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 (June 30, 2015)
Office space in Chicago is becoming scarcer, according to a CBRE survey, reports Crain’s Chicago Business. The New York Post reveals that bricks-and-mortar retail spaces are shrinking. So far in 2015, REITs have raised $17.1 billion of capital through the sale of unsecured notes, notes Urban Land. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 29, 2015)
Ashford Hospitality is selling 23 select-service hotels, reports Bloomberg. Seeking Alpha predicts healthy growth for Wynn Resorts in the long-term. Economists point to low levels of home equity and not enough new product as reasons for the housing shortage, reveals 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 (June 26, 2015)
Capital raised for real estate investment globally is now at pre-recession levels, reports IP Real Estate. The health care finance unit of General Electric is getting multi-billion dollar bids from Capital One and Apollo Global Management, reveals Bloomberg. The Wall Street Journal warns that home builders might over-saturate the high-end home market. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 25, 2015)
The Ahold/Delhaize merger will allow the combined company to take on Wal-Mart in the U.S., notes The New York Times. The Street looks at why real estate spin-offs are becoming more and more popular among retail and restaurant chains. The Illinois State Board of Investment is looking to put money into foreign real estate, according to IP Real Estate.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 24, 2015)
ValueWalk looks at how private investors are changing the commercial real estate industry. The luxury FRHI Hotels & Resorts operator is up for sale, reports the Wall Street Journal. Global supermarket operators Royal Ahold and Delhaize just entered a $29 billion merger, according to Fortune. These are today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 23, 2015)
An affiliate of Lone Star Funds will buy Home Properties Inc. in a $7.6 billion transaction, reports Rochester Business Journal. Darden Restaurants is spinning some of its real estate assets into a REIT, notes the Wall Street Journal. Crain’s Chicago Business reveals that the Blackstone Group paid $11.4 million in taxes on its $1.3 billion acquisition of the Willis Tower. These are today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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.
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