My Happy Place

My absolute favorite pastime, besides working tirelessly for PJ Morgan Real Estate (wink wink), is expressing my creative flair through decorating. I love fresh flowers on my desk. I love adding a million pillows to a bed, to my husband’s dismay.  And I absolutely love accenting a room with just the right candle, picture or… Read More

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure

As I was brainstorming ideas for blogs to write, I realized that what I do and the people I meet are pretty fascinating. I decided the best way to capitalize on my everyday interactions is to share them with you. Let me start by telling you about the man behind a perfectly curated salvage company… Read More

Love for Little Bohemia

It’s been a minute since I’ve filled you up with some Little Bohemia love, so I thought it might be a good time to give everyone an update… Since we began this project, some incredible things have happened. As with any major renovation project, there has been some good, some bad and some very ugly…. Read More

A Day In The Life…

I started my first job in real estate as a receptionist/intern when I was a junior in high school. Even though that was some time ago (maybe just a few years, wink wink), I can still feel the excitement in my stomach when think back on it. I literally spent every Saturday, every day off… Read More

Icing On The Cake

What better way to start off the month of L-O-V-E than with gift ideas? Okay… these may not be the type of gifts that you give to the one you love, but these are certainly the type of gifts that you give to those you love to work with (or hope to work with). Business… Read More

Baby, It’s Cold Inside

Now that I am spearheading the Trusted Vendor Program at PJ Morgan Real Estate, I decided to shake things up in 2018 and incorporate an afternoon networking event into our rotation – the “Vendor Blender”. We gathered for food, drinks, relationship building, and of course, education! We kicked off our first event of the new… Read More

The Cherry On Top

Earning an award is always on my “to do” list. I love the thrill of going the extra mile to achieve more and being recognized for my efforts is the cherry on top! That’s why I was so excited when the time came for PJ Morgan Real Estate to celebrate several of our colleagues at… Read More

A New Year’s Poem

2017, I’d say you were… a beast, a bear, a challenge for sure. You ushered in changes both big and small. You made me laugh, cry and scream. Yes, I did them all. So much life, it was almost scary. The experiences were vivid and certainly varied. How was business in 2017? Sales were strong,… Read More

And To All A Good Night

Here at PJ Morgan Real Estate, we cherish our clients and the relationships we forge through the process of buying, selling and renting to some amazing people within our community. In fact, one of our Core Values is, “Cultivate Lifelong Relationships.” I hardly think of my job as a job. I am extremely fortunate to… Read More

I’d Rather Write About His Dog

I have known artist Watie White for what seems like a lifetime now. I had the pleasure of leasing him his first studio in Little Bohemia approximately 10 years ago. If you haven’t heard of Watie White, do yourself a favor and Google him now. I will not even attempt to describe his work or style;… Read More

From Drab To Fab

Most of us have a passion in life – kids, work, sports, fashion, cooking, etc. However, even with the likes of the Internet and Pinterest (most days I feel like a Pinterest fail, by the way), it is nearly impossible to stay up on what’s trending. As much as I would love to be an… Read More

The Future Of Technology Is Now

Hi, Jen Monjaras here. I would like to take this opportunity to announce that I am now leading our Trusted Vendor Program. As some of you know, I am not new to the company, but I am new to this position. In the last few weeks, I reemerged into the adult world (after having my… Read More

Actually, I Can

I’ve been asked to write about this topic before but have always shied away from it for various reasons. First, I didn’t know if I had enough experience and second, I don’t truly identify with the topic. Let me explain… My first instinct isn’t to describe myself as a “woman” in commercial real estate. I… Read More

My West O

Originally a South O girl, everything I needed was within 20 square blocks. The idea of living in Elkhorn never even crossed my mind. Now… I can’t imagine my life any other way – Elkhorn is where I call HOME! Now that I have been living in Elkhorn for a few years, I realized how… Read More

The Wild Wild West

When I first moved to Omaha, I rented in and around the Blackstone and Cathedral areas. A self-proclaimed “Midtown guy”, I couldn’t imagine moving west of 72nd Street. Alas, life happens and situations change. I bought my first home in District 66 in 2000. The price was right and my first-born was about to make… Read More

Common Sense Leasing

So you’ve decided to relocate your business or open a business… that’s exciting! I bet you’re wondering what the heck to do next… Unlike renting an apartment (which we’ve all probably done), most people have zero experience in the world of commercial leasing. It can be VERY complex and requires a little more homework than… Read More

Coffee Talk

Ryan and I spend a lot of time together, BUT not as much as we wish we could. It’s pretty great to be friends with the people you work with. Often we’re so wrapped up in preparing for where we’re headed though, that we have to piecemeal our time to actually “talk” to each other. So,… Read More

Passion Project

Spanning two years, Ryan Ellis and I have had an ongoing conversation about public art. We’ve both long admired neighborhoods throughout the world that incorporate it in creative ways. Public art creates a sense of place… an enhanced connection to its surroundings, and we have wanted that for Omaha, but really didn’t know where we… Read More

What’s It Worth?!

Chances are, you’ve heard a lot about Douglas County’s property valuations this year. I’m simplifying the situation, but this is what’s been going on in a nutshell: Preliminary valuations for Douglas County were posted to the Assessor’s website in January. Due to the Assessor’s office making some tweaks to their valuation model – mainly aiming… Read More

Who Knew It Was So Cool?

Many of you have noticed the redevelopment project currently underway on 10th and Mason Streets (across from KETV Burlington Station). It’s a little structure called the Rail and Commerce Building. Lucky for you (and us!), I am able to share an inside view of its redevelopment. But first, a little history behind this trapezoid-shaped building and… Read More

Dundee, Duh!

I love me some Omaha! If you know me well, you know that I am really glad I “ended up staying” here for college and then never ever leaving. If you know me even better, you know that I LOVE ME some Dundee! I grew up in the heart of the Dundee neighborhood and I… Read More

Aksarben On My Mind

I moved to Omaha mid-2008 to start my undergraduate career at the University of Nebraska-Omaha in what was the worst housing crisis of our country’s time. Looking back, it’s rather ironic that I ended up with a career in real estate, but that’s another topic for another time. As you probably know, UNO’s campus is… Read More

Cheers to 16 Years!

May 1, 2016 marked my 16th anniversary with P.J. Morgan Real Estate. When I tell people how long I’ve worked here, they usually respond with disbelief. Generally, that is a long time for someone my age to have worked at the same place. Honestly, I still hear that I look too young to have worked… Read More

Real Estate, A Love Story

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Realtor and Vice President of Residential Sales, Susan Clark, interviewed some of our talented agents to find out what made them say “yes” to P.J. Morgan Real Estate. Chances are, if you’re reading this you probably know I love real estate. I say it, I shout it and I live it! With Valentine’s… Read More

The Believers

A fascination with historic buildings, underground places, interesting architecture and unique characters has led to our series, The Unexpected. Check out Sales & Leasing Agent Colleen Mason’s take on the many facets of Omaha. Most Omahans refer to it as 13th Street, the street so many see blur by at 45 mph, to and from downtown… Read More