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 from the CRE Industry Today (August 4, 2015)
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s friends are pressing him to run for president against Hillary Clinton, Fortune reveals. Apple Inc. has added a huge San Jose development site to its commercial real estate portfolio, according to Silicon Valley Business Journal. Luxury home-furnishings retailer Restoration Hardware is entering the hotel business, Crain’s New York Business reports. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (Aug. 3, 2015)
Canada’s RioCan REIT may be looking to sell its U.S. assets, reports Bloomberg. Fresh & Easy will close 14 stores, according to Supermarket News. Crain’s New York Business looks at which company leases the most office space in Manhattan. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
5 Takeaways from Half-Year Office Sales Performance
The office sector’s performance has been a mixed bag over the past few years, with some segments of the market vastly outperforming others. The half year investment sales figures from research firm Real Capital Analytics, however, show that the sector’s dynamics may be beginning to change.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 31, 2015)
Shadow lenders are betting on riskier real estate deals, reports The Seattle Times. Wealthmanagement.com identifies the healthiest housing market in the country. Intercontinental denies it’s having merger discussions with Starwood, according to Bloomberg. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 30, 2015)
The Whole Foods overcharging scandal is impacting its sales, the Los Angeles Times reports. A poll by Bankrate.com found real estate as the top place for long-term investment dollars, Bisnow notes. Forbes reveals the best cities for future job growth. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 29, 2015)
Supervalu might spin off Save-A-Lot into a separate company, reports Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. A Forbes contributor argues that REITs are a bad idea for department store real estate. Troubles in the Chinese stock market are leading Chinese investors to put their money into Texas properties, notes CNBC. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Putting CRE Sales Volume in First Half of 2015 in Historical Perspective
Investment sales volume now outpaces the figure recorded at the peak of the previous cycle in 2006, according to recently released figures from research firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA). Here we break down the numbers.
5 Up-and-Coming Smaller Markets 2
Markets like Manhattan, Los Angeles and San Francisco experienced the highest investment sales volumes in the first half of this year. However, they were not necessarily the markets that saw the greatest sales growth.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 28, 2015)
Nouriel Roubini reveals to Market Watch how he beats the stock market. Seeking Alpha speculates as to whether a hike in interest rates would be threatening or an opportunity. Business Insider tries to pinpoint exactly when the next recession will begin. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (Jul. 27, 2015)
The housing rebound hasn’t fueled new condo construction, reports the Wall Street Journal. American Apparel is in dire financial straits and may be looking at bankruptcy, according to the New York Post. Miami Herald looks at the city’s commercial real estate market in the 21st century. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 24, 2105)
MetLife provided $505 million in refinancing for an Orlando hotel portfolio, reports Bloomberg. Hudson’s Bay chairman Richard Baker recommends other retail chain follow Hudson’s real estate strategy, notes the Wall Street Journal. New York City REIT buys Troy’s Bank of America building, according to Crain’s Detroit Business. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 23, 2015)
The economy of Orange County, Calif., is in rapid expansion, according to the Los Angeles Times. Hedge fund Bridgewater has done an about-face on China, on which it has been consistently bullish, reports the Wall Street Journal. The New York Times reveals new views of the design for 2 World Trade Center, the final building overlooking the site of the Twin Towers. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Highest Paid REIT CEOs
Dreaming of that CEO chair? You probably want to know how much you’d get paid. To help you figure out whether all the responsibility would be worth it, Charlottesville, Va.-based research firm SNL Real Estate has published a compensation survey for U.S. equity REIT CEOs.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 22, 2015)
Gaming & Leisure strikes deal to buy Pinnacle Entertainment’s real estate for $4.75 billion in an all-share deal, reports Bloomberg. CNBC looks at how data center REITs are gaining ground. Investors are willing to pay top dollar for Los Angeles apartment buildings, according to the Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
6 Property Types You Should Invest In This Year
Virtually everyone agrees we’ve hit a sweet spot when it comes to investment in U.S. commercial real estate assets, but you may be wondering specifically what type of real estate to invest in, as a neighborhood shopping center may offer very different returns from an apartment building.
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