David Bodamer

David
Bodamer
Executive Director, Content & User Engagement

David Bodamer is Executive Director of Content & User Engagement for Waste360 and NREI. Bodamer joined Waste360 in January 2014. He has been with NREI since September 2011 and has been covering the commercial real estate sector since 1999 for Retail Traffic, Commercial Property News and Shopping Centers Today. He also previously worked for Civil Engineering magazine. His writings on real estate have also appeared in REP.and the Wall Street Journal’s online real estate news site. He has won multiple awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors and is a past finalist for a Jesse H. Neal Award.

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Top 10 Retail Owners
As is usually the case, publicly traded REITs dominate this year's list of Top Retail Owners in the United States. To see which firms have been amassing the largest mall and shopping center portfolios, click through our slideshow.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 15, 2015)
Kushner Cos. has agreed to buy the retail condominium at the former New York Times building, reports Commercial Property Executive. Nordstrom and Amazon have strikingly similar strategies, reveals Fortune. Apple undertakes a green initiative, setting an example for other large companies, notes the Los Angeles Times. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Part 1: Sign on the Dotted Line
Overall, 62 percent of respondents expect national occupancy rates to increase. Some 26 percent expect no change. Only 12 percent expect a decrease.
Part 2: Breaking the Bank
Overall, 48 percent of respondents expect cap rates to increase nationally in the next 12 months. Additionally, 26 percent see no change and only 25 percent expect further declines in cap rates. On average, respondents expect cap rates to rise about 10 basis points in the next 12 months.
Part 3: Overall Outlook
Respondents were asked to rate the relative strengths of the retail sector in each region on a scale of 1 to 10. The results were: West 7.5, East 7.4, South: 7.3, Midwest 6.7. Experts we surveyed agreed with those assessments.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 14, 2015)
Management schools are building up their real estate portfolios, reports Business Because. A study by the NRDC finds that energy efficiency measures in multifamily can create benefits of up to $3.50 per $1 invested for renters, landlords, utilities and regulators, notes Blue Green Alliance. Chicago has approved a proposed landmark district in the Fulton-Randolph area of the West Loop, despite strong opposition from many property owners in the neighborhood, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 13, 2015)
Foreign investors continue to pour money into U.S. commercial assets, notes Bloomberg. Commercial Property Executive looks at the potential impact of the Cushman/DTZ merger on the brokerage industry. Ceiling height becomes a major selling point for warehouse developers, reports the Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 11, 2015)
Cushman & Wakefield to merge with DTZ in a $2 billion buyout, reports Bloomberg. Blackstone prepares to sell 103.5 million shares of Hilton Worldwide, according to MarketWatch. Prudential Real Estate Investors closed its fifth fund dedicated to seniors housing, notes The Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 28, 2015)
TIAA-CREF has taken full ownership of TIAA Henderson Real Estate, less than two years after announcing it would launch a fund management joint venture with Henderson Global Investors, reports IP & Real Estate. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is considering investing more than 3.3 billion reais ($1.1-billion) in Brazil, with distressed assets accounting for about two-thirds of the total, The Globe & Mail reveals. Seeking Alpha advises how to prepare for the next financial crisis. These are among the must reads from around the commercial real estate industry today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 16, 2015)
United Health Group subsidiary Optum has purchased U.S. retail clinic company MedExpress, reports Yahoo! Finance News. Baby boomer investors are exchanging multifamily ownership for net lease retail, according to CoStar News. REIT mergers are expected to accelerate as activism increases, notes Bloomberg. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 15, 2015)
Dick’s Sporting Goods plans to open up to 150 stores in the next three years, according to Chain Store Age. Gaming and Leisure Properties raised its bid for Pinnacle Entertainment, reports the Wall Street Journal. Aldi is a growing threat to U.S. grocery chains, notes Forbes. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 14, 2015)
Canada's Ivanhoé Cambridge has partnered with Blackstone Property Partners Asia to make its first direct-investment in Australia with a 25 percent share in a Sydney office building, reports Reuters. Zacks names three "impressive" mutual funds to consider adding to your portfolio. Washington, D.C.'s Union Station reveals a grand development plan, according to the New York Times. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 13, 2015)
Bloomberg looks at how commercial real estate prices have risen. Urban Land Institute expects good growth for the real estate industry in 2015 and 2016, reports National Mortgage News. The Walton family is selling $15.6 billion’s worth of Wal-Mart shares, according to Reuters. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 10, 2015)
General Electric is selling most of its real estate to the Blackstone Group and Wells Fargo in a $23 billion deal, reports Reuters. Walgreens plans to close 200 stores, reveals Chicago Tribune. Fannie Mae disclosed the details on its non-performing mortgage sale, according to the Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 7, 2015)
An increasing number of foreign investors are investigating Africa for real estate development, reports AFK Insider. Marcus & Millichap has doubled its office space in New York City with a 10-year deal for its new headquarters at the Sapir Organization’s 260 Madison Avenue, according to The Real Deal. Cuba's next "revolution" will be in real estate development, notes World Property Journal. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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