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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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Nine Takeaways from Day Two of the MBA CREF Conference
“Everybody feels safe and nice, so everyone is looking over their shoulder for what’s going to happen,” said one panel participant during day two of the MBA CREF / Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo 2017.
Nine Takeaways from Day One of the MBA CREF Conference 1
The mood on the show floor at the annual MBA conference, which is taking place in San Diego this week, is an odd mixture of optimism and uncertainty.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 15, 2017) 1
Department store anchors are interfering with landlords' attempts to refurbish malls, reports Retail Dive. Japanese telecommunications firm SoftBank is buying New York investment manager Fortress Investment for $3.3 billion, according to 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 14, 2017)
Janet Yellen advises raising the interest rate sooner rather than later, reports Fortune. The real Estate Roundtable reports an improved sentiment index in the first quarter, according to ThinkAdvisor. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
The Top 10 Cities Americans Are Moving To 2
Following population growth is always a good idea, and a newly released study from Penske Truck Rental shows the cities where the most Americans have moved to in 2016.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 13, 2017)
Sam Zell says he sees economic opportunity under the new administration, according to The Street. U.S. inflation expected to rise higher in 2017, reporters Reuters. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 10, 2017)
Sears plans to cut operating costs by $1 billion in 2017, but must sell more store locations (including land holdings) and lay off employees to do so, according to Statesman. The U.S. Census Bureau reported the lowest-ever rate of moving amongst Americans between 2015 and 2016, saying only 11.2 percent changed residences, MultiHousing News reports. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 9, 2017)
Whole Foods will close nine stores, reports Fortune. A big part of Dodd-Frank regulations have not been implemented yet, according to CNBC. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 8, 2018)
Sharp Corp. may begin development on its $7 billion U.S.-based manufacturing plant in the first half of the year, Reuters reports. CNBC looks at the best markets for single-family rental investors. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 7, 2017)
Lending on multifamily loans was tightened by 33.3 percent of respondents to the Federal Reserve’s most recent senior loan officer survey, according to ABA Banking Journal. The Street looks at investment opportunities that could arise if Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are privatized. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 6, 2017)
Eastern Outfitters has filed for bankruptcy, and U.K-based Sports Direct International has expressed interest in acquiring it, according to Reuters. U.S. wage growth slowed in December, but average hourly earnings grew 2.5 percent in 2016, MultiHousing News reports. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
What to Expect from the Debt Markets in 2017 1
While capital markets look set to have an active year in 2017, borrowers should keep in mind that lenders are gradually becoming more conservative as the we get further and further into the cycle.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 3, 2017) 1
Hudson’s Bay, a Canadian department store operator, is in early takeover talks with Macy’s, Reuters reports. Federal Reserve officials are closely watching commercial real estate asset prices in major markets, 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 (February 2, 2017)
The Federal Reserve left the interest rate unchanged at its February meeting, reports CNBC. WealthManagement.com looks into the future of U.S. infrastructure. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 1, 2017)
Jared Kushner, now a senior White House advisor, has divested his stake in 666 Fifth Avenue, according to Reuters. CNBC looks at the most and least affordable cities for renters. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
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