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.

Articles
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 20, 2014)
DDR Corp. and the Blackstone Group have purchased 71 shopping centers in a $1.93 billion transaction. New York City and state officials are negotiating with JPMorgan Chase over a potential deal in which the nation’s largest bank would build a vast $6.5 billion corporate campus. Virginia Retirement System and LaSalle Investment Management have launched a $575m joint venture to build US industrial properties. These are among the 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 16, 2014)
A New York development agency plans to issue $1.63 billion of bonds this month for the 3 World Trade Center tower in Manhattan, in what is set to be the municipal market’s largest unrated deal. Non-traded REITs would be required to provide more disclosure, and to provide it more often, under rule changes approved by the SEC. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its revenue outlook for its current fiscal year as it announced it is scaling back its expansion plans. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate space.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 15, 2014)
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. is launching a boutique hotel chain that aims for a wider audience and lower room rates than some direct competitors. Among digital shoppers worldwide, 72% said the traditional store experience was important when making a purchase—the highest percentage out of locations and channels studied. Macy’s fired the first shots of the Thanksgiving shopping wars Tuesday, announcing that its doors will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two years earlier than in 2013. These are among the 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 14, 2014)
Concerned about potential security risks, the U.S. government is taking a close look at last week's sale of New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel to a Chinese insurance company. Colliers International has acquired a controlling interest in AOS Group, one of Europe's leading real estate and workplace consulting firms. Premium Point Investments LP bought an Atlanta-based landlord and property manager. These are among the 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 13, 2014)
Amazon.com Inc. plans to open a store in the middle of New York City. Darden Restaurants announced Friday that all 12 of activist shareholder Starboard's proposed directors have been elected to its board. In August, the most recent month for which figures are available from the U.S. Census Bureau, metro Houston issued more permits for construction of single-family homes than did the entire state of California. These are among the 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 9, 2014)
ASB Real Estate Investments has formed Infomart Data Centers, a national data center operator that rises out of a merger between Dallas Infomart and Fortune Data Centers. Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, agreed to buy the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Financial Centre in London for $944 million. TPG Real Estate, the real estate platform of Fort Worth-based TPG private equity firm, has invested $120 million in LifeStorage self-storage facilities. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 8, 2014)
As it pulls the plug on hedge funds, the country’s biggest public pension, is giving its property portfolio a $7 billion jolt. Leave it to Sam Zell to call foreign investment ‘bullshit,’ the commercial real estate market a ‘whorehouse,’ and still end up with a surprisingly sensible argument. Silverstein Properties and Elad Group, who are partnering on high-end residential condominiums at 1 West End Avenue, are now seeking about $500 million in construction funds from a consortium of banks for the project. These are among the 10 must reads today from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 7, 2014)
Beijing-based Anbang Insurance Group agreed to buy the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York for $1.95 billion, reports Bloomberg. RadioShack struck a deal with a lender group headed by Standard General LP to restructure some of its debt, according to GlobeSt.com. The Real Deal reported that the Westfield Group signed a lease for a 12,000-sq.-ft. office at One World Trade Center. These are among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 29, 2014)
German prosecutors said Monday that they had filed criminal charges against the former chief executive and the former management board of Hypo Real Estate. At least six rival real estate investment firms have expressed interest in buying the property holdings of restaurant and packaged-food giant Bob Evans Farms Inc. Emaar Malls Group, the shopping mall operator based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, said Monday that it had raised $1.6 billion in its initial public offering. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate world.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 25, 2014)
Verizon Communications Inc. is pushing for a sale of its wireless network towers by year-end. Stephen Blyth will be the next president and chief executive officer of Harvard Management Company, the University’s investment arm. Even with nearly 750,000 square feet of office space under construction in downtown Austin, the area's occupancy rate is poised to increase under intense demand from tenants in a variety of industries. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 24, 2014)
The latest trend among REITs: simplify, simplify, simplify. The U.S. Senate voted unanimously last week to end a federal filing requirement for owners of condo buildings with more than 99 units that ensnared developers in litigation following the financial crisis of 2008. Norway has vaulted to the top ranks of foreign U.S. commercial real estate buyers as its $870 billion sovereign-wealth fund, the world’s largest, acquires buildings from New York to San Francisco. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 23, 2014) 
A TPG Capital-led group agreed to buy real estate services firm Cassidy Turley, reports CoStar. Rising interest rates will have a negative impact on net lease REITs, according to wealthmanagement.com. Investment News looks into FINRA’s new rules on REIT pricing. These are among the 10 must reads for the commercial real estate industry today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 22, 2014)
Ventas, one of the nation's biggest health-care real estate investment trusts, or REITs, offers the prospect of solid growth and steady dividend gains. The retirement fund for Dallas’ police officers and firefighters lost $196 million on risky real estate investments in recent years. Lone Star Funds, the private-equity firm founded by billionaire John Grayken, agreed to buy 38 U.S. select-service hotels from Hyatt Hotels Corp. These are among the 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 18, 2014)
California's huge pension fund has turned to a trusted insider to take over the daunting job of directing almost $300 billion in investments. Nicholas Schorsch's vast web of businesses is untangled in this ‘simple’ visual of all entities under his purview. Inland American Real Estate Trust Inc., which is in the process of spinning off its hotel business, said today it is selling 52 hotels to a joint venture for about $1.1 billion. Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo aims to turn a profit at its small but expanding U.S. network of stores within the next couple of years, the company's top U.S. executive, Larry Meyer, said. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 17, 2014) 
Can REIT performance actually predict when and how much interest rates will change? The California Public Employees' Retirement System pledged to invest upwards of $7 billion with real estate joint venture partners in July. Norway’s sovereign-wealth fund, the world’s largest, agreed to buy stakes in three prime U.S. office buildings for about $1.5 billion. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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