referring to commercial property rates when he theorized the invisible hand but it is surely a relevant consideration.

Examples of commercial real estate include malls, office parks, restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores and office towers.  When these type of businesses struggle; they close.

The 2007 recession was devastating to the commercial tenant. Small business and nonprofit corporations defaulted on loans and were force to closed doors.

In San Bernardino and Riverside county commercial business vacancies have mirrored the struggling economy.

According to a report by Voit, a Riverside commercial Real Estate service, the vacancy rate for offices in Riverside and San Bernardino counties have now declined to 22 percent since 2007.



The Bat Cave – Rialto Ave


The Bat Cave

The Bat Cave – Rialto Ave

Deejay Gritz presents “Soul Smoove” Vol. 1 On Sale Today

Today’s world and music has gotten so fast pace and out of control its time to reset and slow things down. Sometimes You need to just “Smoove” your days out. I hope to help you reach a calm and peace with my new mix “Soul Smoove” Volume One. This Mixed Soul album features some of you favorite R&B soul artist from Dwele to D’angelo From Erica Badu to Jill Scott mixed and transitioned like you’ve never heard. If this isn’t your new favorite CD ill give you Volume Two for free!

The Mix is the  accumulation of 15 years of deejay Gritz maturation all rolled into a smoove and soothing soul mix featuring some of your Favorite soul artist that your radio and pandora stations never play. The mix is sure to be your new favorite with so many classic and underground soul hits mixed and transitioned like you’ve never heard!  like my fb page for release dates on new and upcoming mixes

Please take a listen and Stream @ and order your copy of “Soul Smoove” VOlume one now on eBay   for $4.30

order CODS @ or call 909.749.3334

Hard Copies are also available for pic up directly from Dj Gritz  at 4029 Market St. @ Cold Cutz barbershop in Riverside Ca.  and 144 N. Riverside Ave @ Starrs A Cut above In Rialto Ca. Please support Young Black Entrepreneurship And Quality Soul Music. Thanks your new Favorite Dj… Dj Gritz

The Best Barber

my best customer Kevin wrote a dope ass blog about my lil shop on his promotional site for his clothing line . check it out.

The Best Barber

Every other Wednesday, for the past couple of months, I’ve been driving 40 miles to the East into Riverside for a haircut. Haircut day used to mean that for a week I would have one of those awkward new haircut looks going. But thanks to Gritz over at the Cold Cutz Pop-Up Shop in the Humidor Boutique, that’s all changed.

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Ive been cutting Hair for about 8and a half years now. I’ve been exceptional for a long time but my cutz have recently reach a whole new  level with the introduction to my own new Shop In Riverside. I ask that everyone please come support on Wednesdayz at my new location in The Riverside Plaza inside of Humidor Clothing Boutique in RIverside California.  All haircuts will be $15 dollars all day Wednesday for a limited time by appointment only.    give me a call 909.749.3334 .

Ive really become serious about my haircut ability and business. Catch me at the shop all around the clock – The Gritz

“Tyrant” ; by Mark Anthony Howard “The Gritz”



“Tyrant” is conglomerate of business aspirations pioneered by Mark Anthony Howard a young community oriented entrepreneur, with the ultimate goal to enrich the lifestyle and potential lifestyle of all its affiliated youth. The objective of Tyrant is to Enrich, Educate, Communicate, Influence, Direct and Participate in the lives of its surrounding area youth on a daily basis.


The next project Tyrant plans to put into effect is……

Tyrant Youth Organization (Marketing Summary)


Tyrant Youth Organization

Market Analysis Summary

Tyrant Youth Organization is a program that is in direct response to the growing number of young people that are either falling through the cracks at school or are already entangled with the juvenile court system. Tyrant Youth Organization offers at-risk youth the opportunity to make a dramatic change in their lives.  The program is positioned to be most assessable to young people who otherwise would be swept into the juvenile court system or frequent school detention.

The goal of the program is to identify youths who are going to have a turbulent transition to adulthood and offer positive support system to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives.  The focus is slightly different at each level.  At the elementary school level, mentors strive to guide the young person back into the mainstream of class activity in order to destroy the negative elements that can turn a student off to school.  With middle school students, Tyrant Youth Organization provides mentors that serve as developmental role models for young people looking for direction.  Sometimes it is as easy as a young person identifying with his mentor rather than a person involved in criminal or destructive activities.  Once a student has entered high school with a history of classroom disturbances and poor academic skills, it takes a tremendous proactive effort to assist a student in redirecting their lives.  Tyrant has found that group activities can service as a powerful re-enforcement of hopeful behavior.

