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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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CRE Professionals Favor Republican Candidates, Expect More Interest Rates in 2016
A recent survey of industry insiders delved into their predictions for the year ahead.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 10, 2016)
CalPERS bought an unnamed Manhattan office tower for $1.9 billion, reports The Sacramento Bee. Sears announced it might close even more stores, according to MarketWatch. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 9, 2016)
The glut of luxury condo projects in New York City could lead to stabilization in apartment rent growth, according to Richard LeFrak’s interview with Bloomberg. The Street asks if there is too much bidding on real estate assets going on. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 8, 2016)
Three top executives at Brixmor Property Group resigned following discovery of discrepancies in the REIT’s financial statements, reports Reuters. John L. Tishman, of Tishman Realty and Construction, passed away at 90, according to The New York Times. College endowments are likely to earmark more money for alternative investments, including real estate, notes Bloomberg. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 5, 2016)
CNBC explores the possibility of negative interest rates in the U.S., while J.C. Penney mulls the sale/leaseback of its Plano, Texas headquarters building. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Seven More Takeaways from the MBA CREF 2016 Conference 1
It's when things are going well that's caution is most needed, one bank executive noted.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 4, 2016)
Hersha Hospitality Trust sold a 70 percent stake in seven New York hotels to Cindat Capital Management Ltd. for $571.4 million, reports Bloomberg. General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani backed away from his claim that Amazon was looking to open up to 400 physical stores, notes The New York Times. Forbes looks at the reasons why the government is making it easier for foreign firms to invest in U.S. real estate. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Takeaways from the MBA CREF 2016 Convention
MBA CREF convention attendees talk about what's on their minds as we head into 2016.
NCREIF Property Index Ends 2015 at Highest Return Total Since 2011
Total return and appreciation return were at their highest level in years in 2015.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 29, 2016)
Shareholder Jonathan Litt is urging FelCor Lodging Trust to explore selling itself or its assets, reports Bloomberg. Seeking Alpha looks at why passive investing is a good strategy for real estate. Circuit City plans to try the retail business again, with its first store planned for June, 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 (January 28, 2016)
Market volatility is hitting Blackstone’s profits, including its Hilton holdings, reports Bloomberg. The Wall Street Journal looks at the evolution of Coconut Grove development in Miami. A new report highlights occupancy troubles at nation’s malls, 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 (January 26, 2016)
BlackRock revealed that its investors are turning to real estate and private credit and away from stocks, according to Bloomberg. MarketWatch looks at the global real estate universe. McDonald’s plans to close 500 restaurants this year, many of them in the U.S., reports The Street. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 25, 2016)
AIG will pursue a spin-off of its mortgage insurance arm, reports Reuters. Two major stock indexes will separate real estate securities from financial companies going forward, notes Pensions & Investments. Bloomberg lists cities where rents will likely fall this year. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 22, 2016)
Legg Mason has struck several major deals, including the purchase of a majority stake in Clarion Partners LLC for $585 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. Bloomberg looks at the enviable position of mortgage REIT executives in the current climate. Farm real estate is getting a lot of investor attention, reports CNBC. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (January 21, 2016)
Investors doubt Macy’s would get a lot of takeover bids, according to Bloomberg. This year might pass without another interest rate hike, notes MarketWatch. A CNBC article reports that Airbnb landlords with multiple units saw $500 in collective revenue in 2015. These are among today’s must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

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