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 (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.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 16, 2014)  1
Washington Prime Group, the strip-center REIT spun off from Simon Property Group earlier this year, has agreed to buy Glimcher Realty Trust for $4.3 billion, including the assumption of debt. Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to purchase a 15-property portfolio of retail centers from Kite Realty Group Trust for an estimated purchase price of $318 million. Principal Financial Group Inc., the provider of life insurance and retirement products, is joining with Macquarie Group Ltd. in a venture that will make loans and package them into bonds. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 12, 2014) 
Changing interest rates will have a limited impact on real estate valuations in the future, predicts Property Management Insider. Bloomberg Businessweek looks into what made Blackstone’s purchase of Hilton Hotels the best leveraged buyout in history. Nicholas Schorsch launches a crowdfunding site, reports FinancialPlanning.com. These are among the 10 must reads for the commercial real estate industry today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 11, 2014) 
The three members of a real estate partnership that sells its private placements through independent broker-dealers are in the midst of a bitter legal dispute. Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., the parent company of Dave and Buster's, Inc., has filed for an IPO. RadioShack Corp., the struggling electronics retailer, said it’s working with creditors and other parties to get more capital and avoid bankruptcy. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 10, 2014) 
Real estate legend Arthur G. Cohen, who died in August at the age of 84, could become the new owner of the Dream Hotel in Chelsea. Vornado chief executive Steven Roth said the site of the now-closed Rizzoli Bookstore at 31 West 57th Street, just south of Central Park, is going to be “a seven-star hotel.” Dollar General Corp. has taken its $9.1 billion offer for Family Dollar directly to shareholders in a hostile bid. These are among the 10 must reads today from around the commercial real estate sector.
Eight Seniors Housing Insights 1
Eight charts from an exclusive survey conducted jointly by NREI and the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) show a bullish outlook for the seniors housing sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 9, 2014)  1
IndCor Properties Inc., the warehouse landlord owned by Blackstone Group LP (BX), filed for a U.S. initial public offering. Life Time Fitness, Inc. is on the verge of unlocking significant shareholder value and could rise more than 30 percent by undertaking a REIT spinoff says activist hedge fund manager Richard McGuire of Marcato Capital Management. Marriott International Inc. said Monday that it could add 1,300 new hotels and 200,000 new rooms by 2017. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 8, 2014) 
The head of consumer-product marketing at Google Inc. and a former general counsel for a travel website are seeking to transform the mortgage-finance industry. Twitter announced on Monday that it would begin publicly testing a ‘buy’ button that can be embedded in posts to allow users to buy a product with a couple of clicks. The firm in charge of leasing up America's tallest building is taking some space there for itself. Starbucks is experimenting with some new retail formats, including smaller locations, as the coffee giant tinkers with how it can best expand its retail business. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 4, 2014) 
The British construction and services company Balfour Beatty has agreed to sell its Parsons Brinckerhoff consulting business to WSP Global for $1.35 billion. Ukraine's ongoing war with pro-Russian separatists and their Moscow benefactors is pushing money out of the region — and into the United States. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is putting 15,000 nonperforming residential loans with an unpaid principal balance of $2.3 billion out to bid. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 3, 2014) 
Two of New York City’s real estate titans — Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner and construction giant Skanksa — traded lawsuits Tuesday. Fans of Dunkin’ Donuts rejoiced Tuesday morning after the pastry chain opened its first Los Angeles-area store in Santa Monica. Investors are putting money into real estate companies outside the U.S. at a record pace as interest rates recede. These are among the 10 must reads from the commercial real estate sector today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September 2, 2014) 
Select Income REIT agreed to buy Cole Corporate Income Trust Inc. in a transaction valued at about $3 billion. Paramount Group Inc., a U.S. office landlord, filed for an initial public offering that is poised to be the largest ever for a real estate investment trust. Blackstone Group LP is preparing to sell New York's 1095 Sixth Ave., a 42-story office tower that may fetch one of the highest prices ever for a U.S. skyscraper. These are among the 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry today.
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.
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