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 (June 29, 2015)
Ashford Hospitality is selling 23 select-service hotels, reports Bloomberg. Seeking Alpha predicts healthy growth for Wynn Resorts in the long-term. Economists point to low levels of home equity and not enough new product as reasons for the housing shortage, reveals the Wall Street Journal. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
5 Most Common Causes of Construction Disputes
In the interest of preventing the problems that create construction disputes, global design and consultancy firm Arcadis provided a list of top five issues that lead to them.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 26, 2015)
Capital raised for real estate investment globally is now at pre-recession levels, reports IP Real Estate. The health care finance unit of General Electric is getting multi-billion dollar bids from Capital One and Apollo Global Management, reveals Bloomberg. The Wall Street Journal warns that home builders might over-saturate the high-end home market. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 25, 2015)
The Ahold/Delhaize merger will allow the combined company to take on Wal-Mart in the U.S., notes The New York Times. The Street looks at why real estate spin-offs are becoming more and more popular among retail and restaurant chains. The Illinois State Board of Investment is looking to put money into foreign real estate, according to IP Real Estate.
High Net Worth Investors Hungry for Real Estate, Survey Finds
Today’s high net worth investors are hungry for real estate properties, and they have a clear preference for properties in North America, reveals a survey produced by real estate services firm Savills and strategic advisory firm Weatherill Consulting.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 24, 2015)
ValueWalk looks at how private investors are changing the commercial real estate industry. The luxury FRHI Hotels & Resorts operator is up for sale, reports the Wall Street Journal. Global supermarket operators Royal Ahold and Delhaize just entered a $29 billion merger, according to Fortune. These are today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 23, 2015)
An affiliate of Lone Star Funds will buy Home Properties Inc. in a $7.6 billion transaction, reports Rochester Business Journal. Darden Restaurants is spinning some of its real estate assets into a REIT, notes the Wall Street Journal. Crain’s Chicago Business reveals that the Blackstone Group paid $11.4 million in taxes on its $1.3 billion acquisition of the Willis Tower. These are today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 22, 2015)
Bloomberg looks at 18 U.S. cities that are forecast to have the fastest growing economies going forward. Fortress Investment Group closed a $1 billion opportunistic real estate fund, reports Pensions & Investments. Life Time Fitness is selling a portion of its real estate assets for $900 million, according to Star Tribune. These are the must reads from around the commercial real estate industry today.
15 U.S. Markets with Highest Office Occupancy Costs
To make it easier to calculate what total office occupancy costs are in the world’s major office markets, CBRE has just published its semi-annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey, and here we take a look at the most expensive cities in the United States.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 19, 2015)
A partnership that includes Health Care REIT Inc. will buy Regal Lifestyle Communities Inc. for $307.5 million, reports Bloomberg. Forbes looks at what will happen to commercial real estate investors after the Fed raises interest rates. Rent inflation continues to outpace general inflation, notes MarketWatch. These are today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 18, 2015)
NAI Global Chief Economist Peter Linneman and CRE billionaire Sam Zell disagreed about the direction of the U.S. economy and the CRE market at the NAI Global Market Outlook in Chicago, Commercial Property Executive reports. Starbucks will close its 23 La Boulange retail bakery café stores by the end of September, Chain Store Age notes. Glenn Rufrano, former head of Cushman & Wakefield and now CEO of American Realty Capital Properties is fighting an uphill battle when it comes to restoring trust in the company, Crain’s New York Business reveals. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 17, 2015)
Donald Trump announced he would be running for president, reports CNBC. AIG is looking for a an executive to manage $350 billion in investments, including CMBS bonds, notes Bloomberg. The Wall Street Journal looks at the popularity of the self-storage sector. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
8 Best Markets for Industrial Real Estate
With Colliers International releasing its first quarter report on the North American industrial marketplace, we spoke with the firm’s National Director of the U.S. Industrial Group Dwight Hotchkiss to find out his recommendations.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 16, 2015)
Gap will close 175 stores in North America, reports The New York Times. Jonathan Pollack has joined the Blackstone Group as chief investment officer of its property debt unit, notes Bloomberg. Reuters reveals that Sun Life Financial will acquire the Bentall Kennedy Group for C$560 million. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (June 15, 2015)
Granite Real Estate Investment Trust is exploring a sale of some assets, reports Bloomberg. The Wall Street Journal asks whether there will be more mergers among U.S. home builders. Lidl has confirmed it’s entering the U.S. market, according to Supermarket News. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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