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 (November 13, 2014)
A venture led by private equity giant TPG that acquired DTZ last week has made clear that it wants to be the world’s third-largest provider, after CBRE Group Inc. and JLL. It is unlikely that CalPERS' $25.6 billion real estate portfolio will be able to sustain the strong returns produced in the last three years, said a report by the $296 billion pension fund's real estate consultant. Samuel Zell has his sights on the grocery business and is bidding for a portfolio of 100 grocery stores being sold by Albertsons. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 12, 2014)
Deutsche Bank AG is close to selling most of a $2 billion portfolio of commercial real-estate loans to U.S. private-equity firm TPG. Google is snapping up properties all around Silicon Valley, indications that a hiring wave may be coming. Walmart issued ‘urgent agenda’ memo to managers across the country pushing them to improve performance on ‘Chilled and Fresh’ items. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 11, 2014)
A Superior Court judge rejected a request by owners of the Mall at Short Hills to prevent public disclosure of a surveillance video related to last December’s fatal carjacking at the property, according to NJ.com. Cell tower REIT Vertical Bridge Holdings LLC received a received a new round of funding, reports The Wall Street Journal. Bloomberg reports on a mixed-use development in South Florida that provides a preview of Sears Holdings’ real estate strategy going forward. These are among today’s must reads from the world of commercial real estate.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 10, 2014)
Sears Holdings investors may be too giddy about the money-losing retailer’s slow-motion breakup. At between $16 and $19 per share, according to an SEC filing, Paramount Group’s initial public offering could raise as much as $2.5 billion, making it the largest IPO by a REIT to date. Brazil’s second-wealthiest man is buying London’s Gherkin skyscraper. These are among the 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 6, 2014)
DTZ, the global property services firm, today confirmed the close of its sale to the private investment consortium of TPG Capital, PAG Asia Capital and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. STORE Capital, a retail REIT formed by Oaktree Capital with 850 single-tenant properties, announced terms for its IPO on Wednesday. Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., which owns and runs casino properties, will separate its operating assets and real estate into two publicly traded companies, following pressure from activist investor Orange Capital LLC. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 5, 2014)
Real-estate investor Nicholas Schorsch ’s broker-dealer, Cetera Financial Group, has told its 9,200 financial advisers to restrict their sales to clients of stock in parent company RCS Capital Corp. and in American Realty Capital Properties. Colony Capital LLC, the investment firm founded by Thomas Barrack Jr. that has $19 billion of assets, agreed to combine management with Colony Financial Inc., a real estate investment trust also started by the billionaire. A slew of national retailers are making a point of the fact that they aren't going along with the trend to open—and open earlier and earlier—on Thanksgiving Day. These are among the 10 things you need to know today from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 4, 2014)
Quatar’s sovereign wealth fund and China’s Citic Group signed a preliminary agreement for a $10 billion joint investment in European real estate, reports Bloomberg. A study by the Sovereign Wealth Center found that these types of funds are finding real estate less attractive because of a frothy market, claims The Wall Street Journal. The New York State Teachers Retirement System has approved real estate commitments totaling $140 million, according to IP Real Estate. These are among the 10 must reads from the world of commercial real estate today.
ARCP Faces More Questions, SEC Probe in Face of Accounting Mistakes
American Realty Capital Properties is continuing to face heat following yesterday’s bombshell announcement that it had knowingly released inaccurate financial statements overstating its funds from operations and understated its net loss.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 30, 2014)
A pack of non-traded REITs that have recently hired financial advisors to leave their non-traded status behind and test the market for potential buyers, merger partners, or pursuing a public stock exchange listing. Hilco Real Estate has sold its private real estate mortgage lending company, Hilco Real Estate Finance, to the Garrison Investment Group for an undisclosed amount. Ohio Public Employees Retirement System has allocated $75m to FCA Partners to invest in retail property. These are among the 10 must reads from around the CRE sector today.
As CRE Values Rise, Global Investors’ Returns Get Squeezed
High real estate values and low interest rates for all types of real estate financing—especially in the core real estate markets the global real estate investors favor—continues to push returns on investment lower.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 29, 2014)
American Realty Capital Properties Inc. admitted that annual and quarterly reports for the 2013 fiscal year and 2014 through June 30 “should no longer be relied upon.” It also replaced its CFO and chief accounting officer. REITs year-to-date have raised $51.09 billion—a bit behind last year’s figure as of the same date of $55.53 billion. JPMorgan Chase has dropped its plans to build a $6.5 billion headquarters in New York City. These are the 10 must reads today from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 28, 2014)
For the first time in history, a D.C. office building has sold for more than a grand a square foot. Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest private equity investor in real estate, is preparing to seek around $13 billion for its next flagship global real estate fund. Private real estate returned 2.63% in the third quarter, as measured by the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries Property index. These are among the 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry today.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 22, 2014)
Epoch Times discusses current investment trends with Growth Equity Group co-founder Brett Immel. FDIC to require lenders to keep stakes in CLO products, reports Bloomberg. The Street looks at how property IPOs mimic traditional REITs. These are among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
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.
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