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 (March 5, 2015)
Glenn Rufrano appears to be the leading candidate to become chief executive of American Realty Capital Properties Inc., according to Wall Street Journal. More than half of Forest City's top executives and development team members are women, reveals Capital New York. And Bain Capital and Golden Gate are both vying to acquire Ann Taylor's parent company, Ann Inc., reports Chain Store Age. These are among today's must reads for around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 4, 2015)
Chicago’s Willis Tower is up for sale, reports Bloomberg. The Wall Street Journal looks at Silicon Valley’s property buying binge. Lowes Hotels & Resorts opens a new 400-room hotel in downtown Chicago, notes Commercial Property Executive. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 3, 2015)
Westfield Corp. has entered into a $925 million joint venture with O’Connor Capital Partners on three regional shopping centers, reports The Desert Sun. "Real estate is doomed," claims Smarter Analyst. And crowdfunding for real estate is likely to jump to $2.57 billion worldwide this year, according to Bloomberg. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
9 Economists Offer Their Best Advice for Today’s CRE Investor
We asked 9 notable real estate economists to tell us the one piece of advice they would give commercial real estate investors at this precise point in the market cycle. Click through our slideshow to see what they said.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (March 2, 2015)
Blackstone plans to raise $15 billion for its new, global real estate fund, reports Bloomberg. Starwood Capital Group secured a $500 million loan to refinance 85 extended-stay hotels across the nation, according to The Real Deal. Over the past year, the increases in construction costs have outpaced inflation, noted Commercial Property Executive. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
What it Takes to Get Something Built in New York: Howard Hughes Corp. and the South Street Seaport
Large-scale commercial development is rarely easy, but the Howard Hughes Corp. is finding out just how challenging bringing projects to fruition can be when it comes to New York City.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 27, 2015)
The MetLife Building has secured a $1.4 billion loan from Bank of America and Wells Fargo, reports Bloomberg. Barnes & Noble will split itself into two firms, including one that will focus on education and college books, according to Fox Business. Sears plans to split 300 of its best properties into a REIT by late spring, reveals Dow Jones Newswires. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Most Profitable Safe Havens for Single-Family Rentals
RealtyTrac, a provider of housing data and analytics, has created a list of top 10 markets that combine low risk (based on low unemployment rates) with the potential for double-digit gross annual yields.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 26, 2015)
Sears Holdings Corp. said that its plan to sell and lease back some stores may raise more than $2 billion, reports Bloomberg. Forest City Enterprises aims to sell or shed a handful of properties—including most of its Cleveland buildings—to prepare to become a REIT, according to Cleveland.com. Private equity firms like Blackstone are taking a more sedate approach with big clients, signifying that the industry is moving away from its former free-wheeling spirit, notes the New York Times. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 25, 2015)
Cushman & Wakefield is going up for sale, reports the Wall Street Journal. Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay will form two real estate joint ventures in the U.S. and Canada, according to Reuters. Hines and Novak Bros. are developing The Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel and Conference Center in Georgetown, Texas, reports Commercial Property Executive. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 24, 2015)
Inman looks at challenges facing real estate crowdfunding. Pacific Business News reports that Japanese investors have been the top buyers of Hawaiian properties in 2014. An activist shareholder is urging TravelCenters of America to spin off its real estate, according to Bloomberg. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
15 Best Markets for Investment in Healthcare Properties
We looked at 15 cities that have a variety of attractive qualities, from low vacancies to high projections for population growth among the 65 and older cohort, based on observations and research reports from both Marcus & Millichap and Colliers.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 23, 2015)
Terrorist group Al-Shabaab has called for attacks on Western malls, including the Mall of America, according to CNN. New Residential Investment Corp. agreed to pay $1.3 billion for Home Loan Servicing Solutions Ltd., reports Bloomberg. The Four Seasons Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay has secured $680 million in funding, notes Commercial Property Executive. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 20, 2015)
The Lightstone Group is committing $2 billion to buying and developing hotel projects, reports Bloomberg. High apartment rents are spreading to smaller cities, according to CNBC. Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund is buying the new Edition hotel at 5 Madison Avenue, reveals 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 (February 19, 2015)
Anbang Insurance Group bought 717 Fifth Avenue from Blackstone for an undisclosed sum, reports Crain’s New York Business. Seeking Alpha looks at forces that may bring about the next real estate crash. Clinton Group Inc. and Campus Evolution Villages may be looking to take over student housing REIT Campus Crest Communities, according to Commercial Property Executive. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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