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 (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.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 24, 2014) 
Business Insider explains Barclays’ Skyscraper Index, which shows that waves of record-breaking skyscraper construction often coincide with the beginnings of economic downturns. Lamar Advertising became the second company to receive a favorable ruling from the IRS that will allow it to create a billboard REIT. Commercial Observer looks at tech firms’ conceptions of the importance of real estate to their operations. These are all among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 23, 2014) 
KKR recognized a five-fold gain on the sale of a stake in a seniors housing business. LinkedIn signed a 450,000-sq.-ft. lease in San Francisco with Tishman Speyer. A ruling that opens the door for CBS Outdoor Americas to launch a billboard REIT bodes well for other potential REIT offerings. GameStop has plans to open between 300 to 400 stores under three brands. Bridgegate has put the fate of the next World Trade Center tower in doubt. These are all among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 22, 2014) 
Citigroup is looking to sell 50 bank branches in California. A Pinnacle Entertainment shareholder is urging the casino operator to spin off its properties into a REIT, Reuters reports. Vanity Fair looks at how the proliferation of technology companies in New York City is raising commercial rents. And OpEdNews explores what’s behind private equity’s interest in foreclosed single-family homes. These are all among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 21, 2014) 
CoStar forced a smaller competitor to give over names of four of its users that CoStar suspects leaked some of its own data to Compstak. N.Y. Stock Exchange executives talked to REIT.com about the state of the REIT IPO pipeline. Seeking Alpha looked at the role of real estate in an activist shareholder fight at Darden Restaurants. Gap will test online ordering within its stores. And Nation’s Restaurant News provided a look at the biggest fast-casual pizza chains. These are all among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 17, 2014) 
Business Insider created a slideshow highlighting how various retail categories are being affected by e-commerce taking an ever-growing piece of the pie. CBS Corp. received a favorable tax ruling that opens the door to the company spinning off its billboard unit as a REIT. The New York Times sat down with retail consultant Steven Greenberg as part of its 30-Minute Interview series. RadioShack is in negotiations with its lenders over its plans to shutter 1,100 stores. These are all among today’s 10 must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 16, 2014) 
Deutsche Bank is reportedly marketing the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Resort with a selling price north of $2 billion. A Seeking Alpha piece argues that student housing REITs should outperform in 2014. Forbes looks at the burgeoning same-day delivery grocery war that’s emerging between Amazon, Google and Walmart. After failing to crack the America’s grocery market, Tesco is giving the U.S. another crack, this time with an apparel play. These are all among today’s 10 must reads for the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 15, 2014) 
Pension fund CalPERS is on the hunt for new money managers and held an event at a Sacramento hotel searching for them. CBL & Associates is planning to sell about one-fourth of its current portfolio. Multifamily rents are rising beyond the point of affordability in many U.S. cities. Pittsburgh is tabbed as a good market for long-term investment in real estate according to London property firm Grosvenor Group. And a group of Walgreen Co. shareholders are urging the drugstore giant to relocate its corporate headquarters to Europe. These are all among today’s 10 must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 14, 2014) 
U.S. CMBS defaults dropped for the fourth straight year, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. The Miami Herald profiles the family behind Turnberry Associates, the firm that owns the Aventura Mall and Fontainebleau Miami. Struggles at Family Dollar and other chains have analysts wondering whether dollar stores can only thrive in down economies. DSW is launching a new format called Yellow Box. These are all among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 11, 2014) 
Some Wall Street investors have put money into trailer parks in search of juicy yields. A new study by the RAND Corp. estimates that without an extension of a federal backstop for terrorism insurance, taxpayers could be faced with as much as $7 billion in losses should another large-scale attack take place. An analysis of the San Francisco rental market shows that eviction rates are high near “Google Bus” stops. New York downtown retail landmark J&R Music is shutting its doors after 43 years. Dollar stores are suddenly facing hard times. These are among today’s 10 must reads for the commercial real estate sector.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 10, 2014) 
La Quinta’s shares rise after debuting on the market. Sears is still culling Kmart stores from its portfolio. Marketwatch looks at how real estate ETFs continue to outperform. Chik-fil-A is eyeing aggressive expansion plans, including conquering New York City. The next generation of India’s malls will be larger than their predecessors. These are all among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 9, 2014) 
A panel of REIT execs calls the death of regional malls “greatly exaggerated.” USAA is reportedly shopping a 14-million-sq.-ft. industrial portfolio. Senator Sherrod Brown said that the revamp of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac won’t go through this year. Google is making inroads into the hotel bookings business. And La Quinta sets its IPO prices. These are all among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (April 8, 2014) 
Sam Zell went on CNBC this morning to defend carried interest rules. Separately, Zell explained the strategy behind a rent-controlled complex Equity Residential recently purchased in Silicon Valley. A new organization has launched a campaign to chime in on the winding down of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Coldwater Creek is headed for liquidation. These are all among today’s 10 must reads from around the commercial real estate sector.
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