Elaine Misonzhnik

Elaine
Misonzhnik
Senior Associate 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 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 16, 2014)
Bloomberg reports that InterContinental Hotels will pay $430 million for Kimton Hotels & Restaurants. Kimco has acquired the remaining interest in a 39-property retail portfolio it owned in a joint venture with a Blackstone subsidiary, according to Commercial Property Executive. Multifamily building sales in New York City reached more than $1 billion in volume in October, claims The Real Deal. These are among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 15, 2014)
In what will be the biggest private equity buyout of the year, PetSmart agreed to sell itself to BC Partners for $8.7 billion, reports The New York Times. Bloomberg reveals that Nicholas Schorsch has resigned as chairman of American Realty Capital, along with the company’s CEO and president. Cushman & Wakefield will pay $100 million to buy boutique New York brokerage firm Massey Knakal, according to The Wall Street Journal. 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.
New Venue a Hit with ICSC New York Attendees
The International Council of Shopping Centers’ decision to relocate the site of its annual New York National Deal Making Conference from the Hilton and Sheraton hotels in Midtown to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center proved to be a hit with most of those attending.
Retailers’ Store Opening Plans Reach New High in November
November marked this year’s new high for planned store openings in the U.S., according to the “National Retailer Demand Monthly” report from RBC Capital Markets. Retailers in the firm’s database indicated they will open 77,547 new locations over the following 24 months—an increase of 0.7 percent compared to the figures projected at year-end 2013.
17 New Retail Concepts You Should Keep Your Eye On
From international brands looking to break into the U.S. market to fast fashion chains spawning more and more new concepts to online and catalog operators opening their first physical stores, current trends clearly show the era of the bricks-and-mortar retailer is far from over.
10 Examples of Santiago Calatrava's Jaw-Dropping Architecture 1
There are only a handful of architects whose names ring a bell with the general public as well as with real estate developers in the world’s major cities, and any such list would surely include Santiago Calatrava.
“Build for a Particular Person”: Santiago Calatrava Talks about What Makes Architecture Successful
There are only a handful of architects whose names ring a bell with the general public as well as with real estate developers in the world’s major cities, and any such list would surely include Santiago Calatrava.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 2, 2014)
Bloomberg reports that GIC agreed to pay $8.1 billion for Blackstone’s industrial property portfolio. Plaza Hotel to get a $1.55 billion refinance, according to The Wall Street Journal. Amazon’s head of real estate wants to turn the company’s parking garages into fulfillment centers, claims GeekWise. These are among today’s must reads for the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 1, 2014)
Sam Zell confirmed his interest in buying 140 former Albertsons stores from Cerberus Capital Management, reports Bloomberg. U.S. News & World Report talks about the 10 markets real estate investors should keep their eyes on. Forest City may sell Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to Anschultz Entertainment Group, according to the New York Post. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Pennies From Heaven
For all the rancor, industry professionals don’t expect any outside pressures to disrupt the continued recovery in the U.S. commercial real estate sector.
Simon May Be Looking to Buy Macerich, Recent Transactions Indicate
The country’s biggest mall REIT, Simon Property Group, may be angling to buy smaller competitor Macerich, industry insiders say. The move would allow Simon to grow at a time when opportunities for new mall development remain few and far between.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (November 20, 2014)
Homebuilders upped the number of building permits by 4.8 percent since September, but they are concentrating on rental housing, reports TheStreet.com. Bloomberg reveals that regional mall REIT Simon Property Group has been buying up shares of smaller rival Macerich. American Realty Capital New York City REIT closed on the purchase of 570 Seven Avenue in New York City, according to Commercial Observer. These are among today’s top stories from around the commercial real estate industry.
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