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. 

Articles
Putting CRE Sales Volume in First Half of 2015 in Historical Perspective
Investment sales volume now outpace the figure recorded at the peak of the previous cycle in 2006, according to recently releases figures from research firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA). Here we break down the numbers.
5 Up-and-Coming Smaller Markets
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 the 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.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 21, 2015)
In New Jersey, the demand for industrial space is rising, according to NJ.com. Stop & Shop is looking to buy 11 of bankrupt A&P’s stores in New York City for $146 million, reports Crain’s New York Business. Baby boomers and Millennials are in tough competition for rental apartments, Bloomberg reveals. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 20, 2015)
Fortune warns that Macy’s could face unintended consequences if it goes ahead with a real estate spin-off. Ares Management is close to acquiring Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, reports Bloomberg. A&P has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and may be closing stores, 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 (July 17, 2015)
Exurbs once thought of as dead are experiencing new growth, reports Bloomberg. Blackstone’s Jonathan Gray says the real estate boom is far from over, according to CNBC. Starbucks is opening up locations in low-income areas, notes Fortune. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads from the CRE Industry Today (July 16, 2015)
Business Insider reveals two previously unremarked and surprising investments in Bill Ackman’s portfolio: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Thor Equities is bidding on SL Green’s 609 Fifth Avenue, Commercial Observer reports. Bloomberg notes that Macy’s stocks jumped after activist investor Starboard Value said the department store chain’s stock would be worth $125 per share if its real estate were better capitalized. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (July 15, 2015)
Lennar Corp. plans to develop multifamily properties in 25 U.S. markets through a newly formed joint venture, reports Bloomberg. Hotel operator Standard International made its first acquisition with a 51 percent stake in a Texas-based property company, notes the Wall Street Journal. The Building Energy Exchange has provided figures on how long it would take New York’s multifamily landlords to recoup investments in energy efficiency projects, reveals Crain’s New York Business. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
U.S. Commercial Property Prices Continue to Rise
Commercial property prices showed another increase in May, according to the most recent report from ratings firm Moody’s and research firm Real Capital Analytics.
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