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 6, 2014) 
Shareholder concerns raised about American Realty’s rapid pace of acquisitions are valid, an analyst told Commercial Observer. Analyst Michael Hudgins sat down with REIT.com to talk about the single-family REIT sector and the effect of rising interest rates on real estate. KKR has acquired its first South Korean asset. Sears’ Eddie Lampert met with Ford Motor Co.’s Alan Mullaly for advice on how to turn around the struggling retailer. These are all among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 5, 2014) 
Head of Blackstone’s real estate division predicts stronger growth for the economy and the real estate sector, reports CoStar. German bank sells $1.2 billion of U.S. property loans, according to Bloomberg. Some suburban malls might be headed for recovery, says a story on RetailWire.com. These are all among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 4, 2014) 
REIT executive compensation rose just 2.2 percent last year, down from 6 percent in 2012. It continues a trend in recent years of slowing gains. Hilton and Marriott each unveiled new brands at the NYU Hospitality Conference this week. Larry Silverstein faces a tough challenge in persuading the private market to invest in his tower at 3 World Trade Center. Meanwhile, Willis Tower in Chicago was put into special servicing after the borrower requested a loan modification. These are all among today’s 10 must reads in the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 2, 2014) 
Ventas has reached a deal to acquire American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust for $2.6 billion. Meanwhile, another ARC entity, ARC Hospitality Trust, agreed to buy a portfolio of hotels from funds managed by Goldman Sachs for $1.9 billion. Brookfield is rebranding and consolidating its global industrial real estate operations under the banner of IDI Gazeley. AIG warned its workers not to buy homes in the New York area because it has plans to relocate its workforce to other locations to reduce costs. These are all among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 29, 2014) 
Berkadia Commercial Mortgage added $2 billion to its loan servicing portfolio with the purchase of a Phoenix-based company. REIT.com looked at how REITs continue to evolve. Michael Kors’ aggressive expansion strategy has paid dividends in terms of grabbing market share, but has hurt the firm’s profitability. A deal to restructure the financing at 3 World Trade Center crumbled, but another one may already be in the works. These are all among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 28, 2014) 
Bloomberg examines the increasingly prominent role family offices are taking in the investment world. A new standard is emerging to provide consistency to how office space is measured. A commercial real estate crowdsourcing firm raises $31 million from a group of backers. After shedding thousands of locations, fitness chain Curves is looking to rebound. These are all among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 27, 2014) 
The owners of One World Trade Center have been forced to cut rents to try and fill space at the tower, which currently is 55 percent leased. After a rapid ascent to become the third largest retailer in the country, Target has struggled of late. Investing in urban real estate is making a comeback. Store closures have been at high levels since the start of 2014. These are all among today’s 10 must reads in the commercial real estate sector.
10 More Highlights from RECon
As RECon 2014 rolls on, here are more sights from the Leasing Mall and cocktail party circuit.
10 Highlights from RECon
RECon 2014 got underway on Sunday. This year's format included the Leasing Mall opening a day earlier than usual. Here are some highlights from the show.
5 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 19, 2014) 
A flurry of billion dollar deals were announced or are in the works.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 14, 2014) 
Regency Centers has become the first U.S. REIT to issue green bonds. The massive Stuyvesant Town project in New York is headed for foreclosure. Subway has taken a stake in a New Zealand burger chain that has its sights set on U.S. expansion. Etsy signed a 200,000-sq.-ft. lease for space in Brooklyn. These are all among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 13, 2014) 
AI-CIO examines when “real estate became all about debt.” Bloomberg’s American Homes 4 Rent is seeing better pricing on its third rental-bond deal. Office Depot may close at least 400 stores after its merger with OfficeMax is complete. A former Sears exec calls for the firm’s liquidation. These are all among today’s 10 must reads from the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 9, 2014) 
Six Democratic senators have lined up to oppose the reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac currently being discussed in Congress. RadioShack has put its plans to close 1,100 stores on hold as it seeks to work out agreements with its creditors. Sky-high real estate prices have created an incentive for churches in New York to sell property and raise needed funds. Business Insider examined why Target Canada has struggled. These are all among today’s 10 must reads from the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 8, 2014) 
Sam Chandan writes about how the Basel III standards will affect commercial real estate lending. Sears Holdings Corp. Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert talked about how closing stores will continue to be part of the company’s future. Mondaq.com looks at how municipalities are using pop-up stores as a tool to drive long-term development. Amazon is opening six of its fulfillment centers for tours. Supervalu acquired 18 Rainbow Foods grocery stores from Roundy’s. These are all among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (May 7, 2014) 
Four bidders have emerged as finalists to buy Griffiin-American Healthcare REIT. A Washington, D.C. office trades for a record price. Blackstone’s single-family housing unit is being sued over the condition of its properties. Subway has aspirations to add 8,000 more units in the United States. And Business Insider presents a depressing view of the state of San Francisco’s apartment rental market. These are all among today’s 10 must reads for the commercial real estate sector.
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