4.1 Market Segmentation

Tyrant Youth Organization has a number of market focuses that are key to the program’s success.

•Youth who are overcoming stressors in their lives, such as gangs, poverty, discrimination, abusive situations, addictions, unstable homes,  and academic life, are the primary marketing focus of Tyrant Youth Organization. Mentoring programs foster positive changes through sports, goal setting, self-discipline, skill development, Personal Development, Life Principles, Business Principles and friendship.

•Families are also the marketing focus when adult mentors are able to help youth work on solutions for their family stresses, and provide an objective but caring sounding board. As a result, many youth and their families report improved relations at home. Families must buy into the benefit from our United Parenting program, a 10-month series of custom-designed information and discussion groups that enrich parenting effectiveness, especially in the area of cognitive skills associated with family management practices.

•Marketing also attracts mentors to Tyrant Youth Organization because they care about kids and their community. The typical mentor-youth relationship demands a commitment that must be sold to the potential mentor. For most mentors, this experience changes their lives, taps their inner resources, and challenges their convictions and beliefs.

•Ultimately, Tyrant Youth Organization is marketed to Inland Empire and Riverside Communities as a critical social support system young people.

Thead Gamez

Nov 19, 2007

My lil clothing store opens December 1st.  im hopin my peeple come support my lil movement. Im Really tryna change the Game. if you know me u know i move differently. Such is the Cause wit my lil store. so come thru check my lil shit out. Get at yo peeplez “YOung Grits”

Tyrant Youth Organization ; Exec. Summary

Tyrant Youth Organization

By Mark Anthony Howard

Executive Summary

Tyrant Youth Organization  is a nonprofit agency providing mentoring programs and aid service for Inland area Youth derived of tough backgrounds. The program will form partnerships with local school districts, Local area group homes and the juvenile court systems in attempt to “salvage” or defer the street mentality developed in our Kids. T. Y.O’s goal is to foster a commitment to young people that will promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, athletics, business principles and reassert a sense of hope in the future by involving them in build of their own community. Only through personal relationships can a sense of individual responsibility be reestablished that will give youth the commitment to follow through on path to adulthood with a sense of assertive pride and accomplishment.

Through repeated failures in the classroom and the development of destructive habits, at-risk young people have lost faith in the possibilities that await them if they are successful in putting their lives together. To accomplish this goal, young people must be in a caring, inclusive learning environment that promotes their best effort and reinforces personal respect and developing each one to be consciously faithful in their own self-aptitude.

Tyrant Youth Organization is a program that is in direct response to the growing number of young people that are either falling through the cracks at school or are already entangled with the juvenile court system. The goal of the program is to identify youths who are going to have a turbulent transition to adulthood and offer positive support system to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives. The focus is slightly different at each level but the goal remains the same; empower the young person with the skill, will and workable knowledge to make positive changes in his/her life!!! 

Tyrant Youth Organization will focus primarily on middle school youths. It is projected that within three years, 50% of the system’s students will be in middle school. This age group is particularly problematic and a perfect time for mentoring to be effective and penetrative through relative reference.

Tyrant Youth Organization’s mentoring programs will pair a youth with mentor for 12 months. During that time the two will participate in weekly planned activities to strengthen the relationship between the two and improve the young person’s confidence and hopefulness.  Mentors will receive continuous training throughout the year and will participate in monthly meeting to report the young person’s progress.

We Plan to not only mentor through youth but also aid in the transition from Troubled youth to Professional Adulthood by employing and interning affiliated youths in our growing “Tyrant Business Groupings” young Empire of business.  In fact Tyrant Youth Organization will be the fueling pool of all our Employee, management, and personnel necessities.  This Recycling of community We believe will set as more of a relative example of empowerment as our younger program affiliates see the succeeds and  maturation of older program affiliates of their same relative backgrounds. We Believe, We can make our Youth believe,  that they can succeed for  THEMSELVES,   within the Tyrant Structuring!!!!

Over time, T.Y.O will create a learning environment that will be an invaluable resource to young people, aspiring to be athletes, aspiring to be business persons, aspiring mentors and the community at large.

just up

im just kinda up. i figured I’d write something. and maybe I’d figure something while I write.

