Elaine Misonzhnik

Elaine
Misonzhnik
Executive Editor

Elaine Misonzhnik has been writing about commercial real estate for the past 14 years. She started her career as a reporter with New York City-based newspaper Real Estate Weekly, and went on to work for Retail Traffic magazine and NREI. Her areas of expertise include retail real estate, office real estate, the CMBS market and REITs. 

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 28, 2015)
Restaurant chain Subway is slowing its new store growth, according to Bloomberg. The U.S. GDP grew more than previously thought in the second quarter, reports MarketWatch. Wealthmanagement.com looks at the best U.S. cities for retirees. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Most Popular States for Private Commercial Real Estate Offerings
Monetarex looked at which states saw the greatest amount of private real estate offerings in the second quarter. To find out where most of the activity is taking place, click through our gallery.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 27, 2015)
A Hong Kong developer is investing in New York co-working company NeueHouse, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Fed should not raise interest rates yet, Los Angeles Times columnist Joseph Stiglitz suggests. The oil slump is hitting hard at Houston’s residential market, Houston Business Journal notes. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
5 Best Office CBDs to Invest In 1
With the help of research from commercial real estate services firm CBRE, we have identified five office CBDs that seem to offer a good value for your money right now, based on rising expected returns on cost for value-add properties.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 26, 2015)
The Blackstone Group appointed Eli Khouri as head of its Equity Office unit, reports Bloomberg. Japanese firm Unizo Holdings agreed to buy 370 Lexington Avenue in New York City for $247 million, according to Crain’s New York Business. The Street discusses what’s better—a stock market bubble or a real estate bubble. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 25, 2015)
Commercial Property Executive names the top cities for multifamily rental housing. Sycamore Partners is acquiring Southern department store chain Belk for approximately $2.7 billion, Bloomberg reports. In the wake of volatility on Wall Street, Barclays Bank predicts that the Fed will not raise interest rates until next March, reveals CNBC. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 24, 2015)
Commercial real estate brokerages suffer stock setbacks as the market seems to be cooling off, reports Bloomberg. Crain’s New York Business looks at the history of Hudson Yards, set to be the largest private real estate development in the country when it’s completed. The New York Times profiles an internet mortgage provider that specializes in mega-loans. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 14, 2015)
The Blackstone Group is selling two Boston office buildings to JP Morgan Chase and Oxford Properties for $1.3 billion, reports Bloomberg. Forbes looks at the real estate portfolio of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. DSW is in expansion mode, according to Chain Store Age. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads from the CRE Industry Today (August 13, 2015)
As commercial real estate prices are pushed up around the world, experts worry that the global market is overheating, according to the Wall Street Journal. American Apparel is considering filing for bankruptcy, notes the New York Post. CBS Los Angeles reports that a new survey reveals that a California real estate boom is underway, fueled by the multifamily housing shortage there. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
CRE Market Plateauing? New Sentiment Survey Shows This May Be the Case
A third quarter Sentiment Index just released by The Real Estate Roundtable, a public policy organization, shows that senior CRE executives’ expectations for the commercial real estate market over the next 12 months are becoming more moderate than they were a year ago.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 12, 2015)
John Paulson is starting to sell the land parcels he’s been acquiring since the recession, reports Bloomberg. The Street looks at how investing in commercial real estate has gotten easier. J.P. Morgan has created a new real estate-related position for Alexia Gottschalch, according to Pensions & Investments. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 11, 2015)
Market Watch speculates on how China’s devalued yuan will impact the Fed raising interest rates. Bill Gates may soon own the whole of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Crain’s Chicago Business notes. Honolulu’s office market is showing signs of recovery, Pacific Business News reports. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (August 7, 2015)
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz declines to run for president in 2016, Fortune reports. Harvard releases a map showing housing rates are too high across the nation, Bisnow reveals. Property mogul Nicholas Schorsch will sell most of the remainder of his real-estate empire to investment firm Apollo Global Management LLC, Nasdaq notes. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
5 Stars to Play 5 Real Estate Moguls
The initial results from our “Who Would You Cast in the Upcoming Liar’s Ball?” movie poll are in, and it looks like there is a lot of agreement among our readers about which actors would be right for which roles. A whopping 73 percent picked Sexy Beast and Gandhi actor Ben Kingsley to play Sam Zell.
10 Must Reads from the CRE Industry Today (August 6, 2015)
In San Francisco, housing developers and advocates are joining forces to raise $1 million in support of Proposition A, a $310 million housing bond on the Nov. 3 ballot, reports San Francisco Business Times. Glenn Rufrano, the new CEO of VEREIT—formerly the scandal-plagued American Realty Capital Properties—has his hands full trying to turn the REIT around, The Real Deal reveals. Singapore-based United Overseas Bank is quietly becoming a leader of overseas investors, placing some of the biggest bets on New York property, notes Crain’s New York Business. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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