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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 (December 7, 2016)
Restaurant industry traffic growth “has come to a standstill” on recession fears, according to MarketWatch. Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s $18 billion bankruptcy reorganization plans are in dire straits after its bank lenders threatened to end their involvement, saying they will release a final decision December 14, Business Insider reports. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 6, 2016)
Equinix agreed to buy a data center portfolio from Verizon in a $3.6 billion deal, reports USA Today. The S&P 500 real estate sector has been underperforming since September, according to CNBC. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Nine Takeaways from ICSC New York National Deal Making Conference, Day One
Here we present nine takeaways from interviews with industry professionals on the show floor.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 2, 2016)
Starbucks CEO Howard Shulz is stepping down from his position to work on expanding the Reserve Roastery concept, according to The Wall Street Journal. Simon Property Group has planned future mall renovations totaling $1.9 billion in its stand to keep the mall relevant to retail, Fortune reports.These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Why is Blackstone Moving Ahead with the Invitation Homes IPO Now? 2
In a recent report, researchers with real estate investment management specialist Amherst Capital Management estimated that U.S. single-family homes remain undervalued by about 5.0 percent.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 1, 2016)
Albertsons is in negotiations to buy Price Chopper, according to Reuters. Non-residential construction spending fell 2.1 percent in October, reports MarketWatch. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 30, 2016)
Commercial real estate tech startups Hightower and VTS are merging in a $300 million deal, The Wall Street Journal reports. Kushner Companies says it plans to lend $200 million annually for five years to developers, according to The Real Deal. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 29, 2016)
Sandeep Mathrani may be being considered for a post in the Trump Administration, according to The Tribune. Consumer confidence in November reached its highest point since the Great Recession, reports Business Insider. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 28, 2016)
Institutional investors continue to raise their real estate allocations, according to Pensions & Investments. Marriott will keep all 30 brands following its $13 billion acquisition of Starwood, The Real Deal reports. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 23, 2016) 3
President-Elect Donald Trump has formally offered neurosurgeon Ben Carson the HUD secretary position, according to multiple outlets. Marriott is offering Black Friday room deals at 40 hotels, touting the move as a way for shoppers to stay near their "favorite" shopping destinations, The Street reports. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 22, 2016) 2
The probability of a December rate hike keeps rising, according to MarketWatch. CNBC looks at why it may be difficult to repeal Dodd-Frank. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 21, 2016) 1
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo passed another $300 million in funds for New York City affordable housing, bringing the year-to-date total to $771 million in tax-exempt bonds, The Real Deal reports. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will invest $350 million to build three hotels as part of its $6 billion "expansion and upgrade plan," Commercial Property Executive reports. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 18, 2016)
Apartment renters are more worried about rising utility expenses than rising rents, MultiHousing News reports. Private equity and foreign investors are driving investment in seniors housing, according to Senior Housing News. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 17, 2016)
Goldman Sachs analysts expect higher inflation and interest rates, reports CNBC. Trump has filed a lawsuit against Washington, D.C. over taxes on his hotel project there, according to Bloomberg BNA. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Five Urban Neighborhoods Where Retail Rents Are Going Up
According to this week’s Main Streets Across the World report from real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield, some urban areas continued to experience healthy rent increases year-over-year.
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