I like to be absolute honest to God when i write. so with that guideline to follow. Ive never relayed my true feelings of death and my feelings toward my own death to anyone. I think this is what ill blog tonight…….(Working On this Now)

The Gritz- “Self Employed”

shop Boy
Shop Boy

The Gritz debut album “Self Employed Is set to officially release on the 25th of March.

The Gritz is a Young Black Business Entrepreneur out of Riverside California. A very serious mind with some raw perspectives conveyed through laid back slow flow.  The album is sure to start some tough buzz and even some controversy as He holds no punches in his first contribution to the Rap Game with some Hard Hitters cover topics from God to HomoSexuals. From Legit business operation to edgy Hustle. Maybe a light “Hood Classic” for the Inland Empire/Riverside Area.  The Gritz is definitely capable of captivating a mainstream following as the Next West Coast Artist. with no Hype just Business approach The Gritz is already promoting himself on a entirely different basis from The Majority of New Aspiring Rappers. The Gritz exclaims “This is not an aspiration for me, This Is an highly viable Opportunity”  and In review of the “Self EMployed” album We are sure you to concur.     
here are a few sample Tracks from the Album “Self Employed”  if you could please share on your facebook page by pressing share We would greatly appreciate the Favor.
Thank you.. Tyrant Label Recordings. 100!!

the Grey Push with (1 Down)

i was rollin with one my homeboy’s and customers Kookie Monster’s crew 1 down! We pushed the bikes out to Long Beach Pike and Mai Tai bar. Nice ass Ride down the 710 and back up the 605. nigga had a lil engine difficulties but its notin ill be back on tommorrow

What up

The gritz

the young Tyrant

Since this is my first blog Allow me to Introduce Myself

                 My name is Mark Anthony Howard. my business and nickname is”Grits” Im a 26 year old black american entreprenuer by way of Riverside C.A.  Im in my second semester as Student/ Athlete  at RIverside Community College studying Business Adminstration with a concentration in management. I have Two year old Son (Na’Sham Anthony Howard) whom I had with my bestfriend C.C.  I have been self employed as a CA licensed barber for 5 years and as a Deejay since i was 16. Im heavily focused on establishing myself as a young empire through the cultivation of my business Aspirations. I am currently speaking to investors in the funding stage of my batting cage, “The Hitters Count.”   and I have business planned to open within  a year to 2 years in February.  

       As of This February I am in FULL Motion of Self Constructing my own record label TYRANT LABEL RECORDINGS, a True Independent,Riverside CA sole proprietorship. I have been producing and mixing tracks since 2003 and have developed a catalogue of 1500 quality west coast Hip hop tracks(enough to support 2 Labels!) I have educated myself EXECUTIVELY in the field of Music and its Business and feel confident in my ability TO PRODUCE a substantial monetary gain within this field.   

     Last February I signed myself as my first artist on my TYRANT LABEL as THE GRITZ and began works on my first album entitled “SELF EMPLOYED”.a 14 track west coast Hip Hop solo ablum. Since Business is and was and always has been my motivant my entire album is a direct convey of that core of influence. The cd pertains to business, money, god, life perspective, and harsh resolve for harsh reality.

Ive  always been a quiet and private type of person. I, especially, was uncomfortable confiding in people my realities. I felt it to be too dark and too crazy and I did not want to convey that of myself and at times… I didnt know how.   All through and since my childhood Ive always felt I was very heavily weighed by circumstance .and Ive never at anytime been enabled to be my complete self…. I believe this cd to be my perspective resolve, as well as my emancipation, from those circumstance. This Album is my first relay of my absolute convictions and My absoulute truths as a person. An honest attempt to give my friends all me… From my imbalances to my devotion towards balance… from my blashemes of god to my praise of god.. From my Hustle to my Business!!  Ive always prided myself on being HOnESt TO GOD! but I never felt as if I really conveyed that people as met them. Especially being such a Introverted and quiet dude. I felt that people that new some of me grew a distrust for me because I was such a quiet element with such an obvious,cold side that i was repressing. I just never felt comfortable in any relationship, that my truth would relay as relative! So it just gave me more justification on beening such a cold MF. but through God grace I made it back from all my financial inequalities, from all my social inequalities, and all my disfucntion to Tell you the truth of who I am, Who I was , and who the fuck iM going to be!!      I am Mark Anthony Howard and   I am THe Gritz! a real person, through real adversity, with very realistic resolve!

                                                           Thank you for reading …..sincerely                                                                                                Mark Anthony Howard…. (The GRitz!)                 

February 25th- Self Employed- The Gritz