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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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 20, 2014) 
Texas-based private equity shop TPG Capital is reportedly in negotiations to acquire the commercial real estate brokerage and services firm Cassidy Turley. CalPERS' real estate consultant warned pension fund officials must maintain their ‘disciplined approach’ to underwriting in the ‘overheated market.’ Staples Inc. will shut about 140 locations this year, part of a store-closing plan announced earlier, as the world’s largest office-supply chain responds to online competition. These are among the 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 19, 2014) 
Sales to institutional investors—entities that purchase at least 10 properties in a calendar year accounted for 4.7 percent of all sales of single family homes and condos in the second quarter, the lowest level since the first quarter of 2012. Los Angeles commercial property landlord Evoq Properties Inc. has agreed to be sold for $357.4 million to a group of investors led by Atlas Capital Group of New York. CBRE has begun rolling out its new nationwide Technology & Media Practice. These are among the 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 18, 2014) 
Dollar General said on Monday that it was offering $8.9 billion to buy Family Dollar Stores, in an effort to break up its planned merger with Dollar Tree. The Mall of America's $1.4 billion refinancing deal with lenders Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo and Citibank closed Friday. A small firm that leases the entire Times Square building that SL Green Realty purchased in July for $41.1 million, is refusing to take orders from its new landlord. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 15, 2014) 
The current $5.3 billion expansion of the Panama Canal may not be big enough and Panama officials are considering whether to dig a fourth set of locks. Finra is continuing to tack on time to the widely anticipated rule change that would give investors a clearer picture of what it costs to buy shares of nontraded REITs. Citi analyst Rob Buckland has published this diagram of where he thinks we are in the economic cycle and is warning we may be in bubble territory. Many consumers still appear reluctant to open their wallets, according to a mixed batch of retail earnings this week. These are among the 10 must reads for the commercial real estate sector today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 14, 2014)  1
Verizon Communications says, ‘Everything is on the table’ in regard to a possible spinoff of its rural wireline phone network as a REIT. Wall Street is running into resistance unloading commercial-mortgage backed securities. The World Trade Center unveiled its new logo. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 13, 2014)  1
Health Care REIT will spend as much as $2.3 billion on a deal that could give it more than 100 additional properties in the U.S. and Canada. Clarion Partners, has completed the sale of its 50% interest in a portfolio of nine class A Mexican shopping centers totaling 3.17 million square feet to Frisa, the current joint venture partner. A Goldman Sachs Group Inc unit is a final bidder for a Tokyo office tower in a deal that could fetch about $1.6 billion. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 12, 2014) 
Inland American Real Estate Trust Inc. wants to spin off its lodging subsidiary into a publicly traded REIT, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. Atlantic City’s Revel casino will close its doors on Sept. 10, having found no bidders, according to Business Insider. Spinning off its real estate into a REIT could unlock significant value for AT&T, argues SeekingAlpha. These are among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 11, 2014) 
Office landlord Paramount Group Inc. is seeking to raise as much as $2.7 billion in an IPO. Blackstone Group is planning to take its industrial-property unit public this year to raise about $1 billion. CalPERS is considering a dramatic retreat from some riskier investments, as it tries to simplify its $295 billion in holdings. Fairway Markets is slowing its expansion plans and now will open just one or two new stores per year. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 8, 2014) 
China’s Dalian Wanda Group wins the bid for a 344,320-sq.-ft. land site in Beverly Hills, Calif., reports Bloomberg. Middle Eastern investors plan to invest more than $180 billion in commercial real estate properties internationally, according to the World Property Channel. Microsoft may soon open its first store in New York, claims the New York Daily News. These are among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 7, 2014) 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has agreed to settle accusations that it colluded with other private equity firms to drive down the prices of corporate takeover targets. RCS Capital Corp. has acquired independent broker/dealer VSR Financial Services, adding $12.3 billion in assets under administration and 264 advisors to RCAP’s independent advice platform. Greenland Forest City—a joint venture of New York City’s Forest City Ratner Cos. and Greenland USA, a subsidiary of Shanghai-based Greenland Group Co.—has just changed the name of the 22-acre Atlantic Yards development to Pacific Park Brooklyn. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 6, 2014)
Sam Zell is continuing his shakeup of the former CommonWealth REIT by planning to sell the company's Australian portfolio. Office Depot said Tuesday it would close 165 stores during 2014 — up from the 150 estimated earlier this year. Walgreen said on Wednesday it has agreed to buy the remaining 55% of UK-drugstore chain Alliance Boots it doesn’t already own for $15.3 billion, but won’t pursue a tax-reducing inversion structure for the deal. Washington policymakers are bracing for a wave of corporations to renounce their U.S. citizenship over the next few months. These are among the 10 must reads for the commercial real estate sector today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 5, 2014) 
NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. agreed to buy Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II for about $3.4 billion. The growing popularity of direct investment and co-investment in private equity and private equity real estate is threatening to change the general partner-limited partner relationship. Dollar General Corp. is weighing a bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. that would challenge Dollar Tree Inc.’s $8.5 billion takeover offer. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 4, 2014) 
If the Federal Reserve begins raising interest rates next year, as expected, it could become harder to make money from real-estate investments, the analysts say. GlobeSt.com looks at what’s next for Brookdalte Senior Living now that its merger with Emeritus Corp. has closed. Real estate investment trust Sun Communities Inc. has agreed to pay about $1.32 billion including debt for a portfolio featuring 59 manufactured home communities. Karlin Real Estate broke ground on the first element — an office building — of a $1 billion multi-use development in North Austin. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 30, 2014) 
Telecom stocks jumped Tuesday after Windstream announced plans to spin off network assets, including fiber and copper networks, into an independent REIT. It’s still possible other bidders could emerge for Family Dollar, according to some analysts. General Growth Properties Inc. is spending almost $450 million for stakes in three Manhattan properties. Google is finally about to get the chance to take advantage of the $2 billion worth of Manhattan real estate it bought almost four years ago. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 28, 2014) 
Discount rivals Dollar Tree and Family Dollar announce an $8.5 billion merger, reports The New York Times. Blackstone borrows $2.25 billion secured by its investment in Hilton Worldwide, according to the International Financing Review. MetLife and Norway’s sovereign wealth fund pay $561 million for One Beacon Street in Boston, reports Bloomberg. These are among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.

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