About Us

Louisa J. H. Clary

Louisa J. H. Clary, Managing Partner
Marketing, Production, & Investor/Partner Relations

Louisa has been investing in residential property and renovating homes for both retail sale and rental for the past 5 years. She manages an acquired rental portfolio and represents investors’ interests in analyzing, acquiring, rehabbing and renting property for investors by investors through Integrity First Properties. Louisa has always had a larger vision of expanding her business and partnering with the best in their respective fields, in order to make a greater impact on real estate in Middle Tennessee. She has teamed up with Josh Stewart, now Broker of Integrity First Realty, and Broker over Integrity First Properties (the management company), to continue to find the right investments as well as represent and manage the best interests of private investors and their properties. As a Managing Partner of Integrity First Ventures, she serves as the lead for Marketing, Production and Investor/Partner Relations.

James A. Fineman

James A. Fineman

James A. Fineman, Managing Partner
Acquisition, Finance, & Business Development

James currently owns and manages Tennessee Contracting Services, primarily a commercial and residential roofing and exterior company serving commercial clients, homeowners, property managers, insurance companies and investors throughout Tennessee with main office locations in Nashville. TCS is an award-winning Angie’s List Preferred “A” Vendor with over 140+ reviews and an A rating with the BBB.James has also personally managed full rehabs for both retail sale and rental property for the last 11 years. As a Managing Partner of Integrity First Ventures, James is head of Acquisition & Financial Management, and also serves as our lead for Business Development.


Jeff R. Livingston

Jeff R. Livingston, Urban Development Group
General Contractor & Builder Extraordinaire

We are very proud to partner with Jeff Livingston and Urban Development Group on all our new construction builds. Jeff is a licensed General Contractor in two states, Tennessee and California, and specializes in new construction, remodeling and complete home restoration. Jeff has 17 years experience, a strong eye for detail, and an unparalleled knowledge of the market. In the last 4.5 years, his company has completed 90+ renovations including retail flips and new builds. Jeff also has his real estate license and continues to inspire and lead being at the forefront of trends in architecture, exterior and interior finish out, and overall design. He has a stellar crew and has partnered with the best of the best to deliver quality design and construction every time he builds. Jeff has the infrastructure and resources in place to continue to produce upscale residential homes with impeccable quality for years to come.

Our Story
In 2010, Louisa was seeking an onsite contractor and overall project manager for a renovation, and looking for someone who was experienced, thorough, did quality work, fairly priced, and could get the job done on-time. As many experienced real estate investors know, this can be a difficult find! James and his company, TCS, was referred to her through an agent and his consulting, management expertise and determination to exceed client expectations on every project, led them to continue working together time after time. Quickly his company was also her roofing company of choice, and after three years, James and Louisa decided to partner on renovations for both retail sale and rental, and formed Integrity First Ventures. Meanwhile, James’ company had begun doing work for Jeff Livingston with Urban Development Group (who came to him through another word-of-mouth referral), installing metal roofs and specialty exterior product-lines for his new construction builds. A few phone calls and many texts later, a lunch meeting was set up with Jeff and the three of them met to discuss the future. A partnership was formed shortly thereafter, and they have come together as a strong force in the market, quickly solidifying new development deals, and building amazing houses in the hottest areas of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.