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 (January 6, 2015)
Thor Residential purchased the Caiola family's multifamily portfolio for $800 million, according to The Real Deal. Coach agreed to pay $574 million for shoe seller Stuart Weitzman, reports The New York Times. The office REITs will have a good year in 2015, predicts CNBC. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 5, 2015)
Bloomberg predicts the Federal Reserve will raise the benchmark interest rate around mid-year 2015. The Washington Post finds reasons for optimism in local commercial real estate market. CNBC looks at five U.S. tech hubs that have gone unnoticed. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
The Top 10 NREI Stories of 2014 1
A look at the 10 most popular stories from NREI during 2014.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 30, 2014)
The Port Authority’s plans to monetize its real estate include selling off the World Trade Center, according to the Commercial Observer. Colony Financial completed the purchase of a 256-property industrial portfolio from Cobalt Capital for $1.6 billion, reports GlobeSt. SeekingAlpha recommends that investors continue to allocate money to real estate assets. These are among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 23, 2014)
Private equity giants Carlyle Group and Warburg Pincus are buying one of the world’s largest credit rating agencies, according to Bloomberg. Real estate investors will increase acquisitions in the EMEA region by as much as 20 percent next year, claims World Property Journal. The New York Post reports that American Apparel received a buyout proposal from an unidentified source. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 18, 2014)
Darden Restaurants is exploring options for capitalizing on its real estate, reports Orlando Business Journal. Moody’s downgraded the stock of American Realty Capital Properties to junk status, according to Commercial Property Executive. MarketWatch reports multifamily rents rose at the fastest pace in six years this November. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 17, 2014)
The U.S. Senate failed to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, which will expire at the end of December, reports The Real Deal. Manulife Asset Management and Allianz struck an agreement to co-invest up to $1 billion in U.S. real estate assets, according to Commercial Property Executive. The commercial real estate industry is ripe for disruption in 2015, claims an article in Forbes. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 11, 2014)
Global Logistics Properties confirmed it agreed to a 55 percent stake in GIC’s $8.1 billion purchase of Blackstone’s industrial portfolio, according to Commercial Property Executive. Reuters ran an exclusive on Atlantic City slashing its bond sale by 71 percent. Wal-Mart is now concentrating on opening stores in small Texas towns, reports the Dallas Morning News. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 10, 2014)
Hudson Pacific Properties will pay $3.5 billion for Blackstone’s office portfolio, according to Commercial Property Executive. U.S. News & World Report forecasts real estate trends for 2015. Bloomberg reports that the Carlyle Group hasn’t been as successful as rival Blackstone in its property investments. These are among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 9, 2014)
Canada may be at risk of a big-box tenant exodus, reports the Huffington Post. Bank of China agreed to buy 7 Bryant Park, a to-be-completed office tower in Midtown Manhattan, according to The Wall Street Journal. Commercial Observer reports that CBRE has acquired IVI International, a construction and environmental consulting firm. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 8, 2014)
REITs are leaving the financial sector in 2016. Stonehenge Partners has merged with SL Green Realty Corp. Hudson Pacific Properties Inc will buy a portfolio of office buildings in California from Blackstone Group LP in a $3.5 billion stock-and-cash deal. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 4, 2014)
Private equity giant Blackstone Group, long a prototype for finding opportunistic value in commercial real estate, is dusting off its playbook and reverting to an investment strategy it undertook in 2006 prior to the last peak in property values in 2007. Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II completed its previously announced merger with New York-based real estate investment trust NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. RadioShack said it got a notice from lenders Salus Capital and Cerberus Capital Management that it had breached covenants on a $250 million credit line. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 3, 2014)
Data from recent years calls into question Thanksgiving weekend’s worthiness as a bellwether for holiday sales. Meridian Capital Group. arranged $737 million in financing on behalf of Brookfield Property Partners on a portfolio of New York City multifamily properties. Loews Corp.’s hotels unit is weighing a push into Europe after hiring InterContinental Hotels Group Plc’s Kirk Kinsell as CEO. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 26, 2014)
Some of the biggest CMBS originators in the U.S., including Deutsche Bank AG , Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs Group Inc., are ramping up in Europe. This year’s winner in the alternative investment space is—wait for it—real estate. Construction is underway on the $1.6 billion, 175-acre Wade Park mixed-use development in Frisco, Texas. These are among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
Driving Up Value in Urban Retail Settings Still a Tough Development Proposition
Ask most retail real estate investors about their ideal set-up and they’ll tell you they want a class-A property featuring credit tenants, signed to long-term leases with rental accretion, in a high-barrier-to-entry market with strong demographics.
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